Electrical and electronic equipment in the scope of RoHS

RoHS applies to all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) of categories I to XI on RoHS Annex I. RoHS Art. 3 (1) defines EEE as equipment

  • which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly abhängig sind,
  • and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields
  • and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current;

„Dependent“ according to Art. 3 (2), means, with regard to EEE, needing electrical currents or electromagnetic fields to fulfil at least one intended function.

RoHS Annex I lists the categories of EEE which are in the scope of RoHS as far as the devices comply with the above definition of EEE:

  1. Large household appliances
  2. Small Household appliances
  3. IT and telecommunications equipment
  4. Consumer equipment
  5. Lighting equipment
  6. Electrical and electronic tools
  7. Toys, leisure and Sports equipment
  8. Medical devices
  9. Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and Control instruments
  10. Automatic dispensers
  11. Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above