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Electrical & Electronic products | Monthly bulletin | October 2019

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Monday, October 7, 2019

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Europe

 

New Draft Amendments for RoHS

 

The European Commission published the following notifications to World Trade Organization about RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number / Link

Country

Title

G/TBT/N/EU/678

Europe

Draft Commission Delegated Directive amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead as a thermal stabiliser in polyvinyl chloride used in certain in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for the analysis of blood and other body fluids and body gases

G/TBT/N/EU/679

Europe

Draft Commission Delegated Directive amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for the use of cadmium and lead in plastic profiles in electrical and electronic windows and doors containing recovered polyvinyl chloride

 

Germany

 

Update of AfPS PAH Guide

 

Recently, the German Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) published the new Updated AfPS Guide (AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK) for testing and evaluation of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic hydrocarbons) under GS Mark.

 

The main changes compared to the current still valid AfPS GS 2014:01PAK, are the following:

 

  • The scope of categories 1, 2a and 3a has been extended to "use by children"
  • The list of PAHs has been shortened from 18 to 15 PAHs. Acenaphthylene (CAS No. 208-96-8). Acenaphthene (CAS No. 83-32-9), and fluorene (CAS No. 86-73-7) have been removed from the substance list
  • The term "Gefährdungsbeurteilung (risk / hazard assessment)" has been replaced by the term" Risikobeurteilung (risk assessment)"

 

When the GS mark is awarded, this new version must be applied from 1 July 2020 (including current procedures completed after 1 July 2020).

 

Existing GS mark certificates remain valid.

 

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/CAN/597

Canada

Consultation of RSS-310, Issue 5

 

Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category II Equipment, sets out standard requirements for licence-exempt radio apparatus used for radiocommunication (other than broadcasting) that are exempt from certification

G/TBT/N/CAN/599

Canada

Notice No. SMSE-007-19 — Release of:

 

  • RSS-123, Issue 4, Licensed Wireless Microphones sets out the certification requirements for wireless microphones
  • RSS-181, Issue 2, Coast and Ship Station Equipment operating in the Maritime Service in the Frequency Range 1 605-28 000 kHz sets out certification requirements for equipment operating in the maritime service in the frequency range 1605-28000 kHz
  • RSP-100, Issue 12, Certification of Radio Apparatus sets out the certification procedure for radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment that fall under Radio Standards Specifications (RSSs) and Broadcasting Equipment Technical Standards (BETSs), respectively

G/TBT/N/FRA/191

France

Draft law protecting French defence and national security interests in the context of the operation of mobile radio networks

 

It introduces a preliminary monitoring measure for any activity involving the operation of certain radio equipment in 5G networks

G/TBT/N/FRA/192

France

Decree on the preliminary authorisation procedures for the operation of radio network equipment stipulated in Article L34-11 of the Postal and Electronic Communications Code

 

It introduces a preliminary monitoring measure for any activity involving the operation of certain radio equipment in 5G networks. The Decree lays down the authorisation procedures, the nature of the conditions that may be attached to authorisations and the list of documents in the request file

G/TBT/N/FRA/193

France

Order laying down the list of devices stipulated in Article L34-11 of the Postal and Electronic Communications Code

 

It introduces a preliminary monitoring measure for any activity involving the operation of certain radio equipment in 5G networks. The Order issues the list of equipment whose operation will be subject to authorisation

G/TBT/N/HKG/51

Hong Kong

Draft Revision of Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products

 

The aim is to update the energy efficiency grading standards for single package type room air conditioners, compact fluorescent lamps and dehumidifiers, revise the energy efficiency grading calculation examples of the three above-mentioned products, televisions and storage type electric water heaters, in its mandatory energy efficiency labelling scheme

G/TBT/N/TPKM/388

Taiwan

Proposal for Amendment to Legal Inspection Requirements for Self-ballasted LED Lamps

G/TBT/N/USA/1516

US

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Cooking Products

G/TBT/N/USA/1524

US

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Incandescent Lamps

 

