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Global Certification Technical Update

April 2019

April 2019 Updates

Chile

Chile New Resolution and Test Protocols for Electrical and Gas Products

Effective February 5, 2019

The Electricity and Fuel Board (SEC) issued new Resolutions and Test Protocols to request mandatory certification for specific electrical and gas products aimed to be imported and sold in Chile. These Resolutions and Protocols establish the applicable testing and certification requirements for each product in terms of Energy Efficiency and Safety, mostly based on IEC standards for electrical products and on UNE EN ISO standards for gas products.

Below is the list of products that must present a valid CoC issued by an accredited Certification Body recognized by SEC as well as the effective dates per product.

Product Requirement Effective Date
Electric hot and cold water dispensers Safety June 30th 2020
Electrical appliances for skin and hair care Safety August 31st 2019
Circuit breakers Safety June 30th 2019 – For 1 and 2 pole

June 30th 2020 – For three and four pole

High-pressure cleaners Safety October 31st 2019
Portable air coolers Safety September 30th 2019
Adapters for plugs Safety October 31st 2019
Earth leakage switches without overcurrent protection, independent of voltage Safety August 30th 2020
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) Energy Efficiency July 30th 2019
LED Lamps Energy Efficiency July 30th 2019
Automatic valves for portable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders weighing 2, 5, 11 or 15kg Safety November 30th 2019
Manual valves for portable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders weighing 33 or 45kg Safety May 31th 2020
Non-refillable metal cartridges for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), with or without valves, intended for use in portable appliances. Safety November 30th 2019
Gas-fired central heating boilers Safety June 1st 2020
Gas-fired central heating boilers Energy Efficiency June 1st 2020
Multi-layer pipes with an aluminum inner layer and related accessories, used for fuel gases Safety December 1st 2019
Washing machines Energy Efficiency July 31st 2019

Official Gazette can be viewed here: http://www.doe.cl/PDFDoe.php?f=05022019&cve=1541248

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