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Electrical & Electronic products | Monthly bulletin | January 2020

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Eurofins newsflash Electrical and Electronic products

 

Europe

 

Recent publications on electrical equipment, energy label and ecodesign by European Commission

 

The below table summarising recent publications by the Official Journal of the European Union relating to E&E:

 

Date

Reference

Title

27-11-2019

C/2019/8192

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 of 26 November 2019 on the harmonised standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits and drafted in support of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

05-12-2019

C/2019/1796

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2013 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electronic displays and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010

05-12-2019

C/2019/1804

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2014 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and Commission Directive 96/60/EC

05-12-2019

C/2019/1805

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2015 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of light sources and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 874/2012

05-12-2019

C/2019/1806

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2016 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010

05-12-2019

C/2019/1807

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2017 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010

05-12-2019

C/2019/1815

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

05-12-2019

C/2019/2120

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2019 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation

05-12-2019

C/2019/2121

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2020 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulations (EC) No 244/2009, (EC) No 245/2009 and (EU) No 1194/2012

05-12-2019

C/2019/2122

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for electronic displays pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2009

05-12-2019

C/2019/2123

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2022 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for household dishwashers pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 1016/2010

05-12-2019

C/2019/2124

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2023 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 1015/2010

05-12-2019

C/2019/2127

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2024 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

Regulatory updates

 

Please find below a table summarising recent regulatory proposals notified to the European Commission (Non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

2019/621/FIN

Finland

Draft Radio Frequency Regulation 4Z/2020 M of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency and associated radio frequency utilisation plan (frequency allocation table) for the frequency interval 8.3 kHz to 400 GHz, also including the radio interface specifications

2019/624/F

France

Digital terrestrial compatibility of radio receivers (Article 15(3) of the draft Act on audiovisual communication and cultural sovereignty in the digital age)

2019/623/F

France

UHD compatibility of television receivers (Article 15(1) of the draft Act on audiovisual communication and cultural sovereignty in the digital age)

 

Europe/International

 

Standards updates

 

Please see below a table summarising some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of availability: date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

 

(**) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

CENELEC / CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Availability (*)

Supersedes

EN IEC 60086-4:2019/AC:2019-11

Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries

2019-11-15

 

EN 61709:2017/AC:2019-11

Electric components - Reliability - Reference conditions for failure rates and stress models for conversion

2019-11-15

 

EN IEC 62040-1:2019/AC:2019-11

Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirements

2019-11-15

 

CENELEC / CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (**)

Supersedes

EN ISO 12759-4:2019

Fans - Efficiency classification for fans - Part 4: Driven fans at maximum operating speed (ISO 12759-4:2019)

31-05-2020

EN ISO 12759:2015

EN 50411-3-3:2019

Fibre management systems and protective housings to be used in optical fibre communication systems - Product specifications - Part 3-3: Singlemode optical fibre fusion splice protectors

30-09-2020

EN 50411-3-3:2011

EN 50632-2-6:2015/A1:2019

Electric motor-operated tools - Dust measurement procedure - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for hammers

21-10-2021

 

EN 60068-2-64:2008/A1:2019

Environmental testing - Part 2-64: Tests - Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance

13-11-2022

 

EN 60335-2-4:2010/A2:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for spin extractors

08-11-2022

 

EN 60335-2-5:2015/A11:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for dishwashers

06-12-2022

 

EN 60335-2-52:2003/A12:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-52: Particular requirements for oral hygiene appliances

22-11-2022

 

EN 60644:2009/A1:2019

Specification for high-voltage fuse-links for motor circuit applications

28-10-2022

 

EN 60851-5:2008/A2:2019

Winding wires - Test methods - Part 5: Electrical properties

25-10-2022

 

EN IEC 60118-9:2019

Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 9: Methods of measurement of the performance characteristics of bone conduction hearing aids

21-10-2022

 

EN IEC 60335-2-111:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-111: Particular requirements for electric ondol mattress with a non-flexible heated part

08-11-2022

 

EN IEC 60384-16:2019

Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 16: Sectional specification - Fixed metallized polypropylene film dielectric DC capacitors

21-10-2022

EN 60384-16:2005

EN IEC 60565-2:2019

Underwater acoustics - Hydrophones - Calibration of hydrophones - Part 2: Procedures for low frequency pressure calibration

