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CCC: Update for External Single Voltage AC-DC and AC-AC Powers Supply Energy-Conservation Certification Rules

18. July 2014

The Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (chin.: 国家标准化管理委员会) issued GB Standard 20943-2013 on September 18, 2013 (announcement No. 18/2013). This GB Standard is in regards to the Minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and evaluating values of energy conservation for single voltage external AC-DC and AC-AC power supplies, and will come into effect September 21, 2014. It is also important to note that the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) has released energy conservation certification rule CQC31-461236-2014 which refers to single voltage external AC-DC and AC-AC power supplies. This CQC certification guideline will supersede the current CQC31-461236-2009.
Mehrfachsteckdose mit SchalterThe new requirements of GB 20943-2013 and CQC31-461236-2014 are as follows:

  • As of September 1, 2014 the CQC will use the new version of GB 20943-2013 for single voltage external AC-DC and AC-AC power supplies. To assure compliance and maintain certificates the products will need to be checked and tested in accordance with the new standard.
  • Current energy-conservation certificates for single voltage external AC-DC and AC-AC power supplies will need to be updated and certificate holders will need to submit an application for changing of the certificate.
  • The certificate changes must be completed by June 1, 2015. If the application is not updated, the certificates will be temporarily suspended. If then the certificate holder still fails to replace the certificates by September 1, 2015, they will be canceled.

It is the obligation of manufacturers to maintain compliance with the ongoing changes to the GB Standards and the Implementation Rules. Unfortunately, it is common for these announcements to only be made in Chinese and with very little notice.

Information regarding CCC certification, the certification process and the associated costs can be found on our website. You will also find details regarding our certification package on our website including a general anticipated time frame. Take a look at our references section to see a list of some of our clients and what they are saying about us. For more detailed information please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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