11/07/2007

Obelis European Authorized Representative Center (O.E.A.R.C.)

New Identification code for Low Voltage Directive


Manufacturers should be aware that the identification code for

the Low Voltage Directive (LVD 73/23/EEC) has now been changed to

LVD 2006/95/EC. This change in codification does not affect the

text itself, as the text remains identical to the original

directive. The Low Voltage Directive applies to electrical

equipment with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000 V for

alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current.


The revision of the LVD directive will not be decided upon

until the outcome of the current review of the New Approach has

been completed. However, manufacturers should understand the

proper conformity assessment required and the role the Notified

Body plays concerning the conformity procedures of the LVD

Directive.


Obelis European Authorized Representative Center based in

Brussels, Belgium has had many years of valuable experience helping

manufacturers worldwide comply with the Low Voltage Directive

regulations in the European Union. Among its services, Obelis

provides pre-market notification of products according to the

specific EU regulations, incident reporting and complaint handling

coordination and observance of the compliance of the manufacturer

at all times.


Obelis can also assist you in selecting a Notified Body and

give guidance on the preparation of the Declaration of Conformity

and the technical file. Obelis’ range of services not only covers

the Low Voltage directive but many other European Directives. For

a complete list of Obelis’ services and for more information

regarding the changes to the LVD directive please visit

www.obelis.net.