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Existing stock already in Australia prior 30th June is considered In-Scope level 1 and can continue being sold until 30 June provided the responsible supplier is registered. Consumer, Building and Occupational Services Opens in new window. Victoria Refer to the updated information nzw. This part of the Standard deals with electrical safety regulations in Australia and New Zealand.
The Clean Energy Council welcomes improvements to safety outcomes but we are concerned about the way this is being implemented in some states, and believe a longer transition period is required. You are required to comply with this standard if you intend to sell electrical articles. There are also currently six applications for approval of DC isolators currently with ESV for assessment however, further technical documentation is required to be provided by the applicants in order to progress and finalise those approval applications.
This part of the Standard deals with electromagnetic compatibility regulatory requirements in Australia and New Zealand.
It is an offence under section 57 of the Act to supply Level 3 or prescribed electrical equipment that has not been approved by ESV, another electrical safety state regulator or JAS-ANZ accredited third party certifier.
Any new product types sourced by an importer would need to comply with level 3 requirements. Of particular importance to the industry, DC isolators will now be classified as a level 3 prescribed item.
These regulations are undergoing a transition both in the means by which compliance is demonstrated, and in terms of harmonization between Australia and New Zealand. There is currently one product listed as being approved and one product listed with a voluntary certificate of suitability. There are a number of ways for suppliers to get their product certified. In most states, it is an offence to supply level 3 or prescribed electrical equipment without being approved by a state electrical safety regulator or a JAS-ANZ accredited third party certifier.
Electrical articles are electrical appliances or parts of electrical appliances. If you have any queries or require any further information, you can contact ESV’s Electrical Equipment Safety team on 03and select option 2. The following draft standards are available for you to comment on.
Following our note below from 2 July regarding the issue of appropriately-certified DC isolators, we can confirm the following updated information for each state. Code of Practice A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave.
As such, existing stock can be sold out over the next 12 months. There are currently 14 certificates for DC isolators listed on the ERAC website, which cover eight brands and over 30 models. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.
Solar Accreditation – Update: Prescribed electrical equipment – DC isolators
ESV will instead 4417. an educational approach to the supply of unapproved DC isolators in the Victorian market provided, installers make every effort to source and install approved DC isolators and suppliers of DC isolators are in a genuine process of obtaining approval of their product. We have noted considerable confusion and frustration today within the solar industry regarding the issue of appropriately-certified DC isolators. If DC isolators are manufactured or imported in SA prior to 30 Junethey may be sold in SA for a period of up to 6 months after this date i.
The objective of this Standard is to provide a set of outcomes-oriented criteria for the safety of electrical equipment, primarily for use by electrical regulators in relation to products for which regulatory approval 4417.2 sale 441.72 not required non-declared articles.
In some situations, this may be purely an administrative process however in other situations further technical documentation may be required. Solar installations in NT are not affected at this stage.
To clarify, that is for existing stock. Western Australia Refer 44417.2 the updated information above.
Ensure your DC Isolators are AS/NZS 4417.2 compliant!
At present DC isolators have not been gazetted as a prescribed article level 3. This standard sets out the kind az electrical articles that require approval.
Under the EESS, there is nsz section in the Regulation which effectively states that existing stock which was imported as level 1 equipment will be continued to be treated as level 1 equipment for 12 months from the date the reclassification came into effect. The closing date for comment on these draft standards is 7 September By Ad July 16, To obtain a certificate, the products must comply with one of the following:.
This issue affects the installation of household solar power systems in some states and we are conscious that it needs to be addressed quickly. Description You are required to comply with this standard if you intend to sell electrical articles. The electrical equipment safety system EESS legislation, which is currently before the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council, means that there is currently no requirement for supplier registration or equipment registration in order to supply DC isolators in Victoria.
Energy Safe Victoria ESV expects suppliers who hold a voluntary certificate of suitability for their DC isolator to work with their certifier to obtain a valid certificate of approval. To obtain a certificate, the products must comply with one of the following: We are very conscious of the urgency of this matter and have been in contact with safety regulators and state Ministers today to call for a transition period of at least six months.
Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data. Follow Us facebook linkedin youtube. After 30 June all products must comply with the requirements of In-Scope level 3.
Solar installations in NSW are not affected at this stage.