However, in this regulation, its written that the RoHS norm apply to electrical equipment designed foruse with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1 000 V for alternatingcurrent and between 75 and 1 500 V for direct current. (see Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
As has been mentioned, there are restrictions about the sale of products containing lead based solder etc. The problem is that a lot of electronic stuff ends up in landfill and the toxic stuff (lead and cadmium for instance) leach into the waterways.
No that is the wrong interpretation, RoHS applies to all equipment who's main purpose requires electricity. There are certain exemptions applying to some categories of equipment such as military, medical and building infrastructure. All other categories of equipment on sale in the EU need to be compliment, there is no official logo for this.CE is required on all goods sold in the EU, it is just a self declaration that the product conforms to all the relevant regulations for that category of equipment. So a CE logo for electronic equipment serves as the RoHS logo as well.I spent a few years of my life being in charge of regulation at one place I worked for so I have read all the documentation on this and attended training courses on it.
Note there has NEVER been any documented occurrence of this happening, nore any measurements suggesting it could happen. This is a theoretical risk only dreamed up by EU technocrats.
Does not some stuff needs additional (expensive) testing by a notified body, RF devices for instance ?
Yes that is all part of the "relevant " regulations that is signalled by the use of the CE logo.You do not need to actually test the equipment but you have to certify it will meet those regulations. Due diligence is to have it tested but for CE there is no need
Even it you could self certify, that is a problem because the 'regulations' are not free,
because of the special requirments of a RF device, I presumed it needed external notified body testing.
myself I think its conspiracy by 'big business' to kill off inovation and competion from small business.
Or do you mean you have to pay for the documents that tell you what needs to be met?
Note there has NEVER been any documented occurrence of this happening, nore any measurements suggesting it could happen. This is a theoretical risk only dreamed up by EU technocrats.Is it any wonder the UK voted to leave.
Are you saying that lead cannot oxidize from the solder on a board and leach into water?
So it seems likley the ban (on leaded solder etc) was based more on a general 'its a good idea' than actual hard evidence.