Common Compulsory Standards
AU/NZS standards have been introduced to harmonise standards between Australia and New Zealand.
Power conversion and supply products from Ideal Power are commonly associated with:
- AS/NZS 60950.1 – Information Technology Standard
- AS/NZS 60601.1- Medical Standard
- AS/NZS 60065 – Audio, Video and Media Electronics Standard
- AS/NZS 60335.2 – Electrical Household Items Standard
- AS/NZS 60335.2.29 – Household & Battery Charges Standard
Applicable Certifications, Directives and Schemes
Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) – (Replacement for C-Tick and A-Tick)
Controlled by the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) RCM is a mark that can be used on a product that has been shown to meet the applicable regulatory requirements for the legal sale of products under electrical safety and electromagnetic legislation, both in New Zealand and Australia.
MEPS Minimum Energy Requirement
Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) specify the minimum level of energy performance that electrical equipment and products must meet or exceed before they can be offered for sale or used for commercial purposes.
MEPS are compulsory for a range of products in Australia and New Zealand. These products must be registered through an online register and meet a number of legal requirements before they can be sold in either of these countries.
The CB scheme is an international agreement among participating countries and certification organizations, which aims to facilitate trade by promoting harmonising national standards with a body of international standards.
This results in prescribed IEC standards which are equivalent to standards found in different parts of the world. A good example of this is IEC 60950-1, which seeks to harmonise with global standards, such as, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1 or BS 60950-1 to name a few.