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Electrical & Electronic products | Monthly bulletin | November 2019

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Electrical and Electronic products

 

 

Europe

 

RoHS public consultation

 

On 13th September 2019, the European Commission opened a public consultation about Hazardous substances in electrical/electronic equipment – evaluation of restrictions.

 

The aim is to compile views on how the restriction of hazardous substances in electronic products works in practice.

 

Currently, the RoHS Directive restricts the use of ten substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2 ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

 

Click here for going to European public consultation.

 

New Draft and Commission staff working document for Ecodesign

 

The European Commission published the following drafts and Commission staff working documents pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (non-exhaustive):

 

Document number / Link

Drafts title

C/2019/2120 final

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… 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 (EC) No 643/2009

C/2019/2121 final

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… 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

C/2019/2122 final

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… 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) 642/2009

C/2019/2123 final

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… 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

C/2019/2124 final

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… 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

C/2019/2127 final

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… 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

 

Document number / Link

Commission staff working documents title

SWD/2019/0342 final

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) .../... 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 (EC) No 643/2009 and COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) .../... 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

SWD/2019/0358 final

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) .../... 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 and COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) .../... 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

 

New Draft for Energy labelling

 

The European Commission published the following drafts supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding to energy labelling (non-exhaustive):

 

Document number / Link

Drafts title

C/2019/1804 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... 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

C/2019/1806 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... 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

C/2019/1796 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... 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

C/2019/1807 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... 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

 

Regulatory proposals notified to European Commission

 

Below a summary table with some recent notifications to European Commission (non-exhaustive):

 

Country

Notification number / Link

Title

Germany

2019/477/D

SSB RU 013 - Interface specification for sound broadcasting transmitters in the long, medium and short-wave band; June 2019 edition

 

The purpose of the interface specification is to ensure that the radio spectrum is used effectively and the efficient use of the radio spectrum is supported in order to avoid harmful interference. The interface specification is prescribed pursuant to Directive 2014/53/EU

Poland

2019/486/PL

Draft Regulation of the Minister for Digital Affairs on technical and operational requirements for consumer instruments used for receiving digital radio broadcasts

 

The draft Regulation lays down the technical and operational requirements, the fulfilment of which is necessary for the DAB+ radio broadcast receivers, including car receivers, to correctly receive digital DAB+ radio broadcasts transmitted via wireless terrestrial systems or via cable over the III VHF band spectrum of 174-240 MHz in the Republic of Poland

 

Europe/International

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with 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 62561-2:2018/AC:2019-09

Lightning protection system components (LPSC) - Part 2: Requirements for conductors and earth electrodes

2019-09-20

 

CENELEC / CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (**)

Supersedes

EN IEC 63137-1:2019

Standard test radio-frequency connectors - Part 1: Generic specification - General requirements and test methods

20-09-2022

 

EN 50499:2019

Procedure for the assessment of the exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields

20-08-2022

EN 50499:2008

EN 55016-2-3:2017/A1:2019

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements

25-07-2022

 

EN 55016-2-3:2017/A1:2019

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements

25-07-2022

 

EN 60034-18-41:2014/A1:2019

Rotating electrical machines - Part 18-41: Partial discharge free electrical insulation systems (Type I) used in rotating electrical machines fed from voltage converters - Qualification and quality control tests

30-07-2022

 

EN 62228-2:2017

Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 2: LIN transceivers

23-09-2019

 

EN IEC 60601-2-28:2019

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-28: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray tube assemblies for medical diagnosis

07-08-2022

EN 60601-2-28:2010

EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments

 

 

EN IEC 61169-24:2019

Radio-frequency connectors - Part 24: Sectional specification - Radio frequency coaxial connectors with screw coupling, typically for use in 75 Ω cable networks (type F)

23-08-2022

EN 61169-24:2009

EN IEC 61238-1-1:2019

Compression and mechanical connectors for power cables - Part 1-1: Test methods and requirements for compression and mechanical connectors for power cables for rated voltages up to 1 kV (Um = 1,2 kV) tested on non-insulated conductors

19-07-2022

EN 61238-1:2003

EN IEC 61238-1-2:2019

Compression and mechanical connectors for power cables - Part 1-2: Test methods and requirements for insulation piercing connectors for power cables for rated voltages up to 1 kV (Um = 1,2 kV) tested on insulated conductors

