Electrical product requirements

The requirements applied to electrical equipment are derived from EU directives, regulations, and decisions and also from national legislation.

Directives for electrical equipment include essential requirements for the equipment and assessment methods that are used to assess the conformity of the equipment. The technical details required for electrical equipment are specified in European harmonised standards.

Manufacturers of electrical equipment must ensure the conformity of their products before they are released onto the market and importers are responsible for ensuring that the manufacturer has fulfilled its obligations. The importer and the distributor are usually responsible for ensuring that the equipment meets any special national requirements. 

Tukes monitors the safety, electromagnetic compatibility, dangerous substances and energy efficiency of electrical equipment. Tukes also monitors batteries and accumulators, and labelling on electrical equipment.

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