Spotlight on Adapter of Australia and New Zealand
As for adapters, there are two types, desktop and plug-in (wall mount). If direct plug-in type, it’s with sole type. In order to protect end users no electric shocks, its pins with black isolations. Besides it, this plug must pass pull, ball pressure, falling tests. AS/NZS 3112 is the Australia and New Zealand certification of plug. For the convenience to apply Australia certification, we add report of AS/NZS 3112 into CB approvals.
New version of Australia and New Zealand plugs (AS/NZS 3112:2017) had released on Aug. 24 of 2017 which will replace the current standard AS/NZS 3112:2011+A1+A2+A3 no later than Feb. 24 of 2019.
From May 29 of 2018, AU/NZ fixed plugs must be the compliance of AS/NZS 3112:2011+A1+A2+A3 at least, meanwhile, interchangeable AU/NZ plugs with AS/NZS 3112:2017.
Desktop adapters don’t need comply with AS/NZS 3112.
In Australia and New Zealand, its input 240V, frequency 50Hz. As for certification, RCM is the newest approvals. Adapters belong to Level III, which enforces the level of RCM. In the latest version, the local importers/distributors have to prepare the relative documents, like the photographs, product information, and EMC reports and certificate of adapters. Under this situation, we always provide our customers CB and EMC reports to apply and register RCM on governmental website.
In addition, concerning efficiency level in Australia and New Zealand, GEMS replaced MEPS from Oct. 1, 2012. Transition period was from Oct. 1 of 2012 to Sep. 30 of 2013. Like RCM, GEMS shall register by the local importer/distributor to Australian Regulator and its fee is between AUD440.- and AUD780; period is 5 years.
Australia and New Zealand are special markets to us. It’s not a very large market, like America and Europe and China, however, it’s a nice territory with characteristic cultures. I like Australian and New Zealander’s humble, low-profile and love-nature.
Mining and Livestock farming are main industries in Australia and New Zealand. Some of our customers purchasing adapters and chargers for these applications, such as large farming machine, shearing machine, animal weight scale, livelihood fences, and metal mining machine and so on.
Thanks to the experiences of these years, we admire their business ability. In some years, when global economy depressed, the sales amount of some Australian and New Zealand customers still grows without influences. No wonder why their ancients could overcome all difficulties to build these paradises.