Under new ACMA labeling arrangements introduced from 1 March 2013, the ACMA is transitioning its regulatory arrangements toward the use of the RCM as the single compliance mark used to indicate an item’s compliance with applicable ACMA regulatory arrangements—that is, for telecommunications, radiocommunications, EMC and EME. An item can only be labeled with the RCM when it complies with all requirements under all relevant arrangements.
The three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM) are being consolidated into a single compliance mark—the RCM.
The national database for supplier registration is jointly used by the ACMA, the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) and Radio Spectrum Management (New Zealand).
A supplier who intends to supply devices that are required to be labelled under an ACMA Labelling Notice must register on the database as a ‘responsible supplier’.
If registering only for ACMA purposes, a supplier must ensure that only the ACMA acknowledgement is checked.
A supplier who is registering for ACMA-only purposes is not able to enter any equipment details. There is no fee associated with ACMA-only registration.
A new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) is being introduced by some State and Territory electrical equipment safety regulators. The EESS is administered through ERAC. The RCM will be the only compliance mark for devices within the scope of the EESS. The transition arrangements for the EESS may vary to those of the ACMA.
The ACMA has no regulatory responsibility for the EESS arrangements.
1) ACMA only:
► Input rating: less than 50V AC RMS or 50 ripple-free DC.
This type is mainly aim at EMC, the below steps applied:
Input rating: greater than 50V AC RMS or 120V ripple-free DC (Extra-low voltage) and less than 1000V AC RMS or 1500V ripple-free (high voltage).
Since 1 March 2013, all EESS, in-scope electrical equipment:
a) is classified as level 1, level 2 or level 3;
b) previously classified as “prescribed” will be classified as level 3 and all previously classified equipment as non-prescribed equipment that meets the in-scope definition will be classified as level 1;
c) level 2 and level 3 equipment is defined in the latest AS/NZS4417.2 standards.
Currently, there are no level 2 in-scope electrical equipment defined in AS/NZS4417.2.
For Level 1:
The below steps applied:
For Level 2:
For Level 3:
The below steps applied:
For ACMA only equipments, the lead time is normally 7 working days;
For EESS Level 1 equipments, the lead time is normally 2 to 3 weeks dependent on the specific equipment;
For EESS Level 3 equipments, the lead time for testing electrical equipment is normally 2 to 3weeks dependent on the specific equipment. The lead time for issuance of the SAA certificate is usually 10 to 15 working days. The SAA certification fee is dependent on an evaluation of the equipment information including instruction manual, photos, differences between models and etc.
Please contact our local sales if you have any enquiry about the lead time and fee!
Yes, it is. According to the standards and regulations:
Please note that suppliers who were issued with an SCN by the ACMA prior to 1 March 2013 have a three-year transition period to 29 February 2016 to apply the RCM to devices or can choose to label with the RCM for the first time.
The downloadable RCM image must not be applied to a device until the supplier has registered on the new database.
Transitional arrangements will apply to all previous ACMA-registered suppliers (those that have been issued with a Supplier Code Number (SCN) by the ACMA prior to 1 March 2013 and continuing to label with the C-tick or A-tick compliance label).
For first-time Suppliers:
For all previous ACMA-registered Suppliers
From 1 March 2016
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