Comtest are in hot water, testing that is!

Supplier: Comtest Laboratories
11 January, 2016

Are you an importer or manufacturer of storage water heaters? Do you want to be able to sell your products in Australia? Not sure how to go about it, or what test reports you need?

Fortunately, Comtest are excited to announce that we have further added to our NATA scope of accreditation AS/NZS 60335.2.21 'Household and similar electrical appliances' - Particular requirements for storage water heaters, so we can help!

All electrical products sold or supplied in Australia must be electrically safe as required by the 'Electrical Safety Regulations', and meet the requirements of AS/NZS 3820. Normally, a product must meet the applicable relevant Australian Standard, or where no product standard is applicable, AS/NZS 60335.1 and/or AS/NZS 3100 can be used as a basis of assessment to prove a product is safe and complies with the essential requirements of AS/NZS 3820. Comtest is accredited for testing to both these standards, so we have all your requirements covered.

The Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme (EESS) in Australia is enhanced by a pre-market approval scheme applicable to a limited list of approximately fifty “Prescribed / Declared” classes of electrical household type equipment. This list of prescribed / declared electrical equipment has evolved through public and industry consultation over decades to include equipment that presents the greatest potential or actual safety risk. Storage water heaters are deemed to be prescribed / declared electrical household type equipment and must be tested to an applicable Standard.

As part of the testing, Comtest can also provide the appropriate IPX4 testing.

For more information, refer to our Hot Water Testing page, or Contact Us to speak to one of our expert staff today!