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About Us

Our Story

After graduating with her electrical engineering degree from the University of Maryland in 1989, Wendy Fuster, the President of F2 Labs, wasn’t initially seeking to start an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and safety testing lab. “When I graduated, I joined my husband Oscar’s computer manufacturing firm. Soon after joining, the firm shifted from being a reseller to a self-branded systems integrator. The transition demanded numerous new regulatory approvals, which became my responsibility but with which I had no experience.”
What followed was a frustrating and time-consuming effort to find a testing lab to help Wendy with the regulatory approval process, which was crucial in order to get their product to market. Ultimately, Wendy found that the labs she consulted with took too long to provide quotes and complete their work, and moreover, provided little to no guidance as to how the process worked, how to prepare, or how to respond to challenges that arose. In discussing the issues she’d encountered with Oscar, her husband challenged Wendy to up-end the status quo by setting up her own in-house testing site. When Oscar’s firm went public in 1998, Oscar and Wendy retained the laboratory and founded F2 Labs, which now caters to the compliance testing needs of numerous equipment manufacturers domestically and globally.

Our Services & Accreditation

An internationally accredited regulatory laboratory by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 standards with more than 25 years of experience in performing EMC and Safety evaluations, F2 emphasizes efficient testing operations, exceptional customer service, and quality testing focused on attention to detail. “F2’s vision is to maintain a customer-driven culture. We go out of our way to assist our clients through the entire process, from the very first consultation with our sales team, to delivery of a final report to the client and beyond.”

Our List of Services:

AIM 7351731
ATEX Directive
AU / NZ RCM Mark
Canadian Certification (CSA)
FDA 510 K
Ingress Protection (IP)
ISED (Industry Canada)
Low Voltage Directive
Machinery Directive
MDD (Medical Device Directive)
Radio Directive
U.S. Certification (UL)
Wireless certifications
And Others!

Our Labs

EMC/EMI Testing Labs: F2 has fully accredited state-of-the-art EMC/EMI testing facilities including a 10-meter anechoic chamber, a 3-meter anechoic chamber, a 10-meter Open Area Test Site, shield/screen rooms, a multitude of EMC equipment for the performance of emissions and immunity testing, and radio/wireless testing equipment. Additionally, we perform specialized, hard-to-find testing such as AIM, Coexistence, and specialized Firefighter gear testing approved through NIST.

Safety Testing Lab: F2 has fully accredited state-of-the-art safety testing facilities designed and set up for the testing and evaluation of electrical and mechanical products for certification approvals in the North American, European, and International markets. This includes electrical and mechanical safety, environmental testing, enclosure water, and dust evaluation, and others.

Industries Served

F2 Labs has more than 25 years of experience in testing and certifying products from a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Consumer products;
  • Medical;
  • Laboratory Equipment;
  • Wireless Devices;
  • Bluetooth;
  • Batteries and Chargers;
  • Automotive;
  • Truck, Construction and Agricultural/Farming Equipment;
  • Food & Beverage Processing and Packaging Equipment;
  • Aerospace;
  • Lighting & Electrical Signs;
  • IT Equipment;
  • Household Appliances;
  • Industrial Machinery;
  • Toys;
  • Hazardous Location;
  • Enclosures;
  • Test and Measurement;
  • And more!

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