List of Low Voltage Directive (LVD) Lab Testing Companies: Our Top 8

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LVD Testing Companies

Planning to import, export or manufacture electronic devices for the European Union market? Chances are that LVD compliance is mandatory, in which case lab testing is required to verify if your product is safe and fully LVD compliant.

In this guide, we list third-party testing companies offering Low Voltage Directive product testing in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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RN Electronics

RN Electronics was established in 1986 as primarily an RF design consultancy. Today, RN Electronics has developed services for product testing, including LVD EMC, Radio, Safety, 5G, Cable, and on-site testing.

RN Electronics offers test services to meet the safety requirements under the LVD. Further, they can help you comply with other requirements including certifications, health, and risk assessment, technical files, and the declaration of conformity.

Services

  • LVD health and safety risk assessment
  • LVD production control
  • LVD technical file
  • Testing and consultation

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1986
  • Locations: United Kingdom

Accreditations and Certificates

  • UKAS
  • VCA
  • FCC
  • ISED
  • EMCTLA

HQ Address: Arnolds Court, Arnolds Farm Lane, Mountnessing, Essex, CM13 1UT, United Kingdom

IES

IES was found in 1991 in the United Kingdom. They specialize in product safety and quality services such as product compliance and testing. They cover a range of EU directives including CE, LVD, EMC, and Machinery directive.

IES provides consultancy and support for the whole LVD testing process, including on-site assessment, non-compliance report, CE marking support and compulsory document preparation. Further, they can advise on electrical equipment descriptions in order to meet the standards.

Services

  • Product lab testing
  • Compliance documentation
  • Product design consultation
  • LVD non-compliance report
  • LVD on-site assessment

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1991
  • Locations: United Kingdom

Accreditations and Certificates

  • MPAS
  • BIFA
  • FIATA

HQ Address: 1 Portview Road, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9LS, United Kingdom

Intertek

Intertek is a leading certification and product testing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Intertek has offices in over 1,000 locations including Japan, the United States, Australia, Canada, and Hong Kong.

Intertek provides LVD’s testing service to ensure that your electrical equipment is safe to use. Intertek is a notified body for a number of EU directives including LVD. They can help you to prepare relevant documents for LVD compliance, for example, the technical file, hazard and risk assessment, and inspection protocols.

Services

  • Product testing
  • Technical file preparation and registration
  • LVD hazard and risk assessment
  • Review of design, purchasing, and Inspection protocols

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1885
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • A2LA
  • ANSI
  • FCCIAS

HQ Address: 33 Cavendish Square, London, UK

SGS

SGS is a Switzerland-based company that provides product inspection, verification, certification, and testing. SGS has over 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide, to help clients with product compliance including LVD.

SGS provides LVD lab testing for electrical equipment. They offer LVD services such as inspection certification, compliance assurance, and even auditing. Further, they assist in compulsory documents under LVD, such as the Declaration of Conformity.

Services

  • Lab testing
  • Certification
  • Product inspection
  • LVD compliance assurance
  • LVD training and auditing

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1878
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO/IEC 179065
  • LCB
  • HKTEC
  • OFCA

HQ Address: 1 Place des Alpes, P.O. Box 2152, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland has a history of more than 150 years in the testing industry. They provide safety, security, and sustainability solutions for products on or ready to sell on the market. They have more than 1,000 locations worldwide including the United States, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

TÜV Rheinland is an EU notified body authorized to evaluate LVD compliance. They cover a wide range of electrical equipment for faster access to the market. They offer a one-stop solution for CE directives, which includes compliance consultation, product lab testing, and documentation review.

Services

  • Product lab testing
  • Consultation
  • LVD compliance review
  • LVD documentation review

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1870
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO/IEC 17025
  • SAC
  • NATA
  • CNACL
  • DANAK
  • UKAS
  • NVLAP

HQ Address: 30519 Hannover, Germany

Element

Element is a global testing company that has over 6,700 experts in 188 facilities worldwide. They specialize in product testing, inspection, certification, and calibration services.

Element provides LVD product safety testing services to help the client meet the requirements. They provide solutions for risk assessment, technical file, and declaration of conformity (DoC). Further, they can test and certify your electrical products as required for market access in many countries.

Services

  • Product lab testing and certification
  • Document preparation
  • LVD risk assessment of hazards
  • LVD compliance consultation

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1827
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO 17025
  • ISO 17020
  • ISO 17065
  • AS 9100
  • Nadcap

HQ Address: Queen Anne Drive, Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8PL, United Kingdom

STC

STC was established in 1963 as the first independent testing company in Hong Kong. STC provides product inspection and certification services for compliance with different electrical equipment.

STC offers different LVD related tests including flammability testing, chemical hazards testing, abnormal operation testing to ensure your electrical product safety. They provide certification and test reports services for compliance requirements in different countries. Further, they can also help access to other applicable regulations for your electrical product.

Services

  • LVD health and safety risk assessment
  • LVD electric shock hazards testing
  • LVD energy-related hazards testing
  • LVD flammability testing
  • LVD radiation testing

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1827
  • Locations: USA, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, Vietnam, and Hong Kong

Accreditations and Certificates

  • HOKLAS
  • DAkkS
  • GACC
  • CNCA
  • CNAS
  • CPSC

HQ Address: 10 Dai Wang Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong

EuroLab

EuroLab was found in 2013 in Istanbul as a testing company that provides LVD certification, documentation, analysis, and surveillance services. EuroLab’s services cover all sectors and enterprises of all sizes.

Eurolab specializes in LVD testing services. They can perform the necessary insulation test, resistance test, leakage current test, and soil continuity test for LVD compliance. EuroLab assists in the whole process for CE marking. They provide all relevant documents and certifications you need to meet the LVD requirements.

Services

  • LVD health and safety risk assessment
  • LVD insulation testing
  • LVD material resistance test
  • LVD high ground resistance test
  • Product analyses

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 2013
  • Locations: Turkey

HQ Address: Merkez Mh, Gencosman Cd, No 11, Gungoren, Istanbul, Turkey

FAQ

How much does LVD testing cost?

The LVD testing cost generally ranges from around $1000 to several times that, all depending on the type of product, functionality, and components. Also, note that the testing cost depends on whether your product comes with an AC adapter or not. Keep in mind that most testing companies offer free lab test quotations, which also tends to include a list of applicable EN standards.

Should we test a prototype or a sample collected from the production run?

The most common practice is to test the prototype before you enter mass production. However, this assumes that the prototype is made using the same components and casing materials as the final product.

Can LVD testing be done outside the EU?

Yes, most LVD testing companies, including UL and SGS, have testing facilities in Mainland China and other countries in Asia.

This makes sense, as electronics manufacturing is largely concentrated on Shenzhen, Dongguan and a few other manufacturing clusters in Mainland China. Essentially all major testing companies have both offices and testing facilities in the region.

How long does it take before we receive the test report?

The test report is normally delivered within 1 to 2 weeks, from the day the testing company receives the product sample. Keep in mind that you may also need to issue a Declaration of Conformity (DoC), user manual, and technical file.

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