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UPS and ROHS Compliance

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GS

#39330

UPS and ROHS Compliance | 26 January, 2006

Again talking about Tsunami ROHS.........

What about UPS units for small or large Power, do they must be ROHS compliance or not ?

Regards.................GS

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#39340

UPS and ROHS Compliance | 27 January, 2006

GS

UPS are exempt for 2 reasons:

A. Lead in solders for servers, storage and storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signaling, transmission as well as network management for telecommunications.

B. The primary function of ups start when electricity is "off" so the equipment is clearly exempt under the directive.

Look here: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/waste/pdf/faq_weee.pdf

Feel better now?

Patrick

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GS

#39349

UPS and ROHS Compliance | 27 January, 2006

Thanks Patrick

yes I feel better now, but allow me a comment:

Reason A: your answer confirms my tough. In general could be accepted

Reason B: your answer "The primary function of ups start when electricity is "off" so the equipment is clearly exempt under the directive"

But what about the electricity generated by UPS when it starts? Should we consider it as a battery like?

PS: I am not a producer of UPS, I just like to understand when I listen some UPS producers that they are going to produce and sale UPS who are RHOS compliance when most of other they are convinced UPS is out of ROHS.

Regards.........GS

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#39351

UPS and ROHS Compliance | 27 January, 2006

GS

I am not a lawyer and the European directive has a lot of grey areas. But if you look at 1.2 in the link I send you it states that when an appliance can still function when the electrical current is off this type of equipment is not covered by directive 2002/96/EC.

Q. But what about the electricity generated by UPS when it starts? Should we consider it as a battery like? A. The directive does not state anything about generating electricity it just talks about dependency on electricity to function so definitely the equipment an UPS supports would have to be compliant.

Have a great weekend

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GS

#39360

UPS and ROHS Compliance | 28 January, 2006

Thank you Patrick,

now I feel much more better

My mother tongue is not English, so it takes plenty of time time to understand those enigma. I think that lawyers will have a lot of work thanks to the ROHS interpretation.

Regards..........GS

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Tim Austin

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UPS and ROHS Compliance | 15 June, 2006

You wrote "The directive does not state anything about generating electricity"; actually it does do exactly that:

Equipment, "which is dependent on electric current or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly, and equipment for the GENERATION, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields"

Sorry, but a UPS is dependent on an electric current to operate; it doesn't make any difference whether that current comes from mains power, a battery pack inside the unit or a super cap.

A UPS must be RoHS compliant if it is to be sold within the EU, unless it's being used in an exempt application (e.g. medical, military, etc.).

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nickel

#42226

UPS and ROHS Compliance | 15 June, 2006

If you have time, download the free Practical Guide to Understanding the Scope of the WEEE and RoHS, you will find what they say about UPS. They consider UPS out from the field of application of RoHS.

ORGALIME (Bruxelles)is the European Engineering )industries Association representing the interests of mechanical, electrical, electronic and metalworking industries at the level of EU in the legal, technical and economic fields.

They represent 34 European Category Associations for a total of 130.000 different EU companies.

Best Regards.....GS

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Orgalime has just published a Practical Guide to Understanding the Scope of the WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) and RoHS (restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances) Directives. This illustrated guide is intended to help authorities and producers to interpret the scope of these two directives by providing interpretations, criteria and decision trees that help the reader to determine whether products falling in �grey areas� do actually fall within the scope of these directives or not. This is an area where considerable confusion still exists.

While a binding interpretation of the directives including their scopes is the exclusive competence of the European Court of Justice, this Orgalime Guide reflects the best knowledge and expertise of industry experts across Europe, and the state of the art at the moment of its publication. It is fully based on the text of the directives, finally adopted implementing decisions and the Commission's Frequently Asked Questions document of May 2005.

To purchase a copy of the guide please contact your national Orgalime member � "click here for list". If your company or organisation is not based in one of the listed countries, please contact Orgalime directly: "contact". Once you have purchased the printed guide, as of 1 March 2006, you will be entitled to a free electronic version that you can download from the website: "http://publications.orgalime.org" using the user ID noted on the inside cover of your guide.

Subject to new information, this document may be modified to accommodate new developments. Such updates will be announced on Orgalime�s website.

Orgalime will also be issuing further documents on this directive including: - Guide on definitions used in WEEE and RoHS. - Guide to contractual options for producers selling business-to-business equipment. Organisations and companies who have registered when downloading the electronic version of the Practical Guide to Understanding the Scope of the WEEE and RoHS will receive automatic notification when these documents are available and can be obtained through the Orgalime network.

For further information, please click here : WEEE RoHS scope guide 190106.pdf

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#42232

UPS and ROHS Compliance | 16 June, 2006

I agree A UPS needs electrecity to work so it is definatly not exempt, and im sure it dosent fall into the other catagary either.

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