KCCertification for electrical appliance safety is a mandatory certification scheme which permits products certified from accepted safety certification bodies only to prevent safety accidents caused by fire, electric shock and other hazards or interferences from electrical appliances.This sheme is based on "Electrical Appliances Safety Control Law" and testing and KC mark certificate are solely controlled by KTL, KTC, KTR which are official certification bodies in Korea. K standards, electrical appliances technical standard, is complied with international standard IEC standards.
Illustration of the safety certification mark – Safety Certification Mark.
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In accordance with Electrical Appliance Safety Control Act article 3, target products(45 items) which will be sold to Korea after manufacturing in Korea or overseas shall be certified by Certification Body before products release (domestic) or Customs Clearance (Overseas).
Recently, supply increase of new product caused by electrical and electronic industrial development, needs of relaxation of regulation for business companies and environment changes are considered with low hazardous level products. Safety Confirmation does not require initial factory inspection and routine inspection.
Supplier Confirmation shall be declared by supplier personally before products release or Customs Clearance after conducting appropriate tests.
|Item||Safety Certification||Safety Confirmation||Supplier Confirmation|
|Product Testing||Safety Testing||O||O||O|
|EMC Testing||KC(MSIP) has jurisdiction|
|Factory Inspection||Production & Inspection Facilities||O||Not applied||Not applied|
|Raw material inspection and Manufacturing Process inspection||O||Not applied||Not applied|
|Product Inspection||O||Not applied||Not applied|
|Certification – Registration||Issue Certificate||Issue Confirmation Registration Letter||Supplierr Confirmation letter|
|Routine Inspection (Annual Product Testing + Routine Factory Inspection||O||No Routine Inspection||Not applied|
such as fuse, x-cap, y-cap, power cord set (plug, cord, connector), appliance inlet, switch, etc
If CB is available, some of above documents(No.1-7) can be skipped after reviewing CB.