Test Results

Compliance Testing of your product sample is started by the testing authority using the relevant PTC Specification. In addition to testing against PTC specifications, Test reports are also required for electrical safety, generally AS/NZS 60950, EMC AS/NZS CISPR22, and specific reports covering any radio transmitters e.g. Bluetooth, WiFi, DECT etc. These Secifications are derived from international specifications and usually the manufacturer will have be able to make copies of relevant test reports available. For more detailed information contact the Energy Safety and Radio Spectrum Management divisions of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The Ministry also requires that the importer holds a Technical file on each product which contains the test reports and and a Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) which contains a summary of the test report details.

Full test results are required for all Telepermit applications. Approval letters or certifications from overseas are not acceptable as evidence of full compliance.



The applicable specifications for Telecommunications compliance are listed on this website here.

The following table summarizes which specifications are applicable for common customer equipment.

Customer Equipment Applicable Specification
Telephones, Fax machines, Dial up modems, eftpos terminals, alarm systems connected to the PTSN PTC 200
ISDN interfaces, e.g. trunk interfaces for PBXs PTC 131 L1 Basic Rate
PTC 132 L1 Primary Rate
TNA 132 L2
TNA 134 L3
Note, when ISDN is used for trunk interfaces in PBXs PTC 220 also applies.
PTC 229 + PTC 220 for SIP trunking
xDSL modems PTC 273 (ADSL2+)
PTC 274 (VDSL2)
PTC 281 (ADSL2+ Line Filters)
PTC 285 (VDSL2+ Splitters)
Mobile devicesPTC 257
Headsets PTC 208
VoIP phones PTC 220 (section 8)
FXS port PTC 220 (section 5)
VoIP home gateways
PTC 273 or 274 for xDSL, PTC 220 for FXS ports

Electrical Safety

The applicable standards for electrical safety are listed in Schedule 4 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010. This can be found on the Government legislation website http://www.legislation.govt.nz . As of June 2013, the applicable standards for IT equipment are:

9 Information technology equipment
Standards apply to information technology equipment as set out in the following table:

Information technology equipment  Applicable standard
Information technology equipment  AS/NZS 60950.1:2011
IEC 60950-1 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1,
as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60950.1:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3
Power supplies for IT equipment  AS/NZS 60950.1:2011
IEC 60950-1 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1,
as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60950.1:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3

Energy Efficiency

External power supplies for modems, routers etc shall meet the energy efficiency requirements of AS/NZS4665: Performance of external power supplies. This is broken into two parts:

AS/NZS 4665.1 Part 1: Test method and energy performance mark

AS/NZS 4665.2 Part 2: Minium energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements.

See :http://www.eeca.govt.nz/standards-and-ratings/minimum-energy-performance-standards-and-labelling for full details of the regulations.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency Transmitters


The applicable standards for EMC are summarized in the following table. For more information see http://www.rsm.govt.nz/cms/policy-and-planning/spectrum-policy-overview/legislation/gazette-notices/product-compliance/radiocommunications-emc-standards-notice-2004-no-2

EquipmentApplicable Standard
All electronic IT equipment AS/NZS CISPR 22
EN 55022
Switched Mode Power Supplies for IT equipment AS/NZS CISPR 22
EN 55022

Intentional Radiators (RF Transmitting devices)

The applicable standards for Radio Frequency Transmitter compliance can be found on the radio Spectrum Management website at http://www.rsm.govt.nz/cms/policy-and-planning/spectrum-policy-overview/legislation/gazette-notices/product-compliance/radiocommunications-radio-standards-notice-2010

The common standards which are likely to encountered in telecommunictations equipment are sumarized in the following table:

Application  Frequency Applicable standard
Near Field Communication (NFC)e.g. rfid 13.56 MHz AS/NZS 4268
EN 300 330-1
EN 302 291-1
FCC CFR Title 47, Part 15.209 & Part 15.225
WiFi,WLAN,Bluetooth 2400 MHz AS/NZS4268
EN 300 328 V1.7.1
FCC CFR Title 47, Part 15.249
5.15 - 5.35 GHz
EN 301 893 V1.5.1
WLAN 5.8 GHz
5.725 - 5.875
EN 300 440
FCC CFR Title 47, Part 15.249
DECT cordless phones
Note: North American products using "DECT6"
which uses the band 1920 - 1930 MHz will not
be approved as this band is used by
a New Zealand mobile carrier.
 1880 - 1900 MHz EN 301 406 V2.1.1


The tables above are a summary of the applicable standards at the time of writing (July 2013). Standards and leglislation is being continually changed, and if in doubt as to which standards apply, it would be prudent to check the Ministry websites for the latest requirements.


updated 2-May-2016