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Offline Martin F

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CE/FCC certification - Class A vs. Class B
« on: March 27, 2019, 02:01:02 pm »
Hi all,

We've recently certified an electronics device for CE and FCC compliance with a certification test house.

The device is certified for industrial use (FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A; EN 55032 Class A), which is in line with the intended use case.

We're however a bit in doubt on how the regulation is in regards to communicating the CE/FCC marks as we've heard differing views.

We aim to include the logos and e.g. the FCC ID on the backside of our product along with the device serial number - as well as on our website/manual.
However, should we also be including a note regarding the certificates (and e.g. a comment on this being class A rather than B) somewhere else?

Any experiences are very welcome!

Best,
Martin
 

Offline SiliconWizard

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Re: CE/FCC certification - Class A vs. Class B
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 01:23:46 pm »
Generally speaking, the list of directives and standards the product is compliant with should be mentioned in the user's manual (or as an additional document), in the declaration of conformity part.

As of today, I think in your case this should be listed as "EN 55032:2015 (Class A)" (for the CE part), and an additional warning such as: "Warn­ing: Oper­a­tion of this equip­ment in a res­i­den­tial envi­ron­ment could cause radio interference."

(You can refer to: http://rfemcdevelopment.eu/en/emc-emi-standards/en-55032-2015 )

I don't know a lot about FCC but it's probably similar, so the warning should likely apply in both cases.
 


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