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Topic: CE certification, does anybody have experience gaining Ce cetification? (Read 814 times) previous topic - next topic

Grumpy_Mike


To simplify getting the CE mark on a project a friend and I collaborated on using PIC microcontrollers he found using an enclosed and already certified PSU module helped.


Sorry but that does not simplify the requirements in any way. If you have relied on this then you have done it wrong and you self certification might not be valid.

jonisonvespaa

really makes you think how many products that are sold in the eu that are really ce tested, after having looked into costs i think a lot take the gamble, read somewhere falsifying a ce mark incurs a fine max 5k

im sure its tempting for some just to stick on a ce mark and take the gamble

Riva


Sorry but that does not simplify the requirements in any way. If you have relied on this then you have done it wrong and you self certification might not be valid.

The product only crossed with the EMC directive and we took the below excerpt to mean fitting an already certified and shielded PSU to power the microcontroller (both in another metal box) would be exempt.
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3. This Directive shall not apply to equipment the inherent
nature of the physical characteristics of which is such that:
(a) it is incapable of generating or contributing to electromag-
netic emissions which exceed a level allowing radio and
telecommunication equipment and other equipment to
operate as intended; and
(b) it will operate without unacceptable degradation in the
presence of the electromagnetic disturbance normally
consequent upon its intended use.


Grumpy_Mike

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The product only crossed with the EMC directive and we took the below excerpt to mean fitting an already certified and shielded PSU to power the microcontroller (both in another metal box) would be exempt.

No that is not what that means. Nothing is exempt. Any configuration of pre tested modules must be tested in the configuration that they are sold in. They can not assume to comply just because individual components comply.

Riva


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The product only crossed with the EMC directive and we took the below excerpt to mean fitting an already certified and shielded PSU to power the microcontroller (both in another metal box) would be exempt.

No that is not what that means. Nothing is exempt. Any configuration of pre tested modules must be tested in the configuration that they are sold in. They can not assume to comply just because individual components comply.

Figured using a pre tested PSU and wrapping the entire project in metal would ensure it complied with a & b. Sure does not seem to generate interference as it sits in a a bay with video overlay equipment and generates no EDH errors.
Good job we don't make and sell them any more  :D

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