Author Archives: Peter Jolles

NOTICE: We are offering PRO-BONO services – Can we help you?

If you are producing a product that can help with this crisis and you’re in need of assistance with regulatory approvals, advice, guidance or testing, we are here and want to do our part to help the country during this … Continue reading

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My product recharges or powers from a USB cable, do I need to comply with the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU?

The question in the title of this blog article is frequently asked by our customers. Let’s break it down. See the LVD 2014/35/EU, Article 1, para 2: The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU applies to products with a power input of … Continue reading

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RoHS 2011/65/EU + (EU)2015/863 and EU custom’s enforcement the week ending February 28, 2020

I get an email from RAPEX every Friday morning that details products stopped in customs in the EU for various issues. These are not all of the of the products stopped, just the most dangerous ones. RAPEX is an acronym … Continue reading

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Why selecting the right power supply is crucial to EMC Testing Results

Most of our customers must comply with the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU prior to application of a CE marking to their products. This is because the EMC Directive is applicable to almost everything with active electronics. Unlike North American EMC compliance … Continue reading

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Brexit happened: Does CE still cover the UK?

Yes, for now. Notice that CE marking will be accepted until at least the end of 2020 and then the UKCA mark will be the replacement mark for products sent to the UK. The link to the UK page regarding … Continue reading

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Fender Guitars and EU compliance, interesting read

In the interest of full disclosure, I own a Fender American Professional Telecaster, in butterscotch blonde of course, and a Fender Custom ’57 Champ Amp. I love Fender products. If it says “Fender” on it… I am usually considering the … Continue reading

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Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC – The text and the harmonized EN standards

Complying with any EU CE marking Directive will require a trip to one of many European Commission websites that are set up to assist with the process. They are great sources of information, I have them bookmarked, and one or … Continue reading

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EN 60950-1 and EN 62368-1

We are starting to feel some more effects from the upcoming replacement of EN 60950-1 by EN 62368-1. This is causing some confusion in the compliance world as well and I wanted to share a recent example that we were … Continue reading

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RoHS 3 – (EU) 2015/863 – Some FAQ’s

Now that we have been under the ‘new’ EU RoHS for a few months I thought it would be a good time to write a brief article to cover some of the most commonly asked questions. What changed? RoHS 2011/65/EU … Continue reading

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Translations and CE marking

This is an often-asked question, “Do I need to translate the manual for the EU and what do I need to translate?” The answer is everything that is needed top assemble, safely operate, maintain, and eventually dispose of the equipment … Continue reading

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