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As GTG Group’s strategy updates, some of the below listed test items may no longer be available, please contact us for the latest information.

(1) Electrical safety test

  • The power frequency test: the test is one of the most important tests that Gateway products undergo. It is a test that is meant to determine the resistance of the product to high voltage. The test is conducted by applying a specific voltage to the device and observing its reaction. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they can withstand high voltage without causing any harm to the user.
  • The insulation resistance test: the test is meant to determine the resistance of the product to electricity leakage. The test is conducted by applying a specific voltage to the device and observing its reaction. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they do not leak electricity, which could pose a risk to the user.
  • The earth continuity test: the test is meant to determine the resistance of the product to electrical shock. The test is conducted by measuring the resistance of the device’s earth connection. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they are properly grounded and that there is no risk of electrical shock to the user.
  • The dielectric strength test: the test is meant to determine the resistance of the product to high voltage. The test is conducted by applying a specific voltage to the device and observing its reaction. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they can withstand high voltage without causing any harm to the user.
  • The leakage current test: the test is a test that is meant to determine the resistance of the product to electricity leakage. The test is conducted by applying a specific voltage to the device and observing its reaction. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they do not leak electricity, which could pose a risk to the user.
  • The ground bond test: the test is meant to determine the resistance of the product to electrical shock. The test is conducted by measuring the resistance of the device’s earth connection. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they are properly grounded and that there is no risk of electrical shock to the user.
  • The power input test: the test is meant to determine the resistance of the product to power input. The test is conducted by applying a specific amount of power to the device and observing its reaction. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they can withstand high levels of power input without causing any harm to the user.
  • The ground resistance test: the test is meant to determine the resistance of the product to electrical shock. The test is conducted by measuring the resistance of the device’s earth connection. Gateway products are tested to ensure that they are properly grounded and that there is no risk of electrical shock to the user.

(2) EMC test

  • Radiated emissions test: this test measures the amount of electromagnetic energy that is emitted from a device and ensures that it falls within acceptable limits. The device is placed in a shielded room and subjected to various frequencies to simulate real-world scenarios.
  • Conducted emissions test: this test measures the amount of electromagnetic energy that is conducted through the power cords and other cables of a device. The device is connected to a spectrum analyzer and subjected to various frequencies to ensure that it meets industry standards.
  • Radiated immunity test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand electromagnetic energy from outside sources, such as cell phones or other electronic devices. The device is placed in a shielded room and subjected to various frequencies to simulate real-world scenarios.
  • Conducted immunity test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand electromagnetic energy that is conducted through its power cords and other cables. The device is connected to a spectrum analyzer and subjected to various frequencies to ensure that it meets industry standards.
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand sudden electrical discharges that can occur during everyday use. The device is subjected to various levels of electrostatic discharge to ensure that it is able to withstand these events without damage.
  • Electrical fast transient (EFT) test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand sudden changes in electrical current that can occur during everyday use. The device is subjected to various levels of electrical fast transient to ensure that it is able to withstand these events without damage.
  • Surge test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand sudden surges of electrical current that can occur during everyday use. The device is subjected to various levels of surge to ensure that it is able to withstand these events without damage.
  • Voltage dips and interruptions test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand sudden drops or interruptions in electrical voltage that can occur during everyday use. The device is subjected to various levels of voltage dips and interruptions to ensure that it is able to withstand these events without damage.
  • Magnetic field immunity test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand electromagnetic energy that is generated by magnetic fields. The device is placed in a shielded room and subjected to various levels of magnetic fields to ensure that it meets industry standards.
  • Power frequency magnetic field immunity test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand electromagnetic energy that is generated by power lines and other electrical sources. The device is placed in a shielded room and subjected to various levels of power frequency magnetic fields to ensure that it meets industry standards.
  • Voltage fluctuation and flicker test: this test measures the ability of a device to withstand sudden changes in electrical voltage that can cause flickering or other forms of visual disturbance. The device is subjected to various levels of voltage fluctuation and flicker to ensure that it is able to withstand these events without damage.
  • Harmonic current emissions test: this test measures the amount of harmonic distortion that is generated by a device and ensures that it falls within acceptable limits. The device is connected to a spectrum analyzer and subjected to various frequencies to ensure that it meets industry standards.

