D.L.S. offers a complete testing program for compliance evaluation and testing for Household Appliances and Similar Equipment for US Canada and the European Union EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, Radio Equipment directive 2014/53/EU, and Machinery Directive 2006/42/EU, and other internal standards.  Basic requirements for this compliance program are based on IEC/EN/ANSI/UL/FCC/ISED/ISO standards for electromagnetic compatibility, product safety, and wireless testing. In addition, D.L.S. supports several collate or ancillary standards that are required for specific intended use, or location of use, that are required in addition to the basic requirements.

Electromagnetic Compatibility

D.L.S. offers Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing in one of the largest EMC testing laboratories in North America, with technical support provided by iNARTE certified engineers, for both emissions and immunity required for formal compliance and approval. If applicable, testing can include both radiated and conducted emissions for North American requirements, and well as the additional radiated and conducted immunity tests for Europe/IEC requirements, compliant with the EMC directive 2014/30/EU, and supporting a global marketplace. The latest standards require manufacturers to include accessories for the specific requirements based on intended use. D.L.S. can support these requirements working in unison with our clients to ensure formal compliance with government and industry regulatory requirements.

Common EMC Standards:

 IEC/EN 55014-1 and CISPR 14-1  Radiated and Conducted Emissions 

 IEC/EN 55014-2 and CISPR 14-2  Radiated and Conducted Emissions

 IEC 61000-3-2    Harmonic Current Emissions

 IEC 61000-3-3   Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker

Wireless

Household appliances and similar equipment that have wireless capabilities, transmitter-receiver, may have to meet wireless regulations as well as medical device and equipment regulations.  Pre-approved wireless module certification in many cases is not enough to show compliance for devices and equipment for household appliances and similar equipment. D.L.S. can assist in determining the specific requirements needed to meet all U.S., Canada, and EU, and international regulatory requirements for your equipment. The European Union has established requirements under law for wireless enabled products to show compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive, as part of the CE marking requirements.

 Common Wireless Standards

FCC Part 15.247 & 15.249: Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, Wi-Fi/WLAN, RFID
FCC Part 15.225: Operation within the band 13.110-14.010 MHz
FCC Part 15.231: Momentary operation of Remote Controls, Alarms, Security Systems

Radar Detectors

GPS Receivers

 

RSS-210, RSS-247, RSS/GEN, RSS-310: Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, Wi-Fi/WLAN, RFID, Remote Controls, Alarms, Security Systems, etc.


RSS-310: GPS Receivers

EN 300 220-2: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 25MHz to 1000MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500mW

EN 300 328: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband Transmission Systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4GHz ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques


EN 300 330: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 9kHz to 25MHz frequency range and inductive loop systems in the 9kHz to 30MHz frequency range


EN 300 440: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 1GHz to 40GHz frequency range


EN 301 489-1: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements; Harmonized Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU and the essential requirements of article 6 of Directive 2014/30/EU


EN 301 489-3: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 3: Specific conditions for Short Range Devices (SRD) operating on frequencies between 9kHz and 40GHz


EN 301 489-17: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Wideband data and HIPERLAN equipment

 

EN 303 417: Wireless Power Transfer/Wireless Chargers

 EN 303 447: Inductive Loop Robotic Mowers

Product Safety Testing

With a constant updating to safety requirements, many manufacturers must have older products retested and new products tested to show compliance with these new standards. These standards include U.S., Canada, and IEC requirements. D.L.S. offers a comprehensive one- stop approach that includes North American testing, combined with IEC testing for a global marketplace. This program includes all national deviations for the European Union to show CE safety compliance to the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, and if applicable, the Machinery Directive 2006/35/EC and other global requirements as well.

Common Safety Standards:

  IEC/EN/UL/CSA  60335-1 Safety of Household Appliances and Similar Equipment

   LVD – Low Voltage Directive EU 2014/35/EU

  Machinery Directive EU 2006/42/EU

RoHS-Reduction of Hazardous Substances  2015/863/EU

The European Union and other countries have established regulatory requirements for the Reduction of Hazardous Substances in electronic and electronic equipment. These regulations require manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment to show formal compliance. D.L.S. provides a comprehensive review process to ensure non-compliant components and sub-assemblies, as well as final products, are identified and provides guidance on the updates that might need to be required to show compliance. The European Union has by law established compliance with the RoHS Directive to allow for CE marking on applicable devices and equipment.

Product Consultation

Transitional Analysis

D.L.S. is offering a new transitional analysis program with respect to the newest update of the EMC and Product Safety standards to meet the requirements for compliance. This program provides a detailed review of testing previously performed to determine if it will show compliance to the new update. This comprehensive review involves not only previous test results, but the methodology and monitoring requirements when compared to a current ISO 14971 risk assessment.  This program involves any previous testing, regardless of the performing testing laboratory, or the dates when the tests were performed. Manufacturers of Household Appliances and similar devices must meet all the conditions for compliance to these new updated standards.

Early Design Evaluation

For new products coming to market, D.L.S. offers a comprehensive design review to identify non-compliant design related issues. This evaluation is recommended at an early stage in the development process, so any potential changes to the equipment being reviewed would have the least possible impact to both cost and delivery of a final approved product. Experienced D.L.S. engineers perform this process, working hand in hand with the manufacturer to insure the most capable design solutions for areas that may not meet the regulatory requirements.