NOVEMBER 2019 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS
In October 2019, Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) issued a document providing guiding principles for the regulation of audio/video and IT/office equipment categorised under the Low Voltage Equipment Regulation in the United Arab Emirates.
- 01-November-2019 All products defined within this document shall comply with applicable standard/s and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM
- All products defined within this document shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.
- All ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) issued under the IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid/void.
All audio/video and IT/office equipment categorized as Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) designed to be purchased and used by end-users or consumers for daily and non-commercial/non-professional purposes. It includes all products supplied through both B2B and B2C commercial transactions.
The guide covers standards of IEC 60065, IEC 60950-1 and IEC 62368-1.
The following covers B2B and B2C consumer products of audio/video and office/IT equipment:
Non-professional stand-alone audio products
Sound bars (Bluetooth or other similar items)
Other audio products
Non-professional stand-alone video playing and recording systems
VCD, DVD, Blu-ray Players
Digital still and video cameras
Video/Karaoke Multimedia systems
TV Decoders and Set-top boxes
Consumer series Desktops and Laptops Computers, All-in-one PCs
Tablets and palm pilots
Printers/scanners (i.e. inkjet, laser, etc.) – includes office printers, multi-function printers (MFP), label printers, portable or stand-alone
Non-professional routers, repeaters
Touch drawing pads
Landline phones (corded / cordless)
External hard drives supplied with an external power supply (i.e. NAS – Network-attached storage, etc.)
The exempted products are:
Industrial / Commercial / Professional Audio / Video Systems
Industrial / Commercial / Professional IT equipment
Large format printers
Interactive displays or smart boards
Mobile phones, network and/or IP phones
Keyboards, mouse, trackball / track pad (wired / cordless)
Stand-alone (plug-in) external hard drives, USB thumb drive, SD cards, etc.
Spare parts and/or accessories (i.e. lenses & flashes for cameras, ink/ink cartridges for printers, etc.)