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Audio and Video Equipment Must Adhere to EN 60065:2014 for Conformity with Low Voltage Directive

Starting November 17, 2017, all audio, video, and similar electronic apparatus bound for Europe must meet the safety requirements of the 8th edition of EN 60065, published in 2014. EN 60065:2002+A1:2006 +A11:2008+A2:2010 +A12:2011 will cease to be valid as of the November 17, 2017 date of withdrawal (DOW). All existing certificates must be updated to... Read More

RS105 Testing Determines EMP Susceptibility of Military and Commercial Electronics

Recently, MET Labs performed High Altitude (or Nuclear) Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP or NEMP) susceptibility testing of U.S. Navy vendor electronics at an outdoor test area in Maryland. The test method used was RS105 from MIL-STD-461.   RS105 addresses the risk of radiated exposure to an EMP event. (CS116 is the MIL-STD-461 test method that addresses conducted... Read More

Electrical/Electronic Regulatory Requirements for Top 5 Middle East Economies

Driven by vast petroleum resources, many parts of the Middle East are growing rapidly.  Following are the region’s biggest economies (listed largest to smallest), and electrical/electronic regulatory compliance issues for each. Turkey Boasting the largest economy in the Middle East, Turkey is being considered for European Union membership and the EU CE Mark is accepted... Read More

Marijuana Farms Skirt Laws – EMC & Product Safety Laws, That Is

According to a recent article by a San Francisco-area police officer, indoor marijuana grows are proliferating and many of them are illegal.  Due to their frequent use of uncertified equipment that is manufactured overseas with little to no regulatory oversight, there has been a significant amount of radio frequency interference (RFI) that leaves these operations... Read More

RSS-102, Issue 5 Now in Force for RF Exposure Compliance in Canada

Last month, Industry Canada published Radio Standards Specification RSS-102, Issue 5, Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands), which sets out the requirements and measurement techniques used to evaluate radio frequency (RF) exposure compliance of radio equipment designed to be used within the vicinity of the human body. RSS 102, Issue... Read More

FCC Incorporates ANSI C63.4-2014 and ANSI C63.10-2013 into Rules for Unintentional and Intentional Radiators

On December 30, 2014, the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued a Report and Order in ET Docket No. 13-44, updating the Commission’s radiofrequency (RF) equipment authorization program to expand the use of FCC-recognized Telecommunications Certification Bodies (TCBs) like MET Labs as a faster and less expensive way to certify equipment. The new rules outsource... Read More

Top 12 Facts about CE Marking of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Earlier this year, the European Commission released the latest references for the harmonized standards used to demonstrate conformity with the EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and the new R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC requirements started on January 1, 2015.  (R&TTE is replaced in June 2016 by the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EC). Placed on many categories of products,... Read More