SIGET (Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones) is the telecommunications regulating agency in El Salvador. Products that utilize Radio Frequency, Cellular, or Satellite technology require approval and certification in order to commercialize in El Salvador. No testing is required at this time; therefore, we may use existing international test reports for the homologation process to obtain the SIGET type approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process.
El Salvador has restrictions in the 900 MHz frequency band. LARCG will help determine if these restrictions apply to your equipment.
Local representation is not required in El Salvador at this time and there are no labeling requirements.
Products Requiring SIGET Approval
Key SIGET resolutions
Decreto no. 142: Ley de Telecomunicaciones (Telecommunication Law): defines technical standards for approvals and assigns bands of operations for use in El Salvador.
Decreto no. 372: Reforma a la Ley de Telecomunicaciones (Updates to Telecommunication Laws) updates standards for concession for use of bands of frequencies in El Salvador.
Current lead time for SIGET approval and certification is 4 weeks
Type A plugs, rated at 15 Amps, are used mainly in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Central America. This Class I, non-grounded, non-insulated plug operates on AC current and is known as NEMA 1-15. The plug has two 1.5 mm thick blades which measure 15.9 – 18.3 mm in length and are spaced 12.7 mm apart. The neutral blade is 7.9 mm wide, while the hot blade is 6.3 mm wide.
This plug almost always operates between 100 – 127 volts and is only compatible with socket type A.
Type B plugs, rated at 15 amps, are used mainly in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Central America. This class I grounded, non-insulated plug operates on AC current and is known as NEMA 5-15. The plug has two 1.5 mm thick blades which measure 15.9 – 18.3 mm in length, and are spaced 12.7 mm apart. It also features a 4.8 diameter round, or u-shaped earth pin measuring 3.2 mm which acts as a ground. This plug almost always operates between 100 – 127 volts and is compatible with type A and B sockets. Grounded type B outlets are still rather uncommon in some parts of Central and South America. However, it is not uncommon for people to cut off the earth pin to achieve compatibility with two-pole non-grounded sockets.