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Giuseppe Arcaro
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Low voltage

Low voltage


The 2006/95/EC Directive, also known as “the low voltage directive” has the objective of harmonising legislation of member states relative to electrical equipment designed for use within the voltage limits of between 50 and 1000 V in AC (alternate current) and between 75 and 1500 V in CC (continuous current).

The directive covers all risks involved in the use of electrical equipment, therefore electrical, mechanical, chemical etc. Furthermore there are also health aspects resulting from noise, vibrations and ergonomic situations.  Products manufactured according to existing technical standards e.g. European (harmonised standards), international regulations or national standards are considered compliant to the safety objectives of the directive.

Main activities:
Istituto Giordano operates as a Notified Body (authorisaton pending) for all control, final inspection and verification activities covered by the “low voltage” directive.     

Testing is carried out as follows (according to European and other harmonised standards) on:
  • Domestic appliances
  • Lighting appliances
  • Electric tools
  • Stoves
  • Heating appliances
  • Beautician equipment
 
Other testing:
  • Electrical safety testing according to ENV 1300
  • SAFES/STRONGBOXES: high security locks

This laboratory carries out electromagnetic and low voltage testing according to 2004/22/CE (MID)
 
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