[RFI] switching p.s. (battery charger)

Cortland Richmond ka5s at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 27 12:41:47 EST 2004

The FCC not long ago had several different auto battery chargers pulled. I
imagine that with this experience 
fresh in its enforcement log it would be responsive to complaints against
scooter sellers and importers who 
are selling similarly noisy chargers.  


"The Enforcement Bureau is considering appropriate enforcement action
against Vector for
importing and marketing radio frequency devices that do not comply with the
FCC’s technical standards
in violation of Section 302(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended,1 and Section 2.803(a) of
the Rules.2 This public notice is intended to warn retailers that continued
marketing of the six models of
Vector battery chargers referenced above will constitute a violation of
Section 302(b) of the Act and
Section 2.803(a) of the Rules and may result in sanctions, including
monetary forfeitures.

For further information contact Suzanne Tetreault at 202-418-7450 or Kathy
Berthot at 202-418-

You might copy Riley Hollignsworth, too.


> [Original Message]
> From: David O Hachadorian <k6ll at juno.com>
> his kids an electric scooter for Christmas. The scooter
> is a deluxe model, with a 24 or 36 vdc system.
> The battery charger generates loud rf noise from 2 to 30
> MHz. The noise is s9+ over the entire hf spectrum, and
> I plan to approach the neighbor within the next few
> days, and offer him a line filter to try out. If that
> doesn't work, I plan to offer to work with the
> manufacturer to get him a better battery charger, and
> to pay for it myself if there's any expense involved.
> Is there any legal recourse, through the FCC or otherwise,

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