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§ 2.925 Identification of equipment.
(a) Each equipment covered in an application for equipment
authorization shall bear a label listing the following:
(1) FCC Identifier consisting of the two elements in the exact order
specified in § 2.926. The FCC Identifier shall be preceded by the term
FCC ID in capital letters on a single line, and shall be of a type size
large enough to be legible without the aid of magnification.
(2) Any other statements or labeling requirements imposed by the rules
governing the operation of the specific class of equipment, except that
such statement(s) of compliance may appear on a separate label at the
option of the applicant/grantee.
(3) The information required may be provided electronically pursuant to
(b) Any device subject to more than one equipment authorization
procedure may be assigned a single FCC Identifier. However, a single
FCC Identifier is required to be assigned to any device consisting of
two or more sections assembled in a common enclosure, on a common
chassis or circuit board, and with common frequency controlling
circuits. Devices to which a single FCC Identifier has been assigned
shall be identified pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.
(1) Separate FCC Identifiers may be assigned to a device consisting of
two or more sections assembled in a common enclosure, but constructed
on separate sub-units or circuit boards with independent frequency
controlling circuits. The FCC Identifier assigned to any transmitter
section shall be preceded by the term TX FCC ID, the FCC Identifier
assigned to any receiver section shall be preceded by the term RX FCC
ID and the identifier assigned to any remaining section(s) shall be
preceded by the term FCC ID.
(2) Where terminal equipment subject to part 68 of this chapter, and a
radiofrequency device subject to equipment authorization requirements
are assembled in a common enclosure, the device shall be labeled in
accordance with the Hearing Aid Compatibility-related requirements in
part 68 of this chapter and the requirements published by the
Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments, and shall also display
the FCC Identifier in the format specified in paragraph (a) of this
(3) For a transceiver, the receiver portion of which is subject to
Supplier's Declaration of Conformity pursuant to § 15.101 of this
chapter, and the transmitter portion is subject to certification, the
FCC Identifier required for the transmitter portion shall be preceded
by the term FCC ID.
(d) In order to validate the grant of equipment authorization, the
nameplate or label shall be permanently affixed to the equipment and
shall be readily visible to the purchaser at the time of purchase.
(1) As used here, permanently affixed means that the required nameplate
data is etched, engraved, stamped, indelibly printed, or otherwise
permanently marked on a permanently attached part of the equipment
enclosure. Alternatively, the required information may be permanently
marked on a nameplate of metal, plastic, or other material fastened to
the equipment enclosure by welding, riveting, etc., or with a permanent
adhesive. Such a nameplate must be able to last the expected lifetime
of the equipment in the environment in which the equipment will be
operated and must not be readily detachable.
(2) As used here, readily visible means that the nameplate or nameplate
data must be visible from the outside of the equipment enclosure. It is
preferable that it be visible at all times during normal installation
or use, but this is not a prerequisite for grant of equipment
(e) A software defined radio may be equipped with a means such as a
user display screen to display the FCC identification number normally
contained in the nameplate or label. The information must be readily
accessible, and the user manual must describe how to access the
(f) The FCC Identifier including the term “FCC ID” shall be in a size
of type large enough to be readily legible, consistent with the
dimensions of the equipment and its label. However, the type size for
the FCC Identifier is not required to be larger than eight-point. If a
device is so small that it is impractical to label it with the FCC
Identifier in a font that is four-point or larger, and the device does
not have a display that can show electronic labeling, then the FCC
Identifier shall be placed in the user manual and must also either be
placed on the device packaging or on a removable label attached to the
Note to paragraph (f): As an example, a device intended to be implanted
within the body of a test animal or person would probably require an
alternate method of identification.
[ 44 FR 17177 , Mar. 21, 1979, as amended at 44 FR 55574 , Sept. 27, 1979;
46 FR 21013 , Apr. 8, 1981; 52 FR 21687 , June 9, 1987; 54 FR 1698 , Jan.
17, 1989; 62 FR 10470 , Mar. 7, 1997; 66 FR 50840 , Oct. 5, 2001; 77 FR 43536 , July 25, 2012; 80 FR 33441 , June 12, 2015; 82 FR 50826 , Nov. 2,
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