In developing and distributing your products, whether in one market or around the world, electrical safety is an integral part of your products durability and quality. If your products are electrical in nature, chances are you will need to demonstrate that they meet country specific safety requirements.
Partnering with TÜV SÜD America insures that your products are safe, meet all regulatory requirements, and proudly display the certification marks that demonstrate quality and safety built-in.
TÜV SÜD Product Service is an NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory), an SCC-accredited Certification Body and a Notified Body for the European Union Low Voltage Directive, providing state-of-the-art testing facilities and a network of professionals worldwide whose ultimate goal is to assure your products' success. Our staff also works closely with design engineers to ensure that safety, quality, and compliance is built into your products, allowing them to meet the regulatory requirements before final production begins. With offices throughout Europe, U.S., and Asia, TÜV SÜD offers you the global marketplace, with local service.
TÜV SÜD Product Service is also a member of the international CB Scheme. TÜV SÜD test reports are recognized by all members of the international CB Scheme, lowering your testing costs by utilizing TÜV SÜD test reports, and gaining certification from other CB members. The CB Scheme is the right choice if you are planning on selling your product in multiple countries.
NRTL Services TÜV SÜD America Inc. and TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH are recognized NRTL's (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories) providing electrical safety testing to US standards. (Click here to view the full scope of our NRTL accreditation.)
In addition, TÜV SÜD Product Service is an SCC (Standards Council of Canada) accredited Certification Body and Inspection Body able to perform electrical safety testing to Canadian requirements.
European Services: Low Voltage Directive TÜV SÜD Product Service is a Notified Body for the European Union Low Voltage Directive. The Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC (LVD) was adopted by the European Council on February 19, 1973 with the purpose of harmonizing the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits. In 1993, the LVD was amended by Directive 93/68/EEC to include the procedures for conformity assessment and CE Marking products. CE Marking of products that fall under the scope of the Low Voltage Directive is mandatory, and indicates compliance with the requirements of the European Union (EU).
Electrical equipment covered by the Low Voltage Directive: With the exception of the equipment listed in Annex II, the directive applies to electrical equipment designed for use at a rated voltage of 50 to 1000 V for alternating current and 75 to 1500 V for direct current. Rated voltage refers to the input or output voltage of the equipment and not voltages which are generated internally.
Click here for guidelines on the application of the Low Voltage Directive as published by the European Commission.
Differentiate with the"CUE" TUV SÜD Mark
To provide clients further market differentiation, TÜV SÜD America offers the CUE certification program. CUE is the name for our 3-in-1 product certification service package for the Canadian, United States and European markets. When conducting electrical safety testing with TÜV SÜD, we will simultaneously determine compliance of your products to Canadian (CSA), the United States (UL/ANSI) and European (EN/IEC) safety standards, thus providing a unique 3-in-1 service offering. The CUE TUV SÜD Mark can then be applied to your product demonstrating compliance to these three important markets.