New Requirements for CE Marking on Power Supplies

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I believed I'd share some upcoming laws adjustments relating to the CE mark for power provides.
At the moment the CE mark is utilized to “embedded power provides” (provides put in in end-users tools) that meet the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. Assurance of conformance is normally backed by compliance to EN60950-1.

Non-embedded items like external power adapters or DIN rail power provides should adjust to the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC along with the Low Voltage Directive. Compliance is backed by testing to the immunity requirements described in EN61000.

DC-DC converters that function with a DC enter of lower than 75V had been exempt from CE marking, a topic of my 2009 weblog submit.

On January 2nd, 2013, the CE laws adjustments! In July 2011, the Recast RoHS Directive was printed, and subsequent yr turns into enforceable. The six hazardous and restricted substances initially lined by RoHS stay the identical, which is nice for producers.
Previous to the recast, this was relevant to 8 product classes:

  • Massive family home equipment
  • Small family home equipment
  • IT & Communications tools
  • Client tools
  • Lighting tools
  • Electrical & digital instruments
  • Toys, leisure and sports activities tools
  • Computerized dispensers

Submit recast, 5 extra classes have been added (however not instantly):

Medical units July 2014
In-Vitro Diagnostic units July 2016
Monitoring & Management Devices July 2014
Industrial Monitoring & Management devices July 2017
All different electrical & digital tools July 2019

To use a CE mark to a product, one will need to have proof of compliance accessible; it's inadequate to say, “to the best of our information our merchandise are compliant”. I've learn articles within the press that random testing for RoHS compliance has uncovered that a big share of client merchandise failed to satisfy the usual. By together with RoHS into the CE mark offers the EU the power to severely penalize importers of non-compliant product.

Power provide producers at the moment are updating their Declaration of Conformance paperwork (D of Cs) to incorporate RoHS.

One different impression is that the beforehand exempt low voltage enter DC-DC converters (<75VDC) will now should have the CE mark utilized to point compliance (simply for the RoHS).  This won't be an issue as most producers have already transformed their manufacturing over for present merchandise.