Questions tagged [ce]

Use this tags for questions regarding European CE marking of electronics. This includes things like EMC, radio or environmental testing according to the applicable EU directives. Do not use this tag for questions regarding BJT common emitter - there's the common-emitter tag for that!

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Things to watch out when applying FCC CE

I have a Bluetooth remote control device that uses 2 AA batteries. Due to positive feedback and responses, I'm thinking to sell it to the mass market. Thus I need FCC certification. After reading many ...
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How do you determine whether your product requires CE marking?

I haven't been able to come across definitive information regarding the procedure to find out whether an electronics product (PCB) requires CE marking or not. Since it is difficult to ask ...
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Kickstarter electronics and local regulations

There are some electronics projects on Kickstarter. For being successfull, they offer buying the product worldwide. I wonder how they are able to comply with all the local regulations, for example CE,...
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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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How to find out which certificates (FCC, CE etc.) are necessary for a product?

Is there any way to find out which certificates are necessary for an electronic device to be sold / imported into US / Europe / Asia? FCC and CE are common knowledge, but then there are other ...
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EMC testing of unenclosed PCB assembly

What is the most common practice in performing EMC tests for PCB assemblies that will be sold without a housing? In my case it is an FPGA development board. Is it possible to design excessive ...
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How can one verify if the FCC/CE certification mark on an electronic component or product is genuine?

Some companies can be unscrupulous and simply paste a label to fake FCC CE. How can one be sure the label is real? Is there a website for checking the validity of the FCC CE mark?
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What certification do you need to sell electronic device to US market?

Other than FCC and RoHS statement, what other certifications do you need to have in order to sell your product to US Market? My device is a remote control using Bluetooth Module. Operate using 4 x AA ...
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CE-compliant Schuko mains power switch: do I need to switch both poles?

I am currently revising a plug-in power meter (i.e. a power meter that you plug into mains, then plug the DUT into it) for CE compliance. It features power switching using a latching relay, only on ...
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ESD/EMI Design for CE, Recommendation seems wrong from test lab

I have designed a product for a customer, that now needs to pass UL/FCC/CE Testing, It passed UL & FCC but failed CE for both 8kv ESD and EMI. The Chinese test lab my client went through sent me ...
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How to determine which harmonized standards are relevant to achieve CE conformity declaration

We are aiming to develop our first product to achieve a CE marking. So far i understand that there are a few directives like Low Voltage Directive (LVD), ROHS, EMC, etc, which can be implemented by ...
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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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How do I cycle a WiFi transmitter through all modes, for FCC intentional radiator EMC testing?

I'm integrating a WiFi/Bluetooth module into a consumer product, however the module does not have a modular grant, will not have a modular grant, and is anyway getting paired with a unique internal ...
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At what point does the responsibility of the manufacturer end with regards to FCC/CE testing?

I'm curious as to when the responsibility of a manufacturer ends when dealing with emissions and RF testing, part of FCC and CE tests. I repair TVs as a hobby and as business. I got a TV in from ...
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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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FCC, ROHS and CE certification and compliance [closed]

I have design a PCB which has Stepper driver, micro-controller, 204JHD display, MOSFETS for driving fans and TRIACS for driving heaters.There is not RF components on the PCB. What are the criterias ...
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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 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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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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Does audio powered LED light with low tension require CE/FCC certificate?

I am building an LED light that plugs into the audio jack of a mobile device and is powered by the 3.5mm audio plug of the smartphone. The LED works at very low tension and with audio frequencies ...
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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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Compliance Testing Strategies

How do people / companies deal with compliance testing (CE, UL, FCC, etc.) what I would call "platform-oriented and modular" products? The idea being that a family of products might exist, where a ...
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WiFi/BT on Realtek 8723 - Is FCC, CE certification needed for WiFi if we disable WiFi and use only Bluetooth?

I'm planning on importing a generic mini pc that comes with an onboard Realtek 8723 for WiFi and Bluetooth. We will need to get it FCC, CE, and IC certified before we sell it in North America/EU. ...
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Power supply CE compliancy requirements

I'm dealing with an electrical equipment which should be compliant to the CE low voltage directive (LVD), following the EN60950 standard. The equipment is connected to the mains (220V) through an ...
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CE certification: battery-powered LED lights

There are lots of products on the market that are LED lights which don't all seem to carry CE markings. I'm looking at designing little ornamental things with embedded LED lighting, and trying to work ...
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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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ESD - SMA connector

Suppose I have PCB in metal chassis with 2 SMA connectors mounted on it. Let's say they are used for GSM and GPS. How to protect against ESD and successfully pas FCC/CE? I couldn't find any TVS ...
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Is RoHS and EMC compliance enough for a 24V industrial sensor to carry CE Mark?

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 ...
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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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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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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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CE marking of device that contains CE certified module

I am using a bluetooth module in an electronic product. This bluetooth module is CE certified. When it comes to CE marking of the whole product, do I need to perform tests of the bluetooth part of ...
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Common emitter voltage amplifier does not work

Since I'm a beginner to electronics, I'm trying to build the following circuit in order to see the way a common emitter amplifier works. I'm using the transistor of type BC547, as indicated in the ...
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CE and FCC for MCU boards/Raspberry Pi HATs/Arduino shields etc

There doesn't seem to be a great deal of information on the internet about this (and the information that there is is usually contradicted somewhere else), so I'm going to ask this here, in the hope ...
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Do we need the CE certification for test series in quantity of 100pcs

We are developing a multimedia application WiFi + Audio out + Mic Input + and few buttons), which we plan to produce in the number of 100 pieces and half of that sell to our aquaintances and the rest ...
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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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non-isolated power supply safety demand

We are designing a power supply for a MCU design, which must run directly from mains 230VAC. We have previous used a "traditional" 230VAC to 6VAC transformer, and used a simple bridge capacitor ...
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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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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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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 mark for art works. Necessary? [duplicate]

Im making lamps which are hand built, and each one is sold as a signed one out of a series of a predetermined number. The lamps are made of plexiglas, they use an LED strip which is connected to a ...
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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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USB current draw and CE marking

We have developed a docking station product which charges multiple devices simultaneously, and currently ships with a 5V, 3A barrel jack adaptor. We are looking to move this over to USB power, and ...
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Is CE marking on module necessary?

Suppose a RF module has passed CE EMC tests. Must the CE marking be printed on the module itself in order for the approval to be valid if it is to be used in an end product?
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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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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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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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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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CE compilance on radio modules for [closed]

There is some informations that I couldn't find anywhere about CE compliance in order to design my project, so maybe you can help me : 1) I would like to use a buck switching power supply instead of ...
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CE and FCC compliance

I was browsing and found some very informative answers on this site. They didn't specifically answer my question, so I decided to Register and ask ... We are importing digital cameras from Europe. ...
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