(3) Mechanical tests

  • Drop test: this test simulates a drop from a height of three feet onto a hard surface. The device is dropped in eight different orientations: flat on the front, flat on the back, flat on the sides, and each corner. This test ensures that the device can withstand accidental drops from a reasonable height and in any orientation.
  • Tumble test: the device is placed in a rotating drum for an hour. The drum rotates at a speed of 30 revolutions per minute, and the device tumbles around inside. This test simulates the device being tossed around in a bag or purse. The device must emerge from the tumble test unscathed to pass.
  • Vibration test: this test simulates the device being jostled around during transportation. The device is placed on a vibrating platform and subjected to a range of frequencies and amplitudes for an hour. This test ensures that the device can withstand any vibrations that it may encounter during shipping.
  • Abrasion test: in this test, the device is subjected to abrasive materials to simulate wear and tear. The device is placed in a chamber with abrasive materials for an hour. This test ensures that the device can withstand wear and tear without damage.

(4) Environmental tests

  • Temperature test: in this test, the device is subjected to extreme temperatures to ensure that it can withstand them. The device is placed in a chamber and subjected to temperatures ranging from -20°C to 60°C for an hour each. This test ensures that the device can withstand extreme temperatures without damage.
  • Humidity test: in this test, the device is placed in a chamber with a high humidity level for an hour. This test ensures that the device can withstand humid environments without damage.
  • Pressure test: in this test, the device is placed in a chamber and subjected to high pressure. This test ensures that the device can withstand pressure changes, such as those that may occur during air transport.
  • Salt spray test: in this test, the device is sprayed with salt water to simulate exposure to saltwater environments. The device is placed in a chamber with a high humidity level for an hour. This test ensures that the device can withstand exposure to saltwater without damage.
  • Dust test: in this test, the device is subjected to a dusty environment to simulate exposure to dusty environments. The device is placed in a chamber with a high concentration of dust for an hour. This test ensures that the device can withstand exposure to dusty environments without damage.
  • Chemical resistance test: in this test, the device is exposed to a range of chemicals to ensure that it can withstand exposure to them. The device is placed in a chamber with a high concentration of chemicals for an hour. This test ensures that the device can withstand exposure to chemicals without damage.
  • Water resistance test: in this test, the device is subjected to water to ensure that it can withstand exposure to water. The device is placed in a chamber with a high humidity level for an hour. This test ensures that the device can withstand exposure to water without damage.
  • Impact test: in this test, the device is subjected to a high impact to simulate a severe drop or impact. The device is dropped onto a hard surface from a height of six feet. This test ensures that the device can withstand severe drops or impacts without damage.

How can GTG assist you with the certifications or markings for gateway?

As GTG Group’s strategy updates, some of the below listed certifications or markings may no longer be available, please contact us for the latest information.

(1) FCC certification

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government that regulates all communication technologies. An FCC certification on a Gateway device indicates that the device meets the required standards for electromagnetic interference and radio frequency emissions and is safe to use. This certification is mandatory for all Gateway devices sold in the United States.

(2) UL Certification

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a safety consulting and certification company that establishes safety standards for a wide range of products, including Gateway devices. A UL certification indicates that a Gateway device has been tested and meets the safety standards set by UL.

(3) CE marking

The CE marking is a certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). This marking is mandatory for all Gateway devices that are sold in the EU.

(4) Energy Star certification

The Energy Star program is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that promotes energy efficiency. A Gateway device with Energy Star certification has been tested and meets energy efficiency standards set by the EPA and DOE.

(5) RoHS compliance

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive is a European Union regulation that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic products. A Gateway device with RoHS compliance indicates that it meets the RoHS directive’s standards for environmental protection and  does not contain any of the restricted materials.

(6) CSA certification

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a certification organization that sets safety standards for electronic products sold in Canada. A Gateway device with CSA certification indicates that it meets the CSA’s safety standards.

(7) VCCI certification

The Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) is a certification organization in Japan that sets standards for electromagnetic interference (EMI). A Gateway device with VCCI certification indicates that it meets the VCCI’s standards for EMI.

(8) WEEE compliance

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive is a European Union regulation that sets standards for the disposal and recycling of electronic waste. A Gateway device with WEEE compliance indicates that it meets the WEEE directive’s standards for environmental protection.

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Why the biggest brands trust GTG Group?

GTG Group (Global Testing Group) is a certification company that offers testing and certification services to different industries. Our expertise in gateway testing and certification has made us a trusted name in the industry.

(1) Independent and impartial testing

GTG Group is a third-party testing company, which means we are not affiliated with any specific manufacturer. This impartiality can provide camera manufacturers and consumers with confidence in the accuracy and reliability of the testing process, and ensure that the camera meets the required standards.

(2) Confidentiality and security

GTG Group understands the importance of confidentiality and security when it comes to testing and certification. We ensure that our clients’ data and information are kept confidential and secure at all times. This ensures that our clients’ intellectual property and trade secrets are protected.

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