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Are there any certifications required when selling a home-made microphone in the EU?

CE marking is required for most products sold in the EU. In many cases, the CE marking itself does not inherently require some external agency to deliver some kind of agreement or certification: it is ...
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Should I get CE mark on my Arduino project?

Simple answer is: YES. If you want to sell a product in the European common market, then you need to have it CE certified. Since your product has a radio module in it, then the regulation you should ...
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Are there any certifications required when selling a home-made microphone in the EU?

Rode make microphones and here's an example of one of their CE declarations of conformity: - I've added a likely picture of the product from here: - However, no need to feel this needs a lot of work ...
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CE mark for art works. Necessary?

An item composed entirely of CE-marked parts might be easier to certify, but does not automatically make it comply. For example, if you combine two electronic products, each which comply with CE, but ...
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Household appliances commercial project EU certification

The detailed technical information on your product would be needed to advise on exactly what standards may or may not be applicable. But I can talk in general terms. I know that the necessery things ...
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Machine Directive has high priority than Low Voltage Directive

They are not really overlapping so you need to conform with both, assuming a supply of >50VAC or >75VDC. The machinery directive addresses things like functional safety, operator hazards, ...
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CE marking of devices using pre-certified radio modules without antenna, just a 50 ohm RF port

First of all, for the license-free 868MHz radio band within EU, you need to meet the band requirements, which aren't covered by RED + technical standards. In most countries in the EU is 25mW ERP with ...
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Questions about EMC compliance

If it does not pass the test, the company can pursue the manufacturer. Am I right? Correct. Fraudulent use of CE mark may result in fines, product withdrawal or even imprisonment. So yes, putting a ...
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Questions about EMC compliance

and a company can demand that a certain device takes the EMC compliance test No, this is (sadly) not mandatory except for specialized applications - cars and equipment used in cars for example. The ...
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FCC, ROHS and CE certification and compliance

I can answer part of this. RoHS is self-declared; get the RoHS compliance statements from all your component manufacturers, keep them on file in case someone challenges you, and you can declare your ...
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Pi Filter Option

DNP the capacitors and populate a 0-ohm resistor in place of the inductor? This is the easiest and most obvious one to do DNP the capacitors and populate a 100-ohm resistor in place of the ...
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CE mark on a PCB sold as a part of a kit or part of a project, necessary?

Should I CE marks the PCB if: 1.I sell the entire product as a kit? 2.I sell only the exclusive parts, making available instructions to mount them with other components (not sold by me)? sell ...
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How to get CE markings for a PC I assembled from CE certified components?

You need to CE mark the PC but this doesn't necessarily mean you have to pay for third party EMC and environmental tests, because the individual components are already tested (or so they say). You ...
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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?

CE marking is an administrative marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. The CE mark is ...
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Household appliances commercial project EU certification

Has anyone of you designed or made a household device controled by MCU? Not as such, but industrial applications with very similar requirements. IEC 60730 is one of the "functional safety" (...
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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?

[Bypassing the question whether or not you actually need compliance, and what kind of compliance do you need.] A system isn't automatically compliant if it uses a compliant (FCC, IEC, CE) power supply....
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Are there any certifications required when selling a home-made microphone in the EU?

All electronics sold within the EU needs to be CE marked. "CE" being an abbreviation for the French Conformité Européenne - in English that's European Conformity. You need to provide a ...
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Declaration of conformity to EMC Directive

If you are providing a complete system, made up of parts, then it is not sufficient to simply rely on the EMC certification (or not) of the constituent parts. EMC behavior will depend on things like ...
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Declaration of conformity to EMC Directive

FAQ: You cannot get a CE marked product by putting together various parts that are individually CE marked, period. Neither the EMC nor the Machinery directive works that way. Therefore you have to CE ...
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ESD/EMI Design for CE, Recommendation seems wrong from test lab

I can only speculate on their reasoning. It's important to take into account that geometry is at least as important as topology or component selection in both EMC and ESD issues. First, you had an ...
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Compliance Testing Strategies

You're definitely on the right track with: I tested the product in these configurations, and they represent a superset of all possible configurations, and they all met the regulatory standards; ...
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FCC, ROHS and CE certification and compliance

FCC part: Since your device doesn't have any RF components, it's classified as "unintentional radiator" under FCC rules. Hence, you're not required to have an FCC certificate if you want to sell it. ...
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CE-compliant Schuko mains power switch: do I need to switch both poles?

Assuming that EN60950 applies to your power meter, in a case where the mains plug is reversible then EN60950 requires that a disconnect device "shall disconnect both poles simultaneously" (section 3.4....
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Is RoHS and EMC compliance enough for a 24V industrial sensor to carry CE Mark?

My understanding is that, LVD only cares about product safety, and wants to ensure that nobody gets hurt while device is in operation. Pretty much, yes. It cares about electrical safety, such as ...
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How to get CE markings for a PC I assembled from CE certified components?

You, as a system integrator, cannot say that your system passes CE unless you test it and certify it yourself. You can't claim compliance of the whole box just because the components pass individually....
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A question about CE marking

An enclosure that contains 1 or more CE marked electrical items may still not meet the required standards such as EMC and the low voltage directive. You have to do an assessment of the finished ...
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Does a system assembled from CE marked parts (consumer products) still require CE testing?

UL (CE?) is so non-engineers can do electrical work The point of UL Listing is to say "there is a reasonable path by which a non-engineer can apply this product safely". As such, it is ...
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CE certification for changing USB port

Yes, you must. The certification is no longer valid if you modify anything on the product. CE regulations require you to keep a technical file on the product at the disposal of the inspection ...
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How do I cycle a WiFi transmitter through all modes, for FCC intentional radiator EMC testing?

In the end, the module maker supplied fw_bcm43341b0_ag_mfg.bin , a Broadcom test firmware, which could be controlled by Linux commands such as: ...
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How do I cycle a WiFi transmitter through all modes, for FCC intentional radiator EMC testing?

In my experience, the WiFi module supplier will have programmed test modes into the module that support the testing that is required for product certification. Hopefully your supplier has done so as ...
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