CSA Bayern now tests terminal blocks for NA

Certifies them for use in electrical control cabinets.

STRASSKIRCHEN, Germany — CSA Group Bayern can now test and certify terminal blocks, a key component for electrical control cabinets, for the North American market.

The subsidiary of CSA Group, a Toronto-based global provider of testing and certification services and a developer of standards, says its laboratory has been accredited to ISO 17025 for testing and certifying terminal blocks for North America.

CSA Group Bayern can also conduct audits on client programs and witness tests at manufacturers’ test facilities.

North American regulators have different requirements regarding electrical safety compared to the European standards and generally focus on reviewing power inputs, which are key for terminal blocks.

Terminal block tests are similar to tests conducted for other standards, now applied to wiring processes. They usually consist of five mechanical and environmental tests, including secureness, conditioning, pullout, temperature, dielectric withstand, heat cycling and accelerated aging tests.

CSA Group Bayern specializes in environmental testing for automotive, e-vehicles, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), power tools, IT, safety and environmental, home appliances, and other product categories.

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