Do I have to test my product for electrical safety when it is battery powered?

January 24, 2019 11:35

The Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) applies to products with an input or output voltage between 50V and 1500V. Products with an input or output voltage below are not covered by the low voltage directive. However, when the product deliberately transmits and/or receives radio waves for radio communication and/or radio determination, the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) applies. The RED states that products covered by this directive must be constructed in such a way that the safety of people, animals and goods is guaranteed, including the safety regulations of the low voltage directive, but without applying the voltage limit. Testing the electrical safety of radio products is therefore a requirement regardless of the power supply.