Following are recent electrical product regulatory changes in Korea:

Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) amended the Electrical Appliances Safety Control Act.  From July 1, 2013, built-in power supplies for computers and notebooks (including tablet PCs) are mandatory for KC marking.

Korea’s Radio Research Agency (RRA) updated the conformity assessment regulation which comes into effect on July 1, 2013, with three months of grace period to October 1, 2013.  Here are a couple key changes:

  • Certificate numbering is changed to replace “KCC” with “MSIP”
  • Permissive change requirement will allow for change without testing when replacing resistor, inductor, capacitor, and diode, or reducing wattage in the same electronic circuit

MET Partner Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) contributed to this post.

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