Which products are considered EEE within the scope of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU?
Electrical and electronic equipment (“EEE”) refers to equipment that relies on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to function properply, as well as equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields, which are designed for use with a voltage rate not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current.
In accordance with Annex I of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, the following EEE categories are covered by this Directive:
- large household appliances;
- small household appliances;
- IT- and telecommunications equipment;
- consumer equipment;
- lighting equipment;
- electrical and electronic tool;
- toys, leisure and sports equipment;
- medical devices;
- monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments;
- automatic dispensers;
- other EEE.
The last category (other EEE) is a rest category, basically meaning that all other EEE (based on the definition above) will fall within the scope of the RoHS Directive.