PCB Rules for New Certification Version

Dated:2018-03-21      Popularity:1260

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According to the latest notice from the China Quality Certification Center Shanghai Branch, the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) recently amended the CQC13-471301-2018 printed circuit board performance safety certification rules.

GB/T 5169.16-2017 "Ignition Hazard Test for Electric Products- Part 16: Test Flames for 50W Horizontal and Vertical Flame Test Methods", GB/T 5169.17-2017 "Ignition Hazard Test for Electric Products- Part 17: Test Flame 500W Flame Test Methods", GB/T 5169.21-2017 "Ignition Hazard Test for Electric Products- Part 21: Test Methods for Abnormal Hot Ball Pressure" has been published and will be implemented on July 1, 2018. The new standard will replace GB/T 5169.16-2008, GB/T 5169.17-2008 and GB/T 5169.21-2006 standards (hereinafter referred to as "old standards") since the date of implementation.

The main revisions are as follows: Amend Annex 1 Tables 1-2 and 1-4 according to standards, GB/T 5169.16-2017 replaces GB/T 5169.16-2008, GB/T 5169.17-2017 replaces GB/T 5169.17-2008, and GB/T 5169.21-2017 replaces GB/T 5169.21-2006.

1.From the date of the announcement to June 30, 2018, the applicant may voluntarily choose to apply for certification according to the new or old standards; since July 1, 2018, the new standard should be used to implement the certification and issue a new standard certification.

2.For printed circuit boards that have obtained the voluntary certification according to the old standard, holders of the old standard certification certificate should apply for the conversion of the new standard certification certificate to the CQC after the implementation of the new standard and before the next follow-up inspection. The conversion of the old standard certificate shall be completed before July 1, 2019. If the conversion certificate is not completed within the time limit, the CQC will be suspended. If the certificate conversion work is not completed before October 1, 2019, the old standard certificate will be revoked.

3.For certified products that have been shipped from the factory before July 1, 2018 and are no longer produced, no certificate conversion is required.

4.All relevant laboratories shall report to the Center as soon as possible the situation of possessing the new standard test capabilities, and shall promptly report the situation of passing the new standard laboratory accreditation and accreditation. From the date of the announcement, the second part of CQC products has begun to use the new version of the rules to accept the certification application of the product, companies can submit certification applications through the CQC website.

EPCB hope this news is timely and useful for your company PCB certificate request.

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