Frequently Asked Questions

When should my equipment be CE marked?

CE marking indicates compliance with all CE marking directives applicable to a product. At Bolls we only work with CE marking of electrical products, so this answer only deals with these.

You CE mark (almost) only finished products, i.e. a device that has an independent function.

The most widely used CE directive is RoHS 2011/65/EU, which all electrical products must comply with and therefore be CE marked according to. It deals with restrictions on a number of hazardous materials, including lead, cadmium, mercury etc.

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU deals with electrical noise. It has both requirements for how much electrical noise a product can generate, but also requirements for how much electrical noise from the environment it must accept without ceasing to function. The vast majority of electrical products have to pass EMC testing.

LVD (Low Voltage Directive) 2014/35/EU deals with electrical safety, i.e. safety against the user being easily shocked, the product being easily burnt or becoming too hot, as well as requirements for leakage current and the quality of any earth connection, as well as a number of other requirements. The directive only applies to products using higher voltages than 50Vac or 75Vdc, BUT if you use radio communications or powerful batteries, you must apply the requirements of the LVD.

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Who checks the CE marking

Many feel that there is no control over CE marking, as one sometimes hears of illegal products being sold freely on the market. DR1 KONTANT has been after several sellers of illegal CE marked products. Bolls Aps has several times helped DR to show how easy it is to buy these illegal products.

The Danish Safety Authority is the authority that monitors the Danish market. On the following website you can see that they are definitely active:

Hazardous Products

Being "caught" by the safety authorities can be quite costly, not only fined, but in many cases having to withdraw all products sold from the market.

At Bolls Aps you can buy a product check for relatively little money, so you don't end up selling illegal products.

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What is CE marking

CE marking is the manufacturer's or importer's declaration that a product complies with all relevant EU directives.

Most products can be more or less self-certified. That is, you don't have to go to expensive accredited test houses. If you can test and document compliance with relevant directives and standards yourself, that's fine. However, some standards require special test equipment to demonstrate compliance, so 3rd party testing may be appropriate. This could for example be Bolls Aps, who have deep knowledge and lots of test equipment for CE marking.

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Why choose Bolls

CE marking and type approvals in one place

EMC, electrical safety, vibration, light and climate testing are just some of the tests that Bolls offers in our test centre. This means that you don't have to go to several test centres to get a complete CE marking done.

Bolls performs everything from simple guidance to full handling of type approvals and CE marking. We are happy to advise by phone/email and if it is something we can answer quickly, the price is as low as 0,-Kr.

We also offer courses mainly in CE marking, including product liability (manufacturer's liability and importer's liability).

We have the pleasure of knowing that we are making the world a safer place, among other things, for electricity security. Several children and adults have been killed or seriously injured by the use of illegal CE-labelled electrical products.

Every year we examine a great many imported products from the Far East in particular, and experience shows that over 50% of these are illegal and dangerous to use. That's why we offer a reasonably cheap and simple electricity security check on import products so everyone can afford to put safe products on the market.

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