General question regarding regulations

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General question regarding regulations

Post by something » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:16 am

Hey there,

I'm wanting to create some hardware projects running on Arduino/ESP8266 platforms, et cetera, and sell them in New Zealand.

I haven't had much luck looking into what regulations there are around this. Does anything I sell need to be certified by an electrician? Is there a voltage threshold I can work under? Any information in this vein would be very appreciated.

Thanks a lot

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Re: General question regarding regulations

Post by Bertus Kruger » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:33 am

something wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:16 am
Hey there,

I'm wanting to create some hardware projects running on Arduino/ESP8266 platforms, et cetera, and sell them in New Zealand.

I haven't had much luck looking into what regulations there are around this. Does anything I sell need to be certified by an electrician? Is there a voltage threshold I can work under? Any information in this vein would be very appreciated.

Thanks a lot
Low voltage devices don't need certs but things with radio's might. ESP8266 is fine as its FCC approved and runs on the shared bandwidth that Wifi and Remote controller toys run.

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Re: General question regarding regulations

Post by something » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:27 am

Thanks for the reply!

Good to know that low voltage doesn't need a cert. Do you know what the low voltage threshold is? I have some scenarios where I will have some long distances, so would ideally run a voltage above 5v that I could then step down

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Re: General question regarding regulations

Post by Bertus Kruger » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:16 pm

I would say its below 50V DC.

Power over Ethernet equipment is running at 48V DC and that does not need any special certification on the installers side.

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