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Product Pre-Compliance Testing

Prototype Product Pre-Compliance Evaluation – EMC, Environmental and Safety

Business Challenge

Consumer and commercial electronics manufacturers’ products must not only meet global regulatory requirements in a fast-paced business climate, but they must operate reliably after shipping, storage and installation. If regulatory requirements and operating specifications are not designed-in during early stages of the product development cycle, the result can be very costly and may threaten production schedules.

Solution

In response to these challenges, Curtis-Straus LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (Bureau Veritas), offers a combination product prototype pre-compliance evaluation and test plan to help your product comply with regulatory requirements that may impact its qualification. Uncovering some of these issues at early stages can save time and money. For years, we have assisted customers in mitigating safety, EMC and Environmental non-compliance issues. This program provides a cursory evaluation and test plan encompassing Safety, EMC and Environmental Testing, including: • Safety: Input, Leakage Current, Temperature, Earthing, Electric Strength Tests • EMC: Emissions Pre-Scan • Environmental: Low and High Temperature/Humidity Two-Day Cycle

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Reputation Bureau Veritas is equipped to provide testing and certification of virtually all electronics, such as wireless devices, telecommunications equipment, computers, servers, laboratory instruments, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Worldwide Locations With dedicated and experienced test and approvals engineers and inspectors in every major sourcing area worldwide, Bureau Veritas offers you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it. Technical Knowledge & Leadership Our staff participates in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, keeping you and us at the forefront of changes in the various approvals requirements and certification methods. Our environmental test reports also serve as the basis of market entry worldwide. Personalized Service At Bureau Veritas, our approach is to fully understand your market requirements and partner with you to deliver certifications in your chosen countries within the fastest time and at a competitive rate. After review, we may integrate existing reports into the Bureau Veritas Certification process. We also offer a single point of contact for all your certification and test needs.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between mechanical testing and climatic testing?

    Mechanical testing focuses on the mechanical force inputs to a piece of equipment, simulating the effects of everyday wear and tear or operation, as well as stresses induced by impact or shipping shocks and bumps. Climatic testing simulates natural environments to better replicate real life conditions. Examples include ice, water, sand and dust, temperature, altitude, humidity, salt fog, etc.

  • What is temperature or thermal testing?

    A test in which the air surrounding the equipment under test is raised and/or lowered to pre-determined levels to identify the effect of temperature extremes on the equipment, which may be operating or non-operating. Temperature extremes and rapid temperature transitions are also used to purposely induce failures to determine weak points or latent defects. For example, can the equipment sufficiently remove internally-generated heat under extreme temperature conditions?

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