Radio Equipment Directive
How we can help?
At RN Electronics we offer cost effective third party test services to meet the safety requirements of the Low Voltage Directive. Furthermore we can provide sample copies of a Declaration of Conformity, and offer help in compiling technical files. We also offer Radio Testing services to meet the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). 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) replaces 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 does the Radio Equipment Directive relate to safety?
The RE 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.
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