24-10-2022

 

EN IEC 60794-1-23:2019

Optical fibre cables - Part 1-23: Generic specification - Basic optical cable test procedures - Cable element test methods

13-11-2022

EN 60794-1-23:2012

EN IEC 60917-1:2019

Modular order for the development of mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment practices - Part 1: Generic standard

18-10-2022

 

EN IEC 60974-3:2019

Arc welding equipment - Part 3: Arc striking and stabilizing devices

08-11-2022

 

EN IEC 60974-7:2019

Arc welding equipment - Part 7: Torches

08-11-2022

EN 60974-7:2013

EN IEC 61076-3-123:2019

Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Product requirements - Part 3-123: Rectangular connectors - Detail specification for hybrid connectors for industrial environments, for power supply and fibre optic data transmission, with push-pull locking

18-10-2022

 

EN IEC 61300-3-21:2019

Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-21: Examinations and measurements - Switching time

25-10-2020

EN 61300-3-21:2015

EN IEC 62025-2:2019

High frequency inductive components - Non-electrical characteristics and measuring methods - Part 2: Test methods for non-electrical characteristics

25-10-2022

EN 62025-2:2005

EN IEC 62209-3:2019

Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Part 3: Vector measurement-based systems (Frequency range of 600 MHz to 6 GHz)

29-10-2022

 

EN IEC 62275:2019

Cable management systems - Cable ties for electrical installations

29-11-2022

EN 62275:2015

EN IEC 62343-2-1:2019

Dynamic modules - Part 2-1: Reliability qualification - Test template

21-10-2022

EN 62343-2:2014

EN IEC 62680-1-5:2019

Universal serial bus interfaces for data and power - Part 1-5: Common components - USB Audio 3.0 device class definition

24-10-2022

 

EN IEC 62680-1-6:2019

Universal serial bus interfaces for data and power - Part 1-6: Common components - USB Audio 3.0 device class definition basic functions

24-10-2022

 

EN IEC 62680-1-7:2019

Universal serial bus interfaces for data and power - Part 1-7: Common components - USB Audio 3.0 device class definition data formats

24-10-2022

 

EN IEC 62680-1-8:2019

Universal serial bus interfaces for data and power - Part 1-8: Common components - USB Audio 3.0 device class definition terminal types

24-10-2022

 

EN IEC 62858:2019

Lightning density based on lightning location systems (LLS) - General principles

13-11-2022

EN 62858:2015

EN IEC 63013:2019

LED packages - Long-term luminous and radiant flux maintenance projection

29-11-2022

 

EN IEC 63136:2019

Electric dishwashers for commercial use - Test methods for measuring the performance

24-10-2022

EN 50593:2017

EN ISO 22041:2019/A1:2019

Refrigerated storage cabinets and counters for professional use - Performance and energy consumption (ISO 22041:2019)

31-05-2020

 

 

ETSI Standards

Reference

Title

ETSI EN 301 489-1 V2.2.3 - 2019-11

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements; Harmonised Standard for ElectroMagnetic Compatibility

ETSI EN 301 908-13 V13.1.1 - 2019-11

IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)

ETSI TR 102 137 V1.3.1 - 2019-11

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Use of radio frequency spectrum by equipment meeting ETSI standards

ETSI TR 103 265 V1.4.1 - 2019-12

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Definition of radio parameters

ETSI TR 103 581 V1.1.1 - 2019-11

Use of measurement detectors in radio measurement methods

 

IEC Standards

Reference

Title

Publication date

CISPR 15:2018/ISH1:2019, Ed. 9.0 - 11/14/2019

Interpretation Sheet 1 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment

2019-11-14

IEC 60519-1:2019, Ed. 6.0 - 11/22/2019

Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Part 1: General requirements

2019-11-22

IEC 60601-2-22:2019, Ed. 4.0 - 11/20/2019

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical, cosmetic, therapeutic and diagnostic laser equipment

2019-11-20

IEC 60825:2020 SER , Ed. 1.0 -2020/01/06

Safety of laser products - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 61000-4-36:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 11/22/2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-36: Testing and measurement techniques - IEMI immunity test methods for equipment and systems

