Productos eléctricos – Especificaciones de seguridad (Electrical Products – Safety Specifications).

This Norma Oficial Mexicana (‘NOM,’ Official Mexican Standard) applies to Electrical Products using as power supply the public electricity service, as well as other power sources, such as batteries, accumulators and self-generation, alternating current (AC) and/or direct current (DC), with a rated voltage up to 1 000 V AC and up to 1 500 V DC.

Goods under this NOM are divided into the following sections:

Section 1: Electrical Appliances:

If an electrical appliance is not included in the scope of any special product Mexican standards, the product shall comply with Norma Mexicana (‘NMX,’ Mexican Standard in English) NMX-J-508-ANCE and Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred therein.

Section 2: Electrical Household Appliances

Appliances covered by this section shall comply with NMX-J-521/1-ANCE.

Section 3: Electrical Tools

Electrical tools under this section refer to Portable Motor-Driven Tools. Portable Motor-Driven and General-Purpose Electric Tools shall comply with NMX-J-524/1-ANCE, Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred therein, and applicable special Mexican product standards.

Welding power supplies:

Electric Arc Welding Power Supplies subject to this section shall comply with NMX-J-038/1-ANCE and Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred to therein.

Section 4: Control and Distribution Equipment

The scope of this section includes Control Equipment. This equipment shall comply with the applicable special Mexican product standard and Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred to therein, depending on the product concerned. If a Control and Distribution Equipment is not included in the scope of any special product Mexican standards referred to in Appendix L to this NOM, the product shall comply with NMX-J-515-ANCE and Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred to therein.

Section 5: Lighting Fixtures

As for General-Purpose Lighting Fixtures subject to this section, they shall comply with NMX-J-307-ANCE and Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred to therein.

Section 6: Seasonal Decorative Products

Seasonal Decorative Products (String Lights, Christmas Decorations, and Decorative Figurines) subject to this section shall comply with NMX-J-588-ANCE and Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred to therein.

Section 7: Electric Toys

Electric Toys under this section shall comply with NMX-J-175/1 and Mexican standards applicable in the terms referred to therein. Electronic Toys are excluded from the scope of this NOM, even if they are within the scope of NMX-J-175/1-ANCE.

This NOM sets forth safety characteristics and specifications for Electrical Appliances imported or marketed in Mexico, with the purposes of preventing danger to consumers and preserving their property, depending on product use properties, and anticipating a reasonably foreseeable misuse when product installation, preservation and use correspond to the purpose for which products are intended, in accordance with the following principles:

  • Protection against hazards arising from the electrical product itself
  • Protection against hazards caused by external influences on the electrical product
  • Safe operation
  • Information on electrical product use and preservation, marking and labeling

Exclusions:

The following appliances are excluded from the scope of this NOM:

  • Electrical products and/or related components subject to compliance with a special safety NOM
  • Devices for use in sea and/or air transport
  • Appliances and equipment intended for use in places where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of explosive atmospheres (dusts, fumes, or gases)
  • Electric Motors separately