[Noisebridge-discuss] FCC part 15 rules

Matt Stone matthew.d.stone at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 16:40:21 UTC 2015


On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:

> The FCC requires certification for the entire product, including
> antenna and assembly. It's not just the module.
>

I understand this.  Modules can be pre-certified, and if you use a
pre-certified module in your product (and follow its application notes)
your certification time and costs are much smaller AFAIK.


>
> They've not cracked down on a lot of small maker projects that don't
> do this, mostly because those maker projects aren't being idiots by
> blatantly flaunting the rules.


I'm not so sure about this.  I think boards meant for development are
exempt, and I'm trying to find these rules in writing.


> But if you plan on selling it widely
> you have to get it certified.
>
> (You have to get things certified for non-wifi EMR anyway, so...)
>
>
>
> -adrian
>
> On 8 December 2015 at 08:16, Matt Stone <matthew.d.stone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone know the official rules regarding when an intentional
> radiator
> > device goes from needing modular approval to full certification?
> >
> > For instance, SparkFun can sell this:
> >
> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12577?gclid=Cj0KEQiAnJqzBRCW0rGWnKnckOIBEiQA6qDBagtXIWulWzxrM7q1CpxuZ8mBRBk3jDZmXvuDJ7y6k4caAtJR8P8HAQ
> >
> > Obviously that isn't a complete system, and only has modular approval.
> >
> > If I make a device based on it, at some point I need to get full
> > certification.
> >
> > I'm trying to find and understand the line which causes that to happen,
> > ideally to make a device/system that doesn't cross that line to avoid
> full
> > certification costs and time.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Matt
> >
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