Another Australian First – VCCI (Japan) Expanded Registration of EMC Test Facilities

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EMC Technologies has recently increased the scope of the VCCI registration to include the new indoor Open Area Test Site (iOATS) at Keilor Park (Melbourne) for 3 metres and 10 metres radiated field strength measurements. The scope of VCCI recognized testing now includes all aspects of the VCCI/CISPR 32 standard.

VCCI support member number: 785, as per the VCCI registered test lab listing.

  • Radiated Field Strength 30 MHz – 1000MHz: VCCI # R-14085
  • Radiated Field above 1 GHz: 1 – 6 GHz: VCCI # G-10377
  • Conducted EMI, Mains Ports: VCCI # C-12773
  • Conducted EMI, Telecoms Ports: VCCI # T-12062

What is the VCCI?

VCCI is an abbreviation for the “Voluntary Control Council for Interference”. The VCCI mark is a voluntary certification mark but is highly regarded as an indicator of quality. The VCCI mark can be applied to certain products including the following:

  • Information technology equipment
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Household and similar use appliances
  • Lighting products
  • Electric tools
  • Laboratory, test and measurement equipment
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices

Although the certification has to be conducted by an accredited VCCI test facility, in-country representation and testing are not required and there is no continued surveillance. Multimedia products covered under VCCI standards include information technology, audio/visual, broadcast receiver and lighting control equipment. VCCI covers only the EMC testing aspect. Radio communications / wireless aspect falls under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan i.e. MIC certification,

What EMC testing is required for VCCI mark?

VCCI testing currently covers only emissions (conducted & radiated emissions) with no immunity requirements. Equipment testing for VCCI certification falls under Class A (all products except residential/household appliances) or Class B classification (residential/household).  When applying for the VCCI mark, manufacturers must have their product tested by a registered and approved test lab. The VCCI test lab may be located outside of Japan. Once conformity is verified, the manufacturer is required to register with VCCI and submit the completed verification report using specified forms. Once given approval by VCCI, the manufacturer may begin applying the VCCI mark to their product.

If your product has a Telecoms port, or an internal clock exceeding 108 MHz, the test lab must have the appropriate scope of VCCI registration. Test reports from facilities that do not have specific VCCI registrations are not acceptable in Japan. Testing at EMC Technologies will cover the entire scope of the VCCI test standard. VCCI testing is usually performed at the same time as testing to EN/CISPR 32 (RCM/CE Marking) and FCC Part 15 (USA). This means much lower testing costs than testing for each of these standards individually.

Why use EMC Technologies Australia for your VCCI mark testing?

The EMC Technologies Melbourne facility is the only VCCI registered facility in Australia or New Zealand, for your VCCI mark EMC testing. We have the best facilities in Australia with friendly VCCI trained testing staff to ensure the best outcomes in a timely manner. For more information please contact us or submit a quote request. Don’t test your product twice if you can cover more than one market at a time!

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