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  1. matt111111

    matt111111

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    I am designing an embedded product that contains rechargeable lithium Polymer battery packs. The product will have an on board battery charger which will take a DC input from an off the shelf wall wart.

    The product will not be sold to any third party; it will only be used by employees to perform a service in Canada and the US.

    I have a number of questions regarding required certifications:

    -From what I have read UN38.3 addresses the certification/tests required to transport lithium batteries by air but does not apply to products containing lithium batteries. If I took UN38.3 certified batteries and used them in a product, does the product need to be certified to some equivalent standard similar to UN38.3 in order to be shipped by air? If so, where can I find information regarding this certification?

    -Is there any certifications required (from a safety perspective) for products that contain on board lithium battery chargers?

    Iā€™m trying to determine what our company needs to do from a legal/safety perspective to ensure our design meets any certifications or standards needed.

    [Edit by Harald Kapp: merged from another related thread]
    I have a number of questions regarding required certifications:

    -Is PTCRB required if the product will only be used in Canada?
    -Is PTCRB required if the product will not be sold?
    -Is there a fine associated with operating devices on a network that are not PTCRB certified or is the only concern that the network will potentially kick the product off the network?
    -Other than PTCRB is there any other required certifications needed to operate in Canada?
    -Other than PTCRB and FCC is there any other required certifications needed to operate in the US?
     
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