FCC Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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Electronics Product Lab Testing

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Third-party lab testing is required in order to verify compliance with one or more FCC rules. In this guide, we explain what ‘FCC lab testing’ actually means, and to which products the testing procedures apply. Further, we also cover costs, managing testing failure, and more. Continue reading FCC Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

UL Standards Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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Electrical Safety Product Lab Testing

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Product testing according to UL standards is necessary if you plan to sell electronic and electrical products in the United States – in particular, if you’re an Amazon seller. In this guide, we explain what UL testing is, how much you should expect to pay, Amazon requirements, dealing with failed tests, and much more. Continue reading UL Standards Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

Electronic Product Lab Testing in the European Union

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Verifying compliance with the Low Voltage Directive, RoHS, EMC Directive, RED and other EU electronics compliance requirements require lab testing. In this guide, I share my experience with electronics lab testing – including cost examples, failure risks, using supplier test reports, and much more. Continue reading Electronic Product Lab Testing in the European Union

Laser Device Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Laser devices imported or manufactured in the United States are subject to safety standards, labeling, certification, and testing requirements. This guide serves as a basic instruction to a wide range of laser devices – including barcode scanners, cosmetic laser devices, laser welding machines, and more.

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Laser Device Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Laser devices cover everything from basic laser pointers to hair removal lasers and laser welding machines. In this guide, we cover European Union compliance requirements for a wide range of laser applications in cosmetic dermatology, medical devices, machinery, and measurements.

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Battery Directive Guide for EU Importers: An Overview

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Planning to import batteries to the EU? In this guide, we introduce what importers and manufacturers should know about the Battery Directive, including restricted substances, labeling requirements, registration process, collection and recycling scheme, and testing companies providing product compliance services. Continue reading Battery Directive Guide for EU Importers: An Overview

RoHS Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive restricts chemicals and heavy metals in electronic products imported to or manufactured in the European Union. Ensuring compliance requires lab testing at some level in the supply chain – be it the final assembled product, individual components, or even raw materials. In many cases, importers opt for a combination of these.

In this guide, we explain what you must know about RoHS lab testing options, costs, substance limitations, compliance risks, Amazon requirements, and more. Continue reading RoHS Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

FCC Part 15 Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) Guide

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Importer and manufacturers of certain types of electronic products in the United States must issue a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC). The SDoC is a self-issued declaration, supported by lab test reports.

In this guide, we explain for which products the SDoC is mandatory, how to create the document, required information, and more.

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Energy Labelling Framework Regulation: Guide for EU Importers

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The purpose of the Energy Label is to inform the consumer of the energy efficiency for certain products. Such products include washing machines, refrigerators, TVs, Air Conditioners, and other home appliances. Note that the Energy Label is mandatory if your product falls within the scope of the Energy Label Framework Regulation.

In this guide, we explain what EU importers and manufacturers must know about label creation, energy efficiency classes, and more.

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Radio Equipment Directive (RED): Guide for EU Importers

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The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) covers WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, LTE, 5G, GPS devices. As such, it’s applicable to everything from wearables and tablets to smart home devices and wireless headsets. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about RED – including standards, CE marking, documentation, testing, and more. Continue reading Radio Equipment Directive (RED): Guide for EU Importers