What is Safety testing?


What is Safety testing?

Overview


The Low Voltage Directive ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides high level of protection for it's users. The Directive covers electrical equipment with a voltage between 50 and 1000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current. These voltage ratings refer to the voltage of the electrical input or output, not to voltages that may appear inside the equipment. For electrical equipment within its scope, the Directive covers all health and safety risks, thus ensuring that electrical equipment is safe in its intended use.


There are a small number of exclusions from this Directive, which are generally products covered by more specific directives. ICASA requires that you do Safety testing before you apply for Type Approval. The applicable standard is SANS / IEC 60950-1.

iSERT can assist you in getting your product tested for Product Safety. For ICASA Type Approval you will have to comply with SANS / IEC 60950-1 : Safety testing for Information Technology equipment. If you have a custom testing requirement, get in touch with us. We are experienced in assisting you to get your product certified.