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ENERGY STAR Certification for Computers Now to Version 6.0

Effective last week (January 15, 2014), ENERGY STAR Certification Body (CB) MET Laboratories will no longer certify new products to the Version 5.2 Computer Specification for ENERGY STAR, per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.  V5.2 remains effective until June 2, 2014, when Version 6.0 will become effective.  The Computer specification includes the following product... Read More

ANSI C12 Committee Discusses Changes to C12.1 & C12.20 for Watthour Meter Testing

In October, MET Labs joined other C12 Accredited Standards Committee members in Charleston, SC at the EEI Transmission, Distribution & Metering Conference to discuss proposed revisions to ANSI C12.1, ANSI C12.20, and others, for the evaluation of Watthour Meters. This post is a summary of some of the proposed changes discussed during the Electricity Metering Subcommittee... Read More

IT Equipment Compliance to IEC 60950 for Taiwan BSMI Requires Additional I/O Port Testing

For a manufacturer looking to add Taiwan to its information technology equipment homologations program, a BSMI approval is required.  Therefore, testing supplemental to typical IEC 60950 certification is necessary.  Standard compliance with IEC 60950 allows for the waiver of testing of I/O ports if they are sourced from a SELV (safety extra low-voltage) and/or power... Read More

Shielded Bulkhead Connectors Mitigate Ambient Emissions for Military & Avionic EMC Testing

Most Military/Avionic EMC test programs include radiated emissions testing.  This is the test method where the unintentional emissions which    radiate from a piece of electronic equipment under test are measured with an antenna and spectrum analyzer and plotted against the required limit.  One issue which must always be dealt with during radiated emissions and... Read More