CE marking standard in electronics

CE marking, particularly in electronics, is the symbol of the manufacturer’s declaration indicating that the product or device offered complies with all European community regulations. The requirements imposed by these regulations are all contained in the various European directives (laws) and standards (testing and design). The directives, with the corresponding European standards, respond to all concerns regarding safety electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), health , and protection of the environment .

« A single mark must be used to facilitate inspections by inspectors on the community market and to clarify the obligations of economic operators [manufacturers or suppliers] […]; the purpose of the CE marking is to symbolize the conformity of a product […] and to indicate that the economic operator has carried out all all the evaluation procedures required by Community law concerning his product ”(JOCE; 93 / 465 / EEC)

The main objectives of CE marking are::

  • Indicate the product’s compliance with the essential requirements contained in the directives,
  • To allow products to be placed on the market,
  • To ensure the free movement of goods,
  • To allow the withdrawal of non-compliant prod
The conformity of most products must be assessed, either by the manufacturer himself or by an accredited body, and these must bear the CE mark before their placing on the European market. The CE mark indicates that the product complies with the applicable directives and that the manufacturer has carried out the various necessary evaluations. Neither the quantity of products or machinery imported nor the nature of the transfer carried out constitutes a sufficient reason for exempting the manufacturer from conformity assessments and CE marking. The CE marking applies to all equipment put into service in the public or private domain, for professional or non-professional use, free or for a fee.

List of new approach directives for C markup

Directive Refernce number1 Effective date
Low voltage (DBT) 73/23/CEE 1/1/1997
Electromagnetic compatibilitye (EMC) 89/336/CEE 31/12/1995
Machines 89/392/CEE 31/12/1994
Single pressure vessel 87/404/CEE 1/7/1992
Pressure equipment 97/23/CE 29/05/2002
Devices in explosive atmospheres 94/9/CE 30/6/2003
Active implantable medical devices (AIMD) 90/385/CEE 31/12/1994
Medical devices 93/42/CEE 15/6/1998
In vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVD) COM(95)130 1/7/2002
Telecommunications terminal equipment² 98/13/CEE 6/11/1992 ou 5/1/1995
Non-automatic weighing instrument 90/384/CEE 1/1/1993
Gas appliance 90/396/CEE 31/12/1995
Household electrical appliances (energy efficiency)/td> 96/57/CEE 9/3/1999
Toy safety 88/378/CEE 1/1/1990
Pleasure craft (small boats) 94/25/CEE 16/6/1998
CHot water boilers 92/42/CEE 1/1/1998
Construction products 89/106/CEE 27/6/1991
Personal protective equipment 89/686/CEE    93/95/CEE 1/7/1995
Elevators 95/16/CE 1/7/1999
Civilian explosives 93/15/CEE 1/1/2003
  1. After 1993, the directives end with the initials CE
  2. Directive 98/13 / EEC replaced Directives 91/263 / EEC and 93/97 / EEC

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