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CE compliance for machine vision systems

The context of an industrial machine vision systems got me thinking about the compliance implications of the use of computers in an industrial setting in general. My questions are about the European ...
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Difficulty in gaining Class II CE certification for an aluminium single-sided PCB

We have a product that consists of an aluminium single-sided PCB with micro-controller and LEDs soldered to the copper side. The PCBA is shaped so that it can be bent to fit over the scalp of the user ...
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Can I safely operate a DC motor at 40% higher voltage than nominal?

I'm aware that you can power a wound motor (DC or even stepper) if you limit the current inside the coils. You cannot just apply a higher DC voltage to them. I'm using a DRV8871 to control a VN-C1 ...
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Conducted emission test setup for USB powered device with no mains connection

I have a medical device that is a USB client and has no internal power source/battery. It draws 5V from USB and also communicates to the Host via same interface. Device is intended to be used only ...
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Machine Directive has high priority than Low Voltage Directive

One of my colleague told me that according to European Law, manufacturers are not allowed to release products under two similar directives such as Low Voltage Directive and Machinery Directive. ...
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CE certification for changing USB port

I have a CE certified product that uses USB micro port. In lieu with EU requirements that all products must use USB-C port, do we need to apply for get a new certification for CE if we change the USB ...
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CE Compliance: what is the limit of self-declaration for Industrial Control Panel?

We are a system integrator making custom electrical control cabinets. This is our first time on making panels for European customer, and of course they mandated the CE marking. The control panel they ...
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Declaration of conformity to EMC Directive

We need to declare CE compliance of a system consisting of pumps, valves, sensors and control cabinets. I am dealing with the EMC element of the certification. I have collected the manufacturer's ...
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EN55032 Conducted Emissions - 40cm From Vertical Reference Ground Plane

I've always wondered why we need to position the EUT 40cm from the metallic wall for conducted emissions testing. Does it have something to do with the EUT capacitively coupling the higher end of the ...
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Setting up an EMI test bench: Attenuator

I am in the midst of setting up an EMC test bench for Conducted Emissions testing. This question goes out to the EMC experts regarding the essential equipment needed for the same. Currently available: ...
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Product certification for devices mounted on elevators

Do products that will be mounted on elevators needs extra certifications (apart from FCC or CE) to be sold in North America and Europe? The product will be connected in the roof of the car, connected ...
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Product certification for NA and European market

We are developing a product that includes an already certified radio module. We even use the IC of the module as the controler of the hole device. In the device we include a RTC, a ROM, a motor ...
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Are there any certifications required when selling a home-made microphone in the EU?

If I am interested in selling a microphone I designed in the EU Market (for example on Amazon,) do I need any certifications for it? I looked through some of the products that require the CE mark but ...
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Is FCC/CE recertification needed if only the product name is changing?

I got FCC/CE certification for my product (a music player, unintentional radiator), but would now like to put out the same product under a new name. Nothing else is changing (PCB design, casing, etc. ...
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Does a system assembled from CE marked parts (consumer products) still require CE testing?

Let's say you run a company that designs and installs speaker systems for clients. You hear their requirements, look at their space, and then select the most appropriate consumer products for their ...
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How to prove ROHS compliance of a component

I emailed the supplier of an OLED panel that comes mounted on a PCB that contains the driver circuitry, and they claim the part is ROHS compliant. I will be using this component in a system that I ...
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Is a system powered by an FCC-compliant power supply FCC-compliant if the rest of the system doesn't require compliance?

As I understand it, AC/DC SMPS power supplies and unintentional radiators (anything with a chip clocked at a speed of more than 9 kHz) must be FCC compliant. I am preparing a device which uses an FCC-...
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CE certification of a system containing only ROHS and CE compliant parts

As I understand it, if I am self-certifying a device, I can prove my device is compliant by testing or design. I will be assembling the device using a collection of CE and ROHS compliant components - ...
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Does a vacuum pump that is part of a larger device need to be ROHS compliant for CE compliance?

I am planning to create a product for sale in the European Union. This product will contain a vacuum pump along with associated electronics. Does the vacuum pump I am including in the unit need to be ...
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CE Certification process question

Suppose I draft up the required technical documents and declaration of conformity. Who do I submit the documents to and how long do they take to be approved ? Is there a strict format for the ...
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CE certification of new project Radio Equipment Directive

I work at a certification Institute of construction products, but sometimes we do consultancy on other related products. Recently, a manufacturer asked us a regulatory/certification study on his new ...
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ETSI standard for 433 MHz

I am really confused about ETSI standards for SRD. I need some ETSI standard which regulates frequency band 433 MHz (433,050 MHz to 434,790 MHz). I found ETSI EN 300 220-1 V3.1.1 (2017-02) - it seems ...
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A question about CE marking

If an electrical enclosure is interfaced with CE marked devices, does it still require assessments before using CE marking on it? So if one makes an enclosure using a CE marked PSU and other CE marked ...
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ESP32-WROVER-E CE certification is needed on a new PCB?

