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Introduction to FCC Certification:
FCC stands for Federal Communications Commission ( FCC certification is a mandatory certification for electronic products to enter the U.S. market. It covers more than 50 states, Colombia and the United States.

FCC certification is a mandatory EMC certification in the United States, mainly for 9KHz-3000GHz electronic and electrical FCC certification products, involving radio, communication and other aspects, especially radio interference of wireless communication equipment and systems, including radio interference limits and measurement methods, as well as certification system and organizational management system. Products subject to FCC regulation, such as personal computers, CD players, photocopiers, radios, fax machines, video game consoles, electronic toys, television sets and microwave ovens. These products are divided into CLASS A and CLASS B according to their uses. Class A is for commercial or industrial use, and Class B is for household use. The FCC has stricter regulations on Class B products with lower limits, and Class A, for most electronic and electrical products, The main standards are FCC Part 15 and FCC Part 18.

On November 2, 2017, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially announced that the DoC & VoC program was officially changed to SDoC in order to simplify the certification process of wireless devices and clarify the electronic label usage specifications.
On November 2, 2017, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially announced that the DoC & VoC program was officially changed to SDoC in order to simplify the certification process of wireless devices and clarify the electronic label usage specifications.
1. What is SDoC?
SDoC, Supplier's Declaration of Conformity, Supplier of Equipment (Note: The supplier must be a local company in the United States) will test the equipment that meets the specified standards or requirements, and the equipment that meets the requirements shall provide relevant documents (such as SDoC declaration documents) to prove to the public. The SDoC policy simplifies previously onerous FCC certification requirements, further reducing the burden on businesses.
2. When will it be mandatory?
The year from November 2, 2017 to November 2, 2018 is a transitional operating period, during which the FCC VoC and DoC certification process can be continued or the new FCC SDoC certification process can be used. After a one-year transition period, the FCC SDoC certification process will officially replace the original FCC VoC and DoC certification methods.
3. Impact on the enterprise:
Overall, the FCC SDoC certification process is simpler and clearer than the original process, which allows for the use of electronic labels while reducing cumbersome import declaration requirements. The aim is to simplify the current cumbersome and complex FCC certification requirements and further reduce the burden on businesses.
4. What is the impact on the laboratory?
SDoC certification program needs to issue test report, and FCC Recognized Accredited laboratories will not be forced to test, but will still adopt the previous test standards. In fact, it greatly liberalizes the requirements for laboratories. The FCC intends to allow simultaneous SDoC or Certification certification for unintentional emission devices.
5. What should we do during the transition period?
1. Products that have passed the FCC SDoC certification process can choose to mark or not mark the FCC logo.
2. The SDoC requires that a declaration of compliance be added to the document attached with the device. The declaration of compliance must include the name, address, or contact website of the local supplier in the United States.
3. During the transition period, you can choose to continue using FCC VoC and DoC certification procedures.
4. The FCC VoC and DoC certification procedures made before the transition period are always valid. If the products are modified, they need to be re-certified.

The FCC's main standard
FCC Parts 15 and 18 are the most widely used:
Scope of application of FCC standard
FCC PART15 C/E/F intended radiation device testing
FCC PART 18 Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Devices
FCC PART 22 Public Mobile Communications Services
FCC PART 24 Personal Communication Services
FCC PART 25 Satellite Communications Services
FCC PART 27 Other FCC wireless communications services
FCC PART 68 Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
FCC Part 15 provides for intentional, unintentional, or transient launch devices that do not require a personal license in use. It includes technical specifications, administrative requirements and other market access conditions. Products are mainly divided into four categories: unintentional transmission equipment, intentional transmission equipment, personal communication equipment without a license, and basic information equipment for countries without a license.
FCC Part 18 regulates electromagnetic energy emitted by industrial, scientific, and medical devices (ISM) operating on a certain spectrum to avoid harmful interference with authorized wireless communications services.

