3C Test Ltd

Silverstone Technology Park
Silverstone Circuit
NN12 8GX
United Kingdom

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3C Test Ltd is an independent UKAS accredited EMC test facility that provides equipment and in-situ testing services for customers worldwide. Operating our state-of-the-art test and measurement instrumentation is a team of experienced engineers who can provide comprehensive EMC testing solutions from pre-compliance preparation testing to full EMC compliance testing. Whether your market is automotive, rail, marine, medical, telecoms, IT, construction, defence, aerospace or agriculture, 3C Test Ltd are able to provide the solutions. Our facilities enable us to test virtually any subject, from power supplies, substations and switchgears to cranes, railway signals and robotic handling equipment.


3C Test Ltd holds the following accreditation/approvals to ensure customers of a reliable service:

  • UKAS Laboratory 1204
  • Ford Accredited AB & AC Specification
  • DTI Notified Body
  • AEMCLRP Accredited
  • VCA Technical Service for Whole Vehicle Testing
  • VCA Technical Service for 'e' marking
  • VCCI & FCC Listed
  • UKAS Approved for Off Road Vehicles
If you would like to find out more about 3C Test Ltd and the services that we provide, please visit our website or get in touch with the team on 01327 857500.

EMC Testing

3C Test Ltd are able to offer:

  • Radiated Immunity: 20Hz to 18GHz up to 600V/m (depending on frequency range and test method).
  • Test methods that include triplate, bulk current injection, stripline, electric and magnetic free field.
  • Radiated Emissions: 20Hz - 26.5GHz
  • Conducted Emissions: 20Hz - 120MHz
  • Transients: Configurable systems covering all pulses specified by ISO7637, Ford & GM.
  • ESD: Variable tips up to +/- 25kV, contact and air.
  • DC Electrical Performance testing using fully variable set-ups with function generators in tandem with DC-10kHz amplifiers of up to 5kW capability.

The quality of our testing services is of great importance to us, which is why we take great pride in our UKAS accreditation. This gives our customers confidence in the reliability of our testing methods and the integrity of our results. As well as UKAS accreditation to BS EN ISO 17025:2000, 3C Test Ltd also holds many other country and manufacturer specific accreditations.

EMC Consultancy & LVD

3C is pleased to offer a comprehensive EMC consultancy that covers a wide range of products. Our long track record of proven expertise in EMC design helps us advise our customers in their product development. Technology advances and evolving regulations mean that clients need to be able to refer to an expert consulting house early in the development cycle so as to bring new products to market quickly and efficiently. And we can also test products for compliance with the European Union’s Low Voltage Directive for certain products. Please see our website for details.

Environmental & Safety Testing

3C’s comprehensive environmental and safety testing services covers the needs of a number of sectors and industries. And the necessary environmental and safety testing can be carried out at our state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Northanths. Please see our website for details.

VCA 'e' Marking

3C is a UKAS-accredited VCA technical service for whole vehicle testing. The Department of Transport maintains its specialist technical VCA agency for automobiles and related technologies. 3C can performed unwitnessed automotive-type approval according to the latest Automotive EMC Directive 2006/28/EC for electrical sub assemblies. And we can provide all the information needed for assessment, documentation, testing, and other kinds of reporting. We also have a 10-metre semi-anechoic chamber (used for both emissions and immunity testing, reducing set-up times for various tests and therefore reducing costs) to accommodate large and heavy vehicles as well as standard passenger vehicles. Please see our website for details.

CE Marking / Radio Approvals

CE marking is a mark of safety, health and environmental protection, for products within the European Union. 3C offers extensive testing to meet CE marking directives. Our services include helping clients to identify the proper harmonised standards, carry out EMC testing according to automotive, commercial, military and marine directives, and advising on the content of technical documents. We also assist clients with approvals for radio systems under EU directives. Please see our website for details.

NPIA Conformance

3C offers testing to conform with the NPIA standard for auto motives and other equipment. Suppliers to the emergency services, police authorities, and fire and rescue services, can all benefit from out NPIA testing services. Car and motorcycle approval is central to our offering in this field. We test against NPIA test plans while offering a single point of contact, providing an EMC test certificate of approval, working with EMC engineers approved by the Home Office, as well as other services. We also have secure access control procedures and we offer comprehensive insurance cover for all vehicles securely stored on our premises. Please see our website for details.



Registration Number: 03261803
VAT Number: GB685 4466 91
Registered at Companies House:10 October, 1996 (25 years and 7 months ago)
No of Employees: n/a
Annual Turnover: n/a
Company Type:
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Opening Times

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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