In the second post of our Certifications series, we start to break down what the different certifications cover as well as what drives the regulations to be applied. If you have not yet read part 1 in the series, we recommend starting here.
WHAT DO THE REGULATIONS COVER?
Regulations for electro-mechanical devices fall into several broad categories. Typically there is one “mark” or regulation for each of the categories by country. Each regulation will have a large number of test protocols or requirements to satisfy that regulation which will depend on the type of product and its market. You will need to talk with a certification company to understand what tests you need to pass to achieve each of the following. The tests that are specific to your product are a function of the electronics, application, power source, and environment.
WHAT DRIVES WHAT REGULATIONS APPLY?
There are several issues that will drive whether or not a regulation applies to you.
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