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New accreditation scope added to Comtest Labs

Supplier: Comtest Laboratories
08 February, 2010

Comtest has spent some time with NATA to have AS/NZS 3100 - Approval and test specification - General requirements, for electrical equipment added to their scope of accreditation.

While Comtest has been accredited for AS/NZS 60335.1 and able to produce NATA endorsed reports for products which do not have an appropriate part 2 for AS/NZS 60335. It has been recognised with the changes in technology that AS/NZS 60335 has not always been the most appropriate standard.

Devices which were considered IT in the past and could have been covered by AS/NZS 60950.1 have evolved and AS/NZS 60950.1 is also not the most appropriate standard.

Comtest has been testing products to AS/NZS 3100 for a number of years but the technology changes have forced some of the newer types of equipment to also need an Electrical Authority Approval, this approval requires the test report to be endorsed hence Comtest acquiring NATA accreditation for this standard.

Comtest Laboratories' Safety Accreditations

AS/NZS 3100 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
AS/NZS 3112  Approval and Test Specification – Plugs and Sockets (Insulated Pins & Appendix J)
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60065 Approval and Test Specification - Mains operated electronic and related equipment for household and similar general use (includes TV’s, Audio,  monitors and electronic games)
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60335.1 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - General requirements
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60335.2.2 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning appliances
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60335.2.8 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60335.2.26 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for clocks
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60335.2.29 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for battery chargers
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60335.2.45 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for portable heating tools and similar appliances
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 60950-1 Information technology equipment - Safety - General requirements
IEC/EN/AS 61010.1 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - General requirements
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 61558.1 Safety of Power Transformers, Power Supplies, Reactors and similar products - General requirements and test
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 61558.2.4 Safety of Power Transformers, Power Supplies, Reactors and similar products for supply voltages up to 1, 100 V - Particular requirements and tests for isolating transformers and power supply units incorporating transformers
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 61558.2.6 Safety of Power Transformers, Power Supplies,  reactors and similar products for supply voltages up to 1, 100 V - Particular requirements for safety isolating transformers and power supply units incorporating safety isolating transformers
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 61558.2.8 Safety of Power Transformers, Power Supply Units and similar - Particular requirements for bell and chime transformers
IEC/EN/AS/NZS 61558.2.17 Safety of Power Transformers, Power Supply Units and similar - Particular requirements for transformers for switch mode power supplies