2019-11-22

IEC 61123:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 11/22/2019

Reliability testing - Compliance test plans for success ratio

2019-11-22

IEC 63078:2019, Ed. 1.0 - 11/22/2019

Installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Test methods for induction through-heating installations

2019-11-22

 

International

 

Regulatory proposals notified to WTO

 

Please see below a table summarising some recent notifications to the World Trade Organization (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number / Link

Country

Title

G/TBT/N/CHL/504

Chile

Preliminary technical report for the updating of the minimum energy efficiency standard for indoor lighting products

G/TBT/N/IND/112

India

Domestic Pressure Cooker (Quality Control) Order, 2019

 

The aim is to get higher level of quality, reliability, consistency, protection of environment and health safety of consumers

 

Regulatory updates

 

Please see below a table summarising some recent updates to legislation and proposals (non-exhaustive):

 

Date

Country

Update

04-0-2019

Vietnam

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published a new Circular 10/2019 / TT-BTTTT - National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for terminals and auxiliary equipment in mobile communication systems which includes the National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for terminals and auxiliary equipment in mobile communication systems (QCVN 86: 2019 / BTTTT)

 

This Circular will take effect 1st July 2020

 

(in language Vietnamese only)

16-10-2019

Iceland

Publication of Regulation on Wireless Telecommunications Equipment

 

(in Icelandic language only)

21-10-2019

Korea

The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standard (KATS) published the notice 2019-0309 Notice of enactment of safety standards for electrical appliances (KC 62619 Industrial Lithium Secondary Battery Safety)

 

The main point is the compliance with international standard IEC 62619 as domestic safety standard

 

(in Korean language only)

22-10-2019

US

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy published a notice on Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts in which they consider that energy conservation standards for fluorescent lamp ballasts do not need to be amended and request comments about this notice of proposed determination (NOPD)

30-10-2019

Korea

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) published the notice 2019-175. It is an amendment to the Regulation on Energy Efficiency Labeling and Standards

 

The energy efficiency label must appear the following information:

 

  • Manufacturer name and country of manufacture
  • Model name
  • Manufacturing number
  • Year and month of manufacture
  • Rated output
  • Rated voltage and current
  • Rated frequency
  • Rated speed or number of poles
  • Rated efficiency and efficiency class (IE code)

(in Korean language only)

30-10-2019

US

Federal Trade Commission published the amendment on Energy Labeling Rule

 

It is effective from 29th November 2019

01-11-2019

Hong Kong

Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) have published two new regulations for certification of 5G devices:

 

08-11-2019

South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa published the notice 600 which indicates the final international mobile telecommunications (IMT) Roadmap 2019

 

It concludes a process designed to align Africa's wireless regulatory framework with international trends and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

12-11-2019

Thailand

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published the new standard NBTC TS 1035-2562 Radiocommunication equipment using 2.4GHz and/or 5GHz and the notification on the use of short-range devices in the 5GHz range

 

(in Thai language only)

14-11-2019

India

Bureau of Indian Standards published a document with the following information:

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Changeover Guidelines for Implementation of revised Standards of Batteries / Cells i.e. IS 16046 (Part 1) : 2018/IEC 62133-1:2017 - for Nickel Systems and IS 16046 (Part 2) : 2018/ IEC 62133-2:2017 - for Lithium Systems

29-11-2019

Mexico

Public consultation on the "Proposed Draft Guidelines for the Homologation of products, equipment, devices or devices telecommunications or broadcasting devices"

 

It is opened until 27th January 2020

 

For more information here

 

(in Spanish language only)

 

Upcoming dates of application

 

As a reminder, below is a summary of the legislation that will come into force within the next six months and which will require application:

 

  • Legislations:

    Manufacturers and importers should carefully consider these upcoming dates of application and confirm that their products will comply with the following restrictions:
    • Europe: Directive 2012/19/EU - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

      Brief description:

      • On February 19, 2019 the European Commission adopted implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/290 which aims to harmonize the practices applied by Member States for the registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic equipment under Directive 2012/19/EU. The format for registration and reporting should be used by all producers. For further details, please refer to Annex I and II of Regulation (EU) 2019/290.

        It will apply from 1st January 2020.