THE EEC Council approved draft amendments to TR CU 004/2011 “LVD”
On April 26, 2022, the EEC Council adopted draft amendments to TR CU 004/2011 “On the safety of low-voltage equipment”. The below listed amendments were submitted to the current EAC regulation.
- New Definitions were introduced
- "Low-voltage equipment"
The wording of the term ‘low-voltage equipment’ has been changed to “electrical equipment that has a rated voltage at all inputs and outputs (except for the spark discharge pulse voltage) does not exceed 1000 V AC and 1500 V DC.”
- “Previously used low-voltage equipment”
The document has introduced a new term, “previously used low-voltage equipment”. It refers to low-voltage equipment with one or more signs of operation (contamination, external and internal dustiness, traces of exposure to extreme temperatures, liquids or sunlight, corrosion, patina, scuffs, scratches, dents and other damages, violated or modified pre-sale settings and programs subjected to repair or replaced assemblies, parts, components, absence of seals, stoppers, plugs, protective coatings, shells, cases and other elements removed during operation), which was used for its intended purpose by the consumer (user), as documented.
- “A batch of low-voltage equipment”
A batch of low–voltage equipment is a set of units of low-voltage equipment, of the same name and (or) designation, produced within a certain time interval under the same production conditions and accompanied by one shipping document.
- “Household equipment”
“Household electrical equipment is electrical equipment intended for use by the consumer (user) for purposes unrelated to production, trade and other commercial activities, the operational documents for which do not contain a ban on use in everyday life.”
- The list of products not subject to TR CU 004/2011 was expanded.
The draft proposes to specify and expand the list of products exempted from TR CU 004/2011”LVD”, namely:
- Equipment that subject to the following regulations
- TR CU 010/2011 “On the safety of machinery and equipment”
- TR CU 011/2011 “On the elevator safety”
- TR CU 012/2011 “On the safety of equipment for work in explosive environments”
Except for Cables, wires, cords.
- Equipment manufactured by legal entities, individuals and individual entrepreneurs which is NOT intended for production, transfer on a gratuitous basis and rental.
- Components of low-voltage equipment, if they cannot be accessed by the consumer otherwise than embedded in the equipment (supplied by the manufacturer under the contract).
- Components of equipment (connectors, winding wires, printed circuit boards, microswitches, relays, integrated circuits, discrete semiconductor devices, capacitors, inductors, resistors, filters) whose safety can only be determined as part of the equipment.
- List of equipment subject to mandatory EAC certification was expanded
The proposed amendments supplemented Appendix No. 1 which establishes a list of equipment subject to mandatory certification in the form of EAC certificate.
- Automatic control devices for household electrical equipment;
- Remote controls and control panels, controllers;
- Personal computers, including system blocks;
- Cash registers, including those working in conjunction with a computer.
- Scanners, printers and copiers (including MFPs);
- Uninterruptible power supplies;
- Active acoustic systems;
- Multimedia projectors.
- New amendments were done to already existing items
- Item 4. “Electrified tool (manual and portable electric machines)” replaced by Item 4. “Electric heating tool”.
- Item 7 (automatic switches, protective shutdown devices) is supplemented with the words “fuses, switchgear, switches, contactors, starters”.
- Some items were excluded from the regulation
- Item 8. “Devices for the distribution of electrical energy”
- Item 9. “Electrical devices for controlling electrical installations”
Proposed amendments will enter into force after their approval by the EEC Council.
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