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  1. The industry supported by Standards Australia have launched a website that has some very pertinent information for people in the industry, consumers and particualrly it has implications for DIY'ers and worth a read. The particular aspects relating to DIY would concern where utilising 3rd party power supplies, USB powered devices, USB power supplies, 230V AC related equipment etc. To quote Monkeyboi (Alan) whom suggested this sticky, this website and links are "essential reading for all those involved in DIY that encompasses the building or modifying of mains powered devices. Many DIY kits involve building even pre-assembled power supplies, use plug packs or operate from typical USB 5 volt adapters." With a recent fatality http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/67453-warning-on-usb-chargers it is come clear it is very much case of buyer beware. But also the ramifications go further if you actually DIY/make something and sell it on...keep in mind you are then the manufacturer and its upto you to ensure it complies ... the industry supported by standards australia has a website "Does it comply" and is here to try and help... http://www.doesitcomply.com.au there is a section to help identify conforming product http://www.doesitcomply.com.au/what_should_you_do/identifying_compliant_product and there is a webform to report to the electrical regulator a non compliant item http://www.doesitcomply.com.au/what_should_you_do/report-non-compliant-product also sections on who is liable, whether a contractor, supplier or wholesaler http://www.doesitcomply.com.au/who_is_liable/wholesalers_suppliers oh and incase you wondered since july last year if you actually grey import something it is your responsiblity to make sure it is compliant...and yep as an individual you will also be liable if you resell the item. the fines for individuals are quite significant as are the criminal sentences for selling non compliant product. anyways I do hope this is of some help, the work the industry is doing here to help is invaluable and if even just saves one injury or fatality its well worth it ! What can and can't do around the house when comes to electricity, http://news.domain.com.au/domain/diy/what-not-to-diy-with-plumbing-and-electrical-20120619-20ld9.html *** basically beyond changing a light bulb…forget about it … get an electrician for anything related to mains electricity as it can kill you ! *** ps great link here from DVP http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/79823-inside-an-apple-charger/ shows the difference between a cheap counterfeit and an apple charger ! and why he cheap non compliant chargers is a potential accident waiting to happen ! the worrying thing which doesn't help is the counterfeit is complete rip off externally so you are none the wiser. Probably only re enforces reason to buy from reputable sources this kind of thing. Stereonet article - Does your Power cable comply, http://www.stereo.net.au/news/does-your-power-cord-comply
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