May Regulatory Update

May 01, 2024


Brazil: New cell-phone charger act on technical requirements and test procedures published

It was published on April 17, 2024. The new requirements apply from January 1, 2025,
Anatel, the National Telecommunications Agency, published on April 17, 2024, Act No. 5155 on technical requirements and test procedures for the conformity assessment on chargers used in mobile cells.
Chargers used on Vehicles:
Electrostatic Charge is now done in this way:
There is only the obligation to perform the direct discharge test (item 8.3 of ISO 10605/2008 Road Vehicles – Test methods for electrical disturbances from electrostatic discharge).
Electrostatic discharges should be applied with the following levels:
6 kV for contact discharges; and
8 kV for airborne discharges.
Safety - for other chargers it is now mandatory to send 22 samples: "... For each charger model under evaluation, according to the requirements described in this section, the minimum number of samples for electrical safety tests is twenty-two (22) units..."
Now there will be dimensional and mechanical resistance tests for wall chargers:
"... As of 01/01/2025, the plugs of the chargers of new approval requirements must prove compliance with the dimension specifications, according to item 9.1 of document 3.1.10 and Annex A of document 3.1.11, the latter being the standardization sheet to be used.
Chargers approved before January 1, 2025, will not need to prove compliance with this requirement during the process of maintaining their certification.
Chargers must withstand mechanical, electrical and thermal stress that may occur under normal conditions of use. The tests must be performed in sequence, according to items and, on 3 (three) new samples from the loader, with the possibility of 3 (three) samples for replacements, according to item VI of item" Safety when connecting and disconnecting the charger to the electrical power socket:
The conformity of the charger shall be checked using a test device as shown in Figure 16 of reference 3.1.10.
Chargers shall be tested using a fixed socket in accordance with the specifications of reference 3.1.11.
III - Chargers are tested in the condition of increased alternating current drain during charging, as specified by the charger manufacturer. As an alternative to using the mobile phone attached to the charger, a resistive load may be used.
IV – The plug is plugged in and out of the socket 1,000 times (2,000 position changes) with a frequency of 30 position changes per minute.
After the test, the specimens shall not show deterioration that would affect safety or prevent their further use, in particular:
a. no part of the charger must have become detached to the point of physical deformation resulting in exposure to live contact;
b. the pins must not be deformed in such a way that the plug cannot be inserted into a socket in accordance with reference 3.1.11; and
c. the pins should not rotate when a torque of 0.4 Nm is applied, first in one direction for 1 min and then in the opposite direction for 1 min.
VI - In the event of permanent damage to the sample, other than those mentioned in subparagraphs of item V, which prevents normal operation with alternating current at the highest rated power supported by the charger, the damaged sample shall be replaced by a new one up to a maximum of three replacements. For each replacement, the number of connections and disconnections of item IV shall be recorded in the test report. Withstand voltage:
I - After item, by applying a voltage of 2,000 V practically sinusoidal frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz for 1 minute between all poles connected to each other and to the ground, evaluate the integrity of the charger. At the beginning of the test, the applied voltage should not exceed half of the prescribed value, and then it should be rapidly raised to that value. During the test, no current leakage or puncture of the charger housing should occur.
7.2.7 Chargers must not be deteriorated in such a way as to impair safety or prevent further use, asitem V of item, when submitted to mechanical evaluation in 3 (three) new samples, for each test of items to Fall:
I - The 3 (three) samples of the loader must withstand 100 free falls, according to procedure2 of reference 3.1.12; and
II - The drum is rotated at a frequency of 5 revolutions per minute, giving rise to 10 drops per minute.
I - The 3 (three) samples of the loader must withstand impacts according to item 24.4 of reference document 3.1.10.
I - The 3 (three) samples of the loader must withstand compression according to item 24.5 of reference document 3.1.10.
I - The 3 (three) samples of the loader must withstand traction according to item 24.10 of reference document 3.1.10.
I - Loaders with pins provided with insulating sleeves, the 3 (three) samples of the loader must withstand abrasion according to item 24.7 of the reference document 3.1.10.

India: 10 products (ERs) under MTCTE phase-III & IV are extended to August 1, 2024

The amendment notification was published on 2024-04-01, to update the mandatory certification date for 10 products and also to extend the last date of acceptance of test reports issued by ILAC labs for 4 products.
In partial modification to the office Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/185 dated December 27, 2023 with regards to the testing and certification of telecom networking equipment notified under Phase-III & Phase-IV of MTCTE regime, the following amendments are hereby notified with immediate effect as mentioned below:
a. Extending the date of mandatory certification for 10 products (ERs) out of 44 products notified under MTCTE phase-III and IV by four months i.e. from April 1, 2024 to August 1, 2024. The list of 10 products is placed in Annexure-I.
The mandatory date of certification for remaining 34 products notified under Phase III and IV shall be as per office Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/185 dated December 27, 2023;
b. Extending the last date of acceptance of test reports issued by labs accredited by International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) signatories from non-border sharing countries by four months for technical parameters only i.e. from March 31, 2024 to July 31, 2024, for the 04 products (ERs) mentioned in Annexure-II.
List of 10 products (ERs) under Phase-III & Phase-IV with mandatory certification date as August 1, 2024:
1. Base Station for cellular network - Phase-III;
2. Smart Electricity Meter - Phase-III;
3. SIM - Phase-IV;
4. Mobile Radio Trunking System - Phase IV;
5. VHF UHF Radio System Equipment - Phase IV;
6. PTP PMP Micor wave Fixed Radio system - Phase IV;
7. LAN Switch - Phase IV;
8. Router - Phase IV;
9. IP Security Equipment - Phase IV;
10. Satellite Communication Equipment - Phase IV
List of 04 products (ERs) under Phase-Ill & IV for the acceptance of test reports for Technical Parameter of ER up to 31.07.2024, from labs accredited by ILAC signatories from non-border sharing countries:
- Base Station for cellular network - Phase-III;
- SIM - Phase IV
- VHF UHF Radio System Equipment - Phase IV
- Satellite Communication Equipment - Phase IV
The validity of test reports/results only for technical parameters of ER, issued by foreign labs accredited by ILAC signatories, from non-border sharing countries, shall be up to two years from the date of submission of the test reports/results in respect of the above products (ERs).
For the detail information, please contact:
DEKRA Korea - Sales sales​.kr@​dekra​.com
DEKRA Korea - GMA gma​.kr@​dekra​.com