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See us at Pacific 2017, 3-5 October in Sydney
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:55:49

PACIFIC 2017 runs from Tuesday 3 October until Thursday 5 October 2017 at the new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney and is the premier International Commercial and Defence Maritime Exposition in Australia. More on See us at Pacific 2017, 3-5 October in Sydney

Revised ASA Website now live
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:57:39

Australian Safety Approval have updated their website to provide more information of Safety Approval requirements for Australia, including a comprehensive FAQ section tha...

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Austest Melbourne adds combined vibration and temperature capabilities
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:33:11

Austest Laboratories is pleased to announce the further expansion of its environmental test capabilities with the commissioning of a combined electrodynamic shaker with temperature chamber at its Thomastown Vic laboratory. The 10kN, 50mm displacement shake...

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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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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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