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§ 2.925 Identification of equipment.
(a) Each equipment covered in an application for equipment
authorization shall bear a nameplate or 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.
Example: FCC ID XXX123. XXX—Grantee Code 123—Equipment Product Code
(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) Equipment subject only to registration will be identified pursuant
to part 68 of this chapter.
(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 telephone equipment subject to part 68 of this chapter, and a
radiofrequency device subject to equipment authorization requirements
are assembled in a common enclosure, the nameplate/label shall display
the FCC Registration Number in the format specified in part 68 and the
FCC Identifier in the format specified in paragraph (a) of this
(3) Applications filed on or after May 1, 1981, and applications filed
earlier requesting equipment authorization using the single system of
identification pursuant to section (a)(1) will receive a review of the
identification portion by the Commission's Laboratory with respect to
nameplate/label design within 30 days after receipt at the Laboratory.
Failure by the Laboratory to reject a nameplate design proposed in any
particular application within this time period will constitute de-facto
acceptance of the nameplate/label design for that particular equipment.
Such de facto acceptance will be limited to the equipment covered by
the particular application and will not be considered to establish a
precedent for other applications. This review deadline applies only to
the proposed nameplate/label design, not to the remainder of the
(4) For a transceiver, the receiver portion of which is subject to
verification pursuant to § 15.101 of this chapter, the FCC Identifier
required for the transmitter portion shall be preceded by the term FCC
(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) Where it is shown that a permanently affixed nameplate is not
desirable or is not feasible, an alternative method of positively
identifying the equipment may be used if approved by the Commission.
The proposed alternative method of identification and the justification
for its use must be included with the application for equipment
Note: As an example, a device intended to be implanted within the body
of a test animal or person would probably require an alternate method
(g) The term FCC ID and the coded identification assigned by the
Commission shall be in a size of type large enough to be readily
legible, consistent with the dimensions of the equipment and its
nameplate. However, the type size for the FCC Identifier is not
required to be larger than eight-point.
[ 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]
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