EMC Bayswater are often asked the same questions (Frequently Asked Questions) regarding many aspects of EMC testing, compliance and certification requirements for global product markets including the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) for Australia, CE mark for Europe, FCC for North America and Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) for Canada. Below are some links to our top EMC compliance testing facts and information that should be able to answer some of your questions.
This link provides further information for importers and distributors that would like to use an overseas test report to show compliance with the Australian RCM requirements.
This link provides further information about the changes from the older C-Tick compliance requirements to the Regulatory Compliance Mark also know as the RCM.
This link provides further information about EMC requirements including labelling and record keeping as per the ACMA requirements.
A simple flow chart with the links to the relevant external websites from registering an Australian Business Name (ABN) to applying to be on the RCM database.
This document (PDF) provides a step by step guide of how to apply online for the RCM registration including ERAC parts etc.
This document provides an overview of the changes to AS/NZS CISPR 15 and the basic EMC requirements for LED lighting.
This link provides further information about what European testing (CE) requirements are and provides a general list of the testing expected that is additional to testing performed for markets such as Australia and North America.
This document demonstrates how the CE can be miss-used or misinterpreted for indication that the product complied with the CE EMC requirements when in fact it indicated “China Export”.
This link provides further information about the requirements of testing for North America (USA) including if Verification or Certification is required.
This link provides further information about the requirements of testing for Canada and some information on if existing reports can be used or testing for one region re-used for compliance in Canada.