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FCC 2.925
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 2.925   Identification of equipment.

   (a) Each equipment covered in an application for equipment
   authorization shall bear a nameplate or label listing the following:

   (1) FCC Identifier consisting of the two elements in the exact order
   specified in § 2.926. The FCC Identifier shall be preceded by the term
   FCC ID in capital letters on a single line, and shall be of a type size
   large enough to be legible without the aid of magnification.

   (2) Any other statements or labeling requirements imposed by the rules
   governing the operation of the specific class of equipment, except that
   such statement(s) of compliance may appear on a separate label at the
   option of the applicant/grantee.

   (3) Equipment subject only to registration will be identified pursuant
   to part 68 of this chapter.

   (b) Any device subject to more than one equipment authorization
   procedure may be assigned a single FCC Identifier. However, a single
   FCC Identifier is required to be assigned to any device consisting of
   two or more sections assembled in a common enclosure, on a common
   chassis or circuit board, and with common frequency controlling
   circuits. Devices to which a single FCC Identifier has been assigned
   shall be identified pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

   (1) Separate FCC Identifiers may be assigned to a device consisting of
   two or more sections assembled in a common enclosure, but constructed
   on separate sub-units or circuit boards with independent frequency
   controlling circuits. The FCC Identifier assigned to any transmitter
   section shall be preceded by the term TX FCC ID, the FCC Identifier
   assigned to any receiver section shall be preceded by the term RX FCC
   ID and the identifier assigned to any remaining section(s) shall be
   preceded by the term FCC ID.

   (2) Where telephone equipment subject to part 68 of this chapter, and a
   radiofrequency device subject to equipment authorization requirements
   are assembled in a common enclosure, the nameplate/label shall display
   the FCC Registration Number in the format specified in part 68 and the
   FCC Identifier in the format specified in paragraph (a) of this

   (3) Applications filed on or after May 1, 1981, and applications filed
   earlier requesting equipment authorization using the single system of
   identification pursuant to section (a)(1) will receive a review of the
   identification portion by the Commission's Laboratory with respect to
   nameplate/label design within 30 days after receipt at the Laboratory.
   Failure by the Laboratory to reject a nameplate design proposed in any
   particular application within this time period will constitute de-facto
   acceptance of the nameplate/label design for that particular equipment.
   Such de facto acceptance will be limited to the equipment covered by
   the particular application and will not be considered to establish a
   precedent for other applications. This review deadline applies only to
   the proposed nameplate/label design, not to the remainder of the

   (4) For a transceiver, the receiver portion of which is subject to
   verification pursuant to § 15.101 of this chapter, the FCC Identifier
   required for the transmitter portion shall be preceded by the term FCC

   (c) [Reserved]

   (d) In order to validate the grant of equipment authorization, the
   nameplate or label shall be permanently affixed to the equipment and
   shall be readily visible to the purchaser at the time of purchase.

   (1) As used here, permanently affixed means that the required nameplate
   data is etched, engraved, stamped, indelibly printed, or otherwise
   permanently marked on a permanently attached part of the equipment
   enclosure. Alternatively, the required information may be permanently
   marked on a nameplate of metal, plastic, or other material fastened to
   the equipment enclosure by welding, riveting, etc., or with a permanent
   adhesive. Such a nameplate must be able to last the expected lifetime
   of the equipment in the environment in which the equipment will be
   operated and must not be readily detachable.

   (2) As used here, readily visible means that the nameplate or nameplate
   data must be visible from the outside of the equipment enclosure. It is
   preferable that it be visible at all times during normal installation
   or use, but this is not a prerequisite for grant of equipment

   (e) A software defined radio may be equipped with a means such as a
   user display screen to display the FCC identification number normally
   contained in the nameplate or label. The information must be readily
   accessible, and the user manual must describe how to access the
   electronic display.

   (f) Where it is shown that a permanently affixed nameplate is not
   desirable or is not feasible, an alternative method of positively
   identifying the equipment may be used if approved by the Commission.
   The proposed alternative method of identification and the justification
   for its use must be included with the application for equipment

   Note: As an example, a device intended to be implanted within the body
   of a test animal or person would probably require an alternate method
   of identification.

   (g) The term FCC ID and the coded identification assigned by the
   Commission shall be in a size of type large enough to be readily
   legible, consistent with the dimensions of the equipment and its
   nameplate. However, the type size for the FCC Identifier is not
   required to be larger than eight-point.

   [ 44 FR 17177 , Mar. 21, 1979, as amended at  44 FR 55574 , Sept. 27, 1979;
    46 FR 21013 , Apr. 8, 1981;  52 FR 21687 , June 9, 1987;  54 FR 1698 , Jan.
   17, 1989;  62 FR 10470 , Mar. 7, 1997;  66 FR 50840 , Oct. 5, 2001;  77 FR 43536 , July 25, 2012]

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