I want to use nRF24l01 modules commercially. But, at the same time, I am aware of some of the FCC rules. I am just curious if someone knows about the regulation and could help me in this. I found this FCC document.


My concern is the use of this module indoor/outdoor products as it is necessary to have FCC ID for radiating products. I don't want to get FCC certification as it may cost a lot of money. There should be some way (under FCC rules of course) where I can use this module without getting certification.

The product will be used in both indoor and outdoor environment.

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    \$\begingroup\$ obvious answer is: obviously it's legal, otherwise nordic wouldn't sell many of those! So, what's your question? \$\endgroup\$ – Marcus Müller Jan 31 '17 at 17:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ Great. My concern was indoor/outdoor if it is just available to use indoor environments under FCC regulations and not outdoors. \$\endgroup\$ – user5311361 Jan 31 '17 at 17:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ you didn't ask that at all? So, edit your question and ask what you actually wanted to ask, with all the information necessary. \$\endgroup\$ – Marcus Müller Jan 31 '17 at 17:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ I just edited. Thank you. I did some reading on this just now. NORDIC sells ICs. Thus, as per the FCC rules, they do not require to get FCC certification. \$\endgroup\$ – user5311361 Jan 31 '17 at 18:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ it's possible for someone to take that IC, build a complete working transmitter around it, get it FCC-approved, and sell it to you. I thought that is what we're talking about, since you said nRF24l01 module! \$\endgroup\$ – Marcus Müller Jan 31 '17 at 18:06

2.4 - 2.4835 GHz is unlicensed indoors or outdoors. The one caveat is the maximum transmit power allowed fed into an antenna is 30 dBm (1 Watt). The maximum EIRP is 36 dBm (4 Watts). The max output power from the nRF24l01 is 0 dBm so this will not be an issue.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you so much for the informative answer. I should be able to use nRF24l01+ in commercial products then. \$\endgroup\$ – user5311361 Jan 31 '17 at 18:58

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