RoHS marking and certificates

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two different RoHS markings

I am often asked, “How is a RoHS marking actually carried out?” The quick answer: EU RoHS will, from 22nd July 2017, be visible in the CE marking and the declaration of conformity linked to it. China RoHS conformant instruments carry a green logo. Non-conformant …

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What does RoHS really mean?

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RoHS-compliant - seal

RoHS is an abbreviation for “Restriction of (the use of certain) Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic Equipment”. Originally the abbreviation RoHS was used for the EC directive 2002/95/EC. Significant changes – for the benefit of greater clarity …

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RoHS-compliant does not equal lead-free

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writing: RoHS-compliant not Lead-free

In practice, RoHS-compliant is often equated with "lead-free". However, this is a widespread mistake. The RoHS directive 2002/95/EC aims to minimize the use of hazardous substances (including, among others, lead), but it does not completely exclude a small percentage. …

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