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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Mains isolation is mandatory for UL/CE/CSA compliance and other certification?

I have a design with a non user accesible low voltage section. Is mandatory to do mains isolation to pass succesfully UL/CE/CSA despite my low voltage section is not accesible for user?
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UL/CE/CSA certification for low voltage electronics/LED product?

I am working on a fairly simple LED product that would use an external power supply (12V). Certain configurations of the product may require more than 100W. I could also configure the product to use ...
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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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How the low pass filter works in this circuit?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Vi=input, Vo=output signal. The capacitors and resistors of the output terminal of the above circuit is supposed to act as low pass ...
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Electrical Safety Guideline for LVD Compliance

We are making a product -a warning light- with 220V rated voltage. The product has a non isolated offline buck regulator. The 220V part can be accessed without the use of a special tool (there is 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, IC certified before we sell it in North America/EU. Getting ...
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886MHz ETSI duty-cycle requirement

We are designing a 868MHz keyfob, which is transmitting in a band with a 1% duty-cycle limit. According to the ETSI EN 300 220-1 standard section 5.4, the duty-cycle should be measured for a period ...
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Need advice on new device regulatory requirements

I have designed a product (device) that runs on 12 VDC (similar to a laptop). It is AC powered using a (table top), detachable switching power supply 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, again exactly like a ...
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CE amplifier voltage gain

Hi Can someone please help me out. I've been battling this problem for ages and I don't know what I'm doing wrong My AC input is 50mV and the output is measured as -190mV giving a voltage gain of -3.8....
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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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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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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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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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Viable alternative for expensive MLCC capacitor?

I'm thinking of building and selling a product which uses a DC-DC isolator. I've been prototyping with Recom RI3 3W Isolated DC-DC Converter Through Hole, Vin 5 V dc, Vout 9V dc, I/O isolation 1kV. ...
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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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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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Can we install product above FCC test power level declared in certification report

we have a product which has radio of 1W maximum output power , we have sent product for FCC through party lab, and they certified the product with 18 dbm only. So we get the certificate with only 18 ...
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Designing two stage CE amplifier with negative feedback [closed]

I'm trying to design two stage ce amplifier with negative feedback using 2n2222 transistors. The circuit must have certain voltage gain, Rin, Rout, Vcc, low and high frequency filter. This is the ...
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EMC test for PCB board without housing

Our company is exporting our product to European market. To sell it to Europe we need CE mark. so we let the test lab test only EMC(EMI+EMS) because our products usually don't equip any RF nor AC ...