SRRC−State Radio Regulatory Commission is the authority responsible for granting the SRRC certificate. This certification is required for equipment and appliances that have a radio transmitting function. It is essential for both industrial and residential products; no differentiation is established between the two for certification purpose.
For SRRC type approval, each and every model has to be certified. However, the recently introduced modular approval allows all models in a series to be certified together. For certain categories of end products, a modular approval may negate the need for SRRC testing and certification altogether.
Let’s go through the SRRC certification requirements relating to modular approval.
There are two types of SRRC module approvals for modules intended to be incorporated in end product systems. One is a Full Integral Module, and the other is a Partial Module. A Full Integral Module has the following characteristics:
A Partial Module is lacking in one of the areas identified above.
If a product is utilizing an SRRC-certified Partial Module, the end product must be tested. For certain ITE and household appliances, however, it is possible to represent a series or family of end product models using a worse-case test specimen. This method is beneficial in that testing is not required on all models to be certified.
For the same ITE and household appliance category above, products using SRRC certified Full Integral Modules do not need to be tested or certified; only some markings and documentation are required.
In order to obtain SRRC certification on products not using pre-approved modules, or for certification of modules themselves, the design of the device must meet these technical aspects: appropriate transmit power, limitation of stray radiation, bandwidth range, and—most importantly—frequency allocation.
The Chinese government has strict frequency regulations. Certain frequency ranges are not approved for the public. It is important therefore to verify frequency allocations, and transmit power requirements for products not utilizing pre-approved modules. Depending on the frequency, your device will fall in one of the seven categories detailed here.
These documents apply to end products utilizing certificated modules. Documents required for already embedded modules and those that have been recently exchanged or added are as follows:
Application for added/exchanged products
After the testing has been carried out, the report is reviewed by SRRC. The test requires almost a week while the review may take 4 weeks.
Manufacturers often find the SRRC certification process to be challenging. In such a situation, they require expert certification support.
At G&M Compliance, we offer necessary support to manufacturers and other parties who require product compliance certifications to sell their products on the Chinese market. Contact us today to discuss your products and certification requirements in detail.