Consumer Electronics

We offer regulatory compliance services for the Consumer Electronics industry including EMC and Electrical Safety, and Radio testing at our UKAS accredited test laboratories.

Consumer electronics compliance

Consumer electronics manufacturers face tremendous pressures to be first-to-market with better, faster, more cost-effective and energy efficient products. Even upon delivering the best new product on the market. To remain competitive and to keep up with changing technologies, manufacturers must continually upgrade their products, meaning that the regulatory compliance process must be robust and efficient.

York EMC Services (YES) has many years’ experience working in this fast-paced industry and has developed testing and support services to meet the needs of the consumer electronics industry including consumer electronics CE marking and compliance.

Testing

We have three UKAS accredited test laboratories near Bristol, Leeds and in Grangemouth offering pre-compliance and compliance testing for consumer electronics to help our customers through the CE marking and other global compliance certification processes.

Please refer to our UKAS schedule for full details of specific standards we are accredited to and contact us for a full list of standards we can test to.

In agreement with UKAS we operate a Flexible Schedule of Accreditation which makes it possible for us to add some standards directly to our UKAS schedule. If the standard you require testing to is not currently on our UKAS schedule, please contact us so that we can assess your requirements.

EMC

Under the EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, consumer products is mainly covered by the household appliance standards EN 55014-1 and EN 55014-2, but others such as the multimedia standards and generic standards may apply. Your local accredited YES laboratory will be able to advise you on the most appropriate standards to certify your product for CE marking and other global certifications.

Electrical Safety

Our accredited Electrical Safety testing for compliance with the Low Voltage Directive, 2014/35/EU includes EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-X and EN 60065 which covers household appliances and broadcast receivers for CE Marking.

We also offer CB scheme certification for global market access including the Met Mark for access to North America and Canada.

Radio

We offer radio testing for equipment with embedded wireless technology; whether it be to check pre-tested modules incorporated into your product or full compliance testing.

Testing to EN 300-220, EN 300-330 and the EN 301-489 series is offered to address both the radio and radio-emc aspects of the product.

Support

We can advise manufacturers on managing their regulatory risk to ensure that they get their product to market quickly and efficiently, whilst protecting their brand reputation. In particular, we can provide guidance on

  • Procurement strategies
  • Families of similar products
  • Risk assessments
  • Technical documentation preparation
  • Design consultancy
  • Notified Body assessment of EMC Technical Documentation
  • On-going compliance

Training

York EMC Services offers training at various levels, from one-day Essentials courses through to five-day Fundamentals helping manufacturers and their supply chains to achieve and maintain compliance to a number of CE Marking Directives including the EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives.