Family of Electrical Equipment, Product Family

A “family” of electrical equipment has the same basic electrical characteristics and material composition but may differ in dimensions, colour or other aspects and, having regard to the relevant standard, is able to be covered by a single test report. In this case a single registration would be sufficient to cover all models in the family.

The intent of a family is to allow responsible suppliers to group models which are closely related into a single registration, and to reduce registration costs.

The Equipment Safety Rules provides more information on this definition.