My company is planning to produce a fork sensor (example). Before starting design, I looked up EU Directives to find if there are any electrical requirements for product safety. First stop was Low Voltage Directive, however it clearly states that products between 75V DC and 1500 V DC are in the scope of the directive.
However, there also is a harmonised standard under LVD which fits for the definition of my product: EN 60947-5-2.
My understanding is that, LVD only cares about product safety, and wants to ensure that nobody gets hurt while device is in operation. The harmonised standard more specifically defines what the product should behave, however not obeying it is not a problem for the product to be in the European Trade Zone.
My questions are:
- Does a product operating below 75 Volts mean that it is intristically safe (per European Standards)?
- Is compliance to RoHS and EMC directives enough to mark my product with CE?