The Lighting Global Quality Standards include safety requirements for AC chargers that are included with off-grid solar products. The language in the Lighting Global Quality Standards is as follows:
“Any included AC-DC charger carries approval from a recognized consumer electronics safety certification organization.”
“Approved marks: UL, CE TÜV Rheinland, CCC, or similar, with accompanying valid documentation of testing by an accredited test laboratory. Detailed guidelines are described in the AC Charger Safety Approval Policy.”
The purpose of this policy document is to provide information about safety requirements for AC chargers and how products with AC chargers may comply with the Quality Standards.
UL and CE markings are the most common electronic safety regulator approval markings found on AC chargers relevant to off-grid lighting products. The UL and CE markings on these AC chargers indicate compliance with the UL 1310 and EN/IEC 60950-1 or EN 62368-1:2014 safety standards, respectively. Less commonly seen safety approval markings, such as China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) and TÜV Rheinland, are also found on AC chargers relevant to off-grid lighting products. CCC and TÜV Rheinland markings on these AC chargers indicate compliance with the GB4943 and EN/IEC 60950-1 safety standards, respectively.
Resource Type: Quality Assurance