Electrical Safety

  • Directive CEE 73/23 and 2006/95/CE
  • Directive 2014/35/EU

Elettra s.r.l. performs conformity verification activities by conducting tests prescribed by standards and by conducting in-depth constructive analysis of products, component selection, and accompanying documentation (manuals, labeling, etc.).

Elettra has operated for years as a Notified Body under Directive 73/23/EEC and 2006/95/EC; with Directive 2014/35/EU, the role of notified body for this directive is no longer required; however, companies can voluntarily resort to third-party certifications to demonstrate product compliance and the related technical files to the directive's requirements. Additionally, Elettra continues to carry out market surveillance activities by conducting tests and conformity checks for Chambers of Commerce that sample products from the market.

Below is a list of the main tests:

  • Measurement of touch and leakage currents
  • Measurement of Earth conductor resistance
  • Needle flame test
  • Glow wire test
  • Insulation resistance test
  • Dielectric strength test
  • Overtemperature measurements
  • Abnormal operation tests
  • Overload and short circuit tests
  • Hygroscopic preconditioning
  • IP protection degree
  • Mechanical tests on cables, connections, and enclosures

Electrical safety is mandatory under the Low Voltage Directive CE 2006/95 as amended by 2014/35/EU.

Elettra's laboratory is equipped to perform all tests required for verifying the conformity of:

  • Household appliances
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Electronic equipment for Information Technology
  • Medical devices
  • Audio-Video equipment
  • Electrical panels
  • Laboratory analysis equipment
  • UPS and drives
  • Laser devices