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Applying for an IEC CB Scheme test certificate with SGS can reduce the need for multiple testing and certifications against electrical standards. This scheme promotes the harmonization of national standards with an international standard. IEC aims to bring the idea of a “one product, one test, one mark” system closer to realization.

The CB Scheme is the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) system for the testing and certification of electrical equipment (IECEE). Recognized in more than 70 countries the scheme has been established for more than 30 years.

As a designated National Certification Body (NCB) we can help you with the preparation of CB Test Reports and Certification enabling your products to demonstrate compliance to relevant standards across the IEC CB scheme countries. Meeting the relevant IEC specification improves safety and the marketability of your product.

Products covered by the CB Scheme:

  • Cables and cords
  • Batteries
  • Switches for appliances
  • Automatic controls for electrical household appliances
  • Electrical equipment for medical use
  • IT and office equipment
  • Lighting
  • Measuring instruments
  • Electric toys
  • Portable tools
  • Household and similar equipment
  • Electronics
  • Entertainment
  • Safety transformers and similar equipment
  • Installation accessories and connection devices
  • Installation protective equipment
  • Low voltage, high power switching equipment

With a global network of testing laboratories and technical experts we are your ideal partner to help you comply with the relevant IEC standards list and facilitate your access to markets around the world. Find out more from SGS about how the CB Scheme can benefit your business.

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