We are making a new PCB that integrates a ESP32-WROVER-E chip. Indeed, ESP32 is welded to a new pcb. As ESP32 module is already CE certified and we are not modifying anything of this module, do we ...
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Regarding validity of the EMC/EMI & safety test reports containing withdrawn IEC Standards for CE & UKCA declaration

I do have a question regarding the validity of the EMI/EMC & Safety test reports of the products which do have the withdrawn IEC standards. Like for an Example: If we do have tested the products ...
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Compliance of 2x female connectors with male pin breakaway from another brand

For a product similar to a 3D printer I'm connecting 5x small Nema 8 motors and ground cables through a small 26x connector. The connector is enclosed and cannot be accessed from the user. The motors ...
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Questions about EMC compliance

I am working within an electronics development department. My job is to design electronic cards on behalf of clients. Some cards end up in devices which are commercialized by our clients in Europe. I ...
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Li-Po battery standards for EU & US

I am selecting a Lithium Polymer battery for a general low power electronic device with wireless communication which we plan to sell in EU and US. My reference is following documents: IEC-62368: &...
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FCC Complaince & Removable Bluetooth Antennas

We are developing a product that will hopefully soon be sold internationally and will therefore be put through FCC & CE Certification testing. Part of that design is an audio mixer with an ...
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CE marking of devices using pre-certified radio modules without antenna, just a 50 ohm RF port

I'm right now working on a project involving 2 radio modules, a SIM800F and a LoRa1276-C1-868. The modules are already certified under the radio equipment directive. In the case of the LoRa module it ...
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Household appliances commercial project EU certification

I got a job to do a household appliances with wireless remote control. I’m working as embedded developer in current company, but we haven't had to certificate our solutions and I'm looking for advice. ...
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FCC certified module in europe

If I have an FCC certified BLE module, can I use it in a product destined for Europe and CE mark the product with no additional (intentional radiator) testing?
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Should I get CE mark on my Arduino project?

I just finished my big Arduino project after 2 years. I would like to start selling it, but I am not sure if I need CE certification or not. I used the below components: Arduino Nano-oled 0,96" ...
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Which products require EMC certificate?

What are the guidlines (or where can I find them) for which products require EMC testing certificate? I know that this determined per country, so for starters let's go with the US. My product contains ...
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ESD protection for power input with several fused branches

I'm designing an industrial board that will be powered with a +24V DC. On the PCB there are several fuses to protect each branch against over-current/short-circuit. Example: simulate this circuit &...
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Low voltage directive

I just want to check my understanding of LVD. I have a portable device that operates on a 30V DC input. Its output is less than 30V DC and is powered by a wall plug (UK 240V) that I supply. Am I ...
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Electromagnetic compatibility and external sensors

I have two main questions regarding the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). If I develop an electronical device and market it in Europe, it needs to be EMC-compliant, right? How come I can buy ...
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If all parts in a product are FCC or CE certified then do i still need to apply for certification for the complete product?

I am building a CNC product and all the electronics parts we are using are either FCC or CE certified. Do I then have to obtain a separate certification for the product as a whole ? Also any idea what ...
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Bluetooth and Wifi Maximum Power limt

I saw below Bluetooth chip comparison of many module , most of all are having 8dbm max power , what I know FCC has 30dbm and CE has 20dbm Max power limit so why Bluetooth module are limited to only ...
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Does a server put in a 19-inch rack require CE marking?

If I sell to a european customer a simple 1U rack-mount server in a 19-inch rack, do I need to test the conformity of the whole "thing"? The server itself has CE mark, not sure about the 19-...
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Which standard must Li-ion battery fulfil for CE marking in late 2020, IEC 62133:2012 or IEC 62133-2:2017?

I am looking for a slim CE-certified rechargable battery to put in my product. All of the (very few) certified batteries that I have found are compliant with the IEC 62133:2012 (2nd edition). But that ...
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CE/FCC/RoHS/etc certification for Intel NUC and other barebone MiniPCs?

Intel sell the Intel NUC without a hard drive or ram. They provide a list of compatible rams and drives. By sliding in the ram stick and drive, am I not invalidating all of the certificates on the ...
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How to get CE markings for a PC I assembled from CE certified components?

If I purchase a kit from a website like overclockers.co.uk which includes a quality power supply, motherboard, CPU, etc. Everything is CE certified and all components are the highest grade. All I am ...
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LCD 4x20 display malfunction after ESD, Recover?

I have a device with 4x20 generic LCD display controlled by arm STR750 processor which is working well. According to IEC EN 61000-6-4 standart criteia B display of device should be recovered in a ...
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FCC / CE requirements for adapter pcb?

A product consisting (electronically) just of a PCB with a male USB-C one one side, 5mm of traces and a female USB-C on the other end. No other components at all. To be used as consumer device. How ...
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How can I easiest (cheapest) I'm within EMC regulations?

I'm a hobbyist that's currently developing a simple clock and hoping to make it into a small scale sellable product. It's a simple 5V USB clock with a ATTiny84 8MHz clock, a RTC-module and some WS2813 ...
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What safety regulations do I need to follow for wiring of a decorative lamp utilizing a fluorescent tube with g10q fitting?

I'm building a cast concrete decorative lamp. It will use an exposed circular fluorescent bulb, which attaches to a g10q lampholder. I understand I will need to wire it up to a ballast and starter, ...
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CE mark on a PCB sold as a part of a kit or part of a project, necessary?

I've a prototype that I want to sell as a product. My prototype is made by an aluminium structure, a motor, a moving part (made by 3D printer) and an electronic circuit. The electronic circuit is ...
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Running or belt conveyor with electric motors and control panel need a kind of certification to be sold in US market?

We want to provide new machinery of a runner conveyor and a belt conveyor in the US market. The equipment consists of: the basic construction (metal parts, runners, drums, and belts), electric ...
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Pi Filter Option

I put a (C-L-C) Pi Filter in series with my antenna trace on a new design, like so: source The reason you put one of these circuits in, as I understand it, is just in case, during compliance ...
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