Mon, 07 May 2012 10:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia enforces 230VAC
Saudi Arabia, on May 22, 2012 the country stops importing electrical equipments, devices and accessories that do not operate on voltage 230VAC. Spare parts are not falling under the new regulation for a long time (15 years).

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 10:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia goes to 230VAC
Saudi Arabia stops the import of electrical equipments, devices and accessories that operate on voltage 127VAC. After 5 years of the issuance of the above decision, the import of the electrical equipments and accessories, will be only those operates on 220VAC or 230VAC. It will be allowed to import and manufacture spare parts for electrical equipments and accessories that operate on 127VAC for a period of 15 years.

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:00 GMT
Ukraine Update
Ukraine, as of 2012, Ukraine introduces Declaration of Conformity for Electrical Safety for most products, replacing mandatory safety certification for most products. Safety certification though may ease the process of import registration. Energy efficiency requirements and RoHS requirements under preparation, and may become mandatory soon.

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:00 GMT
Serbia new CoC scheme
Serbia, EMC and Safety certification of electrical products is not mandatory since 2010-03-20. Previously issued certificates will be valid until 2012-01-01. In the new situation, products must apply for a CoC and there is only one marking (logo) covering EMC and Safety. For more information, please contact Teleconformity.

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:00 GMT
Canada Efficiency Regulation A11

Canada, on 2011-10-12, Part II of the Canada Gazette announces a new Amendment (number 11) providing changes to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations. Products affected are Electrical motors, Residential gas and oil boilers, dry-type transformers, large airconditioners and heat pumps and commercial self-contained refrigeration. Follow the link to read the details.

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:00 GMT
South Korea Safety marking
South Korea, the eK mark for electrical safety, to be applied to equipment certified by KATS, will be change to use the new KC mark. For more information safety certification for South Korea, please contact us.

Wed, 4 May 2011 08:00 GMT
Israel amending SI 900
Israel, the proposed amendment to mandatory standard SI 900 (part 1) changes the normative references appearing in section 2; adds a general requirement to section 4 that an electrical appliance which should comply with any of the standards of SI 900 should also comply with SI 900 part 1; and adds section 25.1 dealing with supply connection and external flexible cords two new requirements. For more information, contact Teleconformity.

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:00 GMT
Battery charging in seconds

Reporting of a significant breakthrough in the development of battery technology. A research group of the University of Illinois has found a way to enable fast charging and discharging of electrical power while retaining high-energy storage capacity. Find also an earlier article from MIT on the same subject, published in 2009.

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:10 GMT
Australia Household EE guide

Australia, a new guide has been published for standards to be used for Household Electrical Equipment (source: Saiglobal)

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:00 GMT
Expert manuals EE Europe

Expert manual about Electrical Equipment requirements in Europe.

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 13:00 GMT
Expert manuals EE China

Expert manual about Electrical Equipment requirements in China.

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 13:00 GMT
Argentina Update on Safety

As we published on August 31, Argentina planned to only issue Electrical Safety certificates to local companies as of tomorrow (2010/09/01). The new rule has been abolished after objections from the market.

Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:00 GMT
Teleconformity at Engineering Compliance

from The Netherlands (TCMY) ia listed at Engineering Compliance for its expert services in the area of Testing, Certification and Homologation services.

Tue, 5 Oct 2010 08:30 GMT
Europe RF exposure Summary
European RF exposure (EMF/SAR/MPE) is a matter of Human Health (& Safety), basically refering to the LVD EMF (EM fields) related ERC recommendation 1999/519/EC in conjucntion with the R&TTE directive 99/5/EC.

The current harmonised Standards (HS) are: EN50360 (Mobile phones, for head only, refering to EN50361 for SAR measurements), EN50371 (generic standard for LPD less than 20mW), EN50357 (RFID), EN50364 (EAS/RFID devices), EN50385 (Fixed equipment and Base stations), EN50401 (Telco networks), EN62311 (current generic standard) and EN62479 (following up EN50371).

Non harmonised Standards are EN50383 (Base stations), EN50392 (generic standard), EN62209-1 for SAR when EUT held to ear (replacement for EN50361), EN62209-2 for SAR when EUT held to body.

Minimum H&S criteria regarding exposure of EM Fields to workers is described in directive 2004/40/EC and amendment 2007/30/EC .

For more information, contact Teleconformity.

Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:00 GMT
The Wattwatt community
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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:00 GMT
Argentina local safety approval
Argentina, as of tomorrow (2010/09/01), Electrical Safety certificates can only be issued to local companies. Existing certifications previously issued to foreign company names must be transferred. Contact Teleconformity for more information.

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:00 GMT
New standard for induction power
USA, UL issued Electrical Safety standard UL2738 for Low Power induction transmitter and receiver. Equipment using this technology may be battery chargers, induction chargers for mobile phones, portable media players and GPS devices. Contact Teleconformity for more information.

Fri, 1 Jan 2010 12:00 GMT
IEC new Safety standard
IEC released a new standard IEC62368-1 (edition 1.0) for Electrical Safety of Audio/Video, Information Communication Technology Equipment covers products currently covered under IEC60065 and IEC60950-1 and is more technology -and construction- independent, performance based. Please contact Teleconformity for more details.

Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:00 GMT
Brazil new mains plug
Brazil/INMETRO, all electrical plugs imported shall be of the new format specified by ABNT NBR 60884-1:2004. Please contact Teleconformity for more details.