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Japan EMC VCCI V-2 Testing

VCCI controls radio disturbances generated by information technology equipment (ITE). As a leader in electromagnetic compatibility, EMC, regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance assists electronic equipment manufacturers with EMC testing. Meeting the IEC, EN, and other EMC testing requirements can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process. 

From concept through compliance, Keystone meets all of our customers’ needs under one roof. Our expert test engineers work with clients to quickly develop appropriate and concise test plans. We have a reputation for helping customers achieve their EMC product certifications. 

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Summary of EMC VCCI Information Technology Equipment Testing

The VCCI rules and standards will apply to ITE placed in the Japanese market.

Radio disturbances produced by ITE equipment can interfere with radio communication services. The ITE equipment can also hinder electronic and electrical devices. The following types of equipment are generally excluded from the rules.

  • ITE that is subject to other standards or laws equivalent in objective to these of the Japanese standards.
  • ITE in a telecommunication center. I.e., equipment in buildings controlled by telecommunication common carriers.
  • Control units are designed to be used in industrial plants where the data processing function is a secondary purpose.
  • Testing and measuring instruments are designed to be used for industrial, scientific, and medical purposes where data processing function is a secondary purpose.
  • ITE whose power consumption is 6 nW or less.

Information Technology Equipment, ITE, is defined as equipment with a rated power supply not exceeding 600 V. The primary purpose of this equipment is for: entry, storage, display, retrieval, transmission, processing, switching, or control of data and telecommunications. The equipment may be single or a combination of any of the mentioned uses above.

A telecommunication port is to be connected to an electric telecommunication network, a local area network, and other similar networks. The ports to connect interface cables for the interconnection of the internal components in a system are not included.

Information technology equipment is classified into two categories. Class A ITE and Class B ITE are made clear below.

Class A ITE: is a category of equipment that satisfies the Class A ITE disturbance limits but not Class B disturbances.

Class B ITE: This type of class satisfies Class B ITE disturbance levels. The equipment is generally used in a domestic setting. This may include any of the following:

  • Equipment with no fixed place of use. An example would include portable equipment powered by built-in batteries.
  • Telecommunication terminal equipment powered from a telecommunication network.
  • Personal computers or portable word processors, and auxiliary connected equipment.
  • Facsimile equipment.

Scope of VCCI V-2 Testing of ITE

The VCCI test starts by making a registration of product conformity of the applicable ITE to VCCI. This is done before placing the ITE into the market based on verification. When any changes occur, changes are noted immediately.

Upon receipt of the registration of product conformity, the VCCI will issue a “Registration Acknowledgement”. The ITE is then ready to be placed on the market.

Keystone Offers Expert VCCI V-2 Laboratory Testing

Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. 

Have a question about VCCI V-2 Japan testing procedures? Contact us or call (724) 657-9940 and we will determine the best course of action. For more information on why so many companies partner with Keystone Compliance, request a quote.


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