kA Testing facility is a UK-based, independent laboratory, accredited by UKAS for LV & HV testing, and assessed against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. We are known for our customer-oriented and flexible approach, so don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your testing project. As an ASTA recognised laboratory with 2 in-house ASTA observers we offer full ASTA Certification for our range of tests.

Testing to IEC 61439

IEC 61439 are the range of standards for low voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies and replaces IEC 60439.

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Testing to IEC 62271

IEC 62271 are the range of standards that applies to ac switchgear and controlgear designed for indoor and outdoor installation and for operation at service frequences up to and including 60Hz on systems having voltages above 1000V.

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Testing to IEC 61534

IEC 61534 is the standard for powertrack (PT) systems with a rated voltage less than 277 V a.c single phase, or 480 V a.c. two or three phase, 50 Hz or 60 Hz with a rated current not exceeding 63A..

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Plugs, Sockets, Terminal & Clamps

We can carry out a wide range of testing to plug and socket product standards including, but not limited to, those listed above.

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Cables

We offer low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) cable testing according to manufacturers’ requirements, verifying their product in conformance with the relevant standards.

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Temperature Rise

The verification of temperature rise on customer’s current carrying assemblies is key to ensuring it is supplied to the market for use within its proven operating capability.
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Ingress Protection (IP)

As part of testing to IEC61439, we offer tests to determine the Ingress Protection classification code to verify the degrees of protection provided by enclosures against the penetration of solid objects, dust, water and accidental contact.

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Mechanical Impact (IK)

Mechanical impact (IK) coding, or international mechanical protection, is the degree of protection an enclosure provides against harmful external mechanical impacts such as vandalism or accidental contact.

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Glow Wire Testing

The requirement of IEC 60695-2-10 details the method of testing used to test the flammability of materials, when subject to specified high temperatures.
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Corrosion

Corrosion testing in IEC 61439 is part of testing of Strength of materials and parts..

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Short Circuit

There are a number of terms and symbols that refer to different types of Short Circuit Current (Ic). This article explains the basic principles and the applications of these alternatives with the aim to establish clarity.

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