Complying with FCC/Canada Radio Frequency Interference Regulations Guide

Publish Date: Sep 12, 2013 | 9 Ratings | 1.67 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

This document contains information about the radio-frequency interference characteristics of NI hardware.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Determining Equipment Class
  3. General FCC/DoC Information
  4. Class A Advisories

1. Overview

Prior to operating this equipment, check the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and users manual for any instructions related to equipment use or installation which may be needed to operate the equipment properly. Typical requirements are use of shielded cables, fastening earth ground, etc.

To obtain the DoC for this product, visit NI Product Certification Web site, search by model number or product line, and click the appropriate link in the Certification column.

See Also:
NI Product Certification Website

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2. Determining Equipment Class


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rules to protect electronic equipment from interference. The FCC places non-radio digital electronics into two classes—Class A (for use in industrial-commercial locations only) or Class B (for use in residential or commercial locations). Unless otherwise noted in the product manual or DoC, NI products are FCC Class A products.

In Canada, the Department of Communications (DOC), of Industry Canada, regulates wireless interference in the same way with the same class structure.

See Also:
FCC Equipment Authorization
Canadian Spectrum Management

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3. General FCC/DoC Information


This device complies with Part 15 or the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device shall not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by NI could void the user’s authority to legally operate the equipment.

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4. Class A Advisories


Federal Communications Commission
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user is required to correct the interference at their own expense.

Canadian Department of Communications
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

Compliance with EU Directives
Class A equipment should not be used in a residential area.

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