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Sharing Upcoming PSES Meeting

Monday, March 20th, 2017


Chairman – Homi Ahmadi
Vice Chairman – Charlie Bayhi
Secretary – Tom Ha
Treasurer – Paul Herrick
Program Chair –


See our website (http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/ocs/pses/) for Agenda,  and map of location
RSVP by 5PM, March 27, 2017

(Open to all – you do not need to be a member of IEEE)
+ FREE FOOD!!!!!

(Provided by Northwest EMC)
Tuesday, March 28 @ 6 PM


Northwest EMC

41 Tesla

Irvine, CA 92618

PRESENTER – Jeffrey D. Lind is President of Compliance West USA

Jeffrey D. Lind is President of Compliance West USA, a manufacturer of product safety testers since 1997.


Lind launched is 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™, Lind decided to branch out on his own and launched Compliance West.


Originally a consulting company that helped companies secure product safety approvals, Compliance West evolved into the business of building and selling the test equipment after selling the consulting portion of the business to Nemko. Soon, the company branched out into Surge Test Equipment, offering testers for EN60950, the international Data Processing safety standard; and growth into the medical industry followed with the release of the popular Defib-5 defib-proof tester. Contributions from industry have improved the testers over the years, and Compliance West has updated equipment to follow industry requirements.


Lind received his Bachelors of Science in electronic engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1976. A former downhill bicycle racer, Lind enjoys biking and and camping with his 13–year old twin sons.


PRESENTATION – “Capacitive Discharge Testing”

–        Abstract:

–        Discuss Background of test

–        History of how it has been conducted

–        “Unplug and hope”

–        Discussion of accuracy of test: scopes vs. DSH 251e vs. capacitor discharge test measurement on scope Discussion of automated methods Show interesting results

–        Power on vs. standby

–        Switching power supply :not disconnecting at peak”

–        Difference between hot-ground and neutral-ground results

–        Need to conduct the test ten times to get proper results even when always disconnecting at the peak.

Complimentary seminar hosted by Element Materials Technology and the Orange County EMC Chapter

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Get the Latest on RED and CE Marking Directives + an Update on 60601-1-2 4th ed.

Join Element and your local OC EMC Chapter for a complimentary half-day seminar!

Seminar will address:

  • Major changes with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
  • CE Marking Directives
  • An update on 60601-1-2 4th edition

​We will also provide an introduction to our latest service offering, Product Safety testing.

With the imminent deadline for RED fast approaching, this seminar will cover the most important legislative changes in Radio, CE Marking and Safety testing, discussing best approaches to compliance.

The seminar will feature Element’s engaged experts from Element UK, and Greg Kiemel from Element US.

For more information and to register for this event, please click on the following link:



Sharing Local Event – EMCmini

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

There is a one-day EMC “Mini-Symposium” planned for the LA/Irvine area – It is scheduled for Sept 22nd. Lunch and a cocktail hour are included. Four professional EMC speakers are on the agenda including a closing “Ask the Experts” round-table type session.

For this EMCmini Event Series, you will learn simplified key principals that will help you guide your company and your team to achieve EMC product compliance, and fix EMC problems minimizing project cost and schedule impact.

The four speakers each have a minimum of 35 years experience from multiple industries. Each are highly knowledgeable and respected within the EMC engineering community. They will teach you about relevant standards and regulations as well as a review of the basics of product testing for EMC compliance.

You will also learn about basic EMC theory without a focus on complex math.

The exhibitors provide as vast array of solutions for shielding materials, test equipment, EMC chambers, diagnostic tools, EMC simulations, etc.

For further details and to register, please visit: http://emcmini.us/