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CB Scheme in China and Brazil

CB Scheme in China and Brazil

(OP)
So my salesperson is talking about selling units of our test equipment into China and Brazil. In planning for this, I'm setting up CB Scheme documentation with a Notified Body. Does anyone have experience with selling into these countries? Will I need to repeat safety testing (IEC 61010) and emissions testing (EN 305 550) at a test house recognized by (i.e. local to) the country? Will the test costs be similar to testing in the USA?

Thanks,

Z

RE: CB Scheme in China and Brazil

I don't have first hand information on China as we haven't gone their...yet
Having the CB scheme "should" force the other agencies to accept any applicable US data thus drastically lowering your costs..
For example if you are approved to only UL 61010 AND you have the CB scheme then it should be fairly cheap to get the same US agency or any another to also get you approved to IEC61010.

When we get our products UL approved in the US they always throw in CSA/IEC/EN approvals for free (or $1 extra) and we also get the CB scheme report too in case we want to get other country specific certs..
We do UL60950 and get approved for UL60950/IEC60950/CSA 60950/EN 60950 all at the same time as typically its only minor "national differences" between the standards.

If you are already approved to IEC61010 then you are approved to IEC61010 in any country that requires it. No need to retest just because your testing house was in the US and you are selling to Brazil or whatever..

RE: CB Scheme in China and Brazil

(OP)
Thanks. The trick will be finding out what "national differences" apply that may require local testing. Our IEC 61010 will be no issue; I expect the EN 305 550 may get more interesting.

Z

RE: CB Scheme in China and Brazil

So far the only "national differences" we have run into is requirements to have our installation manuals and product safety markings in other languages (German and French so far)
The standards will typically include those differences and indicate them with a D1/D2,etc... callout

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