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Top 10 Tips for Designing Safety into Electrical Products

Electrical Source Magazine features an article in its July/August 2011 issue that gives an overview on how to design electrical products to comply with safety standards including UL 60950-1, the safety standard for IT Equipment. “Working by Electrical Standards” was written recently by MET Laboratories Product Safety Engineer Tim Su. The article describes the safety hazards, and provides preventive actions... Read More

EMC Symposium Covers Proposed Inclusion of ESD & Lightning in MIL-STD-461G

At this week’s 2011 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in Long Beach, CA, Fred Heather of the US Navy in Patuxent River, Maryland, gave an overview on the proposed addition of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and lightning testing to MIL-STD-461.  Heather is the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Lead for the U.S. government’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. Currently, MIL-STD-461... Read More

ACMA Proposes Replacing C-Tick & A-Tick with Regulatory Compliance Mark

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is proposing replacing the C-Tick (ITE & radio products) and A-Tick (telephony products) marks with a single Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM), effective July 1, 2012.  The RCM would cover telecommunications, radiocommunications, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and electromagnetic energy (EME). This change is being pursued for a couple reasons: Single... Read More

Verizon Revises VZ.TPR.9203 to Include Testing Requirements by Location for Wireless NEBS Equipment

Last month, Verizon revised its Technical Purchasing Requirement VZ.TPR.9203 to include testing requirements by location for wireless Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) equipment.  Issue 5 replaces Issue 4, which dated from March, 2009. Wireless equipment is a small, but growing, portion of the overall NEBS market. VZ.TPR.9203 Issue 5 includes a new “Table 2,” which details... Read More