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New ANATEL requirements for Cell Phone Chargers

ANATEL issued Act No. 493 on 10th of July 2017, which updates requirements for Cell Phone Chargers.

Act No. 493 introduces new requirements for vehicle and wireless chargers that are intended to be used with Cell Phones, listing them as Category I products (1 year validity).

The new regulation will specifically cover four types of chargers:

  1. Mains powered chargers with a DC wired connection to the mobile;

  2. Mains powered inductive (wireless) chargers;

  3. Vehicle based wired chargers (from 12V or 24V DC supply);

  4. Vehicle based inductive (wireless) chargers.

ANATEL approval for vehicle chargers used with Cell Phones will become mandatory 180 days after the initial publication of Act No. 493, which would be the 6th of January 2018.

Testing will be carried out locally based on the requirements set out in Act No. 493.

Chargers will be required to test with the Cell Phone they are intended to be used with.

Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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