Relax Jon,
        the CE requirements do not cover use of normal components in an
assembly. It covers the product/assembly but the individual components are
not covered separately as far as it effects you or I. The best example of
this is computer power supplies, it is illegal to put the CE mark on a
computer power supply, because on it's own it does nothing and has no usable
function (other then as a paper weight). There were a lot of computer power
supply people driving the CE people nuts when CE became mandatory for all
general electronics products. The individual components (passives, semis,
etc.)undoubtedly come under some CE requirements (for at least
materials/flammability) somewhere or in the future but I think the marking
will not be an issue with them.
        Thank god it has been years since I had to deal with all that CE bs.
Even talking directly to a CE engineer/rep in Europe would never get you a
straight answer to a straight question.

Brad Velander,
Lead PCB Designer,
Norsat International Inc.,
#300 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
Burnaby, B.C., V5C 6G9.
Tel. (604) 292-9089 direct
Fax (604) 292-9010
website www.norsat.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Elson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 12:46 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Logo's for FCC, UL and CE ?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Brad Velander wrote:
> 
> > Carl,
> >         a word of warning. Read the CE requirements for labeling
> > requirements quite carefully, I don't remember the exact 
> details but your
> > desired size appears to be well below their minimum size 
> requirements if
> > this is the only CE mark to be applied to your product.
> 
> Right, the CE requirement is that all electrical components 
> must bear the
> CE mark at the full accepted size (I think it is around 5 
> cm?).  This includes
> EVERY component, including 0402 resistors!  There are no exceptions
> permitted, and any unit bearing even one such unlabeled or improperly
> labeled component can be seized and destroyed by customs agents.
> Supposedly, there are even criminal penalties in Germany, 
> maybe other places,
> too, for such violations!
> 
> Very practical regulations!
> 
> Jon  (happy to live in the US)

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