New Application to Import/Manufacture (COA)
A. Application Procedure
B. Type Test Report
2. For items (b), (c) and (d), testing should include the national deviation in Malaysia. The requirements of national deviation are as stated below:-
a) Nominal Voltages and Frequency
- Nominal Voltage
Effective 1st Jan 2008, nominal voltage for low voltage supply in Malaysia is 230/400V (+10%, -6%) in accordance with MS IEC 60038. The details of voltages and variations are as below:-
- Nominal frequency
Nominal frequency for low voltage supply in Malaysia is allowed to fluctuate at ± 1% from 50Hz.
b) Voltages and Frequency Marking for Regulated Equipment
In line with (a) above, the electrical equipment to be used in Malaysia shall be designed to operate at the country’s nominal voltage and frequency as follows:
Single-phase equipment shall be rated/marked at 230V or 240V. If the equipment is rated with multiple or a range of voltages, voltage range between 230V (+10%,-6%) shall be included.
Three-phase equipment shall be rated/marked at 400V or 415V. If the equipment is rated with multiple or a range of voltages, voltage range between 400V (+10%,-6%) shall be included.
Product shall be rated/marked at 50Hz and testing shall be conducted at 50Hz (±1%). If the product is marked with 50/60Hz or 50-60Hz then testing shall be conducted either at 50Hz or 60Hz, whichever is more unfavourable.
c) Testing Voltage and Frequency on Electrical Equipment
Type Test Report for Equipment:
The testing voltage shall be conducted by Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) at voltage variations as in the table below:
Testing shall be conducted based on 230V (+10%,-10%) or 240V (+6%,-6%) and other relevant voltages, whenever the equipment is marked with multiple or a range of voltages.
Testing shall be conducted based on 400V (+10%,-10%) or 415V(+6%,-6%), and other relevant voltages, whenever the equipment is marked with multiple or a range of voltages.
Testing shall be conducted either at 50Hz or 60Hz, whichever is more unfavourable.
3. Test report must be either English or Malaysian language.
C. Annual Fee for New Application
An annual fee of RM200.00 for single phase and RM300.00 for three phase shall be paid upon approval of the COA.
D. Requirement for Manufacturing
Electrical equipment that has been approved for manufacturing shall enter the SIRIM’s Product Certification Scheme (PCS). The electrical equipment shall be affixed with label issued by SIRIM or embossed with SIRIM Certification Mark.
E. Requirement for Importing
Electrical equipment that has been approved for importing into Malaysia shall comply with the consignment test by SIRIM’s for every batch within the validity period of the COA. The electrical equipment shall be affixed with label issued by SIRIM.
Electrical equipment which failed the Consignment Test need to be sent to the country of origin or shall be destroyed.
Electrical equipment shall be constructed corresponding to power supply cord and power plug which comply with Malaysia requirements and standards.
The requirements and standards of Power Supply Cords and Power Plugs are as stated below:-
Appliances shall be fitted with a suitable and appropriate power supply cord and power plug. Both are regulated equipment and must be approved by the regulatory body before it can be used on appliances.
1. The Power Supply Cord shall be certified to :-
• MS 140 or MS2112-5 or BS 6500 or IEC 60227-1 & IEC 60227-5 (PVC insulated - flexible cables/cords);or
• MS 140 or BS 6500 or IEC 60245-1 & IEC 60245-4 (Rubber insulated - flexible cables/cords)
2. The Power Plug to be used in Malaysia shall be as follows:
• 13A fused plug comply with MS 589: Part 1 or BS 1363: Part 1;
• 15A plugs comply with MS 1577; 2.5A, 250V, flat non-rewireable two-pole plug with cord for the connection of class II equipment comply with MS 1578 or BS EN 50075.