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 62391-1:2016/AC:2019-08

Fixed electric double-layer capacitors for use in electric and electronic equipment - Part 1: Generic specification

2019-08-16

 

CENELEC / CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (**)

Supersedes

HD 605-S3:2019

Electric cables - Additional test methods

2022-07-01

HD 605 S2:2008
HD 605 S2:2008/corrigendum Feb. 2010

EN 303-6:2019

Heating boilers - Part 6: Heating boilers with forced draught burners - Specific requirements for the domestic hot water operation and energy performance of water heaters and combination boilers with atomizing oil burners of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW

2020-02-29

EN 303-6:2000

EN 13487:2019

Heat exchanger - Forced convection air cooled refrigerant condensers and dry coolers - Sound measurement

2020-02-29

EN 13487:2003

EN 50518:2019

Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centre

2022-02-06

EN 50518-1:2013
EN 50518-2:2013
EN 50518-3:2013

EN 60061-3:1993/A56:2019

Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 3: Gauges

2022-08-12

 

EN 60335-1:2012/A1:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements

2021-07-30

 

EN 60335-1:2012/A14:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements

2021-07-30

 

EN 60335-1:2012/A2:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements

2021-07-30

 

EN 60531:2000/A11:2019

Household electric thermal storage room heaters - Methods for measuring performance

2022-06-17

 

EN 60675:1995/A11:2019

Household electric direct-acting room heaters - Methods for measuring performance

2022-06-17

 

EN 60704-2-3:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for dishwashers

2022-07-19

EN 60704-2-3:2002
EN 60704-2-3:2002/A1:2005

EN 60704-2-3:2019/A11:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for dishwashers

2022-06-18

 

EN 60704-3:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 3: Procedure for determining and verifying declared noise emission values

2022-07-02

EN 60704-3:2006

EN 61121:2013/A11:2019

Tumble dryers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance

2021-08-23

 

EN 62035:2014/A1:2019

Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications

2022-08-16

 

EN 62760:2016 /A1:2019

Audio reproduction method for normalized loudness level

2022-08-14

 

EN 62841-2-1:2018/A11:2019

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for hand-held drills and impact drills

2023-05-13

 

EN 80601-2-58:2015/A1:2019

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-58: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of lens removal devices and vitrectomy devices for ophthalmic surgery

2022-08-23

 

EN IEC 55015:2019

Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment

2022-08-30

EN 55015:2013
EN 55015:2013/A1:2015

EN IEC 60068-2-85:2019

Environmental testing - Part 2-85: Tests - Test Fj: Vibration - Long time history replication

2022-07-25

 

EN IEC 60331-1:2019

Tests for electric cables under fire conditions - Circuit integrity - Part 1: Test method for fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830°C for cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV and with an overall diameter exceeding 20 mm

2022-07-19

EN 50362:2003

EN IEC 60747-16-6:2019

Semiconductor devices - Part 16-6: Microwave integrated circuits - Frequency multipliers

2022-07-31

 

EN IEC 60754-3:2019

Test on gases evolved during combustion of materials from cables - Part 3: Measurement of low level of halogen content by ion chromatography

2022-07-19

 

EN IEC 62271-214:2019

High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 214: Internal arc classification for metal-enclosed pole-mounted switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV

2022-07-25

 

EN IEC/ASTM 62885-6:2019

Surface cleaning appliances - Part 6: Wet hard floor cleaning appliances for household or similar use - Methods for measuring the performance

2020-07-26

 

 

ETSI Standards

Reference

Title

ETSI EN 300 176-2 V2.2.7 - 2019-08

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); Test specification; Part 2: Audio and speech

ETSI EN 300 338-1 V1.5.1 - 2019-09

Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 1: Common requirements

ETSI EN 301 908-1 V13.0.1 - 2019-09

IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 1: Introduction and common requirement

ETSI EN 301 908-13 V13.0.1 - 2019-08)

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

ETSI TR 103 583 V1.1.1 - 2019-08

System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics of Multiple Gigabit Wireless Systems (MGWS) in radio spectrum between 57 GHz and 71 GHz

