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Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

The Low Voltage Directive is a European directive that defines product requirements which must be taken into account by manufacturers and other economic operators for the purpose of placing electrical equipment within certain voltage limits on the market and/or put these into use within Europe. Electrical equipment refers to products intended for use with a nominal alternating voltage between 50V-1000V or a nominal direct voltage between 75V-1500V.

Manufacturers and other operators planning to place electrical equipment on the market and/or put these into use within Europe must meet the safety objectives set by the Low Voltage Directive. Only after all safety objectives and other relevant CE product requirements have been met, can the CE marking be affixed to the equipment and can the equipment be freely placed on the market within the European Union.

Equipment and phenomena outside the scope of the Low Voltage Directive include electrical equipment for use in an explosive atmosphere (ATEX), electro-medical equipment, and specialized equipment intended for use on ships, aircraft or railways.

Low voltage and electrical safety - Our Expertise

Our electrotechnical engineers at Certification Company have the necessary skills and expertise at their disposal, in order to fully perform the entire CE certification procedure of your product or electrical equipment on your behalf. Our specialists are TÜV certified, accredited safety experts and are capable of performing a complete conformity assessment procedure in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive and any other applicable CE product regulations. You can rest assured that your product or electrical equipment will be assessed professionally and impartially in order to place it legally approved on the market.

How can we help you?

  • Carry out complete CE conformity assessment procedures;
  • Classification of your electrical equipment to determine whether it falls within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive;
  • Carry out normalized risk analyses and risk assessments;
  • Perform tests, measurements and inspections (also on site);
  • Verify or draw up instruction manual;
  • File management of your Technical Documentation;
  • Draw upEU Declaration of Conformity;
  • Provide advice on affixing the CE marking.

Six steps to CE certification of electrical equipment (LVD)

01Product classification

Determine whether the product falls within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive.

02Economic operator classification

Establish the role of the economic operator within the Low Voltage Directive.

03Conformity procedure

Carry out product testing in accordance with European (harmonised) standards.

04Technical Documentation

The compilation of technical documentation (including instruction manual) on the basis of which the conformity of the product can be assessed.

05EU Declaration of Conformity

Draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity and confirm compliance of the equipment with the Low Voltage Directive (and any other relevant CE harmonisation legislation).

06CE marking

As soon as the equipment complies with the Low Voltage Directive, the CE marking will be affixed to the electrical equipment.

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