VCCI Certification

Ensure multimedia equipment meets the EMC requirements for Japan

Ensure multimedia equipment meets the EMC requirements for Japan

About the VCCI

VCCI stands for the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment. The VCCI regulates emitted radio disturbances, otherwise known as electromagnetic interference (EMI), from multimedia equipment (MME). 

Multimedia equipment is defined as information technology (IT) equipment, audio equipment, broadcast receiver equipment, entertainment lighting control equipment, or combinations of these. It is further classified into Class A or Class B equipment, which refer to the testing limits for EMC.

Class A equipment is not intended for primary residential use, whereas Class B equipment is intended for use in a domestic/residential environment. Examples of Class A equipment are servers and data storage units which are intended for professional use. Examples of Class B equipment are telecommunication terminal equipment powered from a telecommunication network, personal computers, and printers for home offices.

VCCI Registration Process

Although the VCCI is a voluntary program, if you are a member, you are obligated to register your reports on the VCCI website and affix the VCCI mark to your product.

Before the Shipment of a Product, Members are Required to:

  1. File a conformity verification report with VCCI (based on the Class of the product).
  2. Place the VCCI mark for the appropriate Class category on the product.

VCCI Marking Requirements

VCCI marking requirements are different for Class A and Class B products. Since the testing limits are lower for Class A products and they could cause some interference, you need to include a warning label as well as the VCCI marking. Since the testing limits are much tighter for Class B equipment, products that fall under that category only require a VCCI marking.

The VCCI mark showcases that people can use your product without being bothered by electromagnetic disturbances. In addition, the VCCI mark is an indication of product quality, and it is strongly recommended to obtain a VCCI mark for marketing reasons.

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Our EMC testing labs are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, and we have significant experience helping manufacturers resolve any EMC regulatory issues, from design concept to final production. As an MIC RCB, TÜV SÜD can perform testing and issue a VCCI report to manufacturers. To learn more about how we can help you achieve EMC approval in Japan, contact us today.

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