Jeffrey D. Lind is president of Compliance West, USA and has contributed his 33 years of extensive electrical engineering expertise to help further the advancement and expansion of the Compliance West, USA brand. Jeff’s comprehensive understanding of the industry, ranging from sales and marketing to product development, has helped establish Compliance West as a driving force within the medical and industrial testing industries. Jeff launched his career in the electrical product safety industry working at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) from 1976-1982 doing project engineering and follow up services management. He then lent his skills to Atari™ as a product safety engineer for a year. Shortly after moving to San Diego in 1983 to work with Sega Gremlin™, Jeff decided to branch out on his own and launched Compliance West. As President, Jeff approves and implements all business management decisions, runs all financials and budgeting and oversees the engineering, customer service, and marketing departments. Compliance West USA prides itself on listening to its customers’ needs and finding solutions to the challenges they face. These one-on-one customer relationships have enabled the company to enhance its products and capabilities on a consistent basis. Currently the company is introducing RS-232/USB connectivity across its line of surge and hipot testers, and offering custom test solutions to labs and companies worldwide through its domestic and international distribution network. Compliance West, USA has become the most trusted name in hipot and surge testing equipment internationally for industries across the board, ranging from medical device manufacturing and telecom to computer technology and the solar energy market.Jeff received his Bachelors of Science in electronic engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1976. A former downhill bicycle racer, Jeff enjoys biking and camping with his 8 year old twin sons.
This article will define the test requirements, and discuss the methods used to obtain results. Limitations of the equipment used will also be discussed, so that lab personnel can be made aware and do their best to minimize tolerance errors.