Clean Energy Council issue drop dead date for Inverter compliance to IEC62109-1 and IEC62109-2

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The Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC) have introduced a new listing process for off and on grid connect inverters which will shortly be available. “The new procedure will capture recent changes to standards and offer more information to designers, installers and end users.” Companies who have products listed on the current inverter list (grid connect and offgrid) must seek testing...

Austest now testing street lighting to AS/NZS 1158.6

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Austest Laboratories can now test to the full requirements of AS/NZS 1158.6 which covers street lights and other luminaires used in public places.  The standard applies to all luminaires, with or without integral control gear, that are intended for use in Category V lighting schemes in accordance with AS/NZS 1158.1.1 and in Category P schemes in accordance with AS/NZS 1158.3.1. Austest performs...

Austest Labs now accredited to AS 61010.1

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Austest Labs now provides accredited testing to AS 61010.1,  IEC and EN 61010-1 covers electrical Safety requirements for measurement, control and laboratory use equipment. This standard covers electrical equipment intended for professional, industrial process, and educational use, any of which may incorporate computing devices.  This includes laboratory equipment covered in Healthcare...

Austest now accredited for testing on & off grid inverters to IEC 62109

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Austest Laboratories is now accredited for testing grid connected and off grid inverters to IEC 62109‐1:2010 and IEC 62109‐2:2011. The electrical safety elements of these standards will eventually take over from AS/NZS 3100 for grid connect inverters and other styles of inverters including off grid.  They combine the electrical safety requirements currently required by AS/NZS 3100 and the...

Austest Labs Melbourne providing accredited water and dust ingress testing to AS/NZS 60529

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Austest Labs new Thomastown facility now provides fully accredited testing to AS/NZS 60529 for dust and water ingress up to IP68. This is in addition to our recent new Sydney dust chamber capable of testing items up to 3m x 2m. Contact Austest Melbourne on 03 9464 4016 IP First Numeral – Protection from solid objects/dust, IP IP0X No protection IP1X Protection against solid objects > 50...

LTE / 4G in New Zealand

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Carrier interest in the 700MHz spectrum released by the digital television re-stacking suggests that this will be a preferred band for LTS in New Zealand  (see , section 3 – Digital Dividend ). The carriers may choose to use any of the frequency bands for which they have management rights. A search of the NZ RSM Radio Frequency Register (SMART) by carrier name indicates the bands they have...

802.11ac Wireless Lan Technology for Australia and New Zealand

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802.11ac technology operates in 5GHz band and builds upon 802.11n with a wider RF bandwidth (80MHz or 160 MHz), MIMO and high density 256QAM modulation.  802.11ac provides a higher throughput of 1Gigabit/sec below 6 GHz for multiple stations. These devices operating in the 5GHz band, can be C-Ticked for Australia & New Zealand regardless of bandwidth. Based on Australian requirements (as C...

Austest achieves Additional Accreditation for EMC Immunity Standards

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Austest Laboratories has achieved accreditation for the following EMC immunity standards for support of Australian manufacturers in export markets: IEC 61000-4-3; EN 61000-4-3; AS/NZS 61000.4.3 Radiated Immunity. IEC 60601-1-2 Ed. 3.0, EN60601-1-2: 2007, AS/NZS 3200.1.2:2005 EMC requirements for medical dvices AS/NZS Gaming Machine National Standard 10.1, February 2010 – clause 2.3.58...