[svlug] 1U chassis entertainment & FCC

jerry jerry at pc-intouch.com
Tue Mar 6 19:34:01 PST 2001


Class B is tighter requirements and it's for residential...

http://www.pseinc.com/faq.htm

de Jerry


Alvin Oga wrote:

> hi ya...
>
> yup...am 100% sure that the same mb/cpu/mem/disk/powersupplies
> is used for the office pc as people do use for the home pc...
>
> yes there are differences in fcc requirements for home vs office/industrial
> uses
>
> donno the diff code section fcc part xxx that it needs to comly with
> for home vs office use ...
>
> to get the fcc clearances for office/industrial use...on needs to
> take the "whole box" complete with drawings to the local fcc testing
> facility and that tested box would than be a sealed and approved box...
>         - most computer companies used to take their box to the local
>         testing site..wait 6 months or a year..than release the products
>
> but it seems in the last 10-15 yrs...all that fcc testing seems to be relaxed...
> as it is common to see people just swap out mb/cpu/disk/power supplies
> with a new/better one into the same chassis etc..etc...
>         - and/or just build your own...
>
> just put two svga montiors next to each other..and watch it interfere...
> or even reboot a system and watch the other monitor wiggle too...
>
> for home use...guess its not an issue.. as its less strict about it...
> though the odd part is that is
> where people complain about tv or stereo recption/interfernce
>
> people dont usually complain at the office about tv or stereo interfernce
> or walkietalkie....
>
> and things gonna get worst with everybody walkign around with itty=bitty
> transmitters ( cell phones )
>
> just wear lead clothes and you'd be safe from all this radiation....
> worst still is to live next to the 50K-300K volt power transmission lines
>
> oh well
> alvin
>
> > Ivan Passos wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > >
> > > and the fun part of all this is... some/most computer equipment is
> > > exempt from FCC requirements for home use...
> > >
> > > that same PC ( chassis/MB, disks, power supplies )  is used at the
> > > office/industrial sites and should carry the fcc passed-the-test logo
> >
> > Are you sure about that?? AFAIK, FCC Class-A is for home environments, and
> > FCC Class-B is for work environments. And IIRC, Class-A is more
> > restrictive / tough to pass than Class-B ...
> >
> > Does anyone have more details on that, or can actually tell me whether
> > this is right or not??
> >
> > Later,
> > Ivan
> >
>
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