Electronics and Electrical Equipment

CE Marking services according to the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU), Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU), RED Directive (2014/53/EU) & RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU)

With over 25 years of expertise, our team guides you through the complete certification process for electronics. This means that you will achieve the compliance you need to sell your equipment to the European market.

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CE marking electrical equipment

The CE mark for electrical equipment indicates that your equipment is in compliance with the European product legislation. Without this marking, it remains unconfirmed that your product can be used safely and therefore cannot access the European market. Certification Experts will help you achieve full CE compliance so your equipment can enter the European market.

Challenges with CE electrical certification

Obtaining CE approval for electrical equipment and electronics can be a complex process. This is because as a manufacturer you must confirm that your electrical equipment meets the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC), Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and/or the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS). These directives list all the essential health and safety requirements that must be met and demands that electrical suppliers should identify the hazards their equipment might contain, to then assess the risks they could pose to users.

Guidance from start to finish

Our experts can determine whether the various CE electrical factors, such as Low Voltage, EMC, RED and RoHS Directives are applicable to your electrical and electronic equipment and then guide you through the process of design evaluation and resolving potential non compliance issues. When doing so, Certification Experts follows the requirements as they have been laid out in the safety standards. We will then help you to get the CE marking, so the legal and technical compliance of your electrical and electronic equipment is confirmed, allowing you to access the European market.

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What does CE mean on electrical products?

The Conformité Européenne (CE) marking is a regulatory standard that verifies that products are safe for use and sale in the European Economic Area (EEA). It is mandatory for all manufacturers whose products fall within the applicable CE directives and regulations to get CE certification before they can access the European market. If an importer markets the product under its own name, it assumes the responsibilities of the manufacturer, and must apply the CE marking itself.

CE marking for electrical equipment

In order for electrical and electronic equipment to obtain CE marking, companies must ensure that products are compliant with all applicable European regulations. For electronic and electrical equipment the following regulations may apply based on CE marking:

  • The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU aims to ensure that any electrical and electronic equipment minimises the emission of electromagnetic interference that may influence other equipment. The directive also requires equipment to be able to resist the disturbance of other equipment.
  • The Low voltage Directive 2014/35/EU provides a high level of protection for European citizens by setting certain voltage limits for electrical equipment.
  • The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) requires equipment to be constructed for efficient use of the radio spectrum so as to avoid harmful interference with terrestrial and orbital communications. Therefore, the RED Directive lays down the essential requirements to ensure a high level of protection of public interest.
  • The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and 2015/863/EU aims to prevent the risks posed to human health and the environment related to the management of electronic and electrical waste. It does this by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in EEE that can be substituted by safer alternatives.

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Possible consequences when CE marking electrical equipment

When products do not fall within the applicable CE marking directives and CE marking regulations it is then forbidden to affix a CE marking to them. It is also a criminal offence to affix a CE mark electrical to a non compliant product. Products may be tested by a third-party laboratory to assess whether or not they meet legal safety requirements. If the product does not comply with such safety requirements, it may not bear the CE marking nor may it be traded within the European market.

When a controlling authority finds that a CE marking has been wrongly issued or that there is no CE marking (if applicable), authorities may take drastic measures, for example, they can:

  • Oblige the manufacturer or importer to modify the product
  • Withdraw the product from the market
  • Reject and return your items at the customs
  • Criminally prosecute you

Who is responsible for CE marking

Under the CE marking system, manufacturers have the responsibility for CE marking. As a result, the manufacturer must draw up the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and take responsibility for attaching the CE mark to the product. Other economic operators such as an Importer, Authorised Representative (AR), Fulfilment service provider and Distributor, also have their responsibility to ensure that the CE marking is implemented correctly by the manufacturer.

How to get a CE certification for electrical equipment

In order to attain the CE marking on electrical and electronic equipment, companies must ensure that their products are compliant with all applicable European directives and/or regulations and have the required technical documentation. Some Directives, such as the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), require that safe-use instructions must be provided in an approved language for the country of sale. This must be done in order to be able to enter the European market. All electrical equipment requires the EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC).

European Union member states cannot restrict the market placement of products affixed with the CE marking without adequate evidence of non-compliance. Certification Experts offers guidance on cost and time efficiency regarding this process. We will take care of the following steps for you:

  • Classification of relevant directives and regulations
  • Selecting (harmonised) ce electrical safety standards
  • Setting up test procedures
  • Describing the steps of the conformity assessment procedure
  • Determining roles and responsibilities of the parties involved
  • Adequate analysis and assessment of the risk(s)
  • Testing
  • Assemble Technical File
  • Compile EU Declaration of Conformity

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