What should I do if the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) has expired?

CCC证书过期了怎么办? CCC certification validity period: CCC认证有效期: The validity period of the CCC certificate is 5 years. If the validity period of the certificate expires and needs to be renewed, the applicant should apply for the renewal certificate within 90 days before the...

The French Connection Revisited

By Mike Violette Article first appeared in EMC Magazine, Volume 4, Quarter 2. 2015 I grabbed an old copy of The French Connection from my mother’s bookshelf. The paperback, doggy and yellowed, is a chronicle of “The World’s Most Crucial Narcotics Investigation.” It is...

Clarification of the UKCA Marking for Radio Devices

Dear ACB Clients and Colleagues: Clarification of the UKCA Marking for Radio Devices The Brexit situation for device approvals is getting more clear and the requirements less cloudy. ACB is keen on keeping up with the requirements to inform our clients to keep trade...

UK Conformity Assessed

American Certification Body has been recognized by the United Kingdom Government as a UK Conformity Assessment Body. The new UKCA mark will be valid from 1 January 2021 and required from 1 January 2022. This mark, which replaces the CE Marking in the United Kingdom...

Throwback Thursday: A Wreck of a Story

When I was a kid and found out that my dad was an ‘engineer,’ the vision of him driving a train popped into my head because the word engineer was firmly associated with driving a locomotive. It was a few years until that image became disassociated as I learned the...

What Does Brexit Mean for CE Marked Products?

The impending exit of the UK from the European Union shakes many foundations. In our world, the acceptance of products through the CE Marking process affects billions of dollars of trade in electronics, medical devices, construction materials and a myriad of others....

Throwback Thursday: EMC Founders Found!

I’ve been a member of the “EMC Society” for several decades, working and communing with fine folks aplenty. This throwback goes back a while and features our EMCS Historian Dan Hoolihan, who is keen to protect the memories of our Society’s glorious past and...

Throwback Thursday: Lightning Catches Bullet

Combining our Interest in Lighting and our Fascination with China Lightning Catches Bullet Mike Violette Pan frantically pulled on the emergency lever, but too late and to no avail. Traveling just over 30 meters per second, the nacelle of high speed Train D301 closed...

Throwback Thursday: Protecting the Statue of Liberty

Lightning and Miss Liberty Mike Violette One hundred million volts, more or less. That is the potential that is developed during thunderstorms, as roiling masses of air and water and ice molecules swap electrons. Charge separation, caused by the friction in the air,...

Throwback to China 2008. We’ve learned a few things.

Beijing Olympic Village We’re back to China on this TBT during what was simpler times, in retrospect. Sam and I got to attend the 2008 Beijing Olympics and witness many eye-popping sights (and sounds and smells). This TBT was originally penned during that period of...

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