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RCM Certification

1  Basic Information
Australia Electrical product testing certification
Australia and New Zealand is introducing RCM signs, electrical products to achieve a unified identity, the logo are trademarks of Australia and New Zealand regulatory agencies have, indicates compliance with safety and EMC requirements, non-mandatory.
2  RCM certification applies Country
Country name
Australia, Nauru and Fiji Solomon Islands, Kiribati
Federated States of Micronesia Marshall Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, New Zealand
3 RCM Certification Application Process
Australia RCM certification process
1. The third party laboratory evaluation of products, identified by the test standard implementation;
2. Test as noncompliant items, laboratory product will be corrective and meet Australian standards to meet the requirements;
3. Test by test reports issued;
4. submit test reports to the Australian issuing agency document review;
5. Australia approved, RCM issued a certificate;
6. Customers can voluntarily or by the Laboratory of Australia website registration;
4  Australia RCM Certification Considerations
When you need to add the unity 1. Products RCM logo, note that this requirement is April 19, 2013 announcement of Australia
2-line adapters do RCM safety certification, the plugs do random testing
3. The lamp categories of products: such as T8 LED lamps, fluorescent tubes because the user can directly replace safety risk, assess the need to send samples to Australia
4. Different issuing bodies time will vary
5  Australia RCM Certification Support Services
1. The new RCM's application
2. Certificate Update
3. The certificate of technical corrections
Administrative modifications 4. Certificate
5. Transfer to another certificate holder
6. The certificate within the validity period be extended
7. Additional print certificate industry
RCM = Safety + EMC + Importer Declaration
1. Safety (product safety certification):
Product safety certification consists of two parts: the electrical control products are divided into categories of electrical (Prescribed Product) and non-regulated products (Non-prescribed product).
1). Control categories of electrical products according to AS / NZS4417.2 division, including electric equipment, refrigeration equipment, electric tools, spare parts and so on. Three of issuing units in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, the most active in the accreditation process. Control class must be made mandatory by the electrical control department issued with a certificate (Certificate of Approval), and provides identification (must be marked with the certificate number) . The first letter of this certificate to display the certificate issued by state or region. Such as:
(1) Q04051 (Queensland Queensland) --- Q Number
(2) W2015 (Western Australia Western Australia) --- W Number
(3) V03101 (Victoria Victoria) --- ESV Certificate V Number
(4) NSW18099 (New South Wales New South Wales) --- DOFT Certificate NSW Number
2). Non-regulated type collector may sell directly without authentication, but manufacturers must ensure electrical safety products meet Australian Standard AS / NZS3820: 1998 (Essential Safety Requirements for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment); control department will be required to meet standards issued by the conformity of products The certificate (Certificate of Suitability) obtain a certificate of conformity of electrical products can be marked with a certificate number, certificate last letters show the certificate issued by state or region, such as:
(1) CS / 431 / Q (Queensland)
(2) CS / 108 / NSW (New South Wales)
2 EMC (electromagnetic compatibility)
Australia EMC Compliance Program is based on 1992 Radio Communications Act (Radio Communications ACT 1992) formulated products covers a wide range, including motor drive and heating of electrical products, power tools and similar products, lamps and similar equipment, television receivers and audio equipment, information technology products, industrial scientific and medical equipment, engine ignition and welding equipment. The program produces the degree of risk of electromagnetic interference depending on the product, the product is divided into three categories, and the second and third categories of products must be accompanied by C-Tick mark. But no matter which of the categories of products, must comply with the relevant EMC standards.
A class of products: the use of the radio spectrum device only slightly affected product, such as a manual switch, a simple relay, brushless squirrel-cage induction motors, AC / power transformers, resistors and the like. When the production and sale of such products may voluntarily apply for C-Tick mark.
Two types of products: a greater impact on the use of radio spectrum device products, such as a microprocessor or even a digital clock device, a rectifier or slip ring motors, welding equipment, switching power supply, brightness adjustment and motor speed controller, the information technology (CISPR 22) Class of telecommunications terminal equipment (since November 7, 2003 from the third class to second class).
Three types of products: There are serious implications for the use of the radio spectrum device products, such as industrial, scientific and medical equipment group 2 (CISPR11).
Matters related to the application of RCM
(1) If the product has CB and national differences, you can go directly to turn Safety Certificate. Coupled with EMC portion so that the agent can help out the declaration. The products can be sold to Australia and marked RCM Mark.
(2) Safety Certificate: When applying safety section, if the product is a direct plug in, you need to do for this product AU Plug Test (Test Standard: AS / NZS 3112: 2004), if the product is Desktop, you do not need to do this test .
(3) EMC Report --- That may be a C-Tick Report (Test Standard: AS / NZS CISPR 22: 2002), may also be CE EMC Report.
Under RCM (SAA) issuing units rank
CB members of laboratory tests, the test report states accepting certification body for a certificate. Are eligible to accept applications for accreditation bodies have seven (including New Zealand):
1) DepartmentofFairTrading, NewSouthWales (NSW)
2) DepartmentofMinesandEnergy, Queensland
3) TheOfficeoftheChiefElectricalInspector, Victoria
4) OfficeofEnergy Policy, SouthAustralia
5) OfficeofEnergy, WesternAustralia
6) OfficeofElectricity, StandardsandSafety, Tasmania
7) Ministryof Commerce, NewZealand
6  Australia New certification requirements RCM certification
1. The new law will officially implemented on March 1.
2.SAA certification and C-Tick certification speak phased out and replaced RCM certification, the certification covers safety and EMC (C-TIck may still apply to a number of low-power wireless products).
3. All electronic products, will be divided into three categories: High, medium, low Risk. We do not have detailed information on Dividing Range, in general, the battery voltage is below 12V drive and the product is a low-risk, 240V standard voltage products for medium-risk, high-voltage products for high-risk. Buffer of low risk products is six months, the high-risk products grace period of 3 years (which is the recommended deadline associations of Australia, but the government has yet to act on the specific final confirmation).
4.RCM certification can only be filed by a local company in Australia, the company must apply to the Australian government for a number RCM. Chinese manufacturers and exporters can use their own name to apply IEC or AS / NZS report, but the report must be handed over to the Australian importers to apply for RCM. Application for registration fee is 75 Australian dollars per year per product trademark (For example, an Australian company has two trademarks: A and B, he imported a batch of the same product from China, half marked a trademark of A, a marked Trademark B, that means you must pay 150 Australian dollars per year registration fee).
5. According to the opinion of the experts, as importers will bear the risk of substandard quality (responsible party), and Africa and Australia the company was unable to apply for certification directly RCM. The estimated size of a little more Australian company, will change in order to reduce costs, the costs borne by the Chinese manufacturer produce reports and SAA application practices. They will tend to have a certain ability and prestige designated laboratories, insurance reports and test data, and then from them to apply for certification in Australia RCM.
6. In theory, the Australian laboratory can also help a company as the applicant obtained RCM certification. But according to the opinion of the experts, due to the large responsibility from the law, it estimated that most Australian laboratory will not take the initiative to take the risk, even if to do the associated costs may be higher.