TELCOR (Instituto Nicaragüense de Telecomunicaciones y Correos) is the agency in Nicaragua responsible for regulating telecommunication equipment. Wireless products, equipment that connects to the PSTN, along with other types of devices require type approval and certification in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua does not require in-country product testing, local representation, or specific labeling.
LARCG can use existing international test reports for the homologation process to obtain TELCOR approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process.
Nicaragua has restrictions in the frequency band between 960 MHz and 1240 MHz. LARCG will help determine if these restrictions apply to your equipment.
Products requiring TELCOR approval:
TELCOR Resolution: Acuerdo Administratiovo 001-2006: Defines the approval process, technical requirement and attributes use of frequencies of 900 MHZ, 2.4 GHz, 5.2 GHz, 5.3 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.7 GHz in Nicaragua.
Current lead time for TELCOR approval and certification is 9 weeks.
For products that do not require TELCOR approval, the Agency will provide a No Homologation letter to have for your records and to avoid any issues with Customs upon importation of the equipment to Nicaragua.
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.