Comtest Laboratories has recently been accredited by NATA to AS/NZS 4117 to work on surge protection devices for telecommunication applications, and other over voltage and over current testing, making it the first laboratory in Australia to achieve this accreditation.
The AS/NZS 4117 Standard is called up in the Australian Telecommunications Labelling Notice (TLN) for Category A52 equipment (Surge Protective Devices). Up until now, there has been no local accredited facility manufacturers and suppliers needed to have their surge protection equipment tested overseas.
Comtest is also accredited for all other standards required for Category A52 equipment.
This AS/NZS 4117 accreditation supplements Comtest’s other over voltage and over current testing which includes:
- ITU-T K.44: 2003 - Resistibility tests for telecommunication equipment exposed to over voltages and over currents. (ITU-T K.20, ITU-T K.21, ITU-T K.45): and
- Over voltage and over current requirements for Insulation Displacement Connector (IDC) modules and termination modules with contacts for test ports or SPDs. (ITU-T K.55: 2002 and ITU-T K.65: 2004).
- AS/NZS 4117 - Telecommunications Surge protection devices; and
- AS/NZS 4117:1999 - Surge protection devices (Gas discharge tubes) for telecommunications applications.