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UAE: Implementing guidelines for the regulation of audio/video and IT/office equipment

NOVEMBER 2019 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

In October 2019, Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) issued a document providing guiding principles for the regulation of audio/video and IT/office equipment categorised under the Low Voltage Equipment Regulation in the United Arab Emirates.

Important Dates
01-November-2019
All products defined within this document shall comply with applicable standard/s and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.

20-December-2020

  • All products defined within this document shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.
  • All ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) issued under the IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid/void.

Scope
All audio/video and IT/office equipment categorized as Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) designed to be purchased and used by end-users or consumers for daily and non-commercial/non-professional purposes. It includes all products supplied through both B2B and B2C commercial transactions.

The guide covers standards of IEC 60065, IEC 60950-1 and IEC 62368-1.

The following covers B2B and B2C consumer products of audio/video and office/IT equipment:

  • Non-professional stand-alone audio products
    • Radio
    • Record players
    • Disc players
    • Mp3 players
    • Speaker systems
    • Amplifiers
    • Sound bars (Bluetooth or other similar items)
    • Other audio products
  • Non-professional stand-alone video playing and recording systems 
    • VCD, DVD, Blu-ray Players
    • Digital still and video cameras
    • Game consoles
    • Projectors
    • Video/Karaoke Multimedia systems
    • TV Decoders and Set-top boxes
    • Consumer series Desktops and Laptops Computers, All-in-one PCs
    • Tablets and palm pilots
    • Desktop/computer monitors
    • Printers/scanners (i.e. inkjet, laser, etc.) – includes office printers, multi-function printers (MFP), label printers, portable or stand-alone
    • Non-professional routers, repeaters
    • Microphones
    • Touch drawing pads
    • Landline phones (corded / cordless)
    • External hard drives supplied with an external power supply (i.e. NAS – Network-attached storage, etc.)

The exempted products are:

  • Industrial / Commercial / Professional Audio / Video Systems
  • Industrial / Commercial / Professional IT equipment
  • Large format printers
  • Interactive displays or smart boards
  • Mobile phones, network and/or IP phones
  • Two-way radios
  • Keyboards, mouse, trackball / track pad (wired / cordless)
  • Stand-alone (plug-in) external hard drives, USB thumb drive, SD cards, etc.
  • Spare parts and/or accessories (i.e. lenses & flashes for cameras, ink/ink cartridges for printers, etc.)

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