FCC Equipment Authorisation Types
Electrical equipment marketed in the USA requires authorization. There are two routes available to show the evidence required according to the risk of interference that the type of equipment possesses:
Supplier Declaration of Conformity
Unintentional radiators I.e. that connect with PC's or television systems, CB radios, digi-boxes, and other digital devices considered to be medium risk. The product is tested at an accredited facility and similar to in Europe the manufacture draws up a Declaration to accompany the product and its technical file.
Intentional radiators I.e. RF transmitters, radar detectors and certain other high risk devices. The product is tested at a listed facility and the technical file reviewed by an independent body before a certificate is granted and details listed on the FCC website.
How do I determine which authorisation type my product is?
Use this equipment authorisations types table to see which procedure is required for your device.