New Chinese Test-Standard for Energy-conservation Certification Rules for Flat Panel Televisions21. March 2014
The Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC, Chinese: 国家标准化管理委员会) made an official announcement (announcement No. 9-2013) of a new GB Standard for flat panel televisions (GB Standard 24580-2013) that was published on June 9th, 2013.
This new GB Standard (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for National Standard) regulates the minimum allowable values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Flat Panel Televisions and it was implemented, and enforceable as of October 1st, 2013. The new GB standard replaced the previously relevant GB Standard 24850-2010.
To maintain certification for Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Flat Panel Televisions the following rules apply:
- Initial energy-saving certification must be performed in accordance with the new GB Standard 24580-2013. The CQC will no longer issue certificates that are not in compliance with the new standard.
- Manufacturers which already hold a certificate for flat panel televisions energy-conservation will need to re-submit a change application that shows compliance with the new standard.
- Certificate changes need to be completed by October 1st, 2014. In the event that existing certificates are not changed stating the new standard of compliance by this date, the certificate will be suspended by the authority. If the holder of the certificate fails to resolve their non-compliance by January 1st, 2015, the certificate will be revoked.
The China Quality Certification Center (CQC) also released a new standard of energy conservation certification rules (CQC31 – 452631-2013) for flat panel televisions, which replaces the previously relevant standard CQC31 – 452631-2009.
The modified provisions of the Standard (CQC31 – 452631-2013) call for both conservation during the manufacturing process as well as energy-saving while the flat panel is in operation. It is important to note, that the CQC also added new requirements for external power supplies and new rules for the positioning of the marking of the certified products.
The Chinese certification authorities regularly publish GB standard updates and other certification requirements. These official announcements are often made without any advanced notice and are published only in Chinese language, so please check our website regularly for up to the date and breaking news.
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