Electronic and electrical products entering Australia, in addition to safety signs, should also have the EMC mark, c-tick mark. The purpose is to protect the resources of the radio communication frequency bands. Its implementation system is somewhat similar to the European EMC directive. Therefore, it can be self-declared by the manufacturer / importer. However, before applying for the C-tick mark, it must be tested in accordance with the relevant CISPR standards. And endorsed & submitted by Australian importer. Australian ACA (Australian Commication Authority) uniformly accepts and issues registration numbers.
Australian c-tick certification profile
In Australia, EMC requirements for electrical products are monitored by the ACA (Australin Communications Authority). In addition to the Australian and New Zealand standards (AS / NZS), the ACA recognized 103 other standards in 2002, including EN, IEC and CISPR. In order to limit the impact of electromagnetic interference, Australia has implemented mandatory electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements for all products within the scope of the standard since January 1999. Some EMC experimental projects must also meet mandatory requirements, which are: conducted interference, intermittent interference (click), and radiated interference. Other EMC projects are not mandatory. Products must be tested to meet the relevant standards before being affixed with the C-Tick logo. Any company or individual who wants to use this mark must apply to the competent government department, and it can only be used after obtaining written approval, and the height of the mark must not be less than 3 mm.
The C-Tick mark must be marked with the information of the Australian supplier, so that ACA can effectively trace back to the supplier responsible for the EMC of the product when sampling the product on the market. The identification of the information includes four aspects:
1. Australian supplier's registered name and address.
2. Australian Company Number
3． Number issued by ACA to Australian suppliers.
4． Australian registered trademark of the product used in the Australian market.
The Australian EMC system divides products into three levels. Before selling level two and level three products, suppliers must register with the ACA and apply for the C-Tick logo.
Tier One Product
Level 1 products refer to products with low interference radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, such as manual switches, simple relays, unidirectional squirrel-cage induction motors, and resistors. For Level 1 products, the supplier must sign a declaration of conformity and provide a product description. Level 1 products can apply for the C-Tick mark voluntarily, but after choosing to use the mark, the supplier must provide a declaration of conformity and a description of the product along with a record of compliance to prove that the product described in the declaration Meets relevant EMC standards. The test location is not required and internal testing is allowed.
Level 2 products
Level 2 products refer to products with high interference radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, such as switching power supplies, welding machines, dimmers, and most household appliances. In addition to signing the declaration of conformity and providing a product description, the supplier must also provide a test report according to relevant standards. If there is no relevant standard, it is necessary to provide technical structure documents. The test site does not make requirements and allows internal testing.
Tier 3 products
Level 3 products refer to products with high interference radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, that is, products covered by CISPR11 and CISPR22. At present, the communication terminal products are still included in this scope, but starting from November 7, 2003, the terminal products will be classified as level 2 products. In addition to signing the declaration of conformity and providing a product description, the supplier must also provide a test report issued by an approved testing agency. At the same time, a quality management system certificate issued by a QSM certification body must be issued.