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UK & Australian Companies May Be Exempt from ITAR Licensing for MIL-STD Testing

Foreign manufacturers of products that require U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD) testing need to comply with the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Obtaining ITAR licensing and development of technical agreements can be a lengthy process.  Fortunately, clients in the United Kingdom and Australia can simplify the process and bypass... Read More

Q4 Product Safety Recall List Filled with Electronics & Electrical Products

In the last three months of 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada maintained their torrid pace of recall announcements.  Here is a list of electrical/electronic products that were recalled in the 4th quarter of 2014, per the Consumer Product Safety Commission: UL-Listed Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems AP Specialties Power Bank Chargers... Read More

Top 10 Compliance Today Blog Posts for Electrical Compliance Engineers in 2014

Just like last year, the Compliance Today blog for electrical product manufacturer compliance engineers saw a significant increase in readers and subscribers for 2014. Following were the most popular posts, by pageviews. IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition for Medical EMC Has Immunity & Risk Management Changes EN 61326-1: 2013 Replacing 2006 Version for EMC Directive Evaluation... Read More

EU Inverters Mostly Non-Compliant to EMC Emissions Requirements in EN 55011 and EN 61000-6-3

In the first half of 2014, the European Union’s EMC Administrative Cooperation Working Group (EMC ADCO) performed a cross-border EMC market surveillance campaign to assess the compliance of grid-connected solar panel inverters (and optimisers) intended to be used by consumers. Inverters allow electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to be fed into the mains... Read More

Environmental Testing – Like HALT – Improves Product Reliability & Ruggedness

Environmental testing has nothing to do with an evaluation of the earth’s environment.   Not the environmental testing we’re writing about here anyway. Also known as environmental simulation, environmental testing involves putting your electronic product through environmental extremes and then determining what hardware failures occur.   This process is crucial for pinpointing design flaws for ensuring the... Read More