IEC Standards

Reference

Title

Publication date

IEC TR 61340-5-4:2019, Ed. 1.0 - 8/16/2019

Electrostatics - Part 5-4: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena, - Compliance verification

16/08/2019

IEC 60079:2019, Ed. 1.0 - 8/29/2019

Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS

23/09/2019

IEC 60512-28-100:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 9/6/2019

Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 28-100: Signal integrity tests up to 2 000 MHz - Tests 28a to 28g

06/09/2019

IEC 60917-1:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 9/13/2019

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

13/09/2019

IEC 61000-4-11:2019, Ed. 3.0 - 8/23/2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests for equipment with input current up to 16 A per phase ( see work in progress tab)

23/08/2019

IEC 61000-4-18:2019/COR1:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 8/29/2019

Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test

29/08/2019

IEC 61169-1-2:2019, Ed. 1.0 - 9/12/2019

Radio-frequency connectors - Part 1-2: Electrical test methods - Insertion loss

12/09/2019

IEC 62115:2017/COR1:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 8/27/2019

Corrigendum 1 - Electric toys - Safety

27/08/2019

IEC 62561-2:2018/COR1:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 8/29/2019

Corrigendum 1 - Lightning protection system components (LPSC) - Part 2: Requirements for conductors and earth electrodes

29/08/2019

IEC 63078:2019, Ed. 1.0 - 8/23/2019

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

23/08/2019

IEC 63138-1:2019, Ed. 1.0 - 9/12/2019

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

12/09/2019

ISO/IEC GUIDE 59:2019, Ed. 2.0 - 8/19/2019

ISO and IEC recommended practices for standardization by national bodies

19/08/2019

 

US

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent ASTM standards updates:

 

Reference

Title

ASTM F2951 - 19

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Monitors

 

Australia

 

Updated Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards 2019

 

On 9th September 2019, the Australian Government published the following documents according to the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act.

 

Code

Title

Brief summary

F2019L01065

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Instrument (No. 2) 2019

This instrument specifies the fees payable in relation to applications under section 41 of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012. This instrument also revokes the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Instrument 2019

F2019L01067

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Refrigerated Cabinets) Determination 2019

This determination covers the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) requirements for commercial refrigerated cabinets. It also revokes the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Refrigerated Display Cabinets) Determination 2012

F2019L01066

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Household Refrigerating Appliances) Determination 2019

This determination covers the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) requirements for household refrigerating appliances such as fridges and freezers. It also revokes the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Household Refrigerating Appliances) Determination 2012

 

Brazil

 

Improvement proposal in the registration of products under INMETRO

 

On 2nd September 2019, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – INMETRO notified to World Trade Organization (WTO) their proposal Ordinance 404, 28 August 2019.

 

It proposes improvements in the criteria and procedures for the registration of products, inputs and services under INMETRO's regulatory scope and which compliance is compulsorily assessed. It would revoke INMETRO Ordinance 512, 11 November 2016.

 

Click here for getting the notification through the European Commission website with reference G/TBT/N/BRA/907.

 

Taiwan

 

Amendment to requirements for indoor lighting energy efficiency

 

On 23rd August 2019, the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs published the amendment Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling Methods for Energy-Efficient Labels for Indoor Lighting.

 

The main changes for determination of the efficiency benchmarks are testing methods and the following standards:

 

  • CNS 16027 G5/G13 on Double-capped LED lamps – Performance requirements
  • CNS 15630 on Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages > 50 V – Performance requirements
  • CIE TN 006:2016 on Visual Aspects of Time – Modulated Lighting Systems (led flicker testing)
  • CNS 62931 GX16t-5 on Capped Tubular LED lamp – Safety specifications
  • CNS 15592 on Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems
  • CNS 15983 G5/G13 on Double-capped integrated LED lamps – Safety specifications

 

It will take effect on 1st September 2020.

 

Click here for getting the official publication from Taiwanese Government website.