Exemption for Supply Cords, Plugs, and Component Parts (permanently installed within other equipment)

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There are special considerations given to supply cords, supply plugs that are level 3 equipment and attached to other equipment a responsible supplier manufacturers or imports.

There are also special consideration for connectors that are level 3 equipment and are part of a cordset supplied with other equipment.

Additionally there is special consideration for equipment that has other level 2 or level 3 equipment installed within the equipment.

The requirements in these situations are as follows:

Where plugs, flexible cords and connectors (all level 3 electrical equipment) are supplied with a level 1 or level 2 item of electrical equipment, the Responsible Supplier of the level 1 or 2 equipment would need to confirm there is a current Certificate of Conformity for the relevant level 3 equipment but need not be registered as a Responsible Supplier for that level 3 electrical equipment.

For example, a cord set (a plug, cord and appliance connector) is three level 3 items that combine into a piece of equipment which is classified as a level 1 (the cord set). As such, if a responsible supplier is supplying a cord set with other equipment they are supplying, there is no need to register the cord set separately. However, responsible supplier must ensure the plug, cord and appliance connector all have current and valid certification when the responsible supplier sells the equipment with the supplied cordset.

Where level 3 equipment is supplied with other level 3 equipment as a component part (i.e; the level 3 equipment component part is installed within other level 3 equipment, such as a portable luminaire with a fluorescent lamp ballast inside) the supplied level 3 equipment (the portable luminaire) must be registered by the Responsible Supplier but the component part (the ballast) level 3 equipment of the supplied equipment need not be registered by that Responsible Supplier, however the Responsible Supplier must confirm there is a current Certificate of Conformity for the component part level 3 equipment.

Where level 2 equipment is supplied with other level 2 or 3 equipment as a component part i.e; the level 2 or level 3 equipment component part is installed within the level 2 equipment, the Responsible Supplier of the level 2 equipment must ensure there is a current Certificate of Conformity for any level 3 component part. The level 2 or 3 component part does not require separate registration by the Responsible Supplier of the level 2 equipment unless the level 2 or 3 component part is supplied separately.

Where level 1 equipment is supplied with other level 2 or 3 equipment as a component part (i.e; the level 2 or level 3 equipment is installed within the level 1 equipment, such as a fixed luminaire with fluorescent lamp ballast inside) the Responsible Supplier of the level 1 equipment (the fixed luminaire) must ensure there is a current Certificate of Conformity for any level 3 component part (the ballast). The level 2 or 3 component part does not require separate registration by the Responsible Supplier of the level 1 equipment unless the level 2 or 3 component part is supplied separately

NOTE:
Even though the responsible supplier may not have to register this level 2 or level 3 equipment, they are nevertheless still the Responsible Supplier of that equipment and must ensure it is electrically safe and is marked with the RCM.

EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLIES:
Level 3 External Power Supplies are not exempted from registration requirements.  This includes power supplies which are sold separately or supplied with any other equipment.