RoHS and lead-free

The European 2011/65/EU (formerly 2002/95/EC) directive concerns the restriction of the use of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment and became effective on 1 July 2006.

On 4 June 2015, this was supplemented in the official journal of the European Union by the 2015/863/EU (RoHS 3) delegated directive through an amendment to Annex II of the 2011/65/EU (RoHS II) directive.

The following substances are affected by the pollutants directive:

  • Lead (Pb) (0.1%)
  • Mercury (Hg) (0.1%)
  • Cadmium (Cd) (0.01%)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB) (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated Diphenylether (PBDE) (0.1%)
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (0.1%)
  • Butylbenzylphthalate (BBP) (0.1%)
  • Dibutylphthalate (DBP) (0.1%)
  • Diisobutylphthalate (DIBP) (0.1%)

All E-T-A products - either circuit breakers or electronic devices - comply with the 2011/65/EU (RoHS II) and 2015/863/EU (RoHS 3) directives, as the limit values for these substances are not exceeded.

The pollutant lead is only contained in our products within the limit values, as specified in annex III no. 6 and no. 7 of the RoHS directive. Cadmium is only contained in a few devices. It is authorised in electrical contacts according to annex III, no. 8 b.

Furthermore, all E-T-A devices meet the DecaBDE-free requirement valid since 1st July 2008.

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