Radio Equipment in Europe must comply with the
Radio Equipment Directive
, which is a 'new approach' directive. The RED aligned the previous Directive, the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive (
(R&TTED), with the new
legislative framework for the marketing of products. The RED directive specifies procedures in Annex I to VIII. Teleconformity provides conformity assessment service to Annex III. Most RED equipment are Short Range Devices (SRD) and ERC Recommendation 70-03 as published by the European Communications Office (ECO, the former ERO) gives an overview of different groups of Equipment, categorized in Annexes 1 to 13. The European Union publishes a list of current
(HS) in the Official Journals (OJ), including cessation dates where applicable. The Notified Body provides an Opinion (Letter) based on a Technical Documentation, containing evidence of compliancy with the essential requirements (Spectrum efficiency, EMC, health and safety), technical information, declarations, and user documentation. The responsible party must issue a DoC and label the equipment and package correctly. The CE mark may only be placed if the equipment fulfils all applicable directives. In case the frequency of the equipment is not harmonized throughout the Union, the equipment shall be marked with an additional bookmark warning sign and the radio agencies of all applicable Memberstates shall be notified. Note that Electrical Safety is always required for RED, since the directive states that no voltage limits apply.
related standards use limits specified in ERC Rec 1999/519/EC.
The commission published a
document. In Europe, ETSI and CENELEC are the main standardization bodies.
Low Voltage Directive
(LVD) applies for electronic or electric products not covered by the R&TTE (or other directives that include Electrical Safety) for 50-1000VAC or 75-1500VDC at the In- or Output Ports. Battery powered equipment outside these ranges are not covered by the LVD directive. Teleconformity can assist you with LVD Body service, however LVD body assessment is not mandatory. Most products are tested and declared compliant by means of a sef-declaration (DoC). Equipment intended for international markets mostly follow the IECEE CB scheme.
and the most current
for LVD are published by the commission.
As alternative to the LVD Body, Teleconformity can also perform a LVD TCF Review (using Harmonized Standards). It covers the same verification aspects without involvement of the Notified Body, however concluded with an LVD Review Certificate. Additional EU Legistlation
If you are familiar how to proceed using the application forms below, please go ahead. In any other case, or for R&TTE Notification, LVD Body, WEEE, RoHS, ErP/EuP, ATEX, Automotive, Railway, Battery or Medical Equipment, please contact us here.