Visit our website and learn more about AS/NZS standards. AS/NZS Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Specific requirements for particular regulatory requirements. Shown in the AS/NZS as the relevant standard that can be readily applied to the equipment type or;; Is accepted by the electrical safety regulator as a.
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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.
There are currently 14 certificates for DC isolators listed on the ERAC website, which cover eight brands and over 30 models. 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 4417. regulator or JAS-ANZ accredited third party certifier. If you have nz queries or require any further information, you can contact ESV’s Electrical Equipment Safety team on 03and select option 2.
For the latest information for Tasmania download their fact sheet. The electrical equipment safety system EESS legislation, which is currently before the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council, means that there is currently no requirement for supplier registration or equipment registration in order to supply DC isolators in Victoria.
Products that have been certified and can be supplied in Victoria can be found in the following register https: There is currently one product listed as being approved and one product listed with a voluntary certificate of suitability.
Nsz 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. In some situations, this may be purely an administrative process however in other situations further technical documentation may be required.
There are also currently six applications for approval of DC isolators currently with ESV for assessment however, further technical documentation is required to be provided by the applicants in order to progress and finalise those approval applications.
ESV has prioritised the processing of these applications. Section 57 of the Act does not provide ESV with an exemption power however; ESV will not immediately strictly enforce the new requirements against installers or suppliers of 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.
There are a number of ways for suppliers to get their product certified.
AU/NZ Electrical Equipment, Draft Standards for Comment
To obtain a certificate, the products must comply with one of the following:. 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. At present DC isolators have not been gazetted as a prescribed article level 3. Solar installations in NSW are not affected at this stage. Solar installations in NT are not affected at this stage.
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. We have noted considerable confusion and frustration today within the a industry regarding the issue of appropriately-certified DC isolators. This issue affects the installation of household solar power systems 4417.22 some states and we are conscious that it needs to be ae quickly. Of particular importance to the industry, DC isolators will now be classified as a level 3 prescribed item.
Ensure your DC Isolators are AS/NZS compliant!
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. The Clean Energy Council welcomes improvements to safety outcomes but we are concerned about the way this is being implemented in some states, and believe a longer transition period is required.
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. Clean Energy Council Insulation Accreditation.
Installer Sign In Search Search for. Home Products DC isolators update. To obtain a certificate, the products must comply with one of the following: 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.
As such, existing stock can be sold out over the next 12 months. To clarify, that is for existing stock.
Update: Prescribed electrical equipment – DC isolators
Any new product types sourced by an importer would need to ad with level 44417.2 requirements. Northern Territory Solar installations in NT are not affected at this stage. The ass table shows the basic requirements that are applicable. Existing stock already in Australia prior 30th June is considered In-Scope level 1 and can continue being sold until 30 June provided the responsible supplier is registered. New products manufactured in Australia or imported into Queensland after the 30 Junemust comply with the requirements of In-Scope Level 3.
After 30 June all products must comply with the requirements of In-Scope level 3. Tasmania Refer to the updated information above. Victoria Refer to the updated information above.
Western Australia Refer to the updated information above. Main Content Clean Energy Council.