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Ahh.. RFB, your definition of “unique” makes a clear sense of something that always confused me.
But wait, what about: A “unique connector” is one that is not of a standard type found in electronic supply stores…
I just went looking for a answer and found the following info(edited)described at:
FCC Part 15.—Intentional Radiators: Updates, Public Notices, and Rule Changes
…If the connector is available at Radio Shack, then it is not considered unique….
FCC Public Notice DA 00-1087 (released May 22, 2000) provided a new definition of unique connector for the industry.1 Some connectors that had previously been ruled as nonstandard were redefined as standard. The public notice also gave a very short time period in which to comply with the new rules. This date has been changed twice due to industry filings, and the implementation date has now been indefinitely rolled back….
Under the new definition, FCC defines readily available as being for sale on the Internet or through catalogs. Whether the requirements of the public notice will be adopted is currently under review at FCC.
Part15 regulations, it’s a mysterious creature