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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.

I would like to thank you for your time yesterday, very much appreciated and I would like to say how impressed I was with your company structure and layout. Look forward to seeing you in the near future with some new products.

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.

We do EMC testing fairly frequently, we have always used 3C Test, even when you were at Grendon, good lot of guys here, we are happy with the testing, that's why I always come back!

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.

Our testing went well it's good to interact with the Test Engineers and use their experience to aid the testing, it's nice to know we are not getting button pushers. It's also reassuring to know that if something unexpected happens you can rely on the advice you are given, we don't test enough to gain experience in EMC Testing, I have learned something each time I have been here to test.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                   Medical EMC Testing                                                                                                                                                                      

Standard EN 60601-1-2 covers EMC requirements for all devices, equipment and systems covered by the Medical Device Directive. Although test techniques and requirements are derived from the basic standards, such as the EN 61000 series, EN 60601-1-2 recognises that due to the varied and specialist nature of medical equipment  test levels should be applied with the products end use in mind.

The ever increasing number of electronic products used in the medical industry has increased the need for awareness of the correct operation of the product within its intended electromagnetic environment. This is of critical importance in that the potential malfunctioning of a product may create not only an inconvenience, but in some cases could result in life threatening situations.

Within the EU, CE marking for medical products is mandatory and applicable directives for achieving this are:

  • The EMC council directive 89/336/EEC, which mandates emissions and immunity standards for all electrical and electronic products
  • The Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC, which covers all instruments used in the diagnosis and treatment of humans.
  • The Active Implant Medical Device Directive (AIMDD) 90/385/EEC, which covers all medical devices that may be implanted into the human body.
  • In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive 98/79/EEC, which covers instruments and equipment used for examining substances taken from the human body for diagnostic purposes.