Customers are required to prepare their product in the correct configuration for FCC Part 15 EMC testing. This includes the functionality or operation and also the associated cabling and much more. This brief blog article will highlight some of the requirements. FCC Part 15, Subpart B and also Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) previously Industry Canada (ICES 003 etc) references the methods as per ANSI C63.4: 2014.
Why is FCC Testing Part 15B and 15C in Australia changing? FCC testing in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Part 15 (47 CFR 15) i.e. FCC Part 15B and Part 15C is going through changes. These Federal Communications commission changes were initially to be introduced July 2016. Due to many EMC testing laboratories and other regional market pressures this has been delayed until July 2017. These FCC testing and accreditation changes affect compliance of any product sold, marketed or distributed in the USA and associated regions.
If your reading this, you maybe seeking how to avoid EMC testing by possibly using some EMC testing exemptions. Although this brief article will highlight some possible exemptions for testing, you are still responsible for your product. The majority of EMC testing performed at EMC Bayswater for the North American market i.e. the United States falls under the requirements of FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Subpart B. FCC Part 15, Subpart B is for the testing of products that are not transmitters, receivers or transceivers.
We have successfully calibrated our indoor Outside Area Test site – (iOATS test site) radiated emissions testing chamber to the latest ANSI C63.4: 2014. ANSI C63.4: 2014 is the “American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment” in the range 9kHz to 40GHz for commercial product testing such as FCC Part 15 Subpart B, section 15.109 testing.