C-Tick & RCM Testing


C-Tick Testing, RCM Certification, Regulatory Compliance Mark, EMC Compliance Testing for RCM / C-Tick

Compliance with the Australian EMC regulations are mandatory and apply to almost all electronic products supplied to the Australian market. Application of the C-Tick mark signifies compliance with appropriate Australian EMC standard. Requirements are currently limited to mains terminal disturbance voltage measurements (RF emissions traveling along the AC power lines) telecommunications terminal disturbance voltage measurements (RF emissions travelling along the telephone lines) and radiated RF emission measurements (RF emissions emanating from the device through the air).

The most commonly used Australian EMC standards are:

  • AS/NZS CISPR 11 : EMC requirements for ISM Equipment
  • AS/NZS CISPR 12 : EMC requirements for Spark Ignition Engines
  • AS/NZS CISPR 13 : EMC requirements for Audio Visual and Broadcast Equipment
  • AS/NZS CISPR 14 : EMC requirements for Appliances & Power Tools
  • AS/NZS CISPR 15 : EMC requirements for Lighting Equipment
  • AS/NZS CISPR 22 : EMC requirements for Information Technology Equipment
  • AS/NZS 61000-6-3 : Generic EMC requirements for Residential and Commercial and Light Industrial Environments
  • AS/NZS 61000-6-4 : Generic EMC requirements for Heavy Industrial Environments

Regulatory Compliance Mark – RCM

The three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM) are being consolidated into a single compliance mark – the RCM. This will indicate a device’s compliance with all applicable ACMA regulatory arrangements – that is, for telecommunications, radiocommunications, EMC and EME – and with applicable state and territory electrical equipment safety requirements.

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For more information on C-Tick, RCM & EMC requirements, please refer to the following articles: