RoHS Electrical Components Testing


rohs-leafRoHS stands for "Restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment." The European RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) aims to restrict the use of six hazardous substances. It applies to all electrical and electronic equipment manufactured and imported in the EU.

Substances concerned

No products containing these substances may be commercialized in the EU:

  •  Hexavalent chromium
  •  Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
  •  Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

The highest concentrations of these substances are 0.1% by weight of homogeneous material, except for cadmium, where the limit is 0.01%.

Equipment concerned

Chine Inspection works with a network of laboratories that perform ROHS tests if you work with any of the product categories specified in the European WEEE directive:

  •  Large household appliance
  •  Small household appliances
  •  IT and telecommunications equipment
  •  Consumer equipment
  •  Electrical and electronic tools
  •  Outils électriques et électroniques
  •  Added in 2010: Equipment dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields, and equipment for the production, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts DC, except in special cases (large stationary industrial tools or large scale stationary installations).
  •  Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  •  Vending Machines
  •  Equipment located on offshore drilling platforms (see revised directive)
  •  Photovoltaic modules (see revised directive)

Since July 2012, the number of appliances involved has been expanded and eco-design is encouraged, meaning the selective sorting and recycling of certain components rather than their disposal.

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