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We found 3C Test on the Internet, we liked the look of the building and your wording on the website was very clear. Your facilities are very good and your engineers helpful, no improvements, I am very pleased with everything.

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.

Your facilities are excellent, and the engineers are very friendly, very helpful. I know you are not the cheapest but who wants a cheap test house that tells you your product has failed and throws it back at you, sometimes you cannot even speak to an engineer, just sales people. How you can judge a company is when you have problems and how they react, I am very impressed with the service and will certainly return.

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.

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!

3C Test offers Technical Advice and guidance which we do not get elsewhere. Reliable, good quality testing at a competitive price. The engineers use the accurate data we have acquired in an intelligent way to overcome problems.

                                                                    

     Automotive EMC Testing - EMC Vehicle Testing - EMC Automotive Component Testing

With radio communications on the increase and the reliance on technology for vehicle control systems the EMC phenomena is a growing hazard to the safety of the driver and passengers of any modern motor vehicle.

Powerful radio signals and other in vehicle electrical occurrences (such as transients) can adversely effect any electrical/electronic system fitted to a vehicle. To combat this, the European Union has issued a directive (2004/104/EC) to help control this environment. Further, the major vehicle manufacturers insist that suppliers of electrical and electronic systems fitted to a vehicle should meet their own EMC standards. These standards require testing above and beyond the legal requirements to ensure as much as possible the safety of all road users as well as producing a reliable vehicle for their customers. In the increasingly competitive market, some of these manufacturers have asked their component suppliers to take on board the implications of the EMC phenomena and to test to their manufacturers specification at an accredited test laboratory.

3C Test Information

Through extensive investment in equipment and training, we can provide an efficient cost effective and comprehensive test facility to meet most of the requirements specified by the major manufacturers as well as the VCA (Vehicle Certification Authority) for compliance with the European Automotive Directive -

 Technical Service Approval for EMC Testing Electric Cars has recently been granted to 3C Test  -     EMC testing has also been carried out on a new ‘autonomous’ vehicle one of the UK's first driverless vehicles that can be used on public pavements,streets and on private land.

Approvals

  •  3C Test are accredited by UKAS for the majority of most widely used commercial European Standards, under Accreditation Number 1204
  •  3C Test are an approved EMC facility for Technical Service by the UK's Vehicle Certification Agency. This allows manufacturers of Automotive ESA's to gain the 'e' mark under automotive   directive 2004/104/EC
  • We are one of a select few test houses in the United Kingdom able to perform Automotive EMC Testing for suppliers to the Ford Motor Company
  • 3C Test Ltd is Jaguar Land Rover and GM Accredited
  • NPIA – (National Policing Improvement Agency) Approved EMC Test House
  • We are also FCC and Industry Canada listed allowing our reports to be used to gain access to the lucrative North American market

 

3C Test Ltd granted VCA Technical Service Status

Following the evaluation of test methods, procedures and systems, 3C Test Ltd are appointed as a Technical Service for the VCA for automotive components under 2004/104/EC.

EMC Test Facilities                                     

Our testing capabilities include:

  • Radiated Immunity: 20Hz-18GHz up to 600V/m (depending on frequency range and test method)
  • Test methods include Tem Cell, bulk current injection, stripline, free-field and magnetic field.
  • Radiated Emissions: 20Hz-26.5GHz
  • Conducted Emissions: 20Hz-120MHz
  • Transients: Configurable systems from Teseq and EM Test covering all pulses specified by Ford, GM, Daimler Chrysler and ISO.

DC Electrical Performance testing using Fully variable set-ups with function generators in tandem with DC-150kHz amplifiers up to 10kW.

ESD: Variable Networks up to ±25kV, contact and air.

Manufacturers test specifications supported include Ford, Jaguar/Land Rover, McLaren, Bentley, Audi, Volvo, Aston Martin, (all Ford related), BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Fiat, GM, PSA, Renault, Scania, SAAB, VW, Lamborghini, Nissan and others.

The information given above is a sample of our testing capabilities, please contact us for further details if the test that you require is not listed