Electrical Lab

Spectrum Laboratories provides general testing of electrical appliances and light industrial equipment to Australian, New Zealand and International standards requirements.

A Selection of some of the products that Spectrum Laboratories can provide testing services for includes:

Domestic electrical appliances (AS/NZS60335)

  • Whiteware (Fridges, Freezers, Washers, Dryers)
  • Cooking appliances (Microwave  Ovens, Convection Ovens, Kettles, Toasters)
  • Kitchen Machines (Blenders, Mixers, Juicers, Slicers)
  • Heating (Oil Heaters, Convection  Heaters, Fan Heaters)
  • Cleaning (Vacuums, Wet’n’Dry Vacuums, Steam Cleaners)
  • Battery Chargers (Automotive,  Li-Ion, Commercial)
  • Hair Care Products (Hair Dryers, Curlers, Straighteners)
  • Cooling (Fans, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioning)

Information technology products (AS/NZS60950)

  • Laptops
  • Modems/Routers
  • Associated I.T.E. Power Supplies

Audio Video products (AS/NZS60065)

  • Televisions / Monitors
  • Home theatre systems
  • DVD Players/recorders
  • Associated AV Power Supplies


Power Tools (AS/NZS60745)

  • Drills ( Impact Drill, Routers, Drill Press)
  • Saws (Drop Saws, Jig Saws, Band Saws)
  • Gardening (Vacuums, Shredders, Water Blasters, Chainsaws, Mowers)

Lighting (AS/NZS60598) 

  • Portable Luminaries (including LED)
  • Recessed Luminaries (Floor and Ceiling)
  • Fixed Luminaires
  • Drivers & Ballasts (AS/NZS61347)

Power Supplies (AS/NZS61558)

  • Isolating Transformers
  • DC Power Supplies

Other Common Items

  • Cord plugs and sockets
  • Household Accessories (Wall Switches, sockets and controls)


Each Australian State and the New Zealand government maintains its own lists of products requiring approval, known as “declared” or “prescribed” articles (level 3) in Australia or as “High Risk” locally. Such products must have a valid approval certificate prior to sale. In addition New Zealand requires a Supplier Declaration of Compliance (SDoC) as per the medium risk items. Medium risk items are a collection of Prescribed Australian items that the New Zealand government allows the importer/manufacturer to self regulate; this requires testing to the relevant standard and completion of the Supplier Declaration of Compliance (SDoC). Medium risk items are not seen to be of the same risk level so governmental regulation is reduced.

Spectrum Laboratories can advise which category your equipment falls into and can process approval applications if required on your behalf as a consultancy service.

Spectrum laboratories have been processing approval applications through Australian government regulators; the New Zealand regulator along with private certification companies for many years and have acquired a wealth of knowledge which allows for efficient cost effective consultancy.


Full Electrical Safety Type Testing

For product manufacturers or for importers of products without any prior testing, we can carry out full testing against a range of AS/NZS, EN or IEC standards. Where a full test is not necessary, we can advise on the appropriate selective testing that might be relevant for your products.

Selected (“Top-Up”) Testing

Where an imported product has been previously tested Internationally, we can carry out “top up” testing. This consists of testing the specific differences between the overseas standard and the relevant AS/NZS standard

The following are a collection of important often difficult to find resources found on the internet.

These are offered freely to assist in your understanding of the various aspects of testing and ongoing product compliance.