CCL PROCEDURES FOR AUSTRALIA EQUIPMENT APPROVAL
Clients call or write CCL to request information regarding the testing, procedures and fees for receiving Australia customer approval.
CCL will issue a written quote for the Australia testing. The quote will be based on the information received from the initial phone call and from reviewing any necessary technical data. The fees will cover complete testing, assistance in preparation of filing materials, and support of the work performed.
The information and materials listed on the next page of this document are required to obtain an Australia equipment approval.
CCL will begin their work schedule when the equipment, required information, purchase order (or letter of authorization), and required deposit are received. The project is normally completed within four weeks.
If the equipment fails to meet any of the requirements, CCL will notify the client by phone and discuss the failures with them. Written materials will be sent if the client so requests. The client may work with CCL as closely as needed to correct the problems. The following actions will then be taken:
- If the problems are corrected in a short time period, testing will continue.
- If the problems cannot be resolved in a reasonable length of time, the client will be invoiced for the work completed to date on a prorated basis. CCL will continue to assist the client in any way. A new quote will be issued for remaining work once the corrections have been made.
Completion:After the satisfactory completion of the tests, CCL will organize the test data into an Australia test report. The test report will be sent to the client for the client's record.
The client is responsible to review the test report and to maintain this test report as part of the total compliance folder. The telecom test report must be kept with the EMC and Safety reports to provide a complete Australia compliant compliance folder. The compliance folder is required to have additional supporting documentation. See the attached materials list. The latest Australia compliance folder requirements can be found at www.aca.gov.au. The client must notify the Australia Communication Authority (ACA) of the intent to sell the product in Australia. The notification form can be found at www.aca.gov.au.
When the compliance folder has been generated and when ACA is notified, the equipment cam be sold in Australia.
MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR AUSTEL EQUIPMENT PERMITS
CCL needs the following materials and information to complete the testing:
- Equipment: Two (2) sets of the equipment to be tested. For systems, one KSU or rack and two sets of the tip and ring interface cards belonging to the system. Interconnecting cables, telephone cords, power supplies and software must be included. Additional samples may be requested if necessary.
- Client's contact name and address.
- Applicant company name, address, telephone number and Fax number.
- Model numbers and/or trade names of the equipment to receive permit. Specify differences between multiple model numbers.
- Schematic diagrams of the equipment.
- User's operating/installation manual.
- Additional operating/installation material (i.e. product description, programming, or field support manuals, if available.
- Detailed description (part number and ratings) of each component in the tip and ring interface and primary circuit of the power supply. Detailed safety information (UL/CSA/IEC numbers) for all safety components including but not limited to relays, transformers, optocouplers, fuses, varistors, PC board plastics, plastic housing and isolation material.
- Actual or an official art drawing of the labeling used on the equipment.
- Unpopulated telco interface board and power supply board
or an exact board layout drawing, which shows trace lines. Any
other means for CCL to determine layout spacings is also acceptable.
Australia requires the following information and materials to be supplied with the compliance folder:
- A stamped set of certified drawings (drawing should be labeled with drawing number, issue and date and folded to 8 1/2" by 11 1/2" size). These drawings must contain the circuit schematics and block diagrams (the block diagrams are required for private network systems and where the equipment has peripherals or connections to other customers equipment).
- Any operating instructions and installation manuals.
- A technical description or for variation of equipment (modification filings) a detailed description of the differences between the original and modified models.
- Any advertising material and/or brochures promoting the equipment.
- Any other material required for specific equipment or as required by ACA.