Today about 700 harmonised European standards provide presumption of conformity for low voltage Published on: 16/08/2012
A new consolidated list of references of harmonised standards under the low voltage directive 2006/95/EC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union OJ C 245 of 14 August 2012.
This list includes new standards of which the references are cited for the first time in the Official Journal and amendments or corrigenda to standards of which the references were cited earlier in the OJ. For informative purposes the changes are indicated with the term '(new)' in the summary table in Web format.
These European standards provide solutions for compliance and presumption of conformity with relevant essential requirements of the low voltage directive. Although the references of these standards are published in the Official Journal of the European Union their publication is not required to provide for a presumption of conformity for low voltage products.
The use of harmonised standards is optional. Manufacturers can choose whether or not to follow a harmonised standard to manufacture their products. Manufacturers may thus go for any other technical solution but they must demonstrate that their products are in conformity with the mandatory safety requirements.