Author Archives: Peter Jolles

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1426

In the emerging technology field of Automated Driving Systems (ADS), the European Union Commission has recently published requirements and rules to help manufacturers of these systems ensure the overall safety of automated vehicles. European Union Regulation 2022/1426 was published in … Continue reading

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Complying with REACH & RoHS – and the Need for Continued Review

We evaluate your device and keep it on autopilot, painlessly. The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU+(EU)2015/863 started life in 2002 as the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. It has changed over the years, adding substances and exemptions, and all affect the compliance of your … Continue reading

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Installing New Pickups from Seymour Duncan

A benefit of working at F2 Labs is that I get to see new and innovative products, straight from the bench of the inventor, and prior to general release. One of our customers, Seymour Duncan, submitted a device for us … Continue reading

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New OSHA Requirements for Batteries in the US.

F2 Labs sent a notification to most of our customers regarding some new requirements pertaining to battery cells and battery packs in listed products. What does this mean? It means that there are more stringent rules regarding batteries and this … Continue reading

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RoHS Compliance – Suggestions From a Pro

MY SUGGESTIONS AFTER REVIEWING HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS F2 Labs assists our customers with compliance issues for many markets across the world. We test equipment in our labs for electrical and mechanical safety & EMC / radio compliance in our three … Continue reading

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The Machinery Directive – Not only for electric devices

A lot of our efforts at F2 labs are spent determining the applicability of different regulations to our customers’ products. We help you find out what is applicable and then we suggest the best, fastest, and most cost-effective way to … Continue reading

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The EU REACH Regulation and US manufacturers… here is what you need to know.

F2 Labs assists manufacturers around the world with compliance obligations. Historically we have been an accredited test laboratory for electrical, electro-mechanical, EMC, and radio testing. We expanded to offer services to our customers for the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU in … Continue reading

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Compliance for Electric Bicycles, E-Bikes, and the EU

Understanding e-bike compliance under the scope of the EU machinery, electromagnetic compatibility, and restriction of hazardous substances directives. Continue reading

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Authorized EU Representative Requirement for EU Shipments

I fielded a question from a prospective customer yesterday regarding the requirement for an Authorized Representative for EU shipments. We always refer to it as an Authorized EU Representative at F2 Labs to avoid confusion. The customer read an article … Continue reading

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UKCA mark and CE marking – September 2020 update from F2 Labs

We published an article about Brexit and its implications for CE marking back in February of this year. A link to that article is here. The UK government posted new guidance about this on September 1, 2020. The link to … Continue reading

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