• All about the 6 RoHS restricted substances

      The six substances are:   Lead Cadmium Mercury Hexavalent chromium Polybrominated biphenyls or PBB (these are flame retardants) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDE (this is a family of flame reta...
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  • Update to RoHS exemptions - June 2014

    Please find attached an exclusive, fully updated list of exemptions to the RoHS Directive.     Find out more EU RoHS Directive information.   Register with element14 to be able to receive the latest ...
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  • The updated EC Blue Guide

    The Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (the “Blue Guide”) was first published in 2000. Since then, it has become one of the main reference documen...
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  • Development kit compliance update

    The use of low cost development kits has increased dramatically over the last few years. There is no doubt that these low cost plug-in PCBs are a great tool for the design engineer. The boards essentially demonstrate ...
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  • Review of article 2.2

    The recast RoHS directive came into force on 3 January 2013, and requires the European Commission to examine the need to amend the scope of this directive before 22 July 2014 with a view to submitting proposed legisla...
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  • Updated Exemptions list with comprehensive guidance

      I still receive many questions around RoHS exemptions. Attached is an updated exemptions list but with clarity around: - Validity periods / expiry dates in respect of the product categories - Specific exemp...
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  • RoHS2 Recast Directive-July 2013 update

      RoHS2 or 2011/65/EU (known as the RoHS Recast) became effective in January 2013. There are "phase in" dates for categories 8, 9 and 11. Attached is an updated, exclusive, e-book that provides a step-by-step ...
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  • Zgodność z dyrektywą RoHS (włącznie z nowelizacją dyrektywy RoHS)

    Dyrektywa RoHS - Ograniczenie stosowania niektórych niebezpiecznych substancjiDyrektywa RoHS 2011/65/EU weszła w życie w państwach członkowskich Unii Europejskiej w dniu 1 lipca 2006 roku. Od tej daty produce...
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  • Маркировка о соответствии нормативным требованиям ЕС согласно переработанной редакции Директивы по ограничению содержания вредных веществ (RoHS)

    Директива об ограничении содержания вредных веществ (RoHS) - запрещает использование определенных опасных материалов Директива RoHS 2011/65/EU вступила в силу на территории государств-участников Европейского Союза 1...
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  • требованиям Директивы по ограничению содержания вредных веществ (RoHS)

    Директива об ограничении содержания вредных веществ (RoHS) - запрещает использование определенных опасных материалов Директива RoHS 2011/65/EU вступила в силу на территории государств-участников Европейского Союза 1 ...
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  • Categories 8 & 9 - updated list of what's in scope?

    ERA Technology who carried out the review, and made recommendations to the European Commission, on medical devices and monitoring and control instruments (RoHS categories 8 and 9) has provided element14 with an indica...
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  • Category 8 and 9 products need to be compliant

    The RoHS recast became law on 21 July and, allowing for transposition by Member States into national law, will enter into force on 2 July 2013. While Category 8 (medical devices) will be of interest to many Category...
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  • New RoHS Directive published today

    The new RoHS Directive was published this morning (1 July 2011) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The UK Government (Department of Business Innovation and Skills) expects the future transposition timeta...
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  • Where to find a RoHS certificate-of-compliance

    Follow these easy steps: + Go to the farnell.co.uk website   + Enter the Farnell order code or exact manufacturers part number into the Product Search box   + Look down the column headed RoHS   + I...
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  • Change of scope under the RoHS Recast

    Previously the RoHS scope has applied to electrical and electronic equipment that is dependent on electric or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly. This is set to change under the RoHS Recast that will ...
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  • RoHS substances: effects on humans and the environment

    Read our new RoHS substances document exploring the six 'banned' substances of the RoHS Directive. Find out why they are restricted and what potential effects their improper use can have on human health and the surrou...
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  • RoHS Recast draft FAQ document

      The European Commission and Member States established a working group to prepare an FAQ document in respect of the RoHS Recast Directive 2011/65/EU.   While the FAQ document is not legally binding it i...
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  • RoHS2 and the Design Engineer webinar now available on demand

      If you missed Gary Nevison's webinar "How design engineers can meet the new global challenges of the RoHS Directive", as part of element14's Innovation Series then fear not!   Now you can access the web...
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  • RoHS recast - impact on R&D evaluation boards

      The RoHS recast has attempted to address the hotly debated subject of development kits and evaluation boards and their RoHS status.     Article 2 states: “equipment specifically designed solely ...
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  • RoHS exclusions could be captured by open scope

    As part of the RoHS recast the European Commission will review both scope and additional substance restrictions within 3 years.   On a separate note several of the product areas excluded as part of RoHS 2, could ...
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