2014/35 / EC - Low Voltage Products

Manufacturers must comply with the requirements of the “Directive 2014/35 / EU concerning electrical equipment intended for use within certain voltage limits” to ensure a high level of protection for people, animals and the environment, as well as for placing their products on the market.

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And now manufacturers must comply with the requirements of the “Directive 2014/35 / EU on electrical equipment intended for use within certain voltage limits” in order to ensure a high level of protection for people, animals and the environment, as well as to place their products on the market.

This Directive applies to electrical equipment intended for use with a rated voltage from 50 to 1000 V for alternating current and from 75 to 1500 V for direct current. As in other EU directives, products subject to this directive must comply with the basic safety requirements specified in the Annex, and manufacturers must draw up technical documentation. Documentation should allow assessing the compliance of electrical equipment with the relevant requirements.

With regard to such estimates, the technical documentation should contain the following elements for the design, manufacture and operation of electrical equipment:

General description of electrical equipment

Conceptual design and manufacture of drawings and diagrams of components, nodes, chains, etc.,

Descriptions and explanations necessary to understand these drawings and diagrams and the operation of electrical equipment,

List of standards applied in whole or in part. Where standards have not been applied, descriptions of decisions taken to achieve the safety objectives of this Directive,

The results of the completed design calculations, examinations, etc.

Test reports.

The manufacturer or authorized representative must keep the technical documentation and a copy of the EC declaration of conformity.

The manufacturer takes all necessary actions to ensure that the electrical equipment of the technical documentation specified in paragraph 2 of the Annex complies with the requirements of the Directive.