Main Safety Standards

Standards

Main Safety Standards

Name IEC UL CSA VDE CCC
National Standards ANSI Standards CSA Standards VDE Standards Chinese National Standards: GB Standards
Country International United States Canada Germany China
Description Technical electric standards based on the most recent scientific technology.
Forms the basis for standards in other countries.
To prevent fires, standards are enforced for the sale of electric products in the USA by state and city.
Components must also be certified.
North American safety standards are applied and operated to prevent fire accidents, in the same way as in the USA. Standards are designed to prevent electric shock and fires, but are not legally enforced.
Enforcement is achieved through strict penalties.
Items for which certification is enforced are specified, and the import and sale of uncertified items in China is prohibited.
Certification Body   UL CSA VDE
TUV-Rh
CCC
Certification Mark