Get Charged Up With New Act 5159

On 8th of April 2022 The Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) in Brazil had published the new Act 5159 . This new Act Applies to Wired and Wireless Power Supplies and chargers meant to be used with mobile phones. It includes the all the testing requirements for EMC and safety . This new act will become in force in 180 days (26th October 2022) replacing the previous Act 3481.

The scope of the Act applies to:

  • A/C portable chargers i.e., residential chargers
  • D/C portable chargers i.e., car chargers
  • AC/DC inductive chargers
  • Special-purpose USB interfaces (ports) for electrical power to electronic devices, without data transmission functionality, regardless of the type of electrical power supply.
  • Some important notes:

  • USB interfaces that integrate the electrical/electronic design of equipment (i.e., TV, computer, multimedia centre, etc.) are not covered by these requirements.
  • For vehicular chargers, the ESD tests must be applied in accordance with item 8.3 of ISO 10605/2008 (before it was referring to IEC 61000-4-2).
  • Electrostatic discharges must be applied at the following levels: 2 kV, 4 kV and 6 kV for contact discharges and 4 kV, 6 kV and 8 kV for air discharges.

    For vehicular chargers, the surge and transient immunity testing must be performed in accordance with ISO 7637-2/2004.

    For USB type built-in vehicular chargers, ANATEL will accept the ESD (ISO 10605/2008), surge and transients (ISO 7637-2/2004) testing report done in a 1st or 2nd part laboratory, accredited by ILAC or evaluated by OCD.

    The use of Security seal (Mint label) will be optional for built-in vehicular chargers sold along with the vehicle.  If the manufacturer chooses not to use the mint label, the device must have the ANATEL marking on its label, such as ANATEL ID: HHHHH-YY-FFFFF.

    This means the removal of safety testing for vehicle built-in chargers and Voltage Dips/variation (ice 61000-4-11) Immunity Testing.

    Here is the link of the official requirements.

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