Chile SEC Certification

Ensure that your electrical and gas appliances comply with the mandatory certification requirements

Ensure that your electrical and gas appliances comply with the mandatory certification requirements

Gaining access to the chilean market

SEC (Superintendence of Electricity and Combustible Fuels) is the government authority regulating electrical and gas appliances in the mandatory national certification scheme that covers both safety and energy efficiency. All products in the scope are required to get SEC approval before market commercialization. There are several modes of certification.

WHAT IS THE SEC CERTIFICATION SCHEME

SEC type approval - No expiry date unless there are changes to the products

  • Household appliance.SEC Product Certification
  • Lighting.
  • Electric cables.
  • Information technology equipment and audio video.
  • Hand-held motor-operated electric tools.
  • Portable heating tools and similar appliances.
  • Measuring instruments.
  • Rotating electrical machines .

SEC EE Certificate - 1 year validity

  • Air conditioner.SEC Product Certification
  • Dishwasher.
  • Cloth dryer.
  • Washing machine.
  • Television and set top box.
  • Refrigerator, freezer.
  • Ballast for fluorescent lamp.
  • Incandescent and fluorescent lamp.
  • LED lamp.
  • Standby for audio video, lighting, micro stereos.
  • Electric motor.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s largest independent providers of testing and certification services. With our in-depth knowledge of local legislation, guidelines and standards, we assist you to achieve compliance for your consumer and industrial products within the Chile market. TÜV SÜD has the experience and capabilities to support customers in attaining compliance with Chile technical regulatory requirements.

SEC Certification process

The procedure described below applies to all manufacturers outside of Chile: 

5 STEPS TO SEC CERTIFICATION (System 1, Code 12):

  • Product type testing by TÜV SÜD (full test).
  • Technical analysis of the submitted technical documentation.
  • Type certificate issued to Chilean importer.
  • Batch verification test done in SEC accredited lab (partial test).
  • Batch certification and QR code approval to be issued to Chilean importer.

5 STEPS TO SEC CERTIFICATION (System 2, Code 22):

  • Product type testing by TÜV SÜD (full test).
  • Factory initial inspection.
  • Market/ factory sample picking and verification testing (partial) done per half yearly.
  • Type certificate and QR code approval issued to Chilean importer.
  • Test certificate issued to importer.

Basic application requirements

Various requirements need to be met throughout the application process. First and foremost, the IEC test report must be issued within one year of the application for SEC, the required testing needs to be conducted in an ISO 17025 certified laboratory, shipment inspection is not required, and finally, the rating label must include:

  • Production date (month/year).
  • Serial number.
  • Safety warning (if applicable).
  • Country of manufacture.
  • SEC approval certificate number (not applicable for reduced testing).
  • SEC QR code.
  • Energy efficiency approval certificate (if applicable)

For more information on our Chile SEC Certification Services, please contact us!

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