ANALYSIS OF ACMA CERTIFICATION FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES IN AUSTRALIA

ANALYSIS OF ACMA CERTIFICATION FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES IN AUSTRALIA

RELEASE DATE:2023-12-04 11:13
Brief: ACMA certification is a component of the RCM certification, which encompasses both safety certification and ACMA certification. In the future, additional certification frameworks may be introduced. ACMA certification includes the EMC framework, radiofrequency framework, and telecommunications framework established in Australia before 2013, as well as the added electromagnetic energy framework. These certifications are mandatory for electrical products entering the Australian market.


BACKGROUND
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a notice that, effective March 1, 2013, adjustments will be made to the ACMA labeling scheme, introducing the new single compliance mark, RCM. Subsequently, the C-Tick and A-Tick marks will be replaced by the RCM mark, and after a transition period of three years, the C-Tick and A-Tick marks managed by ACMA for EMC certification, radiofrequency devices, telecommunications certification, and electromagnetic energy certification will be phased out, unifying under the single compliance mark – RCM. The RCM mark can only be used for products that meet all requirements under the RCM framework.

THE EMC CERTIFICATION OF ACMA
The EMC regulations for electrical products are divided into general standards and specific standards, covering a total of 59 categories of electrical products. These standards specify the electromagnetic compatibility requirements for different types of electrical products to ensure that they do not generate excessive electromagnetic interference to other devices or systems during use while operating effectively. The following are examples of some products:
NO.
Product
1
Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services
2
Cabled distribution systems for television and sound signals
3
Industrial scientific and medical (ISM) radio-frequency equipment
4
Land-based vehicles (including electric powered vehicles), boats and devices with internal combustion engines
5
Household appliances, power tools, battery-operated tools, electric and electronic toys, heating appliances, kitchen machines, motor-operated appliances
6
Lighting equipment, lighting accessories such as ballasts, transformers, dimmers

ACMA EMC CERTIFICATION
In Australia, electromagnetic energy regulations also govern products in close proximity to the human body, with a boundary set at 20cm from the ear and head. Different regulations apply to products of varying frequencies. The classifications include:
Product
Frequency
Normally used 20 centimetres or less from the human body, but not in close proximity to the human ear
30 MHz to 6 GHz
Normally used 20 centimetres or less from the human body, including in close proximity to the human ear or human head
4 MHz to 10 GHz

ACMA CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS
1. Registered manufacturer 
2. Send samples for testing 
3. Write the test report
3. Prepare product documents 
4. Submit information to the certification body 
5. Register the product 
6. Complete the registration 
7. Post-market supervision of products

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Connor Guo
Component Homologation
ATIC Project Engineer, Connor specializes in the certification of electrical products in Australia/NewZealand and automotive components in the EU market
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