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Electrical & Electronic products | Monthly bulletin | February 2020

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Eurofins newsflash Electrical and Electronic products

 

UK

 

The United Kingdom has left the European Union

 

On the 1st February 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. At this moment there is a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current standards and legislations for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period. New legislations will take effect on the 1st January 2021.

 

For further general information about Brexit click here to visit the GOV.UK website.

 

Europe

 

Recent publications on RoHS, waste electrical and electronic equipment and Ecodesign Directive

 

The below table summarises the most recent publications made by the Official Journal of the European Union relating to E&E:

 

Date

Reference

Title

18-12-2019

C/2019/9099 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators

18-12-2019

C/2019/9066 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in solders and termination finishes used in certain hand-held combustion engines

18-12-2019

C/2019/9071 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for the use of cadmium in certain radiation tolerant video camera tubes

18-12-2019

C/2019/9061 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in platinized platinum electrodes used for certain conductivity measurements

18-12-2019

C/2019/8995

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2193 of 17 December 2019 laying down rules for the calculation, verification and reporting of data and establishing data formats for the purposes of Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) (notified under document C(2019) 8995)

19-12-2019

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products and its Implementing Regulations

 

Regulatory updates

 

Please find below a table summarising recent regulatory proposals made to the European Commission (Non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

2020/7/GR

Greece

Draft Ministerial Decision on the placing on the Greek market of plugs and socket outlets for domestic use

 

Ukraine

 

Three approved Ecodesign requirements regulations

 

Recently, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the following three technical regulations on Ecodesign requirements:

 

  • Resolution nº 150: The Technical Regulation on Ecodesign Requirements for Electricity Consumption by External Non-Load Power Sources and their Average Active Efficiency Ratio
    It was developed on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 of the 6th April 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on ecodesign requirements for unused load and average active efficiency external power supplies.

  • Resolution nº 158: The Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for household refrigerating appliances
    It was developed on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) No 643/2009 of the 22nd July 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on ecodesign requirements for household refrigerating appliances.

  • Resolution nº 738: The Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for household washing machines
    It was developed on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1015/2010 of the 10th November 2010 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for household washing machines Text with EEA relevance.

Note: The Resolutions are only in Ukrainian language.

 

Europe/International

 

Standards updates

 

Please see the below table summarising the most recent standard updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of availability: date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

 

(**) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

CENELEC / CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Availability (*)

Supersedes

CLC/TS 50703-1:2019

Lightning Protection System Components (LPSC) - Part 1: Testing requirements for metal sheets’ joints used in LPS

2019-12-06

 

EN IEC 62386-332:2018/AC:2019-12

Digital addressable lighting interface - Part 332: Particular requirements - Input devices - Feedback

2019-12-06

 

EN 62026-3:2015/AC:2019-12

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Controller-device interfaces (CDIs) - Part 3: DeviceNet

2019-12-06

 

CENELEC / CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (**)

Supersedes

EN ISO 10642:2019

Fasteners - Hexagon socket countersunk head screws with reduced loadability (ISO 10642:2019)

2020-04-30

EN ISO 10642:2004/A1:2012
EN ISO 10642:2004

EN IEC 60309-5:2019

Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes - Part 5: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for plugs, socket-outlets, ship connectors and ship inlets for low-voltage shore connection systems (LVSC)

2022-12-20

 

EN IEC 60317-27-3:2019

Specifications for particular types of winding wires - Part 27-3: Paper tape covered rectangular copper wire

2022-12-18

EN 60317-27:2014

EN IEC 60512-28-100:2019

Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 28-100: Signal integrity tests up to 2 000 MHz - Tests 28a to 28g

2022-12-19

EN 60512-28-100:2013

EN IEC 60793-2:2019

Optical fibres - Part 2: Product specifications - General

2022-12-19

EN 60793-2:2016

EN IEC 61300-2-54:2019

Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 2-54: Tests - Corrosive atmosphere (mixed gas)

2022-12-18

 

EN IEC 61535:2019

Installation couplers intended for permanent connection in fixed installations

2022-11-20

EN 61535:2009
EN 61535:2009/A1:2013

EN IEC 61857-32:2019

Electrical insulation systems - Procedures for thermal evaluation - Part 32: Multifactor evaluation with increased factors during diagnostic testing

2022-11-18

 

EN IEC 62878-1:2019

Device embedding assembly technology - Part 1: Generic specification for device embedded substrates

2022-11-18

 

EN IEC 62885-9:2019

Surface cleaning appliances - Part 9: Floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial use - Methods for measuring the performance

2022-11-18

EN 62826:2014

EN IEC 62430:2019

Environmentally conscious design (ECD) - Principles, requirements and guidance

2022-11-26

EN 62430:2009

EN IEC 63006:2019

Wireless power transfer (WPT) - Glossary of terms

2022-11-18

 

EN 50083-2-4:2019

Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 2-4: Interference Mitigation Filters operating in the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands for DTT reception

2022-11-25

 

EN 50636-2-107:2015/A2:2020

Safety of household and similar appliances - Part 2-107: Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers

2022-09-27

EN 50636-2-107:2015/A2:2020

EN 50676:2019

Electrical equipment used for detection and concentration measurement of refrigerant gases - Performance requirements and test methods

2022-11-04

 

EN 60335-2-5:2015/A11:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for dishwashers

2022-12-06

 

EN 60335-2-35:2016/A1:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for instantaneous water heaters

2022-12-20

 

EN 60335-2-47:2003/A2:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-47: Particular requirements for commercial electric boiling pans

2022-10-08

 

EN 60335-2-48:2003/A2:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-48: Particular requirements for commercial electric grillers and toasters

2022-10-08

 

EN 60335-2-49:2003/A2:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-49: Particular requirements for commercial electric appliances for keeping food and crockery warm

2022-10-08

 

EN 60335-2-61:2003/A11:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-61: Particular requirements for thermal-storage room heaters

2019-04-25

 

EN 62026-2:2013/A1:2019

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Controller-device interfaces (CDIs) - Part 2: Actuator sensor interface (AS-i)

2022-12-13

 

EN 301549:2019

Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services

2020-06-30

EN 301549:2018

 

IEC Standards

Reference

Title

Publication date

IEC 60068-2:2020 SER

Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 60086:2020 SER

Primary batteries - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 60204:2020 SER

Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 60601-1:2020 SER

Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 60825:2020 SER

Safety of laser products - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 61000-3:2020 SER

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3: Limit - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 62305:2020 SER

Protection against lightning - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06

IEC 63057:2020

Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for secondary lithium batteries for use in road vehicles not for the propulsion

2020-01-10

IEC 61000-4-25:2001/AMD2:2019

Amendment 2 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and systems

2019-12-11

IEC 62984-1:2019 PRV

High-temperature secondary batteries - Part 3: Sodium-based batteries - Performance requirements and tests

2020-02-07

IEC 61000-4-25:2001+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2019 CSV

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and systems

2019-12-11

 

International

 

Regulatory proposals notified to WTO

 

Please see the below table summarising the most recent notifications made to the World Trade Organization (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number / Link

Country

Title

G/TBT/N/USA/1559

US

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Consumer Refrigeration Products

 

The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") proposes to amend the test procedures for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers, and miscellaneous refrigeration products (collectively "consumer refrigeration products"). The proposed test procedure amendments would, among other things, define the term "compartment", and revise the method for including the energy use of automatic icemakers and certain other energy-using functions. DOE is also proposing e standards for these products are adjusted to ensure that this change in test methodology does not require manufacturers to increase the efficiency of already compliant products or allow previously non-compliant products to meet the current energy conservation standards

G/TBT/N/CAN/601

Canada

Consultation of RSS-192, Issue 4, Draft 1

 

It would apply to Flexible Use Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 3450-3650 MHz, and sets out certification requirements for flexible use broadband equipment used in fixed and/or mobile services operating in the frequency band 3450-3650 MHz

G/TBT/N/CAN/602

Canada

Consultation of RSS-125, Issue 3

 

It would apply to Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz, and sets out certification requirements for licensed radio apparatus operating in the land mobile and fixed services allocated within the 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz frequency band

 

Regulatory updates

 

Please see below a table summarising some recent updates to legislation and proposals (non-exhaustive):

 

Date

Country

Update

November 2019

Canada

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development published the Client Procedure Circular CPC-2-1-11, Issue 4, Licensing Procedures for Licensed Wireless Microphones, which replaces CPC-2-1-11, Issue 3, Licensed Low-Power Radio Apparatus

21-11-2019

Argentina

Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) published the Resolution with number: RESOL-2019-5424-APN-ENACOM

 

The main point of this resolution is that changes will be introduced to the local representative requirements as part of the Type Approval process in Argentina. It will allow companies to authorise other importers or local manufacturers to use certificates on their behalf

28-11-2019

China

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT) published the Announcement of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China transmitting equipment micro-power equipment)

 

Technology of the People's Republic of China No. 52 of 2019 on micro-power short-range radio transmitting equipment micro-power equipment)

2-12-2019

New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment published the following updates:

 

09-12-2019

Argentina

Ministry of production and work secretary of internal trade published the Resolution 836/2019 that amends Requirements for Consumer Electrical Equipment

20-12-2019

Canada

The Government of Canada published the RSS-210 — Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment

 

This standard delineates the requirements for equipment certification for license-exempt radio apparatus in various frequency bands

 

Upcoming dates of application

 

As a reminder, below is a summary of the standards and legislation that will come into effect within the next six months and will require application:

 

  • Standards:
     
    • On 14th March 2020, the standards EN 61960:2011 will be replaced by the new European standard EN 61960-3:2017 Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications - Part 3: Prismatic and cylindrical lithium secondary cells, and batteries made from them

 

  • Legislation:

    Manufacturers and importers should carefully consider these upcoming dates of application and confirm that their products will comply with the following restrictions:

    • Europe: Regulation (EU) 2019/1782 - Ecodesign requirements for external power supplies

      Brief description:

      This Regulation establishes ecodesign requirements for placement on market or putting external power supplies into service.

      It will apply from the 1st April 2020.