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What is ce LVD?

What is ce LVD?

The low voltage directive (LVD) (2014/35/EU) ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection for European citizens, and benefits fully from the single market. It has been applicable since 20 April 2016.

What is the current Low Voltage Directive?

The Low Voltage Directive, also known as the LVD, covers health and safety risks relating to equipment in the following voltage ranges for input or output: 50 and 1000 volts for alternating current. 75 and 1500 volts for direct current.

What is CE marking on electrical equipment?

CE Marking Electrical Equipment: What You Need to Know. A Conformité Européenne (CE) marking is a regulatory standard that verifies certain products are safe for sale and use in the European Economic Area (EEA).

What is the intent of the low voltage cover?

The Low Voltage Directive defines which products fall within its field of application, it provides the essential (safety) requirements that electrical equipment and components covered by it must comply with, and it outlines the conformity assessment procedure the manufacturer must apply in order to ensure compliance …

Is CE marking mandatory in Europe?

CE marking on a product is mandatory. It proves it meets minimum legal requirements of the relevant Directive, which allows it to be placed legally on the market in any European member state.

Is CE mark only for the EU?

The CE mark indicates that the product may be traded freely in any part of the European Economic Area, regardless of its country of origin.

Is CE marking still valid?

The CE marking is only valid in Great Britain for areas where GB and EU rules remain the same. If the EU changes its rules and you CE mark your product on the basis of those new rules you will not be able to use the CE marking to sell in Great Britain, even before 31 December 2022.

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