• PSE Certification


    PSE Mark Scheme regulates 453 electrical/ electronic appliances and components according to Japan DENAN Law. PSE Products consist of two groups, Specified Products and Non-Specified Products.
    Specified Products (SP, Category A) - including DC power supplies(AC Adaptors, LED drivers), a total of 115 items and Non-Specified Products (NSP, Category B) - 338 items.
    All products should undergo product certification and factory inspection by CAB (Certification accreditation body) recognized by METI. Factory inspection is conducted by factory and product category. The validity of certificate varies from 3~7 years according to each product category.

    • 1. Category A includes 115 mandatory items such as external power supply is in the scope.
      Products classified as Category A need to apply for "Diamond PSE" and the certificate must issue by the qualified certification body.
      There are 2 Ordinance Articles for diamond PSE.
      • A. Ordinance Article 1: based on Japan local testing law harmonized with IEC standard
      • B. Ordinance Article 2: based on CB or test by IEC standard
    • 2. Category B includes 338 mandatory items such as audio/ video products. Products classified as Category B needs to apply for "Circle PSE". Registration on the official website through qualified certificate bodies or manufactures self-declaration is required.
    • 3. The products which out of Category A and Category B scope can consider about apply for the Japan S-Mark. Japan S-Mark is a voluntary safety logo, customers' products which chose to apply for S-Mark will test by Japan DENAN law or IEC standard so that the accredited products will have more competitiveness on the market.

    The Process of Conformity assessment for PSE Mark (DENAN)

    The certification process for PSE (DENAN) for Japan takes the following four steps:

    • 1. Submission of application and test sample of the product designated for the Japanese market
    • 2. Review of the application documentation to check which standards have already been fulfilled and which still need to be fulfilled
    • 3. Conformity assessment to ensure all of the required standards are met for importing your product to the Japanese market
    • 4. Issue of conformity certificates for your electrical and electronic products

    PSE Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials

    The below items fall under Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials
    Single-Phase Small Transformers and Discharge Lamp Ballasts
    • Transformers for toys
    • Other household appliance transformers
    • Transformers for use in electronic appliances
    • Fluorescent lamp ballasts
    • Mercury vapor lamp ballasts and other high voltage discharge lamp ballasts
    • Transformers for ozone generators
    Heating Appliances
    • Electric heated toilet seats
    • Electric heating hot cupboards
    • Electric water pipe freeze-prevention heaters
    • Glass dew-prevention heaters
    • Other electric heating appliances for prevention of freezing or condensation
    • Electric storage water heaters
    • Electric inhalators
    • Household heating therapeutic appliances
    • Electric steam baths
    • Electric heaters for steam baths
    • Electric sauna baths
    • Electric heaters for sauna baths
    • Electric aquarium heaters
    • Electric terrarium heaters
    • Electric heated toys
    Electric Motor-operated Appliances
    • Electric pumps
    • Electric well pumps
    • Electric refrigerating showcases
    • Electric freezing showcases
    • Ice-cream freezers
    • Electric food waste disposers
    • Electric massagers
    • Electric washing and drying toilets
    • Vending machines
    • Electric bubble generators for bathtubs
    • Electric bubble generators for aquariums
    • Other electric bubble generators
    • Electric motor-operated toys
    • Electric vehicles
    • Other electric motor-operated recreational apparatus
    Electronic Appliances
    • High-frequency depilators
    AC Electric Appliances
    • Magnetic therapeutic apparatus
    • Electric insect killers
    • Electric therapeutic bath controllers
    • DC power supply units
  • VCCI (Voluntary Control Council for Interference)

    Japan VCCI Certification

    Japan VCCI certification is specifically for IT equipment, electromagnetic launch control, which are products of EMC Certification, which is different from the other countries in the application of the certification system and diverse products. VCCI Certification is optional, entirely on a voluntary basis, but was used by many companies in order to prove the quality of the product. Therefore, VCCI certification only in theory, the "voluntary" market pressure to be the actual implementation. VCCI only member of the Laboratory are eligible to do the certification, which must be authorized by VCCI certificate of such reports to the laboratory. VCCI membership for the world, but not limited to Japan.

    VCCI manufacturers need to become a member of VCCI to use labels, as long as the manufacturer of the world to pay membership fees and annual membership fee can become a member of the organization. That customers receive the report of product testing but also to the VCCI to pay membership fee and membership fee to use after the VCCI label, which is native to Japan the so-called registration procedures.

    VCCI standards adopted will allow products to be affixed in the correct label VCCI. A grade product labels need to show that the products comply with the terms of RF radiation, on the contrary, B grade products only needed to show the basic signs symbols VCCI.

    VCCI Certification Process

    • 1. The manufacturer or agent to make oral or written AGC initial application.
    • 2. The applicant fill out the application form, application form, the use of product manuals and technical documents be sent to the laboratory (if necessary, require that an applicant company to provide a prototype).
    • 3. AGC laboratory test to identify test items and the number of samples and pricing.
    • 4. The applicants to verify pricing, check back to quotations, and samples and related technical documents sent to the AGC.
    • 5. The applicant to provide technical documents.
    • 6. AGC laboratory fees notice issued to the applicant, the applicant requested advance notice of the charges certification costs.
    • 7. AGC laboratory examination of technical documents and test products.
    • 8. If the technical documentation or the use of the provisions of the imperfect language laboratory will notify the applicant to improve.
    • 9. If the test failed, the laboratory will notify the applicant in a timely manner and in accordance with the situation of deciding whether to suspend the project, allowing the applicant to improve the product. Nevertheless, until the tests pass. The applicant to deal with the original application to make changes to the technical information in order to reflect the actual situation after the change.
    • 10. The first page of Article 9, 10 rectification costs, laboratory fees and charges will be added to issue notice of applicants.
    • 11. The applicant notice of the requirements under the Supplementary charges to pay the cost of rectification.
    • 12. AGC of test reports provided to the applicant or technical documentation (TCF), as well as in line with the VCCI and the return of samples to prove.
    • 13. The applicant to ensure that self-VCCI statement signed and attached to products labeled VCCI.

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