All electrical products and consumer electronic devices sold or supplied in Australia must be tested for electrical safety. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer, importer or supplier to ensure their product meets the minimum safety requirements.
Our adaptable laboratory facilities and years of experience in many types of electrical safety testing, compliance, and certification allows our team of highly skilled experts to ensure Australian & international supplier products meet consumer safety compliance and standards before selling on the Australian market.
Technical testing includes
- Electric Strength
- SELV, TNV & ELV Identification
- Leakage Current
- Resistance to Fire
- Fault Protection
- Electric Shock Protection
- Energy Hazard Protection
- Physical and Constructive Requirements
- Creepage and Clearance Measurements
- Wiring and Connection Requirements
- Thermal Requirements
- Impulse Testing
Electrical Products We Test
We provide NATA-accredited testing to a number of standards to cover a wide range of products, including household electrical appliances, consumer electronics, telecommunications equipment, transformers, cords and cabling products, and many others.
IT Consumer Electronics
Information Technology electronic equipment for sale or supply in Australia must be tested for electrical safety standard AS/NZS 60950.
IT consumer electronic devices are electrical equipment that inputs, outputs, modifies, or stores and processes data. Examples of popular consumer electrical products we test include desktop computers, laptops, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers, iPads, tablets, and gaming consoles.
With thousands of new telecommunication devices released on the Australian market every year and the ever-growing demand from consumers for product safety, it’s no wonder that global brands and manufacturers require the services of highly-reputable testing laboratories to instil buyer confidence and meet safety regulations.
To meet Australian safety laws, all telecommunications & information technology equipment (ITE) must be tested for electrical safety to AS/NZS 60950 standard before they can be sold on the Australian marketplace.
At Comtest, we have been testing and certifying telecommunications equipment for decades and have the experience to test new technologies before hitting the market.
Examples of devices we test include Mobile smartphones, VOIP systems, LTE (4G) devices, analogue & digital handsets, PABX interfaces, modems, routers, telecommunications cabling and more.
All general domestic electronic whitegoods for sale or supply in Australia must be safety tested to ensure conformity to AS/NZS 60335.1 and/or AS/NZS 60335.2.xx.
We test a range of electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, beauty products, swimming pool equipment, electric blankets, fridges, plus many more.
To meet Australian standards we can test your lighting products including LED, portable lamps, recessed lighting fixtures, rope and Christmas lights, and many more to AS/NZS 60598.
Our laboratory can help you meet the minimum safety requirements of AS/NZS 3820 and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing as we are an accredited testing laboratory to AS/NZS 61347 for lamp control gear such as LED light power supplies, halogen downlight step-down transformers, and other forms of lamp controlgear external to the light fitting itself. This also includes control devices such as dimmer switches and wall panels.
Our high-quality testing standards ensure that your lighting product is not susceptible to energy hazards, fire hazards, mechanical or heat hazards, radiation hazards or chemical hazards, and meets all the relevant requirements for supply or sale in Australia.
Plugs, Sockets, Power Boards & Travel Adapters
Plugs, socket-outlets, power boards and travel adapters that are to be sold or supplied in Australia must meet the requirements of the relevant electrical safety standards.
Plugs and sockets must be tested to AS/NZS 3112 and AS/NZS 3120, EPODs (Electrical Portable Outlet Devices, or power boards as they are more commonly called) must be tested to AS/NZS 3105, and travel adapters must be tested to AS/NZS 3122.
Power Supplies & Battery Chargers
Products which use a power supply, charger or adapter are classified as “Declared Items or Prescribed Items” by the Australian electrical regulators and must be tested and approved before they can be sold. Comtest can assist you with this entire approval process to get your product onto the market.
Our highly skilled technicians can test relevant standards AS/NZS 60335.2.39 for battery chargers, AS/NZS 61558.2.16 for power supplies and AS 62040.1.1 for uninterruptible power supplies.
Cords, Cabling Products & Accessories
Cords and cabling products sold or supplied in Australia must meet the requirements of the standard AS/CA S008.
Comtest’s years of performing testing on domestic and industrial transformers to AS/NZS 61558 ensures against hazards which could prevent your product from gaining compliance.
Televisions & Home Entertainment Equipment
All consumer home entertainment equipment such as TVs, stereo and hi-fi equipment, computer monitors, game consoles and other audio-visual equipment require testing to the relevant standards including AS/NZS 60065 before it can be sold or supplied in Australia.
Electric Storage Water Heaters & Tanks
Storage water heaters are deemed to be prescribed / declared electrical household type equipment and must be tested to an applicable Standard.
We are accredited to test safety standard AS/NZS 60335.2.21 for storage water heaters. As part of the testing, we can also provide the appropriate IPX4 testing.