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KC Mark & EMC

There are two requirements that a product should comply to be on the South Korea market. First is the KC Mark and the Second is the compliance on the EMC.

 

ABOUT THE KC MARK

KC Mark is a Safety Certification for South Korea. In the past there were many marks and due to this reason, to reduce fee and favor manufacturers, these marks were combined into one single mark which currently is the the KC Mark . Depending on the use and nature of the product, the managing Ministry could be different and so as to the Law. Modern usual electronic/electrical devices are managed by the “Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy” and they are forcing these devices to comply with “The Electrical and Household Appliances Law” for the safety and protection of the consumers. To show compliance on this Law, products should have the KC Mark . Our Consulting Services are based on the products within the “The Electrical and Household Appliances Law” which is divided into 12 categories and many more sub-categories.

For the 12 categories which the KC Mark is mandatory, depending on the product, it can be classified as 1. Safety Certification or 2. Safety Confirmation or 3. Verification of Conformity of Supplier.

 

THE 12 PRODUCT CATEGORY

Each product category is divided into sub-categories which can be assumed as "product"

1
WIRE AND POWER CORDS

- Cables
- Wires
- Cords

2
SWITCHES FOR ELECTRICAL DEVICES

- Switches
- Electronic Switches
- Temperature Controllers

3
FILTER AND CAPACITORS FOR POWER

- X and Y Capacitors
- EMI Filters

4

ACCESSORIES AND CONNECTION PARTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

- Couplers
- Plugs and Power Sockets
- Cable Reels

5
PROTECTION COMPONENTS FOR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

- Fuses
- Breakers

6
ISOLATING TRANSFORMERS

- Household Small Transformers
- Regulators
- High-Frequency Welders

7
ELECTRICAL DEVICES

- Cleaners (Vacuum, water type, steam, etc...)
- Irons, Pressers
- Home Kitches Appliances
- Etc...

8

POWER TOOLS

- Electrical Drills
- Electrical Drivers
- Electrical Saws
- Etc...

9
AUDIO / VIDEO DEVICES

- Setup Boxes
- Audio Systems
- Mixers
- Etc...

10
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT DEVICES

- AC/DC Adapters
- Laptops
- Monitors
- Etc...

11
LIGHTING APPLIANCES

- Lamp Holders
- General Lighting Appliances
- Lamp Ballast
- Etc...

12
ELECTRIC STORAGE COMPONENTS

- Secondaries Li-ion Batteries
- Power Converters

 

CLASSIFICATION OF THE SAFETY CERTIFICATION

From the 12 Categories which a product belongs, it is subjected to one of the classification stated below.

SAFETY CERTIFICATION

Products subjected to the Safety Certification are verified by the Standard applicable and Factory Surveillance.

SAFETY CONFIRMATION

Products subjected to the Safety Confirmation are only verified by the Standard applicable without Factory Surveillance.

VERIFICATION OF CONFORMITY OF SUPPLIER

Products subjected to the Verification of Conformity of supplier are self-declared by the manufacturer. The standard to comply and related tests are done by the manufacturer.

 

EMC TEST

According to "Radio Wave Law" all electronics/electrical devices shall have a compliance report with the relative standard accordingly.

 

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