19-07-2022

EN 61238-1:2003

EN IEC 61238-1-3:2019

Compression and mechanical connectors for power cables - Part 1-3: Test methods and requirements for compression and mechanical connectors for power cables for rated voltages above 1 kV (Um = 1,2 kV) up to 36 kV (Um = 42 kV) tested on non-insulated conductors

19-07-2022

EN 61238-1:2003

EN IEC 61238-1-3:2019/A11:2019

Compression and mechanical connectors for power cables - Part 1-3: Test methods and requirements for compression and mechanical connectors for power cables for rated voltages above 1 kV (Um = 1,2 kV) up to 36 kV (Um = 42 kV) tested on non-insulated conductors

19-07-2022

 

EN IEC 61810-10:2019

Electromechanical elementary relays - Part 10: Additional functional aspects and safety requirements for high-capacity relays

15-08-2022

 

EN IEC 63009:2019

Ultrasonics - Physiotherapy systems - Field specifications and methods of measurement in the frequency range 20 kHz to 500 kHz

15-08-2022

 

EN IEC 80601-2-49:2019

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-49: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of multifunction patient monitoring equipment

07-08-2022

EN 60601-2-49:2015

EN ISO 80601-2-79:2019

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-79: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of ventilatory support equipment for ventilatory impairment (ISO 80601-2-79:2018)

31-03-2020

EN ISO 10651-6:2009

EN ISO 80601-2-80:2019

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-80: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of ventilatory support equipment for ventilatory insufficiency (ISO 80601-2-80:2018)

31-03-2020

EN ISO 10651-6:2009

EN IEC 60934:2019

Circuit breakers for equipment (CBE)

20-09-2022

EN 60934:2001
EN 60934:2001/A1:2007
EN 60934:2001/A2:2013

 

ETSI Standards

Reference

Title

ETSI EN 301 908-3 V13.1.1 - 2019-09

IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 3: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Base Stations (BS)

ETSI EN 301 908-14 V13.1.1 - 2019-09

MT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 14: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Base Stations (BS)

ETSI EN 301 908-18 V13.1.1 - 2019-09

IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 18: E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS)

ETSI EN 303 446-1 V1.2.1 - 2019-10

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for combined and/or integrated radio and non-radio equipment; Part 1: Requirements for equipment intended to be used in residential, commercial and light industry locations

ETSI EN 303 446-2 V1.2.1 - 2019-10

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for combined and/or integrated radio and non-radio equipment; Part 2: Requirements for equipment intended to be used in industrial locations

 

International

 

Regulatory proposals notified to WTO

 

Below a summary table with some recent notifications to World Trade Organization (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number / Link

Country

Title

G/TBT/N/ARG/374

Argentina

Performance and energy efficiency labelling of dishwashers for household use

 

The notified text establishes the entry into force of the mandatory certification regime on the performance and energy efficiency labelling of household electrical products (SICyM Resolution No. 319/1999 and the amendments thereto), with regard to dishwashers for household use

G/TBT/N/ARG/373

Argentina

Performance and energy efficiency labelling of light-emitting diode (LED) lamps for general lighting services

 

The notified text establishes the entry into force of the mandatory certification regime on the performance and energy efficiency labelling of household electrical products (SICyM Resolution No. 319/1999 and the amendments thereto), with regard to LED lamps for general lighting services

G/TBT/N/ARG/376

Argentina

Draft Resolution on the performance and energy efficiency labelling of electric water circulation pumps for domestic use with a rated power of 0.18 kW to 5.5 kW

 

The notified text establishes the entry into force of the mandatory certification regime for the performance and energy efficiency labelling of household electrical products (SICyM Resolution No. 319/1999 and amendments thereto), with regard to electric water circulation pumps with a rated power of 0.18 kW to 5.5 kW

G/TBT/N/CHN/1356

China

National Standard of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Room Air Conditioners

 

This standard specifies the energy efficiency grade, energy efficiency limit value and test methods of room air conditioners. It is applicable to room air conditioner using air-cooled condenser and fully enclosed electric compressor, with rated refrigeration capacity not exceeding 14000W, and of climate type T1 as well as low ambient temperature air source heat pump hot air blower with nominal heating capacity not exceeding 14000W. It is not applicable to mobile air conditioners, multi-connected air conditioning units, air duct air supply air conditioners

G/TBT/N/CHN/1360

China

National Standard of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades of LED Flat Panel Luminaires

 

This standard specifies the energy efficiency grade, energy efficiency limit value and test methods of LED flat panel luminaires. This standard is applicable to LED flat panel luminaires for common lighting with LED as light source, with rated voltage 220V, frequency 50Hz, thickness not exceeding 85mm, including LED light source and its control devices. The thickness of external control device is not calculated in the thickness of lamps. This standard is not applicable to LED flat panel luminaires with energy-consuming non-illumination additional function, LED flat panel luminaires with dimming/coloring adjustment function, or LED flat panel luminaires with color, pattern or decoration on continuous luminous surface

G/TBT/N/JPN/633

Japan

Partial revision of Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Law etc.

