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Subject: Re: Skipping UL/FCC certification
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 09:51:50 -0500
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Safety, possibly. EMI/EMC testing requires some pretty expensive calibrated
instruments. We bought a ComPower 1GHz specturm analyzer which we do pre
testing with. ESD testing can be done with a home brew (possibly). We have a
commercial unit. Since we ship to Europe, we have to test to the CE
On low volume products, in the US, you might get away without major testing.
The laws are there to protect users and limit the pollution of the radio
spectrum. One has to balance being a business person and a good citizen.
"Richard" wrote in message
> Taking a lab gadget to market (US) on a shoestring budget, how would you
> get around the cost of certifying for FCC / UL / other specs?
> Is it possible to certify your own product for safety & RF?
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