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How to order laboratory testing for electronics in China

AQF_Pruebas de laboratorio para productos electrónicos en China según el Quality Control Blog

Many buyers want to know more about how to order laboratory testing for electronics in China. Here’s a guide about the general information the laboratories need to know, and how to organize a laboratory testing for electronics and electrical appliances in China: including logistic and payment.

General information for laboratory testing for electronics in China

Before contacting any company for laboratory testing for electronics and electrical appliances in China, it is necessary to compile a list of information.

General information

  • Product name/type
  • Bill of materials: it should be clear to understand which material is used for which purpose (the price is calculated per material and color)
  • Pictures of product
  • Destination country/countries: the laboratory will list the regulations that apply
  • Purpose of product: is it for children, babies or destined for use in sensitive places like planes or hospitals? (in all those cases special regulations apply for instance)

Information specific for electronics and electrical appliances testing in China

  • Specific requirements and tests that the buyer needs
  • User’s manual (also needs to be compliant)
  • Circuit diagram
  • PCB layout
  • Specifications list

How to order laboratory testing for electronics in China

The most important is to choose a notified body specialized in electronic products testing, close to the production site. The contact details are usually indicated on the laboratory’s website.

However, even though it is possible to coordinate the laboratory testing directly with the laboratory, it is often more efficient and economical to rely on its third party inspection company to manage the whole process. All depends on what kind of quality partner the buyer is working with. Find out more in this previous article.

And you: what else do you know about how to order laboratory testing for electronics in China?

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2 responses to “How to order laboratory testing for electronics in China”

  1. ScottXe says:

    As far as I know, a notified body is required for certain directives but not all. China does not have too many notified bodies. Some accredited laboratories do have their test labs in China but their notified bodies are located in other countries. It is quite difficult in hiring notified bodies for testing in China. Any practical solutions?

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