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Topic # 198894 27-Jul-2016 13:52
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I've heard through one of our contacts at work that there are no s-doc's available from the importer for the switches. I don't know if this extends to all Wemo products.

 

Apparently they're being removed from stores across NZ until one can be generated, but how long would this take? Is it a case of needing to get it tested and certified? Or can we adopt a certification from another country and just rubber stamp it due to their tests being considered acceptable/equal to what we would do in NZ?

 

Either way, it feels like a pretty decent oversight to not have one available for a device which is being used all over the country in mains voltage scenarios.


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  Reply # 1599639 27-Jul-2016 17:36
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Having just gone through this process I can say you'd be looking at 2-3mth / $10k-$20k for full compliance testing (electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility) on this sort of device.

 

In this case however it's likely that they already possess recognised test reports (to recognised international standards) and either just need to submit them to Energy Safety for approval or more likely also have a recognised AU approval and the local supplier just needs to write up the SDoC.

 

See:

 

http://www.energysafety.govt.nz/appliances-fittings/electrical-appliances-fittings

 

http://www.rsm.govt.nz/compliance/supplier-requirements/how-to-ensure-your-products-comply

 

 


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  Reply # 1600768 29-Jul-2016 13:19
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er, that might have been me.. I bought a load a few months ago from Harvey Norman for installation in a new house (all done properly, electrician etc, ordinarily I would just chuck them in myself..) Anyways - emailed HN for an Sdoc. No joy. Lots of emails. Belkin reps etc. Eventually they sent me a radio frequency sdoc showing that it used the appropriate band for NZ! I pointed out that this was not really what i needed. I really wasnt being a dick about it but in the end after a couple of months of getting nowhere and being fobbed off -  I sent them links to the relavent legislation highlighting their responsibility to provide one and the penalties for not doing so etc. No more communication from them after that. But I did notice they pulled them from their online store shortly afterwards, as did the NZ Apple store. Noel leeming still sells them. Hopefully they are getting it done now. If not, I will just put them in myself anyway I guess..


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