Specific steps for customers to apply for FCC certification:
1. Customers submit application form (our company provides blank application form);
2. The client signs the contract of commissioning testing with our company;
3. Send samples for testing, and prepare electrical schematics, external/internal photos, oscillator circuit block diagrams, user manual nameplate identification, working principle instructions, etc. (depending on the product);
4. After passing the test, the FCC SDOC certification form will only issue the report, and the SDOC declaration certificate will be issued by the US agent. Our company will directly issue the certificate and report.
5. After the enterprise obtains the FCC certification, it can use the FCC logo on its products;

Note: The information list and requirements for FCC ID authentication are as follows:
1) FCC application form: the application company name, address, contact information, product name and model, use standards and other information requirements are accurate;
2) FCC Authorization letter: It should be signed and stamped by the contact person of the applying company and scanned into an electronic file;
3) FCC Confidential letter: The confidential letter is an agreement signed between the applicant company and the TCB organization on the confidentiality of product information, which shall be signed and sealed by the contact person of the applicant company and scanned into an electronic file;
4) Block diagram: It is necessary to draw all the crystal oscillators and crystal frequency, and keep consistent with the circuit diagram;
5) Circuit diagram: it must be consistent with the crystal frequency, crystal quantity and crystal position in the block diagram;
6) Circuit description: It is required to be in English, and the functional realization principle of the product is described clearly;
7) Instruction manual: FCC warning is required;
8) Label and label position: the label should have FCC ID number and Statement, and the position of the label should be significant;
9) Photos of the appearance inside the product: the pictures should be clear and clear, and remarks should be added if necessary;
10) Test report: require the test to be completed and comprehensively evaluate the product according to the standard terms

FCC certified product range
1. FCC certification of power supply: communication power supply, switching power supply, charger, display power supply, LED power supply, LCD power supply, uninterruptible power supply UPS, etc.
2, lamp FCC certification: chandelier, track lights, courtyard lights, hand lanterns, down lights, LED street lights, lamp strings, table lamps, LED spot lights, LED bulb lights, grid lights, aquarium lights, street lights, LED tubes, LED lamps, energy-saving lamps, T8 tubes and so on;
3, home appliances FCC certification: fan, electric kettle, stereo, TV, mouse, vacuum cleaner, etc.
4, electronic FCC certification: earplugs, routers, mobile phone batteries, laser Pointers, vibrators, etc.
5, communication products FCC certification: telephone, wired telephone wireless master and secondary machine, fax machine, telephone answering machine, data machine, data interface card and other communication products.
6, wireless products FCC certification: Bluetooth BT products, tablet computers, wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, wireless reader, wireless transceiver, wireless intercom, wireless microphone, remote control, wireless network devices, wireless image transmission system and other low-power wireless products;
7. FCC certification of wireless communication products: 2G mobile phones, 3G mobile phones, 3.5G mobile phones, DECT mobile phones (1.8G,1.9G frequency), wireless walkie-talkies, etc.
8, mechanical FCC certification: Gasoline engine, electric welding machine, CNC drilling machine, tool grinder, lawn mower, washing equipment, bulldozer, elevator, hole punching machine, dishwasher, water treatment equipment, gasoline welding machine, printing machinery, woodworking machinery, rotary drilling rig, lawnmower, snowplow, excavator, printing press, printer, cutting machine, roller, leveling machine, cutting machine, straightener, food machinery, lawn machine, etc.

1. All FCC ids applied after August 25, 2022 are required to provide antenna reports, which are no longer required for previously issued projects

After 2,25, the antenna report should be added even if it has been issued, otherwise the ID will be revoked

3. The antenna report should at least contain information such as maximum gain, antenna orientation diagram, and pictures or drawings used to identify antennas inside the device

4. Not all Part 15 technologies need to provide a complete antenna report, such as the common FCC part 15.225, 15.227, 15.229, 15.231, 15.239, 15.249 and other standards (such as NFC, wireless charge, 433 remote control, 2.4G wireless keyboard, 5.8G radar, etc.), only need to show the antenna photo, size and other information in the report, product photos or separate documents

5. The antenna gain information needs to be disclosed rather than kept secret. The antenna report can be kept secret, but the antenna gain information is disclosed (you can make a separate file to describe only the antenna gain information).

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