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FCC Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices
Section 15.27

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the authority in the United States of America that creates and enforces the use of airwaves throughout the entire radio frequency spectrum. This group of documents contains the entirety of the FCC Part 15 regulations that concern unlicensed radio frequency devices. As with all government documents, this material is in the public domain and may be freely copied so long as the content is not changed. This copy is provided as a convenience for RF Cafe visitors. 

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 [Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2008]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 47CFR15.27]
[Page 755-756]
                       TITLE 47--TELECOMMUNICATION
                            Subpart A_General
Sec. 15.27  Special accessories.
    (a) Equipment marketed to a consumer must be capable of complying 
with the necessary regulations in the configuration in which the 
equipment is marketed. Where special accessories, such as shielded 
cables and/or special connectors, are required to enable an 
unintentional or intentional radiator to comply with the emission limits 
in this part, the equipment must be marketed with, i.e., shipped and 
sold with, those special accessories. However, in lieu of shipping or 
packaging the special accessories with the unintentional or intentional 
radiator, the responsible party may employ other methods of ensuring 
that the special accessories are provided to the consumer, without 
additional charge, at the time of purchase. Information detailing any 
alternative method used to supply the special accessories shall be 
included in the application for a grant of equipment authorization or 
retained in the verification records, as appropriate. The party 
responsible for the equipment, as detailed in Sec. 2.909 of this 
chapter, shall ensure that these special accessories are provided with 
the equipment. The instruction manual for such devices shall include 
appropriate instructions on the first page of the text concerned with 
the installation of the device that these special accessories must be 
used with the device. It is the responsibility of the user to use the 
needed special accessories supplied with the equipment. In cases where 
the manual is provided only in a form other than paper, such as on a 
computer disk or over the Internet, the information required by this 
section may be included in the manual in that alternative form, provided 
the user can reasonably be expected to have the capability to access 
information in that form.
    (b) If a device requiring special accessories is installed by or 
under the supervision of the party marketing the device, it is the 
responsibility of that party to install the equipment using the special 
accessories. For equipment requiring professional installation, it is 
not necessary for the responsible party to market the special 
accessories with the equipment. However, the need to
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use the special accessories must be detailed in the instruction manual, 
and it is the responsibility of the installer to provide and to install 
the required accessories.
    (c) Accessory items that can be readily obtained from multiple 
retail outlets are not considered to be special accessories and are not 
required to be marketed with the equipment. The manual included with the 
equipment must specify what additional components or accessories are 
required to be used in order to ensure compliance with this part, and it 
is the responsibility of the user to provide and use those components 
and accessories.
    (d) The resulting system, including any accessories or components 
marketed with the equipment, must comply with the regulations.
[54 FR 17714, Apr. 25, 1989, as amended at 68 FR 68545, Dec. 9, 2003]







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