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Austest Adelaide V2.0
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:10:40

As the only commercial EMC lab in South Australia, Austest Laboratories Adelaide has been providing EMC testing services to South Australian companies since 1997. The hightened focus on defence and the large number of defence companies based in Adelaide, ...

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Controlled Solar Testing of Large Items
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:55:12

Austest Labs currently performs solar testing in 4 broad spectrum /solar test chambers located in our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne labs (separate to our 3 x UVA chambers) and while we use industry best chambers, these are limited to test items 700mm W x ...

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EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 3 Higher Level SRS Shock Tests
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:50:26

Higher Level SRS Shock Tests As noted in our earlier article EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 2, manufacturers and end customers are increasingly turning away from using empirical, testing-machine-specific standards to specify the mechanical shock survivability requi...

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Austest adds Automotive EMC Immunity Standards for Vehicle mounted Devices
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:55:32

Austest Laboratories is proud to announce test capabilities for a suite of automotive based EMC standards. These standards apply to vehicle mounted products and accessories under CE requirements and are listed below, along with a brief description of our ...

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Austest Labs and ASA closing times Dec 2017
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:35:37

Austest Laboratories will close Friday afternoon the 22nd of December and open Tues the 2nd of January. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. Australian Safety Approval certificate services will remain open over the holiday pe...

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Electro-Magnetic Compatibility/ Wireless Testing

Accredited wireless product testing and approval services in Australia

Emission Testing
Immunity Testing
Wireless
EMC Directive (Europe)
FCC (Federal Communications Commision) USA
MIL-STD and Avionics EMC

Emission Testing

Austest provides EMC emissions test capabilities encompassing the majority of standards required for compliance with the ACMA's EMC framework and the regimes of other countries including CE Marking requirements for Europe and VCCI for Japan. Our scope of testing includes the following standards:

Product Family AS/NZS EN (CE)
ISM equipment CISPR11 55011
Spark ignition engines CISPR12 55012
Radio/TV/Audio/Video Equipment CISPR13 55013
Electrical motor-operated and thermal appliances CISPR14.1 55014-1
Lighting Equipment CISPR15 55015
Information Technology CISPR22 55022
Generic AS/NZS 61000.6.3 & AS/NZS 61000.6.4 EN 61000-6-3 & EN 61000-6-4
Arc welding equipment AS/NZS3652  
Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory   EN 61326

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Immunity Testing

Apart from CE marking immunity test requirements detailed below, Austest performs testing to the following product family standards;

  • EN50130-4, Immunity Requirements for Alarm Systems
  • EN55014-2 Immunity requirement for Household Appliances, Electric Tools
  • EN55024, Immunity requirements for Information Technology Equip
  • EN55103-1, EMC Requirements, Emissions and Immunity for Audio, Video and Entertainment Lighting for Professional Use
  • EN61326, EMC Emissions and Immunity Requirements, Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use
  • EN61547, EMC Immunity for Lighting Equipment

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Wireless

Many devices such as Wireless Lan (802.11b/g) garage door openers and RKE require compliance with the ACMA's Radiocommunications Low Interference Potential Devices Class Licence. We perform testing for these devices in accordance with the following standards:

  • AS/NZS4268 Short range devices 9kHz – 30MHz
  • AS/NZS4268 Short range devices 25MHz – 25GHz
  • AS/NZS 4771 data transmission equipment operating in the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands and using spread spectrum modulation techniques
  • RFS29 Short range devices for New Zealand

Austest performs testing to the ACMA's Radiocommunications (Digital Cordless Communications Devices — DECT Devices) Standard 2007.

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EMC Directive

All products placed into service in the European Union (EU) must bear the CE mark. This indicates compliance with all technical directives applicable to that product or system. For most electrical or electronic apparatus this includes the EMC Directive.

The simplest way to demonstrate compliance with the protection requirements of the EMC Directive is by making a declaration of conformity to the appropriate harmonised standards.

A harmonised standard is a standard that has been formally accepted by the EU, and referenced in the EC Official Journal. These standards are generally drawn from IEC, CISPR or ETSI standards and are prefixed "EN".

Austest can provide test services to demonstrate compliance with most harmonised EMC standards for most product types. The harmonised standards usually require emissions and immunity tests to be performed on the product.

The most common emission tests required are conducted mains and radiated disturbances. Both tests require specialised equipment and procedures.

A recent additional requirement comes in the form of EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3 which effectively mandate harmonics and flicker limits for all mains powered devices.

Austest performs testing to a range of harmonised standards that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the EMC Directive.

The most commonly required immunity tests invoked by the harmonised standards are:

  • EN61000-4-2 Electrostatic Discharge
  • EN61000-4-3 Radiated field
  • EN61000-4-4 Electrical fast transients & bursts
  • EN61000-4-5 Surges
  • EN61000-4-6 Conducted RF immunity
  • EN61000-4-8 Magnetic Field Immunity
  • EN61000-4-11 AC supply dips and interruptions

Austest can provide testing to these and other immunity standards.

