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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Europe

 

Regulatory Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent European regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization:
 

Notification number

Date

Title

G/TBT/N/EU/603

04.10.2018

Draft Commission Regulation 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.

G/TBT/N/EU/604

04.10.2018

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

G/TBT/N/EU/605

05.10.2018

Draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for external power supplies pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009.

G/TBT/N/EU/606

08.10.2018

Draft Commission Regulation 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.

G/TBT/N/EU/607

08.10.2018

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

G/TBT/N/EU/609

09.10.2018

Draft Commission Regulation 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 (and its accompanying annexes).

G/TBT/N/EU/610

09.10.2018

Draft Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards energy labelling of electronic displays and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010 (and its accompanying annexes).

G/TBT/N/EU/611

15.10.2018

Draft Commission Regulation 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 (and its accompanying annexes).

G/TBT/N/EU/612

15.10.2018

Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards energy labelling of household dishwashers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010 (and its accompanying annexes).

 

Europe

 

Regulatory Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to European Commission from different Member States:
 

Notification number

Countries

Title

2018/498/D

Germany

SSB LA 041 - Interface specification for CB radio equipment in the 26 560 – 27 410 kHz frequency band; June 2018 edition.

2018/499/D

Germany

SSB OR-N 020 - Interface specification for radar systems on vessels for navigation on inland waterways; July 2018 edition.

2018/500/D

Germany

SSB SE 027 - Interface specification for Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) on-board vessels communications systems and equipment (in the maritime mobile service only); June 2018 edition.

2018/476/FIN

Finland

Draft Radio Frequency Regulation 4Y/2018 M of the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and the associated radio frequency utilisation plan (frequency allocation table) for the frequency interval 8.3 kHz - 400 GHz, also including the radio interface specifications.

2018/509/FIN

Finland

Draft Radio Frequency Regulation 4Y/2018 M of the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and the associated radio frequency utilisation plan (frequency allocation table) for the frequency interval 8.3 kHz - 400 GHz, also including the radio interface specifications.

2018/523/HU

Hungary

National Media and Infocommunications Authority Decree amending National Media and Infocommunications Authority Decree No 7/2015 of 13 November 2015 on national frequency allocation and the rules of use for frequency bands.

 

Thailand

 

Electrical Electronics

New mandatory standards for some electrical products

On 16th August 2018,  the Thai Authorities published new mandatory standards for the following electrical products:

Product

Standard

Main points

AC Fan

TIS 934-2558

Safety features 

Dryer

TIS 1389-2559

Safety features 

Grill, grill and similar movable crockery

TIS 1641-2552

Safety features

Ballast for Fluorescent Lamps

TIS 2337-2557

Energy Efficiency Requirement 

 
Click here for getting the official publication in TISI website (in Thai)

 

China

 

New SRRC’s requirements for radio equipment

On 15th October 2018, the changes of requirements for radio equipment subject to type approval entered into force.  This notice was published on 30th September by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT). The main changes in the testing requirements and procedures are:

  • SRRC testing fees have been removed
  • SRRC certification and testing shall be done at an approved test local laboratory


Click here for getting the official publication from MIIT website.

 

US

 

Electrical Electronics

New FCC SDoC Procedure

On  3rd November 2018 , the FCC 17-93 in the Federal Register became mandatory.  The SDoC (Suppliers Declaration of Conformity) method combines and replaces the previous “Verification” and “Declaration of Conformity” methods. RF devices subject to SDoC procedures include for example:

  • TV Broadcast Receivers
  • FM Broadcast Receivers     
  • Cable system terminal device
  • Stand-alone Cable input selector switch
  • Class B personal computers and peripherals
  • Class A digital devices, peripherals & external switching power supplies
Click here for more information at the Federal Communications Commission website.

 

International

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization:
 

Notification number

Country

Title

G/TBT/N/CHL/456

Chile

PE No. 3/10 2018:  Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products.
The notified protocol establishes the certification procedure for adapters for plugs, in accordance with the scope and field of application of IEC 60884-2-5:2017:05.

G/TBT/N/ARG/341

Argentina

"Etiquetado de Eficiencia Energética para lámparas de iluminación general: halógenas y fluorescentes" (Energy efficiency labelling for lamps for general lighting services: Halogen and fluorescent lamps).

G/TBT/N/EU/594

Europe

Draft Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 548/2014 of 21 May 2014 on implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to small, medium and large power transformers.

