Low-Voltage Products

Non-European manufacturers are strongly encouraged to appoint a professional European Authorised Representative. This allows to stay informed about necessary documentation, applicable standards, or ongoing changes in the applicable requirements relating to the product.

Obelis, located within walking distance of the European Commission, acts as your Authorised Representative in the European Union and Switzerland and as Responsible Person in the United Kingdom.

Your Authorised Representative for Low-Voltage Products

Manufacturers are strongly advised to appoint a professional European Authorised Representative (EAR) that ensures your products are compliant with the EU regulatory framework.

If you appoint Obelis as your European Authorised Representative, we will become your partner in the EU, and we will:

Verify that your products’ documentation meets the EU requirements
Identify the standards and requirements applicable to your products
Constantly update you on regulatory news and provide you with regulatory training
Keep your technical documentation
Be the contact point towards EU authorities and consumers
Assist you in case of incidents

What is LVD?

The LVD is the EU Low Voltage Directive. It applies to electrical equipment with certain voltage limits (between 50 and 1.000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1.500 V for direct current). Its purpose is to protect from health and safety risks of electrical equipment. It covers products such as appliances, cables, chargers, laser equipment, etc.

Do products covered under the LVD need the CE marking?

Yes. Products under Directive 2014/35/EU do need to bear the CE mark as proof of compliance with the applicable standards, general safety requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.

What are the main requirements for products covered under the LVD?

Products covered by the Low Voltage Directive must follow the compliance path stated under Article 8 and Annex III. This requires that the manufacturer, among others:

  • Provides appropriate technical documentation and follows several requirements on the manufacturing process.
  • Appoints a European Authorised Representative (EAR) is
  • Affix the CE marking on LVD products.

National requirements may apply on top of the requirements set in the Low Voltage Directive.

What happens if my products are not LVD compliant?

If your products do not meet LVD requirements they cannot be placed on the EU market. If non-complaint products circulate in the EU, the manufacturer might face fines and restrictions to the products being placed on the market. Therefore, these measures can have an impact on your business and reputation.

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