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Testimonials

Our Testing was great - could not have been better, we were well looked after ? Very efficient! Your engineer was absolutely outstanding! No improvements to suggest we were happy with everything and our vehicle passed which made it even better.

Thank you very much for arranging the tests at such short notice. We really appreciate your help. I would like specially to thank Matt and the team. He was very helpful during the test and kept me well informed with test progress.

Suggestions for Improvements? Nothing can be improved, you have been spot on with everything, excellent, and your engineer has tried everything he can to help us. Your service has been far and beyond what we had asked for.

We are very happy with the service and co-operation we get here. It's a two-way thing. Improvements? No improvements to suggest really, we get just what we need.

Of all the Test Houses we use we get the best progress, best technicians and best accounts dept from 3C Test, also the best coffee.

Presentation is important, the grandeur and opulence and the fresh clear-cut feel of your building is superb. Along with the new facilities it is exactly what we wanted for our testing. We are testing to stringent spec and the automotive connection here is important to us! In the past we have built up a good relationship with 3C through e mails and quite complex negotiations regarding our requirements. I enjoy coming here.

 

 

CE Marking

CE Marking

CE Marking a product is a declaration that the product has been assessed to European Union (EU) safety, health and environmental protection requirements before being placed on the European market. CE Marking is required for items that are to be sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) and that fall under one of the CE Marking directives. CE Marking a product is up to Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors who wish to sell in the EEA. Here’s a quick overview on how to go about CE Marking a product

You will need to establish which, if any, of the New Directives or older Global Approach Directives applies to your product. Download these Directives free of charge from the European Union Website.

  • First, select the CE Marking directive or directives to which apply to the product. The directives cover most types of products and any one product may fall into the scope of more than one directive.
  • The directives lay out the EU’s requirements. The next step is to find out how to make sure a product meets those requirements. The responsible party can choose to do this by their own interpretation of the directives or by the more common method of using ‘harmonised standards’. Both methods are a valid approach to CE Marking, but the harmonised standard method is the most popular as these standards are the EU’s own interpretation of the directives. A harmonised standard can be generic or product specific and highlights the methods and limits of assessment and testing to be applied.
  • It is at this point that some directives require a Notified Body to assess a product independently. These Notified Bodies are establishments that the EU has declared to be competent in following the letter of the standards.
  • Whether a Notified Body is required or not, a product must be assessed and tested to make sure it conforms to the appropriate directives. Depending on the type, and excluding that for which a Notified Body required, testing and assessment can be done either in house or by an outside facility.
  • Upon completion of the required assessment and testing, a product has what is known as ‘presumption of conformity’. As a result of this, a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) must be drawn up and signed by the party responsible for CE Marking. Technical documentation must be gathered as the penultimate CE Marking step. This varies according to the directive and can consist of a general description, prospective operating environment, technical construction or schematics, harmonised standards applied, and test results.
  • Finally, CE Marking can be affixed: either on the product or, if that’s not possible, on the packaging and accompanying documentation.

Here at 3C Test we specialise in EMC Testing, we can also help at all stages of the process by :-

  • Helping to identify the appropriate CE Marking Directives
  • Helping to identify the correct harmonised standards
  • Carrying out EMC testing to various directives, including Automotive, Commercial, Military and Marine
  • Advising on the content of technical documentation

3C Test is an independent UKAS Accredited Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test facility. At 3C Test Ltd we have years of experience in many industries of CE Marking.and have assisted countless manufacturers to successfully CE mark their products. Call us today for further information.

  Radio Approvals 

The European market for radio systems requires compliance with the European Directive for Radio and telecommunication Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) 1999/5/EC There are three main areas of significance for manufacturers of wireless products namely RF Performance, Protocol and RF Exposure. 3C Test can help with bringing your product to market and meeting the required categories.