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FCC 15.101
Revised as of January 22, 2019
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  § 15.101   Equipment authorization of unintentional radiators.

   (a) Except as otherwise exempted in § § 15.23, 15.103, and 15.113,
   unintentional radiators shall be authorized prior to the initiation of
   marketing, pursuant to the procedures for certification or Supplier's
   Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) given in subpart J of part 2 of this
   chapter, as follows:

   Table 1 to Paragraph (a)
   Type of device Equipment authorization
   required
   TV Broadcast Receiver SDoC or Certification.
   FM Broadcast Receiver SDoC or Certification.
   CB Receiver SDoC or Certification.
   Superregenerative Receiver SDoC or Certification.
   Scanning Receiver Certification.
   Radar Detector Certification.
   All other receivers subject to Part 15 SDoC or Certification.
   TV Interface Device SDoC or Certification.
   Cable System Terminal Device SDoC or Certification.
   Stand-alone Cable input selector switch SDoC or Certification.
   Class B personal computers and peripherals SDoC or Certification.
   CPU boards and internal power supplies used with Class B personal
   computers SDoC or Certification.
   Class B personal computers assembled using authorized CPU boards or
   power supplies SDoC or Certification.
   Class B external switching power supplies SDoC or Certification.
   Other Class B digital devices & peripherals SDoC or Certification.
   Class A digital devices, peripherals & external switching power
   supplies SDoC or Certification.
   Access Broadband over Power Line (Access BPL) Certification.
   All other devices SDoC or Certification.

   (b) Only those receivers that operate (tune) within the frequency range
   of 30-960 MHz, CB receivers and radar detectors are subject to the
   authorizations shown in paragraph (a) of this section. Receivers
   operating above 960 MHz or below 30 MHz, except for radar detectors and
   CB receivers, are exempt from complying with the technical provisions
   of this part but are subject to § 15.5.

   (c) Personal computers shall be authorized in accordance with one of
   the following methods:

   (1) The specific combination of CPU board, power supply and enclosure
   is tested together and authorized under Supplier's Declaration of
   Conformity or a grant of certification;

   (2) The personal computer is authorized under Supplier's Declaration of
   Conformity or a grant of certification, and the CPU board or power
   supply in that computer is replaced with a CPU board or power supply
   that has been separately authorized under Supplier's Declaration of
   Conformity or a grant of certification; or

   (3) The CPU board and power supply used in the assembly of a personal
   computer have been separately authorized under Supplier's Declaration
   of Conformity or a grant of certification; and

   (4) Personal computers assembled using either of the methods specified
   in paragraphs (c)(2) or (c)(3) of this section must, by themselves,
   also be authorized under Supplier's Declaration of Conformity if they
   are marketed. However, additional testing is not required for this
   Supplier's Declaration of Conformity, provided the procedures in
   § 15.102(b) are followed.

   (d) Peripheral devices, as defined in § 15.3(r), shall be authorized
   under Supplier's Declaration of Conformity, or a grant of
   certification, as appropriate, prior to marketing. Regardless of the
   provisions of paragraphs (a) or (c) of this section, if a CPU board,
   power supply, or peripheral device will always be marketed with a
   specific personal computer, it is not necessary to obtain a separate
   authorization for that product provided the specific combination of
   personal computer, peripheral device, CPU board and power supply has
   been authorized under Supplier's Declaration of Conformity or a grant
   of certification as a personal computer.

   (1) No authorization is required for a peripheral device or a
   subassembly that is sold to an equipment manufacturer for further
   fabrication; that manufacturer is responsible for obtaining the
   necessary authorization prior to further marketing to a vendor or to a
   user.

   (2) Power supplies and CPU boards that have not been separately
   authorized and are designed for use with personal computers may be
   imported and marketed only to a personal computer equipment
   manufacturer that has indicated, in writing, to the seller or importer
   that they will obtain Supplier's Declaration of Conformity or a grant
   of certification for the personal computer employing these components.

   (e) Subassemblies to digital devices are not subject to the technical
   standards in this part unless they are marketed as part of a system in
   which case the resulting system must comply with the applicable
   regulations. Subassemblies include:

   (1) Devices that are enclosed solely within the enclosure housing the
   digital device, except for: Power supplies used in personal computers;
   devices included under the definition of a peripheral device in
   § 15.3(r); and personal computer CPU boards, as defined in § 15.3(bb);

   (2) CPU boards, as defined in § 15.3(bb), other than those used in
   personal computers, that are marketed without an enclosure or power
   supply; and

   (3) Switching power supplies that are separately marketed and are
   solely for use internal to a device other than a personal computer.

   [ 82 FR 50832 , Nov. 2, 2017]

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