47 CFR FCC Part 15 Subpart G Access Broadband Power Line Testing
The wireless FCC subpart G standard test method evaluates regulations for Access Broadband over Power Line (Access BPL) devices. As a leader in RF regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance recognizes the requirements needed for wireless radio manufacturers. Not only do we understand the challenges of achieving wireless certifications, but we help guide companies through the entire process.
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Summary of Subpart G of the CFR Wireless Test Standard
The subpart G FCC standard evaluates Access BPL devices operating in 1.705 – 80 MHz bands over medium or low voltage lines. Access BPL equipment must only be marketed by parties eligible to operate the equipment. Eligible parties consist of AC power line public utilities, service providers, and associates of the BPL service providers.
Low Voltage Power Line: A power line carrying low volts from a distribution transformer to a customer’s premises.
Medium Voltage Power Line: A power line carrying between 1,000 to 40,000 volts from a power substation to neighborhoods. Medium voltage lines are overhead or underground, depending on the grid network topology.
Scope of 47 CFR Part 15 Access BPL Equipment
The equipment is not subjected to conducted emissions. Equipment that operates in the frequency range of 1.7 kHz to 30 MHz must comply with radiated emissions. The equipment must also be over medium-voltage lines.
The Federal Communications Commission may choose the guidelines for the compliance measurements of Access BPL equipment.
Access BPL systems must incorporate a remote controllable shut-down feature to deactivate any unit found to cause harmful interference. The wireless intentional radiator equipment must also comply with radiated emission limits upon power-up following a fault condition.
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