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Scope of the LVD 2006/95/EEC

The directive covers electrical equipment designed for use with a voltage rating between 50 and 1000 V for an alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for a direct current. These voltage ratings refer to the voltage of the electrical input or output, not to voltages that may appear inside the equipment. For most electrical equipment, the health aspects of emissions of electromagnetic fields are also under the domain of the Low Voltage Directive.

However, the following are excluded from the scope of the “Low Voltage” Directive:

  • Electrical equipment for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere
  • Electrical equipment for radiology and medical purposes
  • Electrical parts for lifts
  • Electricity meters, which are covered by other Community directives
  • Plugs and socket outlets for domestic use
  • Electric fence controllers
  • Radio-electrical interference
  • Specialized electrical equipment, for use on ships, aircraft or railways which complies with the safety provisions drawn up by international bodies in which the Member States participate, which so far are not covered by any Community directive and therefore must not be CE marked

LVD 2006/95/EC | Structure | Scope | Compliance | LVD 2006/95/EC Services

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