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Austest now performing VRDT testing per AEMO requirements

The Short Duration Undervoltage Disturbance Ride-Through (VDRT) test ensures inverters to respond appropriately during short duration undervoltage disturbance events to…

Thu, 15 Oct 2020  |  Read more

EESS Update

This news item seeks to clarify misleading information in the marketplace regarding the acceptance of safety certificates for Australian compliance…

Mon, 6 May 2019  |  Read more

GS scheme reports not acceptable for component or product approval

There are a number of product and component approval schemes operated throughout the world.  For companies seeking Australian approval, GS…

Sun, 24 Feb 2019  |  Read more

EESS FEE INCREASE

Since the EESS (Electrical Equipment Safety System) commenced in Queensland in 2013, responsible suppliers have not been required to pay renewal fees…

Wed, 21 Nov 2018  |  Read more

ASA Opens 2nd office in China

Australian Safety Approval has opened a 2nd office in China (PRC) to assist local manufacturers in obtaining product safety approval certificates for…

Thu, 12 Jul 2018  |  Read more

Requirements for DC isolators

AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 is the standard that State based product safety regulators and JAS-ANZ accredited certifiers use for definitions and determinations…

Thu, 12 Jul 2018  |  Read more

RCBO Prohibition Notice now in force

ESV’s (Energy Safe Victoria) Prohibition Notice for RCBOs came into force 1 July.  ESV took steps in early 2017 to…

Wed, 11 Jul 2018  |  Read more

Battery Storage Systems Guide now available

The Best Practice Guide: Battery Storage Equipment – Electrical Safety Requirements (the guide) and the associated Battery Storage Equipment – Risk Matrix have been…

Mon, 9 Jul 2018  |  Read more

Australian requirements for Power Assisted Bicycles

Bicycles with small electric motors are becoming more popular.  Here is a summary of the regulatory requirements applicable to importers…

Thu, 15 Feb 2018  |  Read more

AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 published today

Standards Australia have today published a new electrical safety product standard covering information technology equipment, audio visual equipment and their…

Thu, 15 Feb 2018  |  Read more

ASA Opens China Office

Australian Safety Approval has opened an office in China (PRC) to assist local manufacturers in obtaining product safety approval certificates…

Thu, 16 Nov 2017  |  Read more

Temperature rise limits for ovens, NSW Fair Trading

Australian standard AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2014 supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2008 on 28 November 2017. Under the NSW Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (the…

Mon, 6 Nov 2017  |  Read more

IEC 62368-1 New Audio/video Electrical Safety Standard

Austest Labs has added the following electrical standard to our accreditation: IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment –…

Thu, 7 Sep 2017  |  Read more

New Standard for Downlights and other Recessed luminaires

AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2016 Particular requirements – Recessed luminaires Standards Australia have recent published a new joint Australian and New Zealand standard…

Fri, 23 Sep 2016  |  Read more

Senate to hold an inquiry into non-conforming products (inc Electrical) in Australia

As the front line of new product approvals, Austest Labs fields many inquiries per week from tradesmen and small importers…

Thu, 25 Jun 2015  |  Read more