Many companies will often sell an electronic product that appears to be certified and allow you to assume it is. In many cases, these products were never tested or certified, or might still be in process. This can pose a safety hazard and introduce unnecessary liability and risk.
You can verify that a product is certified by:
- Checking for certification information on their spec sheet
- Finding the certification label on the outside of the product
- Reading the control drawing that was included in the package
- Downloading the certification certificate from the manufacturer’s website
- Looking up a product on the certifier’s website
For more information on how to read a certification label or control drawing, or for links to the certification organizations’ product listings, please click here.
WHy does a certified product cost more?
There are many different factors including design effort, specialized lab testing, and additional higher grade components. For a more complete list click here.