EPLAX standards and device certifications
Trust through transparency and quality monitoring
Many applications require that certain regulatory or client-specific standards and guidelines be observed. Only a single component's inconsistency with the required standard may threaten the regulatory approval for certain countries and/or areas of application. That is why we take such good care to ensure that EPLAX switch-mode power supplies and power supplies adhere to a wide range of standards and are or can be certified upon request.
Individual regulatory or job-specific requirements notwithstanding, we want to demonstrate our unfaltering commitment to consistently high, verifiable quality standards for our products and production. That is why we go beyond what is generally required. As a result, we are one of the first German power supply manufacturers to be ISO 9001:2008-certified. For equipment in explosive atmospheres and areas, we follow not only ATEX product guidelines, but were also certified according to the stricter IECEx OD 005-1 standard, which has by now been replaced by DIN EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 standard.
Approvals according to UL and CSA
Certifications according to UL and CSA are prerequisites for the admission to the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Applications in explosive atmospheres/environments
EPLAX is IECEx-certified according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 (this standard replaced the European EN 13980 standard and IECEx standard OD 005-1). While the European ATEX guidelines focus on the inspection and acceptance of equipment within the EU, IECEx has a wider scope: the certification also involves monitoring company processes through recurring audits. Equipment compliant with ATEX standards for explosive atmospheres can thus be developed responsibly, expertly, and cost-efficiently in short development periods.
|ATEX||European guideline for devices and protective systems to be used in explosive atmospheres|
|DIN EN 60079-0||Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres – Part 0: General requirements|
|DIN EN 60079-15||Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres – Part 15: Type of protection "n"|
|DIN EN ISO/IEC
80079-34(1)Conformity with these standards has been confirmed by external testing and monitoring institutions, and is audited continuously.
|Explosive atmospheres – part 34: application of quality management systems in equipment manufacturing|
|IECEx||IEC Scheme for the Certification to Standards for Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx Scheme)|
Upon request, our power supply systems have been certified according to all relevant standards for power supplies in railway systems.
|DIN EN 50121-1||Railway applications – Electromagnetic compatibility. Part 1: General requirements|
|DIN EN 50121-3-2||Railway applications – Electromagnetic compatibility. Part 2-3: Railway vehicles, devices|
|DIN EN 50121-5||Railway applications – Electromagnetic compatibility. Part 5: Emission and immunity of fixed power supply devices and installations|
|DIN EN 50155||Railway applications – Electronic installations on railway vehicles|
|LES-DB / BN 411 002||Electronic equipment used on Deutsche Bahn railway vehicles|
European guidelines developed to avoid that devices cause electromagnetic disturbances or be subject to electromagnetic emissions during operation in an electromagnetic environment.
|EN55022||Electromagnetic compatibility of information technology equipment and radio equipment – thresholds and measuring techniques for radio disturbances|
|EN61000-3-2||Electromagnetic compatibility – thresholds for harmonics currents (device input power < 16A)|
|EN61000-4-2||Electromagnetic compatibility – testing of immunity against disturbances from static power discharges|
|EN61000-4-3||Electromagnetic compatibility – testing of immunity against disturbances from high-frequency electromagnetic power fields|
|EN61000-4-4||Electromagnetic compatibility – testing of immunity against fast transient disturbance quantities/bursts|
|EN61000-4-5||Electromagnetic compatibility – testing of immunity against disturbances from power surges|
|EN61000-4-6||Electromagnetic compatibility – testing of immunity against conducted disturbances induced by high-frequency fields|
|EN61000-4-11||Electromagnetic compatibility – testing of immunity against disturbances from voltage drops, short interruptions, and voltage swings|
General safety and quality standards
|ISO 9001:2008||Quality management standard tested by TÜV Rheinland Group as part of a certification process, monitored by external auditors|
|DIN EN ISO/IEC
|Explosive atmospheres – part 34: application of quality management systems in equipment manufacturing. Our quality management was audited by Bureau Veritas during the certification process and is continuously monitored by independent auditors|
|EN60950-1||Standard of safety for information technology equipment – Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60950-1:2005, modified)|
|IPC-A-610||Acceptability of electronic assemblies, category 2 and 3: high-performance products|
|DIN EN 50514||Audio, video, and information technology equipment – routine electrical safety testing in production|
The following specifications exceeding the standards stated above are often required for military applications:
|MIL-STD-461||Department of Defense: Requirements for the control of electromagnetic interference characteristics of subsystems and equipment|
|IPC-A-610||Acceptability of electronic assemblies, category 3: high-performance products|
Further standards and certifications
|AISG v. 2.0||Antena Interface Standard Group|
|DIN EN 60664-1||Isolation coordination for electrical equipment in low-voltage power systems|
Just contact us if you are looking for a power supply solution conforming to a standard not listed above (e.g. certification for medical equipment according to EN 60601) – we can and gladly will meet the requirements of numerous other certifications and standards!