G/TBT/N/CHE/239

Switzerland

Draft revision of the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on telecommunications installations (OOIT), 2 pages in French, German and Italian (to be amended)

 

  • Radio Interface Regulation (RIR): RIR0806-22, RIR0806-23, RIR0806-24, RIR1009-20 (new)
  • Radio Interface Regulation (RIR): RIR0201-70, RIR0302-01, RIR0302-02, RIR1008-39, RIR1012-08, RIR1023-01 (to be abrogated)
  • Radio Interface Regulation (RIR): RIR0201-72, RIR0301-03, RIR0510-04, RIR1008-02, RIR1008-05, RIR1008-07, RIR1008-20, RIR1008-22. RIR1008-31, RIR1008-33, RIR1008-34, RIR1008-35, RIR1008-38, RIR1008-40, RIR1023-02, RIR1023-03 (to be amended)

G/TBT/N/UKR/152

Ukraine

Draft of the Order of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine "On approval of the Technical regulation on the energy labelling of household combined washer-driers"

 

The Draft of the Technical Regulation establishes requirements for the energy labelling and the provision of supplementary product information for household combined washer-driers

G/TBT/N/UKR/153

Ukraine

Draft of the Order of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine "On approval of the Technical regulation on the energy labelling of professional refrigerated storage cabinets"

 

The Draft of the Technical Regulation establishes requirements for labelling and the provision of supplementary product information for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, including those sold for the refrigeration of foodstuffs and animal feed

G/TBT/N/UKR/154

Ukraine


Draft of the Order of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine "On approval of the Technical regulation on the energy labelling of space heaters, combination heaters, packages of space heater, temperature control and solar device and packages of combination heater, temperature control and solar device"

 

The Draft of the Technical Regulation establishes requirements for the energy labelling of space heaters and combination heaters with a rated heat output ≤ 70 kW, packages of space heater ≤ 70 kW, temperature control and solar device and packages of combination heaters ≤ 70 kW, temperature control and solar device

G/TBT/N/UKR/155

Ukraine

Draft of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On approval of the Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for space heaters and combination heaters"

 

The Draft of the Technical Regulation establishes ecodesign requirements for the placing on the market and/or putting into service of space heaters and combination heaters with a rated heat output ≤ 400 kW, including those integrated in packages of space heater, temperature control and solar device or packages of combination heater, temperature control and solar device

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent updates in legislations and proposals (non-exhaustive):

 

Date

Country

Update

August 2019

Canada

Radio Standards Specification published:

 

  • RSS-123, issue 4, Licensed wireless microphones
  • RSS-181, issue 2, which sets out the certification requirements for wireless microphones operating in specific frequency bands
  • RSP-100, issue 12, Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment

01-08-2019

Japan

Publication of revision about the Ministerial Ordinance which establishes technical standard of electrical appliances by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Product Safety Division

15-08-2019

US

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new version of its ENERGY STAR® Luminaires specification, Version 2.2

29-08-2019

Vietnam

The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications published the Official Letter 2902 / BTTTT-KHCN 2019 for Guiding on applying, implementing Circular No. 05/2019 / TT-BTTTT

03-09-2019

South Korea

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy published an amendment to the Regulation on Energy Efficiency Labelling and standards by adding a new product, clothes dryer

03-09-2019

South Korea

The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of South Korea updated Phase I procedures delineated in Annex I

17-09-2019

Mexico

Publication of Official Mexican STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018, Electronic Devices-Security requirements and test methods (cancels NOM-001-SCFI-1993)

26-09-2019

Taiwan

The revision of "Energy Conservation Labeling Program Requirements for Warm-hot Water Fountains Machines" (revision shall become effective from 1st, September 2019)

24-10-2019

New Zealand

The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) published information about Regulatory requirements for Energy efficiency in energy using products