I see many sellers selling dozens of clocks that claim to be FIDE certified/approved.

Reading FIDE info I see what is required, and it mentions approved clocks, but I cannot find an actual list of what clocks FIDE has actually approved and made available for guidance so as to buy approved clocks without taking the word of some seller.

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The electronic chess clocks endorsed by the FIDE:

# Model Year
5.5.1. DGT XL 2007
5.5.2. DGT 2010 2010
5.5.3. Silver Timer 2007
5.5.4. Sistemco 2009
5.5.5. DGT 3000 2014
5.5.6. CE Clock 2017
5.5.7. KK9908 Clock 2017

Source: FIDE Handbook - Standards of Chess Equipment and Tournament Venue; Section 5.5

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    Welcome to Chess! Could you please edit your answer to mention the source? That gives it credibility and by the way it's required.
    – Glorfindel
    Dec 25, 2021 at 15:50

Here is the document that includes that. See section 5.5.


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