G/TBT/N/KOR/787

Korea

Draft amendment of Technical Regulation for Electromagnetic Compatibility.

G/TBT/N/TPKM/338

Taiwan

Amendment to the Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Inspection for Self-ballasted LED Lamps.

 

Europe/International

Standards updates

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

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

Lighting

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN IEC 62442-1:2018

Energy performance of lamp controlgear - Part 1: Controlgear for fluorescent lamps - Method of measurement to determine the total input power of controlgear circuits and the efficiency of the controlgear.

2021-09-28

EN 62442-1: 2011 
EN 62442-1: 2011 / A11: 2017 
EN 62442-1: 2011 / AC: 2012

EN IEC 62442-2:2018

Energy performance of lamp controlgear - Part 2: Controlgear for high intensity discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Method of measurement to determine the efficiency of controlgear.

2021-08-10

EN 62442-2:2014
EN 62442-2:2014/A11:2017

EN IEC 60238:2018

Edison screw lampholders.

2021-03-23

EN 60238:2004
EN 60238:2004/A1:2008
EN 60238:2004/A2:2011
EN 60238:2004/corrigendum Jan. 2005

EN IEC 60238:2018/A1:2018

Edison screw lampholders.

2021-08-10

 

EN 60598-1:2015/A1:2018

Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests.

2021-02-23

 

EN 60598-2-4:2018

Luminaires - Part 2: Particular requirements - Section 4: Portable general purpose luminaires.

2021-03-30

EN 60598-2-4:1997
EN 60598-2-7:1989
EN 60598-2-7:1989/A11:1994
EN 60598-2-7:1989/A12:1995
EN 60598-2-7:1989/A13:1997
EN 60598-2-7:1989/A2:1996
EN 60598-2-7:1989/A2:1996/corrigendum Jan. 1999

EN IEC 60598-2-17:2018

Luminaires - Part 2-17: Particular requirements - Luminaires for stage lighting, television and film studios (outdoor and indoor).

2021-03-23

EN 60598-2-17:1989
EN 60598-2-17:1989/A2:1991

EN 60669-1:2018

Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements.

2021-02-13

EN 60669-1:1999
EN 60669-1:1999/A1:2002
EN 60669-1:1999/A2:2008
EN 60669-1:1999/IS1:2009

Household and similar electric appliances

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN 60335-2-15:2016/A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids.

2021-09-28

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EN 60335-2-28:2003/A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-28: Particular requirements for sewing machines.

2021-09-28

-

EN 60335-2-29:2004/A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-29: Particular requirements for battery chargers.

2021-10-05

-

EN 60705:2015/A2:2018

Household microwave ovens - Methods for measuring performance.

2021-07-04

-

EMC

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN IEC 61204-3:2018

Low-voltage switch mode power supplies - Part 3: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

2021-07-09

EN 61204-3:2000

IEC

Reference

Title

Publication date

IEC 61010-2-051:2018

Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-051: Particular requirements for laboratory equipment for mixing and stirring.

2018-10-05

IEC 62368-1:2018

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements.

2018-10-04

IEC 60364-7-722:2018

Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 7-722: Requirements for special installations or locations - Supplies for electric vehicles.

2018-09-21

ETSI

Reference

Title

EN 302 454 V2.2.1

Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 1 668,4 MHz to 1 690 MHz frequency range; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum.

EN 302 617 V2.3.1 

Ground-based UHF radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the UHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum.

EN 303 520 V1.1.1 

Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the band 430 MHz to 440 MHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum.

TS 136 521-1 V15.2.0

Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 1: Conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.521-1 version 15.2.0 Release 15).

TR 102 457 V2.1.0

Fixed Radio Systems; Evaluation of the ElectroMagnetic Field (EMF) radiated by Line-of-Sight (LoS) fixed radio stations using parabolic dish directional antennas.

TS 136 113 V15.2.0

Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 15.2.0 Release 15).

EN 300 698 V2.3.0

Radio telephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands used on inland waterways; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum and for features for emergency service.

Others

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN IEC 61204-7:2018

Low-voltage switch mode power supplies - Part 7: Safety requirements.

2021-03-16

EN 61204-7:2006
EN 61204-7:2006/A11:2009

EN IEC 63044-3:2018 

Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) - Part 3: Electrical safety requirements.

2021-01-19

EN 50491-3:2009

EN IEC 62477-2:2018

Safety requirements for power electronic converter systems and equipment - Part 2: Power electronic converters from 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC up to 36 kV AC or 54 kV DC.

2021-07-26

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