Brazil UC Mark approval

(1). Introduction
• According to the requirements from Inmetro (Brazilian Accreditation Body), products which need to comply with the Brazilian mandatory certification requirements have to carry the mark of conformity.
• For voluntary and mandatory product certification, TÜV Rheinland works together with UCIEE (União Certificadora), a Brazilian OCP (Product Certification Body) which issues the UC Mark.

(2). Compulsory Certification Products
• Electro medical equipment
• Hazardous location equipment
• Equipment for gas systems (pressure regulators and hoses)
• Electrical strings and cables
• Protective devices, such as circuit breakers and fuses
• Switches, plugs and sockets

(3). Voluntary Certification Products
• Luminaries
• Capacitors and filters
• Household
• Electronic appliances and components
• Alarm systems
• IT equipment

(4). Technical information
• Rated voltage: It varies depending on the city. 110V/60Hz, 220V/60Hz are mostly used.
• Plug: 11 different kinds of plugs. (detailed information is available)

(5).Documents required:
• CB test report together with CB certificates, test reports based on EN standards which are identical to Brazilian standards may be accepted (e.g. TÜV/GS) or test reports according to NBR standards.
• Technical information (Construction drawing, circuit diagram, PCB layout, etc)
• User’s manual: in Portuguese for mandatory products or in Portuguese, Spanish or English for voluntary products.
• Rating label in Portuguese

(6). Factory Inspection
• Mandatory products – factory inspections needs to be performed by UCIEE (Follow up inspections may be performed by TÜV Rheinland)
• Voluntary products – the factory inspections can be performed by TÜV Rheinland.

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