Regulation & licenses

Hi,

we are using arduino Mega board for one of the application in IOT. We could like to sell this product to end customers. so is there any rules & regulation which we have to follow to sell this product?

From an Arduino perspective, not to my knowledge.

Your final product however more than likely needs to be qualified for e.g. electrical safety, EMI and EMC compliance in the country where your end customers are.

Depends on which country you are in, what the project is, where your going to sell it and possibly who you are.

I guess from the way you asked the question 'we' has no experience of selling electronic products before ?

And you need to check the license status of any Arduino libraries you are using, you may be obliged to publish your code .....................

What ever country you are in it needs testing for EM emissions both radiated and conducted. It does not matter that your wireless component has passed this, you need to prove that what you have done with the product does not “break”the wireless unit.

In the EU you also need to provide a declaration that it meets all the other relevant regulations, like RoHS. That can be self certified, but you need to fit a CE mark to show you have certified it.

Grumpy_Mike: What ever country you are in it needs testing for EM emissions both radiated and conducted. It does not matter that your wireless component has passed this, you need to prove that what you have done with the product does not “break”the wireless unit.

In the EU you also need to provide a declaration that it meets all the other relevant regulations, like RoHS. That can be self certified, but you need to fit a CE mark to show you have certified it.

And to get started, make friends with one of the labs that are qualified to do the testing. You cannot test your project for approval yourself. The lab will have all the information you need.

Basically you need to pull random devices from your first 100 production devices and send them to the lab for testing. You cannot send pre-production devices for testing. You can, but will make your product extremely expensive. You need to be able to do the preliminary testing yourself.

Paul

Basically you need to pull random devices from your first 100 production devices and send them to the lab for testing.

We never did that at the set top box company I worked for. We just used to send the DV model ( DV = Device Verification ) or sometimes called the pre production prototype. The point is that there will be no changes between this and the full production run.

Contrary to popular myth the authorities are more impressed with the paper trail of tests and evidence that you have taken care, rather than trying to catch you out. Show them you are taking due diligence and they won't punish you for accidents.

Paul_KD7HB: And to get started, make friends with one of the labs that are qualified to do the testing. You cannot test your project for approval yourself. The lab will have all the information you need.

Basically you need to pull random devices from your first 100 production devices and send them to the lab for testing. You cannot send pre-production devices for testing. You can, but will make your product extremely expensive. You need to be able to do the preliminary testing yourself.

Is that the procedure in the US ?

Does not sound like the procedure in the EU.

Did the OP say which part of the world they were in ?

As I understand normally you'd do in-house pre-compliance testing to gain confidence the final product will pass first time, and to catch issues as early as possible.

And to get started, make friends with one of the labs that are qualified to do the testing. You cannot test your project for approval yourself. The lab will have all the information you need.

I think that's really a way of saying some labs offer deals and help on pre-compliance in return for getting the official approval testing business.