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VIETNAM: Lithium battery pack certification (DoC) in-depth guidance

  14/04/2017

EXTENDMAX - Lithium battery packs used for portable applications in Vietnam (smart phones, laptop computers, and tablets) are subjected to mandatory Declaration of Conformity (DoC) of Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC Vietnam). Requirement is complied to national technical standard QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT (which is equal to IEC 62133 and IEC 61960). For the first stage of implementation since 01-Oct-2017, only item 2.6 - Safety requirement of QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT (IEC 62133) will be forced. 

 

1. APPLICABLE REGULATIONS:

Procedures and documents required to obtain letter of Acceptance of the Declaration of Conformity (ADoC) are regulated by the following regulations of MIC Vietnam:

  • Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT: Regulations on list of devices subjected to mandatory Type Approval and Declaration of Conformity
  • Document 886/BTTTT-KHCN: Official guidance of MIC Vietnam for implementation of Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT
  • QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT: National technical regulations on lithium battery used for portable application

 

2. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Battery pack specifications
  • Battery pack transportation guide
  • IEC 62133 test reports or QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT
  • ISO 17025 certificate of IEC 62133 report issuer
  • DoC application form
  • ICT Mark of certificate holder
  • Business license of certificate holder

 

3. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: What is the type of certificate required for lithium battery? What Authority issue?

A: Viet Nam Telecommunication Authority (VNTA) of MIC Vietnam verifies application dossier and issues an official letter to confirm the Acceptance of the Declaration of Conformity (ADoC). DoC for Lithium batteries is mandatory, mean while Type Approvals is voluntary.

 

Q: Do we need ADoC for lithium battery not used for smart phones, laptop computers, or tablets? 

A: Lithium battery packs not used for smart phones, laptop computers, or tablets are out of scope of QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT and not subjected to MIC DoC.

 

Q: Do we need IEC 62133 reports issued by MIC recognized MRA laboratories?

A: Pursuant to Document 886/BTTTT-KHCN, IEC 62133 reports issued by any ISO 17025 certified laboratory will be accepted by VNTA. A copy of ISO 17025 certificate of report issuer is required accordingly.

 

Q: Do we need IEC 61960 reports?

A: IEC 61960 report is temporarily not required by MIC till further regulation released.

 

Q: What is validity period of lithium battery pack ADoC?

A: ADoC has long validity period, you have to renew ADoC only when a new version of QCVN 101 BTTTT released or related regulations updated.

 

Q: Do we need to renew existing type approval certificates of smart phones, or laptop computers, or tablets.

A: It is not mandatory. Existing type approval certificates remains its validity till expiry date.

 

Q: Do we need Vietnam ADoC for standalone lithium battery pack?

A: Both standalone and integrated lithium battery packs are regulated by Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT and subjected to DoC.

 

Q: When can we apply for Lithium Battery Pack ADoC?

A: Application dossiers will be accepted by VNTA from Oct 01 2017.

4. LITHIUM BATTERY SDoC CERTIFICATE PREVIEW

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