Resolution 14224, approved on October 12, 2022, makes it mandatory for electric battery chargers to undergo a certification process starting March 31, 2024. The new testing protocol, PE Nº1/38:2022, has been introduced to ensure compliance with IEC 60335-2-29:2019 and IEC 60335-1:2016 standards for chargers intended for domestic use.
This certification process applies to chargers for batteries up to 24V DC and 50 VA, used in children's toys, electric cycles, and batteries up to 9V DC (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, N, 9V, 18650, 16340, 17650, 18350, and their equivalent designations). The scope covers chargers sold independently, as accessories or replacements, or bundled with toys, electric cycles, or batteries.
However, the protocol does not apply to chargers incorporated in products, those for non-accessible batteries, exclusively industrial chargers, chargers for use in special conditions (corrosive or explosive environments), emergency lighting chargers, power supply units for electronic equipment, chargers for tools, appliances, automobiles or similar vehicles, DC chargers, chargers without 220V AC input, portable and fixed USB chargers, solar chargers, power bank chargers, and inductive chargers.
The testing protocol consists of multiple tests to ensure product safety, including protection against access to live parts, leakage current, dielectric strength, transient overvoltages, moisture resistance, and marking requirements.
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