CE Certification for Electrical Equipment

Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

A new Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU that came into force on the 21st of April 2016 covers all electrical equipment with a voltage rating of between 50V and 1000V for alternative current and between 75V and 1500V for direct current. So, all consumer and capital goods designed to operate within this voltage limits should bear the CE mark.

Examples of products that fall into scope of LVD 2014/35/EU and should follow a CE marking procedure include:

  • Electrical appliances
  • Lighting equipment including ballasts
  • Switch gear and control gear
  • Electric wiring
  • Appliance couplers and cord sets
  • Electrical installation equipment
  • Electrical equipment intended for incorporation into other equipment such as transformers and motors

There is also equipment and phenomena that fall outside the scope of Low Voltage Directive:

  • Electrical equipment for use in an explosive atmosphere
  • Electrical equipment for radiology and medical purposes
  • Electrical parts for goods and passenger lifts
  • Electricity meters
  • Plugs and socket outlets for domestic use
  • Electric fence controllers
  • Radio-electrical interference
  • Specialized electrical equipment, for use on ships, aircraft or railways, which complies with the safety provisions drawn up by international bodies in which the Member States participate.
  • Custom built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes.

How can we help you?

The CE marking of electrical equipment requires deep knowledge of not only the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, but in most cases other CE marking Directives and/or Regulations. Our team of experts understands all the requirements and can perform complete CE certification of your equipment.

Besides complete CE Certification of electrical equipment, we perform the following services:

  • Electrical Safety Risk Assessments;
  • Determining of the applicable essential safety and health requirements for your electrical equipment;
  • Product conformity testing (also on-site);
  • Compiling and verifying of Technical Files;
  • Compiling and verifying of User Instructions manual;
  • Verifying and drafting EU Declaration of Conformity;
  • Providing instructions on how to affix the CE marking correctly.

CE Certification for electrical equipment


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