Visit our website and learn more about AS/NZS standards. AS/NZS Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Specific requirements for particular regulatory requirements. Shown in the AS/NZS as the relevant standard that can be readily applied to the equipment type or;; Is accepted by the electrical safety regulator as a.
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Of particular importance to the industry, DC isolators will now be classified as a level 3 prescribed item. Northern Territory Solar installations in NT are not affected at this stage. Consumer, Building and Occupational Services Opens in new window. The following draft standards are available for you to comment on. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.
The Clean Energy Council welcomes improvements to safety outcomes but we are concerned about the way this is being implemented in some states, and believe a longer transition period is required. A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. If you have any queries or require any further information, you can contact ESV’s Electrical Equipment Safety team on 03and select option 2.
It is understood that electrical regulators will continue to accept such marking for a period, in parallel with the use of the RCM. These regulations are undergoing a transition both in the means by which compliance is demonstrated, and in terms of harmonization between Australia and New Zealand. There is currently one product listed as being approved and one nzzs listed with a voluntary certificate of suitability.
In most states, it is an offence to supply level 3 or prescribed electrical equipment without being approved by a state electrical safety regulator or a JAS-ANZ accredited third party certifier. This standard sets out the nzss of electrical articles that require approval.
It also sets out the regulatory compliance mark that should be used to mark this approval. Description You are required to comply with this standard if you intend to sell electrical articles. We are very conscious of the urgency of this matter and have been in contact with safety regulators and state Ministers today to call for a transition period of at least six months. In some situations, this may be purely an administrative process however in other situations 44117.2 technical documentation may be required.
Victoria Refer to the updated information above. By Admin July 16, If DC isolators are manufactured or imported in SA prior to 30 Junethey may be sold in SA for a period of up to 6 months after this date i. At present DC isolators have not been gazetted as a prescribed article level 3.
ESV has prioritised the processing of these applications. Nnzs the requirements for the use of a trademark, called the Regulatory Compliance Mark RCMon electrical and electronic products to indicate compliance with regulations applicable to aspects of the product as covered in other parts of this Standard. For electrical equipment that is required to be approved by regulators before being placed on the market declared articlesthere are specific regulatory requirements additional to the general requirements given nnzs this Standard.
Ensure your DC Isolators are AS/NZS 4417.2 compliant!
To clarify, that is for existing stock. We have noted considerable confusion and frustration today within the solar industry regarding the issue of 4147.2 DC isolators. New products manufactured in Australia or imported into Queensland after the 30 Junemust comply with the requirements of In-Scope Level 3. Home Products DC isolators update. For the latest information for Tasmania download their fact sheet. Code of Practice A code of practice 44172 a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave.
ESV will instead take an educational approach to the supply of unapproved DC isolators in the Victorian market provided, installers make every effort to source and install approved DC isolators and suppliers of DC isolators are in a genuine process of obtaining approval of their product.
This issue affects the installation of household solar power systems in some states and we are conscious that it needs to be addressed quickly. Installer Sign In Search Search for.
A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by 441.2 regulators and bodies. Follow Us facebook linkedin youtube. As such, existing stock can be sold out over the next 12 months. This part of the Standard deals with electrical safety regulations in Australia and New Zealand.
Ensure your DC Isolators are AS/NZS compliant!
There are a number of ways for suppliers to get their product certified. Tasmania Refer to the updated information above. The Standard was prepared in response to a proposal from the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Coordinating Committee.
The objective of this Standard is to provide a set of outcomes-oriented criteria for the safety of electrical equipment, primarily for use by electrical regulators in relation to products for which regulatory approval before sale is not required non-declared articles. It is an offence under section 57 of the Act to supply Level 3 or prescribed electrical equipment that has not been approved by ESV, another electrical safety state regulator or JAS-ANZ accredited third party certifier.
The following table shows the basic requirements that are applicable. Products that have been certified and can be supplied in Victoria can be found in the following register https: There are also currently six applications for approval of DC isolators currently with ESV for assessment however, further technical documentation is required to be provided by the applicants in order to progress and finalise those approval applications.