Global Market Access: New Zealand

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
​Voltage 230V (Single Phase); 415V (Three Phase)
​Frequency 50Hz
​Manual Language English
​Plug Type I

New Zealand Conformity Requirements

CATEGORIES

Electrical Safety

REGULATORY AGENCY

Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC)

REGULATIONS

  • The Electricity Act 1992 requires all electrical products to be of a high quality and standard, so that their construction and maintenance meet the safety requirements within the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.
  • Supplier declared equipment and general electrical equipment that is listed in AS/NZS 4417.2, will be required to be supported by recognised test reports listed in AS/NZS 4417.2 and AS/NZS 4417.3, for both safety and EMC, before the legal use of the RCM can be applied for.
  • Certain products are listed as high risk and medium risk. These require an approval and/or a Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) before being offered for sale or sold, offered for supply or supplied.
  • Compliance with recognised safety standards (normally NZS or AS/NZS), is necessary for a product to be recognised as being safe. These can be in the form of test reports from recognised testing laboratories.

GUIDELINES

  1. Identify the applicable labelling notice
  2. Identify the applicable technical standards and the testing requirements
  3. Demonstrate product compliance
  4. Complete a Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) and maintain compliance records
  5. Register as a “responsible supplier”
  6. Label the product

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of high risk product may be found at https://worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/electricity/appliances-and-fittings/high-and-medium-risk-products/product list/
A full list of medium risk product may be found at https://worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/electricity/appliances-and-fittings/high-and-medium-risk-products/ medium-risk-product-list/
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with New Zealander requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also perform required testing to applicable standards.

Telecom

REGULATORY AGENCY

Ministry of Economic Development

REGULATIONS

  • A Telepermit indicates that a product may be connected to the Telecom New Zealand network.
  • Testing should be performed by a Recognised Testing Authority according to Permit to Connect (PTC) specifications.
  • Applications should be submitted to Telecom New Zealand’s Access Standards Team.
  • Upon being granted with Telepermit, manufacturers are required to label products appropriately.

GUIDELINES

  • A local representative is required.

Certification procedure:

  • Submission of application, test report and essential documents.
  • Assessment.
  • Grant of Telepermit.

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of product categories under telecom standards may be found at www.telepermit.co.nz/resources_index.html
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with New Zealand requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also perform required testing to applicable standards.

Wireless & EMC

REGULATORY AGENCY

Ministry of Economic Development, Radio Spectrum Management (RSM)

REGULATIONS

  • Joint Australia and New Zealand standards (AS/NZS) and international standards (IEC-CISPR, ETS, EN, & FCC), are adopted in New Zealand where possible
  • EMC products and some radio products harmonised with Australia.
  • Make an informed decision about the level of evidence showing compliance with the applicable standard.
    A test report or manufacturer’s specification to support your declaration that the product meets a relevant standard mandated by Radio Spectrum Management (RSM), or
    A test report from an accredited laboratory (which may be in NZ or overseas) is required for level of conformity 3 products.
  • Products that are radio transmitters of level of conformity A1, A2 or A3, the compliance label is: R-NZ
  • Supplier should register in the database of ERAC (Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council).

GUIDELINES

  1. Make sure your products meet an appropriate standard
  2. Prepare your product description
  3. Prove compliance through testing
  4. Complete a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)
  5. Complete the supplier documentation
  6. Apply for a Responsible Supplier Number
  7. Label the product
  8. Apply for a license to supply radio and wireless products

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of applicable standards and level of conformity for radio product may be found at https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2016-go2007
A full list of product categories under EMC standards may be found at https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2015-go4671
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with New Zealand requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also perform required testing to applicable standards.

Energy Efficiency

REGULATORY AGENCY

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

REGULATIONS

Energy Efficiency

  • New Zealand’s energy efficiency programs are closely linked to those of Australia.
  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for many products.
  • The mandatory Star Rating Label Scheme is required for certain products.

GUIDELINES

  • Registration applications must be made in the format as prescribed in the applicable New Zealand Standard.
  • Test procedures, comparative labelling and MEPS requirements are mostly contained in joint Australian and New Zealand standards.

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of product categories may be found at www.eeca.govt.nz/standards-and-ratings/minimum-energy-performance-standards-and-labelling
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with New Zealand requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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