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BRAZIL: ANATEL Publish Act 5159, Testing Technical Requirements For Mobile Phone Chargers
June 7, 2022

ANATEL has published the Act Nº 5159 which establishes the EMC and safety testing technical requirements for wired and wireless mobile phone chargers. This new Act revokes the previous Act 3481 and will take effect on October 26, 2022.

The scope of the Act applies to:

– A/C portable chargers i.e., residential chargers
– D/C portable chargers i.e., car chargers
– AC/DC inductive chargers
– Special-purpose USB interfaces (ports) for electrical power to electronic devices, without data transmission functionality, regardless of the type of electrical power supply.

Some important notes:

USB interfaces that integrate the electrical/electronic design of equipment (i.e., TV, computer, multimedia centre, etc.) are not covered by these requirements.

For vehicular chargers, the ESD tests must be applied in accordance with item 8.3 of ISO 10605/2008 (before it was referring to IEC 61000-4-2). Electrostatic discharges must be applied at the following levels:

  1. 2 kV, 4 kV and 6 kV for contact discharges, and

B) 4 kV, 6 kV and 8 kV for air discharges. 

For vehicular chargers, the surge and transient immunity testing must be performed in accordance with ISO 7637-2/2004

For USB type built-in vehicular chargers, ANATEL will accept the ESD (ISO 10605/2008), surge and transients (ISO 7637-2/2004) testing report done in a 1st or 2nd part laboratory, accredited by ILAC or evaluated by OCD. 

The use of Security seal (Mint label) will be optional for built-in vehicular chargers sold along with the vehicle.  If the manufacturer chooses not to use the mint label, the device must have the ANATEL marking on its label, such as ANATEL ID: HHHHH-YY-FFFFF, 

  • Removal of safety testing for vehicle built-in chargers
  • Removal of Voltage Dips/variation (ice 61000-4-11) Immunity Testing.

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