Regulatory Testing and Compliance

To help ensure the utmost product safety, performance, and reliability, PolyScience temperature control equipment complies with variety of international standards, such as those listed below. Product conformance with a specific standard is dependent on the type of product, electrical configuration, and other factors.

Compliance Marks

  • CE — The CE mark certifies that a product complies with European Union consumer safety, health, or environmental requirements.
  • ETL — The ETL mark certifies that a product complies with North American electrical and safety standards, including those written by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
  • CSA — The CSA mark certifies that a product has been tested and meets applicable North American standards for safety and/or performance, including those of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Testing Standards

  • IEC — This is the International Electrotechnical Commission. It is the international standards and comformity assessment body for electrical, electronic, and related technologies.
  • IEC 61010-1 — The IEC standard specifying the general safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use.
  • IEC 61010-2-010 — Part of IEC 61010, this standard applies to electrically powered laboratory equipment for the heating of materials.
  • IEC 61326-1 — This IEC standard specifies requirements for immunity and emissions regarding electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for electrical equipment.
  • DIN 12876 — A standard issued by the German Institute for Standardization that classifies, describes, and sets safety and warning requirements for electrical laboratory equipment.
  • CSA C22.2 No. 120-M91 — A standard issued by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) regarding the safety of refrigerating equipment.
  • UL 427 — A standard issued by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) regarding the safety of refrigerating equipment.
  • UL 873 — A standard issued by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) regarding the safety requirements for temperature indicating and temperature regulating equipment.
  • UL 508C — A standard issued by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) regarding the safety requirements for power conversion equipment.

Environmental Standards

  • RoHS — This is the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive adopted by the European Union. It restricts the use of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
  • WEEE — This is the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive adopted by the European Union. It imposes responsibilities regarding the collection, recycling, and recovery for electrical equipment.