Case Study: Ensuring the safety of air-conditioning products

Ensuring the safety of air-conditioning products

Product certification of air-conditioning products are mandatory in China for products that produce less than or equal to 21,000 kcal.

The applicable standards for air-conditioning products for CCC certification include GB 4706.1-2005, Household and similar electrical appliances safety-Part 1: General requirements (identical to IEC 60335-1:2001), GB 4706.32-2012, Household and similar electrical appliances safety—Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers (equivalent to IEC 60335-2-40:2005), GB 4343.1-2009, Electromagnetic compatibility—Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus— Part 1: Emission (equivalent to IEC/CISPR 14-1:2005), and GB 17625.1-2012, Electromagnetic compatibility—Limits—Limits for harmonic current emissions (Equipment input current 16 A per phase) (equivalent to IEC 61000-3-2:2009 Ed.3.2). By 2015, 35,144 certificates have been issued for air-conditioning products, and product safety and quality have been significantly improved; the certification result is widely adopted in such government- leading projects as “Household Appliances Going to the Countryside”, energy-saving and people-benefiting project, energy efficiency labelling, and government procurement.