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Discover the range of services we offer to assure the quality, safety and usability of electrical and electronic products, from batteries and lightbulbs, to computers and audio visual products.

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Batteries

Batteries

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Blender

Blenders

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Hairdryer

Blow Dryers

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Drill

Drills

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Lamp

Lamps

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Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaners

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Batteries

Makes no difference if it’s is AA or AAA, cylindrical, round or square, bought at a supermarket or hardware store, if it’s powering a TV remote, blender or toy car, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, insection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety and performance testing
    • Non-rechargeable/primary batteries:
      • IEC/EN 60086 series
      • ANSI C18.1M and C18.3M, part 1 and part 2
    • Rechargeable batteries (lithium or nickel):
      • IEC/EN 62133, IEC/EN 62133-1, IEC/EN 62133-2
      • IEC/EN 61960-3, IEC/EN 61951 series
      • ANSI C18.2M part 1 and part 2
      • UL 1642, UL 2054
      • UL/CSA 62133, UL/CSA 62133-1, UL/CSA 62133-2
      • GB31241-2014
      • PSE appendix table 9, JIS C8712-2015
    • Industry-use batteries:
      • IEC 62619, IEC 62620
      • UL 1973
    • EV/LEV batteries:
      • IEC 62660-1, IEC 62660-2, IEC 62660-3
      • ISO 12405-1, ISO 12405-2, IESO 12405-3
      • EN 50604-1
      • UL 2271, UL 2580
    • Safe transport of lithium battery testing:
      • UN Manual Cl. 38.3
      • IEC 62281
    • CTIA testing for lithium-ion batteries:
      • IEEE 1725 / IEEE 1625
  • Technical assistance to enhance supply confidence:
    • Battery benchmarking test
    • Mass production test (safety and/or performance)
    • Risk and root-cause analysis
    • Technical file review
  • Technical Inspection:
    • Lithium-ion cell site audit service

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Blenders

Makes no difference if it’s for milkshakes or a fruit smoothie, if you’re on a diet or making a treat, if it’s for Sunday brunch or your daily routine, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Claim substantiation/benchmarking, including:
    • Volume capacity & deviation
    • Noise
    • Container seals performance
    • High and low temperature test
    • Cell wall-broken rate
    • Particle size (compliance with standard)
    • Residual rate
    • Pulping effect evaluation
    • Ascorbic acid retention rate
    • Soybean water-soluble protein precipitation rate
    • General safety requirement for food contact materials
    • Life test (blending, heating life, button cycles)
  • Product safety testing:
    • Safety (and certification)
    • Protection against dangerous moving parts
    • Drop/vibration (handheld blenders)
    • Supply cord endurance (handheld blenders)
    • Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
    • IP tests
  • Food and performance testing, including but not limited to:
    • Chemical safety under worst case conditions
    • Physical safety and performance
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Target market label check
  • International type approval – access global markets
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control

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Blow Dryers

Makes no difference if your hair is blond, dark or ginger, straight or curly, if you use it at home or you own a salon, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Claim substantiation/benchmarking performance tests, including:
    • Airborne acoustical noise
    • Ease of handling
    • Outlet air temperature
    • Dry rate
  • Product safety test, including:
    • Safety and certification
    • Protection against scalding/hot surfaces
    • Drop/vibration
    • Supply cord endurance
    • Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
    • IP test
  • International type approval – access global markets
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control

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Drills

Makes no difference if you are an amateur or a professional, if it’s a drill, impact driver or hammer drill, if you are building a patio deck or remodeling a home, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Product safety testing and certification, include but not limited to:
    • Full evaluation of IEC/EN 60745-1, 60745-2-1, or latest standard IEC/EN 62841-1, 62841-2-1, etc.
    • Safety certification: CB, CE-MD, GS, US NRTL, Australia RCM, etc.
    • Battery safety: IEC 62133, UL 2054, UN 38.3, etc.
    • International type approval
  • EMC testing and certification
  • Product performance:
    • Testing and evaluation
    • Customized testing schemes
    • Performance marks
  • Technical assistance – expert assistance, every step of the way
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control
  • Product failure analysis test after sale

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Lamps

Makes no difference if it's LED or fluorescent, if it's hanging from the ceiling or it stands on your bedside table, if it's to read a book or decorate your house, we offer a wide range of testing, technical assistance, inspection and consultancy services:

  • Claim substantiation/benchmarking performance tests, including:
    • Dimensions
    • Lamp input
    • Light output
    • Color nomenclature, variation and rendering test
    • Life
    • Start time & run-up time
    • Switching withstand
    • Inrush current
    • Flicker
    • Low temperature and low supply voltage starting
  • Product safety tests, including:
    • Interchangeability
    • Insulation resistance and electric strength after humidity treatment
    • Mechanical strength
    • Cap temperature rise
    • Resistance to flame and ignition
    • Fault conditions
    • Creepage distances and clearances
    • Abnormal operation
    • Test conditions for dimmable lamps
    • Photobiological safety
    • Ingress protection
  • International type approval – access global markets
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control

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Vacuum Cleaners

Makes no difference if it's to clean carpet or a wooden floor, if you’ve got three more floors to vacuum or just a corner left, if your pet’s hair is the biggest culprit or just dust from your shoes, we offer a wide range of testing, certification, inspection services:

  • Performance and Eco-design testing, including:
    • Dust/fiber/debris pick up
    • Dust mite/bacteria removal
    • Robotic vacuums:
      • Autonomous navigation/coverage
      • Obstacle avoidance, threshold, transition, passible gap
    • Life, hose flexibility, bump, switch endurance
    • Filtration, dust re-emission, HEPA filtration test
    • Dust bin volume
    • Loss of suction
    • Airborne acoustical noise
    • Motion resistance
    • Benchmarking/R&D/marketing claims
  • Product safety testing, including:
    • Product safety test and certification
    • Battery cell and packaging
    • Software evaluation/functional safety test
    • Remote communication security and transmission failure
    • Failure analysis
    • Commercial vacuum cleaner for the collection of hazardous dusts – Class L/M/H
  • International type approval – global market access
  • Inspection and production control – product and packaging monitoring and quality control

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