This service is for manufacturers, importers and suppliers of electrical appliances.

Examples of the types of products covered by our EMC testing services:

  • Information Technology Equipment
  • Analogue & Digital Telecommunication Terminal Equipment
  • Industrial Control Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Gaming Machines
  • Domestic Appliances
  • Other commercial products

If you need to demonstrate that a product is fully compliant with a test standard then full EMC compliance testing is the option for you.

Does your hair dryer interfere with your TV? If so then this is an EMC problem, either the hairdryer is producing more electromagnetic noise then the requirements needed to meet the appropriate test standards or the TV is not Immune to such noise. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing is the ability to measure the interference between finished products, in order for those to work in their intended environments without causing disruption to products in close proximity to each other.

Full EMC compliance testing is application all of the tests required for your product according to the appropriate standard(s). The testing is charged after consideration of the product against the test standards. Accredited test reports and test certificates are provided at no extra charge.

Should we have issues with any particular test during EMC compliance testing then we are able to pause the compliance test and work to resolve those issues. Testing can then be resumed once a fix has been established. If needed we can revert to EMC pre-compliance testing at pre-compliance testing rates.

CE testing

CE (Conformité Européenne) marking has been required for the sale of certain products within the European Union since 1985. The CE mark allows unrestricted trade and movement of goods within the European Union as it indicates that the product meets required safety standards and protection of the environment requirements. Complying with these requirements and understanding the associated standards and directives can be complicated, Kiwa can help you understand the requirements and ensure you test and assess your products for compliance.

UKCA testing

The UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) mark is a new UK product marking that will be required for certain products being offered for sale in the United Kingdom. It is similar to the CE mark, but is only recognised in the United Kingdom.

Immunity testing

Testing to establish a devices immunity to electromagnetic interference caused by other products, radio services and natural phenomena.  The testing is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets.  Sometimes called susceptibility testing.  Tests are generally carried out to the EN61000-4-x series of standards

Susceptibility testing

Testing to establish a devices immunity to electromagnetic interference caused by other products, radio services and natural phenomena.  The testing is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets. Sometimes called immunity testing. Tests are generally carried out to the EN61000-4-x series of standards

Radiated emissions

The electromagnetic interference/noise that a device radiates unintentionally. Testing against certain limits is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets. Tests are generally carried out to the EN550## series of standards

Conducted emissions

The electromagnetic interference/noise that a device conducts through its signal and supply cables unintentionally. Testing against certain limits is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets. Tests are generally carried out to the EN550## series of standards

Radiated immunity

A devices robustness to its electromagnetic environment.  The testing ascertains how well a device functions when it is exposed to electromagnetic interference. Testing against certain levels is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets. Tests are generally carried out to the standard EN61000-4-3

Transient testing

Testing to establish a devices robustness to very fast, high amplitude low energy pulses generally in nanosecond durations.  Testing against certain levels is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets. Tests are generally carried out to the standard EN61000-4-4

Surge testing

Testing to establish a devices robustness to slow, high energy pulses generally in microsecond durations.  Testing against certain levels is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets. Tests are generally carried out to the standard EN61000-4-5

ESD testing

Testing to establish a devices robustness when touched by an electrostatically charged person.  Testing against certain levels is required for CE and UKCA marking, as well as for entry into most international markets. Tests are generally carried out to the standard EN61000-4-2

Harmonics testing

Measurement of the harmonic current (multiples of the mains supply frequency) that a device conducts through its supply cables. Testing against certain limits is required for CE and UKCA marking. Tests are generally carried out to the standard EN61000-3-2

Flicker testing

Measurement of a devices effect on visible change in brightness of a lamp connected to the same mains circuit, due to rapid fluctuations in the voltage of the power supply. Testing against certain limits is required for CE and UKCA marking. Tests are generally carried out to the standard EN61000-3-3