For the first time, the references of two harmonised standards with regard to ecodesign for electric motors and of one harmonised standard with regard to ecodesign for standby and off mode were published in the Official Journal.
The references were published in the Official Journal C 394 on 20 December 2012.
The application of harmonised standards that give a presumption of conformity remains voluntary and manufacturers may thus go for any other technical solution. If a manufacturer chooses not to follow a harmonised standard, he has the obligation to prove that his apparatus is in conformity with the essential requirements by other means and to provide a full technical justification.
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