The CE Marking process for electronic products in Europe involves serval technical and administrative steps that need to be completed before your product can be placed on the market and maintained thereafter. CE Marking is a legal requirement for most electronic products placed on the European market.
RN Electronics can assist you through the process and as part of our service we will be pleased to advise on the standards applicable to your product. We can undertake testing to all European Standards, BS EN, ETSI, CENELEC etc.
You need to identify all of the applicable EU directives (EMCD, RED, LVD etc) for your product and then provide evidence such as a test report to show that your product is in conformity with their requirements.
Each directive has a list of harmonised European standards (ENs) related to it, providing Presumption of Conformity with the requirements of the relevant directive when correctly applied. A lot of manufacturers select this route, RN Electronics are able to help you through the European CE Marking process including testing at our UKAS accredited laboratory No. 2360.
As part of the European CE marking process you also need to compile and keep the Technical Documentation, draw up and sign a Declaration of Conformity (DoC); the legal statement that the product meets the requirements of the relevant directives.
The requirements of the European Directives for CE marking apply not just at the point that a product was first placed on the market, but all products of that type subsequently placed on the market.
To remain compliant, you need to periodically check that:
The directives and standards applicable to your product have not changed.
The product itself has not changed.