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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

Audio video and IT
Standard Title Date of Withdrawal

EN 62087-6:2015

Audio, video and related equipment - Determination of power consumption - Part 6: Audio equipment

2018-07-10
 

EN IEC 60268-3:2018

Sound system equipment - Part 3: Amplifiers

2021-05-30

IEC 62368-1:2018, Ed. 3.0

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

Publication date:
2018-05-25

Tools
Standard Title Date of Withdrawal

EN 60745-2-3/A13: 2015

Particular requirements for grinders, polishers and disk-type sanders

2018-09-28

EN 62841-2-2:2014

Particular requirements for
hand-held screwdrivers and impact wrenches

2019-08-21

EMC & EMF
Standard Title Date of Withdrawal

EN 55014-2:2015
 

Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 2 : Immunity – Product family standard

2018-03-25
 

EN 55015:2013/A1: 2015
 

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

2018-05-01
 

EN 55024:2010/A1: 2015
 

Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement 

2018-05-22
 

EN 62493:2015
 

Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields 

2018-04-14
 

EN IEC 62228-1 :2018 

Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 1: General conditions and definitions

2021-06-01

IEC 61000-2-2:2002/AMD2:2018, Ed. 2.0 

Amendment 2 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems

Publication date:
2018-05-09

IEC 62153-4-7:2015/AMD1:2018, Ed. 2.0

Amendment 1 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-7: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Test method for measuring of transfer impedance ZT and screening attenuation aS or coupling attenuation aC of connectors and assemblies up to and above 3 GHz - Triaxial tube in tube method

Publication date:
2018-05-09

IEC 62153-4-7:2015+AMD1:2018, Ed. 2.1-

Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-7: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Test method for measuring of transfer impedance ZT and screening attenuation aS or coupling attenuation aC of connectors and assemblies up to and above 3 GHz - Triaxial tube in tube method

Publication date:
2018-05-09

IEC 61000-2-2:2002+AMD1:2017+AMD2:2018, Ed. 2.2 

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems

Publication date:
2018-05-09

IEC 62153-4-17:2018, Ed. 1.0 

Metallic cables and other passive components - Test methods - Part 4-17: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Reduction factor

Publication date:
2018-05-11

IEC 62153-4-9:2018 RLV

Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4 - 9: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation of screened balanced cables, triaxial method

Publication date:
2018-05-29

IEC 62153-4-9:2018, Ed. 2.0

Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4 - 9: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation of screened balanced cables, triaxial method

Publication date:
2018-05-29

Lighting & luminaires
Standard Title Date of Withdrawal

EN 60570:2003 /A1:2018

Electrical supply track systems for luminaires

2021-05-18

EN IEC 61347-2-14:2018

Lamp controlgear - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for DC and/or AC supplied electronic controlgear for fluorescent induction lamps

2021-04-03

Medical Device
Standard Title Date of Withdrawal

EN 60601-2-43:2010 /A1:2018

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-43: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for interventional procedures

2021-05-18

Measurement, control & Laboratory equipment
Standard Title Publication date

IEC 61010-031:2015/AMD1:2018, Ed. 2.0

Amendment 1 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 031: Safety requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated probe assemblies for electrical test and measurement

2018-05-29

IEC 61010-031:2015+AMD1:2018, Ed. 2.1

Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 031: Safety requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated probe assemblies for electrical test and measurement

2018-05-29

Photovoltaic(PV)
Standard Title Date of Availability

EN IEC 61730-2:2018/AC:2018-06

Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing

2018/01/06

IEC TS 62915:2018, Ed. 1.0

Photovoltaic (PV) modules - Type approval, design and safety qualification - Retesting

2018/05/07

Radio
Standard Title

ETSI EN 302 245 V2.1.1- (June 2018) 

Transmitting equipment for the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) sound broadcasting service; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

ETSI EN 302 969 V1.3.1 - (May 2018)

Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); Radio Reconfiguration related requirements for Mobile Devices

ETSI EN 303 095 V1.3.1 - (May 2018)

Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); Radio reconfiguration related architecture for Mobile Devices (MD)

ETSI TR 103 541 V1.1.1 - (May 2018)

Environmental Engineering (EE); Best practice to assess energy performance of future Radio Access Network (RAN) deployment

CISPR 15:2018, Ed. 9.0

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

Publication date:
2018-05-15

Other
Standard Title Date of Withdrawal

EN 60076-3:2013 /A1:2018

Power transformers - Part 3: Insulation levels, dielectric tests and external clearances in air

2021-04-26

EN IEC 61058-1:2018

Switches for appliances - Part 1: General requirements

2021-05-25

 

Europe

 

Update of LVD harmonised standards

On 15th June 2018, the European Commission published the titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation of Low Voltage (LVD) Directive 2014/35/EU:

Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (Publication of titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation).

