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A CE mark signifies that the product conforms to health, safety, and environmental protection requirements by EU and is only required for products covered in the CE marking directives.

Some common CE marking directives that wireless products need to conform to are:

  • Radio Equipment Directive

  • Low Voltage Directive

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive

  • Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive

  • Ecodesign Directive

Radio Equipment Directive (RED replace R&TTE directive) 

  • Wireless products need to be approved according to RED and have a CE mark to be sold in EU countries).

  • Radio equipment is defined as s an electrical or electronic product, which intentionally emits and/or receives radio waves for the purpose of radio communication and/or radio determination, or an electrical or electronic product which must be completed with an accessory, such as antenna, so as to intentionally emit and/or receive radio waves for the purpose of radio communication and/or radio determination.

  • RED establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. It ensures a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum.

  • It also provides the basis for further regulation governing some additional aspects. These include technical features for the protection of privacy, personal data and against fraud.

  • Furthermore, additional aspects cover interoperability, access to emergency services, and compliance regarding the combination of radio equipment and software.

Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

  • The directive covers all electrical equipment and components designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current.

  • It provides the essential (safety) requirements that electrical equipment and components covered by it must comply with.

  • The LVD is a self-assessed directive and as such, does not require the involvement of a Notified Body.

  • *For household appliances, lighting equipment and welding equipment the requirements for human exposure to EMF are covered under LVD.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) directive

  • Covers products or components liable to generate electromagnetic disturbance or the performance of which is liable to be affected by such disturbance.

  • The directive aims to ensure that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance. It does this by:

    1. ​Limiting electromagnetic emissions from equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication, as well as other equipment.

    2. The EMC directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions, when used as intended.

Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive

  • 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 electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that can be substituted by safer alternatives.

  • The RoHS Directive currently restricts the use of ten substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

  • The Directive also promotes the recyclability of EEE.

  • *In parallel, the WEEE directive (not a CE marking directive) promotes the collection and recycling of such equipment.

Ecodesign Directive

  • Establishes a framework under which manufacturers of energy-using products are obliged to reduce the energy consumption and other negative environmental impacts occurring throughout the product life cycle.

  • *Complemented by the Energy Labelling Directive (not a CE marking directive).

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Low Voltage Directive
Radio Equipment Directive
EMC Directive
RoHS Directive
Ecodesign Directive
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