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Ingress Protection (IP) Basics of Dust and Water standard AS 60529
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:38:07

It should be self-evident that enclosures and items designed to be used outside or in harsh environmental conditions, should be designed to prevent water and dust ingress, but how do you know a product or enclosure really meets the ratings asserted by the ...

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EMC CISPR22 and CISPR13 to be replaced with CISPR32
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:46:34

Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment, while others made Information technology equipment, with crossovers between the two categories rare. Fast forward and the line between Audio Visual devices and computers is extremely blurred, with AV integrating ...

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See us at AUSPAC 2017, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 7 ? 10 March
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:37:04

AUSPAC 2017 is Australasia’s all encompassing exhibition for food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industry event with more than 350 exhibitors. The immense show floor is packed with machinery in action, interactive displays, net...

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Radio Equipment Directive for European CE Mark (RED)
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25:13

Manufacturers placing new or currently RTTED-compliant products on the market from 13 Jun 2017 onwards must ensure that products comply with the new RED requirements. The European Union adopted a new set of rules for placing radio equipment on the European...

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Austest expands MIL Standard 461E/F and CE106 and CS106 to accredited scope
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:27:42

This accreditation update extends our MIL-STD-461E/F at our Castle Hill facilities to meet our clients testing needs. CE106 accreditation to 40 GHz allows us to test radio modules located within Defence equipment including HF, VHF/UHF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and...

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Austest is accredited for testing to the impact standard for IK ratings, IEC 62262.

The IK ratings vary depending on intended use. Street lights have a minimum IK04, moderate resistance IK06, high – IK08 according to AS 1158.6 (Resistance to vandalism).

IK code
IK00
IK01
IK02
IK03
IK04
IK05
IK06
IK07
IK08
IK09
IK010
Impact energy, J
.
0,14
0,2
0,35
0,5
0,7
1
2
5
10
20
*Not protected according to the standard
NOTE 1
When higher impact energy is required, the value of 50J is recommended.
NOTE 2
A characteristic group numeral of two figures has been chosen to avoid confusion with some national standards which used a single numeral for a specific impact energy.
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