WHICH EQUIPMENT IS COVERED?

The EU Directive defines electrical and electronic equipment as follows:

Equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly

Being dependent on currents means that the equipment can no longer fulfill its purpose when the current or the field is disconnected.

 

Equipment for the generation of electric currents or electromagnetic fields

Equipment for the generation of currents is also called generators. This may, for instance, be a gas-driven generator for the operation of electrical handheld tools at a construction site, a wind mill, a fuel cell, or a photovoltaic panel.


Equipment for the transfer of electric currents or electromagnetic fields

Therefore, this type of equipment is covered in line with other types of electrical and electronic equipment. Therefore, this type of equipment is covered in line with other types of electrical and electronic equipment.

Equipment for the measurement of electric currents or electromagnetic fields

Voltmeter, radar, and magnetic field meter. It is NOT decisive whether the equipment is active or passive. Active means that equipment uses currents to work properly, while passive equipment merely has a heat loss. An example of an active product is an antenna with incorporated amplifier while its passive equivalent would be the antenna without the amplifier.  

Last edited: 23/05/2019

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