Pro-Application Service provides testing and advisory services to help you get your products to worldwide market. CB Scheme is simply like a passport you need for your product before you can export to serveral countries in the world. By getting CB Scheme (CB Test Report + CB Certificate), you can ensure that you have got to at least a half way for worldwide certification.
Pro-Application testing laboratory is also accredited ISO/IEC 17025: 2005-05, IECEE 01: 2008-11, IECEE 02:2008-10 and the relevant IECEE CB-Scheme Operational Documents and operate as a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the responsibility of SGS Fimko as National Certification Body to carry out testing within the IECEE CB Scheme. Please see the scope of accreditation at the buttom of this page.
What is CB Scheme?
The IECEE CB Scheme is the world's first truly international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates dealing with the safety of electrical and electronic components, equipment and products. It is a multilateral agreement among participating countries and certification organizations. A manufacturer utilizing a CB test certificate issued by one of the accepted National Certification Bodies (NCBs) can obtain certification marks of the latter, within their scope of adherence, in the countries where the accepted NCBs are located.
The Scheme is essentially based on the use of international standards – IEC Standards. If some members' national standards are not yet completely harmonized with IEC Standards, national differences, Special National Conditions (SNC) and Regulatory Requirements are permitted subject to formally declaring and detailing them to the IECEE Secretariat for further publication. The CB Scheme utilizes CB Test Certificates to attest that product samples have successfully passed the test conditions and are in compliance with the requirements of the relevant IEC Standard(s). When applicable, the CB Test Certificate and its associated Test Report can also include declared national differences, Special National Conditions (SNC) and Regulatory Requirements of various member countries.
The main objective of the Scheme, is to facilitate trade by promoting harmonization of the national standards with international Standards and cooperation among accepted NCBs worldwide in order to bring product manufacturers a step closer to the ideal concept of "one product, one test, one mark, where applicable".
CB Test Certificates and CB Test Reports
CB Test Certificate is a formal CB Scheme document issued by an authorized NCB to inform other NCBs that a sample of the product tested was found to be in compliance with the applicable requirements. CB Test Certificates should not be used for advertising purpose; however reference to the existence of a CB Test Certificate is permitted.
CB Test Report is a standardized report in a clause by clause checklist format referencing, the requirements of the relevant IEC Standard. The Test Report provides clear and unambiguous results of all the required tests, measurements, verifications, inspections and evaluations. It also contains photographs, electrical diagrams, artwork drawings as well as a description of the product. Under the rules of the CB Scheme, a CB Test Report is considered valid only if accompanied by its CB Test Certificate.
An NCB can test and evaluate products to national differences of other countries if it has the necessary test equipment and expertise. These additional tests are documented in the Supplements to the CB Test Report which are generally accepted by the recognizing NCBs.
The National Differences, Special National Conditions and the Regulatory Requirements of all countries participating in the CB Scheme are provided to the IECEE Secretariat and published in the CB Bulletin.
National differences from an IEC Standard are those requirements in the corresponding National
Standard which are necessary to comply with, when seeking certification marks from NCBs located in Countries where this information is provided.
Special National Conditions
National characteristic or practice that cannot be changed even over a long period, e.g. climatic conditions, electrical earthing conditions, electrical code installation
NOTE: If it affects harmonization, it forms part of the European Standard.
For the countries in which the relevant special national conditions apply these provisions are normative. For other countries they are informative.
The restrictions, licenses, and laws applicable to a product or business, imposed by the government or the national authority
The various regulatory and statutory requirements need to be addressed so as to ensure relaxed exporting in countries where regulatory requirements apply.
Benefits of the CB Scheme to the Manufacturer
The CB Scheme may provide significant benefits to those manufacturers who wish to export their products to countries that participate in the Scheme.
Such manufacturers can:
- Select and deal with one NCB of their choice.
- Have their products tested only by that NCB, including testing to the national differences, special national conditions and regulatory requirements of the product's destination countries.
- Use the CB Test Report and Certificate obtained from one NCB to obtain national approvals in many other member countries through their participating NCBs.
Although the manufacturer is required to submit an Application and may also be required to submit a product sample in the country of destination, no additional testing is needed, and only administrative work should be involved in processing such Applications. Applications for obtaining certifications based on CB Test Certificates and CB Test Reports are given priority over other Applications as no testing is involved.
How can PRO help you to get CB Test Report and CB Test Certificate?
PRO's EE Laboratory has been assessed and determined to fully comply with ISO/IEC 17025: 2005-05, IECEE 01: 2008-11, IECEE 02:2008-10 and the relevant IECEE CB-Scheme Operational Documents and operate as a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the responsibility of SGS Fimko as National Certification Body to carry out testing within the IECEE CB Scheme.
Product scope for IECEE CB Scheme is listed in IECEE Web Site
Our Scopes for CB testing
- IEC 60335-1 (Household and similar electrical appliances)
- IEC 60335-2-2 (Vacuum cleaners)
- IEC 60335-2-3 (Electric irons)
- IEC 60335-2-6 (Stationary cooking granges, Hobs, Ovens)
- IEC 60335-2-9 (Grills, Toasters and similar portable cooking appliances)
- IEC 60335-2-13 (Deep fat fryers, Frying pans)
- IEC 60335-2-14 (Kitchen machines)
- IEC 60335-2-15 (Heating liquids, Rice cooker)
- IEC 60335-2-21 (Storage water heaters)
- IEC 60335-2-23 (Skin hair care)
- IEC 60335-2-24 (Refrigerating,Ice-cream, Ice-makers (appliances)
- IEC 60335-2-31 (Range hoods)
- IEC 60335-2-34 (Motor-Compressors)
- IEC 60335-2-35 (Instantaneous water heaters)
- IEC 60335-2-40 (Air-Conditioners)
- IEC 60335-2-41 (Pumps)
- IEC 60335-2-80 (Fans)
- IEC 60335-2-89 (Commercial refrigerator)
- IEC 60335-2-102 (Gas, oil and solid-fuel burning appliances having electrical connections)
How can PRO help you to get your product approved for worldwide marker?
As mentioned above, CB Scheme is very useful if you are to export your product to several countries. More than 10 years of application service, PRO’s staff are experienced in CB Scheme process. Not only we can test your product in our laboratory if your product fall in our scope, but we can also assign your products to be tested at the most suitable labs in the world through many contact channels with CB Testing Laboratories. We can, thus shorten your lead time and lower your cost.
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