Only weeks until Inverters are removed from the CEC Approved List
Changes for CEC inverter listings
By 9 October 2016, all inverters and PCE on the CEC-approved list will need to be fully compliant with AS/NZS 4777.2:2015. All products that have not been relisted with this information this date will be removed.
All inverters and PCE on the CEC approved list will need to provide an additional test report and safety approval certificate showing that the product is compliant with AS/NZS 4777.2:2015.
Products already listed that have an addendum certificate and new test report showing that it has been tested to AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 can be updated without an extra fee, provided these documents are supplied prior to 9 October 2016. The listing expiry date will reflect the same expiry of the safety certificate. A table showing which inverters this standard update applies to can be found here.
If it is a new or altered product (e.g. changed model number) or the product has a new certificate instead of an addendum certificate, a new application will need to be submitted to CEC. This will attract a new fee of $5,000.00 for modules and inverters (up to 2 and 10 models respectively), or $1,000.00 for PCE’s , effective since 11 March 2016.
Austest Laboratories provides a complete test and approval service for inverters and power systems and is accredited for testing to:
- AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Inverter requirements
- IEC 62109-1/-2,Inverters used in PV systrems
- AS/NZS 3100 Electrical Safety
- AS/NZS 4763 for portable inverters and
- AS 62040.1 series for UPS.
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