..and the fun bit is that it's down to the manufacturer or importer to
determine which EEC directives need to be complied with!

In the case of the PSU, the CE mark would be justified in compliance with
the Low Voltage Directive (electrical safety) but for EMC it would depend on
whether the PSU has an 'intrinsic function' or is a component.  (and this is
one of the simpler issues...).

In fact the CE mark signifies compliance with all applicable EEC directives,
so in theory fixing a CE mark to an item could simply signify compliance
with the CE-marking directive (yes, it does exist!).

Another cause of confusion is that the CE mark doesn't strictly speaking
have to be on the product - the regulations allow it to be on the packaging
and/or user documentation.  This is presumably to cover cases where a
product is physically too small for a CE-mark that meets the CE marking
directive.

(Thinks: if a CE mark is smaller than allowed by the directive, does it
actually contravene the directive as the CE mark in effect signifies it's
own compliance so if it doesn't comply then it doesn't signify that it does,
which is OK because it doesn't ... [FX: brain going 'pop'])

FYI, there's a new EMC directive being worked on (EMCD:2000), currently
scheduled to come into force Q4/2005.


Regards

Andy Gulliver

- in the UK and still (relatively) sane after 8 years of EMC =:~}


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Saputelli [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 09 August 2001 01:04
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Logo's for FCC, UL and CE ?
>
>
> the requirements of CE are very simple:
> you must comply with all applicable regulations and requirements
> (loosely paraphrased)
> unfortunately I am not kidding here
>
> Dennis Saputelli
>

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