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FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

FCC Part 15: Covers the rules for the operation of unintentional, intentional or incidental radiators. Any electrical or electronic devices incorporating a digital circuitry operating with an oscillator or clock speed greater than 9kHz requires approval to this rule. Contains two Classes, A and B. Class A digital device: A digital device that is marketed for use in a commercial, industrial or business environment. Class B digital device: A digital device that is marketed for us in a residential environment notwithstanding use in commercial, business and industrial environments.

FCC Part 18: Applies to industrial, scientific, medical and domestic products that generate RF energy to perform work. Examples are devices such as a Microwave Oven or an Ultrasonic Cleaner, etc.

This document lays down technical limits and operational details for various devices and generally requires measurement methods in accordance with ANSIC63.4. However, for some types of digital devices a declaration of conformity to CISPR22 is acceptable.

Austest's EMC facilities are listed with the FCC for performing tests in accordance with part 15 and 18.

Note the FCC does not mandate immunity testing.

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MIL-STD 461 and Avionics to RTCA DO160

Austest Laboratories provides MIL-STD 461F (+ previous versions) and the aircraft EMC standard RTCA DO160 testing, encompassing emissions and susceptibility. Our capabilities cover 10KHz up to 18GHz and with a field strength of up to 200V per metre over the entire range.

Austest is the only Australian lab providing accredited Military and Avionic testing covering EMC and Environmental standards including MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-167, MIL-STD-202 and DEF-STAN 00-35.

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Austest Laboratories is accredited for testing to the following EMC and Wireless Standards

  • AS/NZS CISPR 11, CISPR 11, EN 55011; ; Industrial, Scientific and Medical equipment
  • AS/NZS CISPR12 Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines
  • AS/NZS CISPR 13, CISPR 13, EN 55013; ; Electromagnetic Compatibility-Requirements for Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment
  • AS/NZS CISPR 14.1, CISPR 14-1, EN 55014-1; Requirements for household appliances, electrical tools and similar apparatus - Emission
  • AS/NZS CISPR 14-2, CISPR 14-2; EN 55014-2; Household Appliances, Electric Tools, and Similar Apparatus.
  • AS/NZS CISPR 15, CISPR 15, EN 55015; Electrical lighting and similar equipment
  • AS/NZS CISPR 22, CISPR 22, EN 55022; Information technology equipment- Radio disturbance characteristics
  • CISPR 24; EN 55024; Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics
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  • AS/NZS 4251.1; Generic emission standard - Residential, commercial and light industry
  • EN 62233 Measurement methods for electromagnetic fields of household appliances and similar apparatus with regard to human exposure
  • FCC Part 15B EMC Emissions USA
  • FCC Part 18 Medical and Microwave Oven type devices for USA
  • IEC 61000-3-2 Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ?16 A per phase)
  • IEC 61000-3-3 Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current ?16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection.
  • IEC 61000-6-1; EN 61000-6-1 Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments.
  • IEC 61000-6-2; EN 61000-6-2 Immunity for industrial environments
  • IEC 61000-6-3; EN 61000-6-3 Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
  • IEC 61000-6-4; EN 61000-6-4 Emission standard for industrial environments
  • CISPR 24; EN 55024 Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limit and methods of measurement.
  • EN 61326-1 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.
  • EN 50121-3-2; EN 50121-4 Railway applications. Electromagnetic compatibility. Emission and immunity of the signalling and telecommunications apparatus.
  • EN 50130-4 Alarm systems. Electromagnetic compatibility. Product family standard. Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm systems.
  • EN 62233 Measurement Methods For Electromagnetic Fields Of Household Appliances And Similar Apparatus With Regard To Human Exposure.
  • Gaming Machine National Standard 10.1 (aka GMNS 10.1), February 2010 - clauses 2.3.52 to 2.3.57 and 2.3.59
  • IEC 61000-4-2; EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge immunity test.
  • IEC 61000-4-3; EN 61000-4-3; AS/NZS 61000.4.3 Radiated RF interference
  • IEC 61000-4-4; EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test.
  • IEC 61000-4-5; EN 61000-4-5 Surge immunity test
  • IEC 61000-4-6; EN 61000-4-6 Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields.
  • IEC 61000-4-8; EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
  • IEC 61000-4-11; EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests.
  • IEC 61000-4-13; EN 61000-4-13
  • MIL-STD-461/462B Department of defense interface standard- requirements for the control of electromagnetic interface characteristics of subsystems and equipment. (up to 18 GHz and 200 V/m)
  • CE01, CE03, CS01, CS06, RE01, RE02, RS01, RS02, RS03
  • MIL-STD-461/462C
  • CE01, CE03, CS01, CS06, RE01, RE02, RS01, RS02, RS0
  • MIL-STD-461E/F (RS101)
  • RTCA DO160F, G Section 20: Radio Frequency Susceptibility (Radiated and Conducted)
  • MIL-STD-461E/F (RS101) Department of defense interface standard- requirements for the control of electromagnetic interface characteristics of subsystems and equipment.
  • AS/NZS 4268 Radio equipment and systems (Short Range Devices)

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