Radio Equipment Directive
RN Electronics - your route to Compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).
At RN Electronics we offer cost effective third party test services to meet the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive and the Low Voltage Directive. Furthermore we can provide sample copies of a Declaration of Conformity, and offer help in compiling technical files.
We are a UKAS accredited laboratory (no.2360) for Radio testing, which ensures our reports are recognised internationally.
The EU Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) replaced the previous R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) fully from 13 June 2017. The Radio Equipment Directive defines the rules for the placing on the market and putting into service of Wireless equipment including EMC requirements and efficient use of the radio spectrum.
The easiest route to demonstrate compliance of equipment with the Directive is to have the equipment tested to published Harmonised standards. For this Directive harmonised standards are produced by ETSI. Some safety and health standards are developed by CENELEC. These standards enter in to force when their references are published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
How can we help you?
Our Company expertise and knowledgeable engineers have many years' experience in radio/wireless product testing, Including RF design troubleshooting, Certifications/Approvals and Antenna testing. We have built upon this expertise to offer radio testing, EMC testing and Safety testing together with associated certification services, to meet the Radio Equipment Directive for CE marking, and similar legislation from North America Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). RN Electronics can also help in certification for most other countries.
Using our RF design expertise we can help to develop your new and existing products. We can assist in design, provide advice on use of radio modules, perform pre-compliance / Initial Assessment tests and implement solutions as the design develops, all to ensure your products comply with all the necessary standards, including the Radio Equipment Directive.
Valuable development time can often be saved by a visit to our laboratory, allowing a faster time to market.
How does the Radio Equipment Directive relate to safety?
The Radio Equipment Directive requires all equipment within its scope to comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive regardless of its voltage range.
In short all equipment that might have fallen outside the scope of the Low Voltage Directive because their operational voltage is less than 50 VAC or 75 VDC, now have to comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive if they fall under scope of the Radio Equipment Directive.