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FCC 2.925
Revised as of December 2, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  2.925   Identification of equipment.

   (a) Each equipment covered in an application for equipment
   authorization shall bear a 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) The information required may be provided electronically pursuant to
   § 2.935.

   (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 terminal equipment subject to part 68 of this chapter, and a
   radiofrequency device subject to equipment authorization requirements
   are assembled in a common enclosure, the device shall be labeled in
   accordance with the Hearing Aid Compatibility-related requirements in
   part 68 of this chapter and the requirements published by the
   Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments, and shall also display
   the FCC Identifier in the format specified in paragraph (a) of this
   section.

   (3) For a transceiver, the receiver portion of which is subject to
   Supplier's Declaration of Conformity pursuant to § 15.101 of this
   chapter, and the transmitter portion is subject to certification, the
   FCC Identifier required for the transmitter portion shall be preceded
   by the term FCC ID.

   (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
   authorization.

   (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) The FCC Identifier including the term “FCC ID” shall be in a size
   of type large enough to be readily legible, consistent with the
   dimensions of the equipment and its label. However, the type size for
   the FCC Identifier is not required to be larger than eight-point. If a
   device is so small that it is impractical to label it with the FCC
   Identifier in a font that is four-point or larger, and the device does
   not have a display that can show electronic labeling, then the FCC
   Identifier shall be placed in the user manual and must also either be
   placed on the device packaging or on a removable label attached to the
   device.

   Note to paragraph (f): 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.

   [ 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;  80 FR 33441 , June 12, 2015;  82 FR 50826 , Nov. 2,
   2017]

   


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