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To obtain a certificate, the products must comply with one of the following:. Main Content Clean Energy Council. Solar installations in NT are not affected at this stage. The requirements are now fully harmonized. The Standard was prepared in response to a proposal from the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Coordinating Committee. To date, ESV has taken an educational approach to the supply of unapproved DC isolators into the Victorian market provided installers made every effort to source and install approved DC isolators, and that suppliers of DC isolators were in a genuine process of obtaining approval of their product.
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.
There are currently 14 certificates for DC isolators listed on the ERAC website, which cover eight brands and over 30 models. A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. In some situations, this may be purely an administrative process however in other situations further technical documentation may be required. Tasmania Refer to the updated information above. The following draft standards are available for you to comment on.
To clarify, that is for existing stock. Code of Practice A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. 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.
AU/NZ Electrical Equipment, Draft Standards for Comment
ESV has prioritised the processing of these applications. At present DC isolators have not been gazetted as a prescribed article level 3. This Part of the Standard deals with the use of the Regulatory Compliance Mark to indicate that a piece of radio apparatus complies with the relevant radio apparatus regulations 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.
Update: Prescribed electrical equipment – DC isolators
ESV will instead take 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. To date in Australia, marking of products with the number of the certificate of approval or certificate of suitability has been the usual means of indicating compliance.
Installer Sign In Search Search for. Under the EESS, there is a 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. Products that have been certified and can be supplied in Victoria can be found in the following register https: Northern Territory Solar installations in NT are not affected at this stage.
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The closing date for comment on these draft standards is 7 September Existing stock already in Australia prior 4417. June is considered In-Scope level 1 and can continue being sold until 30 June provided the responsible supplier mzs registered. We have noted considerable confusion and frustration today within the solar industry regarding the issue of appropriately-certified DC isolators.
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 are a number of ways for suppliers to get their product certified.
Ensure your DC Isolators are AS/NZS compliant!
This part of the Standard deals with electrical safety regulations in Australia and New Zealand. Western Australia Refer to the updated information above. Of particular importance to the industry, DC isolators will now be zns as a level 3 prescribed item. Victoria Refer to the updated information above. 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.
After 30 June all products must comply with the requirements of In-Scope level 3. Home Products DC isolators update. This issue affects the installation of household solar power systems in some states and we are conscious that it needs to be addressed quickly.
The Clean Energy Council welcomes improvements to safety outcomes but we are 44172. about the way this is being implemented in some states, and believe a longer transition period is required.
A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies. 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 Ss Equipment Safety team on 03and select option 2. 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.
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. By Admin July 16, New products manufactured in Australia or imported into Queensland after the 30 Junemust comply with the requirements of In-Scope Level 3.