Click here for getting the official publication in the European Commission website.

 

 

Europe

 

Proposal exemption for lead in luminaires

 

On 22nd June 2018, the European Commission notified to World trade Organization the 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 lead as activator in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps containing phosphors (and its accompanying annex).

This draft indicates the following exemption in entry 18(b) of Annex III:

 

 

18 Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1% lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps Expire dates Categories

(b)

when used as sun tanning lamps containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb)

21 July 2021

1-7 and 10

21 July 2021

8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments

21 July 2023

8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices

21 July 2024

9 industrial monitoring and control instruments, and for category 11

(b)-I

containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb) when used in medical phototherapy equipment

21 July 2021

5 and 8, excluding applications covered by entry 34 of Annex IV

 
Click here for getting the official publication in the European Commission website with reference G/TBT/N/EU/580.

 

Germany

 

New requirements for non-ionising radiation device

On 30th May 2018, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy notified to European Commission the Draft Ordinance on protection against the adverse effects of non-ionising radiation used on humans.

It contains requirements for the operation of these equipment (e.g. laser equipment, intense pulsed light sources, ultrasound equipment, MRT) which are used on humans for cosmetic and other non-medical purposes (permanent hair removal, wrinkle smoothing, tattoo removal, destruction of fatty tissue, muscle stimulation, etc.) aiming at human health protection.

Click here to getting the publication with reference 2018/245/D in the European commission website.

 

 

Germany

 

Regulatory Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent updates and drafts notified by Germany to the European Commission (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number Date received Title

2018/260/D 

06/06/2018

SSB FS 012  -  Interface specification for fixed Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) operating in the 14.0-14.25 GHz frequency band; January 2018 edition

2018/262/D

06/06/2018

SSB FS 013  -  Interface specification for fixed satellite earth stations operating in the 5 850 – 7 075 MHz frequency band; January 2018 edition

2018/263/D

06/06/2018

SSB FL 025  -  Interface specification for ground-based radio equipment in VHF digital link service mode 4 (VDL M4); January 2018 edition

 

US

 

Proposed Rulemaking for 2.5 GHz Band

On 10th may 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notified a Proposed Rulemarking for 2.5 GHz  band (2496-2690 MHz) because FCC  identifies it as prime spectrum for next generation mobile operations (5G uses).

The aim is to have more efficient and effective use of this spectrum band by providing greater flexibility to current EBS licensees.

Click here for reading the notice of proposed rulemaking.

 

Canada

 

Updates on testing recognition of radiocommunications equipment

 

On 24th May , The Ministry  of Innovation, Sciences and Economic Development notified to World Trade Organization their Draft on Radiocommunications “Notice No. SMSE-008-18 — Release of CB-02, Issue 8 (Amendment) and REC-LAB, Issue 6 (Amendment)”.

This Draft indicates the last updates on:

  • Recognition Criteria and Administrative and Operational Requirements Applicable to Certification Bodies (CBs)
  • Procedure for the Recognition of Foreign Testing Laboratories

Click here for getting the notification through the European Commission website with reference G/TBT/N/CAN/555.

 

 

 

China

 

Update of the Compulsory Product Certification Catalogue and Implementation Method

On 11th June 2018, the  Chinese General Administration of Markets and Regulations published a notification about the updates in the Catalogue of the products  to the China Compulsory Certification (CCC)  approval Scheme.

The main points of this notification are:

  • For 20 product types listed in Appendix A-‘Products excepting from China Compulsory Certification’ are not required from 11th June 2018
  • For products listed in the Appendix B- ‘Products falling into CCC Declaration of Conformity’ follow the existing Approval CCC scheme

Click here for getting the official publication in Chinese.

 

China

 

New standard for Air cleaners

 

On 29th May,  the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) notified to World Trade Organization their draft  National Standards of the P.R.C., "Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Air Cleaners".

Click here for getting the publication in the European Commission with reference G/TBT/N/CHN/1272.

 

Korea

 

Regulatory Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent updates and drafts notified by Korea to the World Trade Organization (non-exhaustive):

 

Reference Date Title

G/TBT/N/KOR/772

2018 May 28

Regulation on Energy Efficiency Management Equipment

G/TBT/N/KOR/766

2018 May 23

Draft of partial Amendment of Enforcement Rule of Electrical Appliances and Industrial Products Safety Control Act