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LVD Test
LVD Test

LVD consists of the initials of the Low Voltage Directive, which is the Low Voltage Directive published in the European Union. This regulation has been issued to ensure the safety of electrical devices. According to the Regulation, it is necessary to foresee, minimize or eliminate these risks before they are put on the market in order to prevent any electrical device from causing problems during use in terms of people, environmental conditions and property safety.

Electrical devices, which pass the tests carried out by accredited laboratories and meet the requirements of the relevant legal regulations, receive the LVD Test Report and the products are no longer available. LVD certification proves that these products are both structurally safe and comply with the relevant standards and regulations for energy efficiency.

The LVD test results enable the manufacturer to market their products safely, while allowing consumers to use them without doubt.

LVD test reports also form the basis of the technical dossier prepared under the CE marking application and remain valid for ten years unless there is a change in products or related standards.

For the free movement of electrical products in European Union countries, it must be certified that they comply with the specified norms. Within the scope of CE certification, manufacturers are required to perform LVD tests for the devices they produce.

LVD tests are also carried out by accredited laboratories within the scope of electrical tests and many standards issued by national and international organizations are taken into account during these tests. Here are a few of them:

  • TS EN 60950-1 Information technology devices - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
  • TS EN 60335-1 Safety rules - For household and similar electrical appliances - Section 1: General rules
  • TS 2127 EN 60065 Safety rules - Sound, vision and similar electronic devices
  • TS EN 60204-1 Safety in machines - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General rules
  • TS EN 61010-1 Safety Features for Electrical Equipment Used in Measurement, Control and Laboratory Section 1 - General Specifications
  • TS EN 60601-1 Electrical and medical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and performance

Meeting the European Low Voltage Directive (LVD), 2014 / 35 / EU requirements is an important part of the CE Marking process.

The Electrical Safety test forms a central part of the CE Mark and the assessment aims to ensure that a product is designed and manufactured in a safe and non-hazardous manner.

We provide electrical safety tests to harmonized European standards to ensure that manufacturers can demonstrate that their products comply with the European Low Voltage Directive (LVD), the 2014 / 35 / EU for the CE marking and ensure that they know where they are in the market. Its products are safe to use.

15 has been providing safety assessments and compliance tests for international safety (IEC), European (EN) and National (BS) standards for over a year, and we can help you gain access to global markets through the CB Chart as well as the CE marking. Our comprehensive testing facilities, including an accredited testing laboratory in Turkey have OSAS.

Please see our OSAS program for details of specific standards that we are accredited. We are conducting a Flexible Accreditation Program in line with ÖSAS, which enables us to add certain standards directly to our ÖSAS program. If the standard you need to test is not currently in our OSAS plan, please contact us so that we can assess your needs.

COMMON ELECTRIC SAFETY TESTS

Although commonly referred to as electrical safety testing, actual assessments extend beyond the electrical properties of a product as shown below.

  • Electric shock hazards
  • Energy related hazards
  • Fire
  • Heat hazards
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Radiation
  • Chemical hazards
  • Abnormal operation including faults and malfunctions within the equipment

As in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), it is important to consider electrical safety at the design stage, both in terms of compliance with LVD for the European CE marking; because it makes the necessary modifications both easier and more cost-effective.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY TEST VS PORTABLE APPLICATION TEST (PAT)

There is sometimes confusion between electrical safety testing and PAT, which is routinely applied to devices that are generally considered portable. The electrical safety test evaluates the design and production of a product and is part of the CE marking requirements for legally placing a product on the market. This is different from PAT, a limited test of the electrical properties of the product to ensure continued safety during use.

An electrically safe product when it is placed on the market may subsequently suffer wear or damage during use, causing the PAT to deteriorate. A product that is incorrectly CE marked and does not meet the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive may pass a PAT.

Electrical safety testing and PAT are both essential and have different purposes.

CB CHART

EUROLAB is part of the IECEE CB Program as the Test Laboratory (EBL). The scheme operates in more than 50 countries, including North America.

Testing your product under the CB Scheme in one of our approved testing laboratories reduces the need for duplicate testing, providing access to a true global market, saving both time and money.

NEW LOW VOLTAGE DIRECTIVE (LVD) 2014 / 35 / EU

The new Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014 / 35 / EU, 20 April 2016 entered into force without a transitional period. Electrical safety compliance with the new European LVD is an important part of the CE marking process.

The provisions in the new directive have an impact not only on manufacturers but also on authorized representatives, importers and distributors in the EU.