Introduction to Australian SAA certification
SAA Standards Australia International Limited is the only standards certification body in Australia. The organization was established in 1922 as the federal Engineering Standards Association of Australia and renamed the Australian Standards Association in 1929.
Electrical products, whether imported or locally assembled in Australia, must first pass the certification of Australian international standards before entering the Australian market. Different electrical products need different product quality certification.
All electrical products shall be subject to safety certification (SAA). The inspection organization checks the safety and reliability of electrical appliances through destructive tests on electrical appliances. For example, under high temperature, it continuously overloads electrical appliances and checks the safety performance of electrical appliances. The appearance of the washing machine shall be subject to water leakage test to check whether there is electric leakage. Abnormal use of electrical sockets to see if there are potential unsafe hazards, etc.
Electrical products entering the Australian market must comply with local safety regulations, that is, SAA certification often faced by the industry. Due to the mutual recognition agreement between Australia and New Zealand, all products certified by Australia can smoothly enter the New Zealand market.
Electromagnetic safety requirements: in addition to safety signs, electronic and electrical products entering Australia should also have EMC mark, i.e. c-tick mark.
The purpose is to protect the resources of radio communication frequency band. Its implementation system is somewhat similar to the European EMC directive Therefore, self declaration can be made by the manufacturer / importer. However, before applying for the c-tick mark, it must be tested according to the relevant CISPR standards. The report shall be endorsed and submitted by the Australian importer. Australian ACA (Australian application authority) uniformly accepts and issues registration numbers.
In Australia, EMC is monitored by ACA (Australian Communications Authority). Under the EMC system in Australia, products are divided into three categories. Suppliers must register with ACA and apply for the use of c-tick mark before selling class II and III products.
Class I products: products with low interference radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, such as manual switch, simple relay, unidirectional squirrel cage inductive motor, resistance, etc. Such products can voluntarily apply for the use of c-tick mark during production and sales.
Class II products: products with high interference and radiation to equipment using wireless spectrum, such as switching power supply, electric welding machine, dimmer, most household appliances, etc.
Three types of products: products with high interference to equipment using wireless spectrum, i.e. products covered by cispr11 and cispr22. Since applicants applying for registration with ACA using the c-tick mark are limited to registered companies in Australia or New Zealand, they can apply through buyers in Australia or New Zealand or certification agencies of branches / partners in Australia or New Zealand.