International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

IEC e-tech – January/February 2011


IEC e-tech: January/February 2011

January/February 2011 edition

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Managing Editor e-tech :

Philippa Martin-King

 

Editor in Chief:

Gabriela Ehrlich

 

Articles may be reproduced in whole or in part provided the source, "IEC e-tech" is mentioned in full.

Around the house wirelessly

Around the house wirelessly

 

Smarter wireless transmission is now firmly part of the everyday household. It’s one of the major developing areas for consumer electronics in 2011 and includes not only the traditional networked Wi-Fi system, but also new charging devices using inductive pads and intermediary devices that control efficiency and consumption.

 

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High-tech trade at the WEF

High-tech trade at the WEF

 

Underlining how globally relevant specifications and metrics enable electronics manufacturers to reach more markets, the IEC’s Immediate Past President addressed electronics leaders during the WEF (World Electronics Forum) hosted by CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) that took place during CES.

 

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Load control - smart appliances make the home greener

Load control - smart appliances make the home greener

 

At CES in Las Vegas, many manufacturers were demonstrating appliances that not only provide added convenience but can also be switched on and off safely and intelligently at a distance, guaranteeing no interference to the primary function.

 

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A giant step for EVs

A giant step for EVs

 

For the very first time all EV stakeholders, including utilities, car and equipment manufacturers and key industry and standardization bodies participated in a high-level strategic round table event organized by the IEC and e8.

 

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IECEE tests essential in reducing risks

IECEE tests essential in reducing risks

 

Modern household appliances make life easier. They lighten the burden of household chores and offer more time for leisure. As smart as they are, they still use electricity and may represent a serious potential hazard to children and adults alike.

 

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IECEx ExTAG Chairman and Baseefa leader honoured

IECEx ExTAG Chairman and Baseefa leader honoured

 

Ron Sinclair, Managing Director of the private certification body Baseefa Ltd., was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the UK’s 2011 New Year’s Honours List for "Services to Certification and Standards".

 

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IECQ ensures electronic component certification

IECQ ensures electronic component certification

 

Today’s washing machines are quieter, more energy efficient and smarter. They can be instructed at a distance to run at off-peak times so as to make the most of cheaper rates. They can run all types of programmes that handle even the most delicate of garments.

 

So how can you ensure that the components are of the highest quality?

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Getting ahead with Leading Young Professionals Janette Kothe

Getting ahead with Leading Young Professionals

 

An interview with German Researcher, Janette Kothe, one of three IEC 2010 Young Professionals' Programme Leaders who talks of her first experience close to with the standardization process during the IEC General Meeting in Seattle.

 

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Canadian entrepreneur - Stephaine McLarty

Canadian entrepreneur

 

Stephanie McLarty is an entrepreneur whose work involves technology turnover in companies. That consists of removal of old equipment, costing or redeployment internally of technology, or resale, donation or recycling of electrotechnical devices. She is another of three 2010 IEC Young Professionals' Programme Leaders.

 

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Mexican household safety expert - Juan Rosales

Mexican household safety expert

 

Since 2008 Juan Rosales has been working with MABE/GE, one of the leading appliance manufacturers in America, as Leader of Testing and Approvals, responsible for the validation of laundry equipment projects regarding the fields of safety, energy, performance and reliability. He is also one of the 2010 IEC Young Professionals' Programme Leaders.

 

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Standards make the world go round

Standards make the world go round

 

Last year, IFAN (the International Federation of Standards Users invited people to express their artistic vision of the importance and benefits of standards and standardization and take part in the second IFAN international contest with a poster on the theme, "Standards make the world go round".

 

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Obituary - Datuk Ir. Mohd. Annas bin Haji Mohd. Nor

Obituary

 

The President of the Malaysian NC of the IEC, Datuk Ir. Mohd. Annas bin Haji Mohd. Nor, passed away on 15 November 2010 after a four-month battle with lymphoma.

 

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Obituary - Judith M. Anderson

Obituary

 

Fibre optics pioneer Judith M. Anderson passed away unexpectedly on 26 December 2010 following a fire in her residence in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

 

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Nominations – Officers of IEC Boards and Committees

Nominations – Officers of IEC Boards and Committees

 

In addition to its regular Technical Committees, the IEC also has a number of Strategic Groups, Sector Boards and Technical Advisory Committees which report to the Standardization Management Board. e-tech announces various changes and nominations.

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Holding energy vampires at bay

Holding energy vampires at bay

 

Almost every household in the developed world has a host of products that constantly suck away at energy, even when they do not appear to be switched on. These so-called energy vampires are all around us.

 

How is the world coping with reducing standby? How is it measured and tested?

 

 

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Power supplies and chargers

Power supplies and chargers

 

Another area where small is starting to play a new role in energy efficiency is that of power supplies which are starting to be small, and wireless.

 

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IEC TC 100 leads the way in multimedia e-publishing

IEC TC 100 leads the way in multimedia e-publishing

 

The e-book and its tablet form have come a long way since the first digital devices were greeted with a fair amount of doubt. All of that seems to be changing, and the original skepticism has given way to enthusiasm and a multitude of new developments.

 

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High voltage, safer electrical power installations

High voltage, safer electrical power installations

 

IEC TC 99 recently issued a new version of a key electrical power publication, IEC 61936-1, Power installations exceeding 1 kV a.c. – Part 1: Common rules. The standard provides essential new safety and user information for people building or installing high-voltage power systems.

 

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Vacuuming – dust-free success in SC 59F

Vacuuming – dust-free success in SC 59F

 

We probably take vacuum cleaners for granted. An easy flick of a switch and dust mites, dirt and tumbleweeds of dog hair disappear into a handy container.

 

Floor care experts who comprise IEC SC 59F: Surface cleaning appliances; take dirt – and its removal by vacuum cleaners – quite seriously.

 

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