CE mark and EC directives

CE mark: The CE mark was introduced as a directive of the European parliament. The CE mark, placed on the product, guarantees that it was manufactured and tested in accordance with the relevant regulations. The CE mark is primarily concerned with the “safety and health of equipment users and the influence of the equipment on the environment”. 

The CE mark indicates that the product is safe and can be sold within European Union markets. The responsibility for correct use of the CE mark rests with the manufacturers, distributors and agents of an equipment. The CE mark is not a proof of product quality. The following European directives apply:

Machinery Directive (MD) no. 2006/42/WE - This Directive regards complete machine parts.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) no. 2004/108/WE - This directive is relevant to devices which produce, or are susceptible to, electromagnetic interference. It does not regard the equipment which may produce interference in the transient states.

Low Voltage Directive (LVD) no. 2006/95/WE - This Directive describes the requirements for electric equipment operating in the following voltage ranges:

  • Alternating voltage from 50Vac to 1000Vac
  • Direct voltage from 75Vdc to 1500Vdc

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No. 548/2014 of 21 May 2014 on implementing
Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with
regard to small, medium and large power transformers.

Product manufactured in accordance with the requirements of above-mentioned Directives should:

  • be marked with the conformity mark
  • have the declaration of conformity