Q:- What is RoHS standard?
RoHS is a Directive issued by European Union. The New Directive of RoHS was published in July 2011 and is popularly known as RoHS2. The new Directive is published as official European legislation 2011/65/EU and will replace previous legislation.
From 22nd July 2014 the substance restrictions will gradually be extended to new product categories. The provisions of RoHS 2 will also apply for these types of EEE5 from the dates mentioned below:
The six hazardous and restricted substances in the RoHS2 directive are outlined in Annex II (page L174/100) with maximum concentration values tolerated by weight to homogeneous materials.
|Hazarduous substance||by weight in all homogeneous materials|
|Polybrominated diphenyl ethers||0.1%|
Q:- What does it mean to be Rohs compliant?
It means that the manufacturer or the person placing the electrical and electronic product in the market should have by testing made sure that
Q:- How is the testing of RoHS done in your laboratory?
Testing is carried out as per harmonised standards in our laboratory
EN 50581:2012 _ this standard specifies the Technical documentation that should be compiled by a manufacturer of electrical and electronic product ·
IEC/TR 62476 Edition 1.0 gives detailed guidance for evaluation of products with respect to substances - ·
IEC/PAS 62596:2009 gives guideline for sampling
EN 62321: 2009 Electrotechnical products – Determination of levels of six regulated substances (lead, mercury, cadmi- um, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers).
EN 62474:2012 Material declaration for products of and for the Electrotechnical Industry
Q:- Are solar panels and wind turbines within the scope of RoHS?
Solar panels ar excluded from RoHS
Q:-Does packaging used for a product need to comply with RoHS regulations?
NO packaging used for a product need not comply with RoHS regulations
Q:-Are LEDs within the scope of RoHS?
Yes, LED and all lightings are very much covered by RoHS 2