Module Certification Allowance in SDPPI; What an Inconsistent Move!

For the past of few months, there’s been back and fort policy applied by SDPPI Indonesia, including the one’s about module certification. In the middle of September, we’ve been inform that SDPPI is no longer accepting module certification, which was quite shocking at that time because so far, module certification is always accepted, and there’s never been a problem about that. Especially, when there’s another existing regulation in SDPPI that regulates paperwork application from module certificates. Which means, to apply through this paperwork application from module certificate, we need the to certify the module first. So, the abolition of module certification doesn’t make any sense, at all.

However, with the buzz of EMC testing obligation at that time, the abolition of module certification is quite logical. Because after we checked to two authorized local labs that capable of doing EMC test, one lab confirmed that it doesn’t perform EMC test on module, while the other one lab confirmed that it can perform EMC test on module but the module should be able to operate normally just like when it’s installed within end product. Which means, to do EMC testing on module, we need specific setting to make the module able to operate normally, which is complicated and difficult to achieve in term of technical design. Therefore, at that time, we assumed this abolition of EMC certification is due to the inability of module product to fulfill EMC requirements.

But, from our regular checking on 3rd October 2018, we received updated news from SDPPI that based on their current meeting, they decided to accept module certification again. And still from this confirmation,SDPPI stated module certification is not mandatory, but manufacturer can be apply voluntarily. And in its application, module certification is not mandatory to do EMC testing.

With this current status of module certification, we advise manufacturers that will apply SDPPI certification for their module products, to prepare for this process from now on. Even though module certification is not mandatory, but the min benefits of doing module certification is that it will add compliance value to your module products, which will be very useful to convince clients to use the module for their end product. Besides, approved module is also usable to do paperwork application for the host product.

Lastly, we understand that authentic proof is required at this specific matter. But, the thing is, SDPPI didn’t issue any official announcement or written statement about this. All information was obtained through phone call to SDPPI call center, direct confirmation from customer service, and direct confirmation from SDPPI officer. So, there is no physical proof about it. We think that’s not surprising because it isn’t new thing for SDPPI to apply certain policy without official announcement, right? 🙂

That’s all we need to inform. If you have any question about this, please be free to contact our contact windows right away.


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