What is IEC Standards Testing?

IEC Standards Testing

Our most recent Laboratory Test Request is from an electronics manufacturer seeking a Electrical Product Safety Laboratory for IEC Testing. So, whatare IEC Standards?

First of all, IEC stands for the International Electrotechnical Commission.  Founded in 1906, the IEC is headquartered in Switzerland and is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. IEC defines a standard as “A normative document, developed according to consensus procedures, which has been approved by the IEC National Committee members of the responsible committee in accordance with Part 1 of the ISO/IEC Directives.”

As a non-government organization, the IEC  develops standards for electrotechnology products.   These standards are developed by the participation and consensus of governments,  industry  and other organizations like ISO to ensure the uniformity and safety of electronics products.  In all, about 20,000 experts work on the development of IEC Standards. It’s interesting to note that every nation has equal input to these standards with one vote each. No matter how big or small the country.

More information on the development and approval of IEC International Standards

IEC Standards Testing
IEC Standards Testing

For this Electrical Laboratory Request, the requesting electronics manufacturer was seeking an electrical compliance  laboratory to test to IEC Standard  60884 which is the IEC Standard for plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes.

If you want more information on IEC Standards electrical testing services, visit our Electrical Testing and Certification page

If your company is an electronics manufacturer, importer or distributor that needs a laboratory for IEC Standards Testing, simply SUBMIT A ELECTRONICS TEST REQUEST


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