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List of Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials 116 items (Category A)

Appendix 1 (related to Article 1, Paragraph 2 and Article 2 of the Cabinet Order)

No.  Items Term of Validity
1 Cables and Cords (limited to those having a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 600V) as noted below:  
1) Non-sheathed rigid cables as noted below (limited to those having conductors of nominal cross sectional area of 100 mm2 or less.):  
(1) Rubber-insulated non-sheathed cables (including those with synthetic rubber insulations) Seven (7) years
(2) Synthetic resin insulated non-sheathed cables (excluding the items noted in Appendix 2-1.1)) Seven (7) years
2) Rigid cables (limited to those having conductors of nominal cross-sectional areas of 22 mm2 or less, having cores composed of seven strands or less, and having sheaths of rubber [including synthetic rubber] or synthetic resin) Seven (7) years
3) Cords Seven (7) years
4) Sheathed flexible cables (limited to those having conductors of nominal cross-sectional areas of 100 mm2 or less and having cores composed of seven strands or less) Seven (7) years
2 Fuses as noted below (limited to those with a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V, for use in alternating current circuits):  
1) Thermal links Seven (7) years
2) Other fuses (limited to those with s rated current of not less than 1 A but not more than 200 A [fuses for electrical motors are limited to those used with motors rated 12 kW or less], and fuses specified in Appendix 2-3 and quick-acting fuses for semiconductor protection are excluded) Seven (7) years
3 Wiring devices as noted below (limited to those with a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V [in the case of lampholders for fluorescent lamps, a rated voltage is not less than 100 V but not more than 1,000 V], for use in alternating current circuit. Explosion proof and oil-filled types are excluded.):  
1) Tumbler switches, cord switches, time switches and other switches (limited to those with a rated current of 30A or less. Switches specified in Appendix 2-4.1) and those specially designed switches incorporated in electrical appliances are excluded.) Seven (7) years
2) Switching devices as noted below (limited to those with a rated current of 100 A or less [switching devices for electric motors are limited to those for motors rated 12 kW or less], and those specially designed devices incorporated in appliances are excluded.):  
(1) Box type switches (including covered switches) Seven (7) years
(2) Float switches Seven (7) years
(3) Pressure switches (limited to those with rated operating pressure of 294 kPa or less) Seven (7) years
(4) Controllers for a sewing machine Seven (7) years
(5) Breakers used for wiring Seven (7) years
(6) Earth leakage circuit breakers Seven (7) years
3) Cutouts (limited to those with a rated current of 100 A or less and which are equipped with link fuses or plug fuses) Seven (7) years
4) Connecting devices and their fittings as noted below (limited to those with a rated current of 50 A or less, having five or fewer terminals, and including devices having switching mechanisms other than a time switch mechanism):  
(1) Push-in plugs and receptacles (excluding those specified in Appendix 2-4.3), and those specially designed to be incorporated in appliances) Seven (7) years
(2) Screw plugs and receptacles (excluding specially designed ones to be incorporated in appliances) Seven (7) years
(3) Sockets (excluding those specially designed to be incorporated in appliances other than lighting fixtures) Seven (7) years
(4) Rosettes Seven (7) years
(5) Joint boxes Seven (7) years
4 Current limiters (limited to those having a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V, and having a rated current of 100 A or less, and in any case to be used in alternating current circuits) Seven (7) years
5 Single-phase small power transformers and discharge lamp ballasts as noted below (limited to those with a rated primary voltage [a rated voltage in the case of discharge lamp ballasts other than voltage transformers] of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V, and with a rated frequency ratings [in the case of those with double frequency ratings, either one of these frequencies in appliances. Hereinafter the same] of 50 Hz or 60 Hz, and in any case to be used in alternating current circuits):  
1) Single-phase small power transformers as noted below (limited to those with rated capacities of 500 VA or less)  
(1) Transformers for household appliances (excluding those specified in (2) below, those specified in Appendix 2-5.1) (1) and (5), and those specially designed to be incorporated in appliances) Seven (7) years
(2) Transformers for use in electronic appliances (limited to power voltage transformers with rated capacity exceeding 10 VA, but excluding those specially designed to be incorporated in appliances) Seven (7) years
2) Discharge lamp ballasts as noted below (limited to those used with discharge lamps having a total rated power consumption of 500 W or less):  
(1) Fluorescent lamp ballasts (excluding those specially designed to be incorporated in appliances other than electrical lighting fixtures) Seven (7) years
(2) Mercury vapor lamp ballasts and other high voltage discharge lamp ballasts (excluding those specially designed to be incorporated in appliances other than electrical lighting fixtures) Seven (7) years
(3) Transformers for ozone generators Seven (7) years
6 Heating appliances as noted below (limited to those with a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V and a rated power consumption of 10 kW or less for use in alternating current circuits):  
1) Electric heated toilet seats. Five (5) years
2) Electric heating hot cupboards Five (5) years
3) Electric water pipe freeze-prevention heaters, glass dew-prevention heaters and other electric heating appliances for prevention of freezing or condensation Seven (7) years
4) Electric storage water heaters Five (5) years
5) Electric inhalators and other household electric heating therapeutic appliances (excluding those noted Appendix 2-7.57) Five (5) years
6) Electric steam baths and electric heaters for steam baths Five (5) years
7) Electric sauna baths and electric heaters for sauna baths Five (5) years
8) Electric aquarium heaters Five (5) years
9) Electric terrarium heaters Five (5) years
10) Electric heated toys Five (5) years
7 Electric motor-operated appliances as noted below (limited to those with a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V and rated frequency of 50 Hz or 60 Hz, for use in alternating current circuits):  
1) Electric pumps (limited to those with rated power consumption of 1.5 kW or less, but excluding the item noted in Appendix 2-8. 65), vacuum pumps, oil pumps, sand pumps or other pumps specially designed to be incorporated in appliances) Five (5) years
2) Electric refrigerating or freezing showcases (limited to those incorporating cooling units with a rated power consumption of 300 W or less) Five (5) years
3) Ice-cream freezers (limited to those using electric motors with a rated power consumption of 500 kW or less) Five (5) years
4) Electric food waste disposers (limited to those with a rated power consumption of 1 kW or less) Five (5) years
5) Electric massagers Five (5) years
6) Electric washing and drying toilets Five (5) years
7) Vending machines (limited to those incorporating heating units, cooling units, discharge lamps, or liquid containers, but excluding those used for dispensing tickets) Five (5) years
8) Electric bubble-generating machines (limited to those with a rated power consumption of 100 W or less if used outside bathtubs) Three (3) years
9) Electric motor-operated toys and other electric motor-operated recreational apparatus (excluding those noted in Appendix 2-8.69)) Five (5) years
8 High-frequency depilators (limited to those having a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V, a rated high-frequency output of 50 W or less and a rated frequency of 50 Hz or 60Hz, for use in alternating current circuits) Three (3) years
9 Electric appliances using AC power supply other than those listed in the foregoing items 2 through 8 inclusive as noted below (limited to those having a rated voltage of not less than 100 V but not more than 300 V and a rated frequency of 50 Hz or 60 Hz)  
1) Magnetic therapeutic apparatus Three (3) years
2) Electric insect killers Five (5) years
3) Electric therapeutic bath controllers Five (5) years
4) DC power supplies (including those for concurrent use with AC power and limited to those with rated capacity of 1 kVA or less, but excluding those for test use with wireless transmitters or having other special construction) Five (5) years
10 Portable generators having a rated voltage of not less than 30 V but not more than 300 V Five (5) years

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