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§ 15.101 Equipment authorization of unintentional radiators.
(a) Except as otherwise exempted in § § 15.23, 15.103, and 15.113,
unintentional radiators shall be authorized prior to the initiation of
marketing, pursuant to the procedures for certification or Supplier's
Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) given in subpart J of part 2 of this
chapter, as follows:
Table 1 to Paragraph (a)
Type of device Equipment authorization
TV Broadcast Receiver SDoC or Certification.
FM Broadcast Receiver SDoC or Certification.
CB Receiver SDoC or Certification.
Superregenerative Receiver SDoC or Certification.
Scanning Receiver Certification.
Radar Detector Certification.
All other receivers subject to Part 15 SDoC or Certification.
TV Interface Device SDoC or Certification.
Cable System Terminal Device SDoC or Certification.
Stand-alone Cable input selector switch SDoC or Certification.
Class B personal computers and peripherals SDoC or Certification.
CPU boards and internal power supplies used with Class B personal
computers SDoC or Certification.
Class B personal computers assembled using authorized CPU boards or
power supplies SDoC or Certification.
Class B external switching power supplies SDoC or Certification.
Other Class B digital devices & peripherals SDoC or Certification.
Class A digital devices, peripherals & external switching power
supplies SDoC or Certification.
Access Broadband over Power Line (Access BPL) Certification.
All other devices SDoC or Certification.
(b) Only those receivers that operate (tune) within the frequency range
of 30-960 MHz, CB receivers and radar detectors are subject to the
authorizations shown in paragraph (a) of this section. Receivers
operating above 960 MHz or below 30 MHz, except for radar detectors and
CB receivers, are exempt from complying with the technical provisions
of this part but are subject to § 15.5.
(c) Personal computers shall be authorized in accordance with one of
the following methods:
(1) The specific combination of CPU board, power supply and enclosure
is tested together and authorized under Supplier's Declaration of
Conformity or a grant of certification;
(2) The personal computer is authorized under Supplier's Declaration of
Conformity or a grant of certification, and the CPU board or power
supply in that computer is replaced with a CPU board or power supply
that has been separately authorized under Supplier's Declaration of
Conformity or a grant of certification; or
(3) The CPU board and power supply used in the assembly of a personal
computer have been separately authorized under Supplier's Declaration
of Conformity or a grant of certification; and
(4) Personal computers assembled using either of the methods specified
in paragraphs (c)(2) or (c)(3) of this section must, by themselves,
also be authorized under Supplier's Declaration of Conformity if they
are marketed. However, additional testing is not required for this
Supplier's Declaration of Conformity, provided the procedures in
§ 15.102(b) are followed.
(d) Peripheral devices, as defined in § 15.3(r), shall be authorized
under Supplier's Declaration of Conformity, or a grant of
certification, as appropriate, prior to marketing. Regardless of the
provisions of paragraphs (a) or (c) of this section, if a CPU board,
power supply, or peripheral device will always be marketed with a
specific personal computer, it is not necessary to obtain a separate
authorization for that product provided the specific combination of
personal computer, peripheral device, CPU board and power supply has
been authorized under Supplier's Declaration of Conformity or a grant
of certification as a personal computer.
(1) No authorization is required for a peripheral device or a
subassembly that is sold to an equipment manufacturer for further
fabrication; that manufacturer is responsible for obtaining the
necessary authorization prior to further marketing to a vendor or to a
(2) Power supplies and CPU boards that have not been separately
authorized and are designed for use with personal computers may be
imported and marketed only to a personal computer equipment
manufacturer that has indicated, in writing, to the seller or importer
that they will obtain Supplier's Declaration of Conformity or a grant
of certification for the personal computer employing these components.
(e) Subassemblies to digital devices are not subject to the technical
standards in this part unless they are marketed as part of a system in
which case the resulting system must comply with the applicable
regulations. Subassemblies include:
(1) Devices that are enclosed solely within the enclosure housing the
digital device, except for: Power supplies used in personal computers;
devices included under the definition of a peripheral device in
§ 15.3(r); and personal computer CPU boards, as defined in § 15.3(bb);
(2) CPU boards, as defined in § 15.3(bb), other than those used in
personal computers, that are marketed without an enclosure or power
(3) Switching power supplies that are separately marketed and are
solely for use internal to a device other than a personal computer.
[ 82 FR 50832 , Nov. 2, 2017]
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