Why Our Rubber Boxes Have A Certificate Of Conformity
At Rubber Box, we pride ourselves on the high standards of construction to which we hold all of our products. Safety in particular is always a top priority of ours, and since many of our power distros are shipped overseas, we work hard to make sure that our rubber are compatible with electrical systems in foreign countries too. This way, we can guarantee the safety of our international customers just as well as we can guarantee that of our domestic customers too.
What’s more, we can ensure that our rubber boxes are always capable of performing to the required standards. These key aspects are just a few examples of what’s covered by the Certificate of Conformity.
What Is A Certificate Of Conformity?
Sometimes known as a Type Approval or a Declaration of Conformity, a Certificate of Conformity is granted to a product that meets a minimum set of regulatory, technical and safety requirements. The requirements vary between individual countries, so in the vast majority of cases, a product is required to have a specific COC before it’s allowed to be sold in a particular country. So for example, our power distribution equipment might theoretically need a different Certificate of Conformity for selling in China than it might do in some EU countries.
A Certificate of Conformity isn’t specific to the electrical engineering industry, either. The motoring industry has its own COCs for selling in different territories, as does the telecommunications industry. The Certificate of Conformity we include with our products, specifically, signifies their adherence to guidelines laid out by the European Commission.
The European Commission Low Voltage Directive
Our very own Certificate of Conformity declares that our electronic distribution equipment is in line with the EC Low Voltage Directive. Essentially, it’s aimed at ensuring that only safe consumer products are sold within the EU, and as one of the oldest Single Market Directives adopted by the European Union, it’s gone through several iterations over the years.
The latest version of the Low Voltage Directive has been applicable since April 2016, and covers the health and safety risks of electrical equipment that operates with an input or output voltage of between:
– 50 and 1000 Volts (for alternating current)
– 75 and 1500 Volts (for direct current)
Amongst the electrical consumer and professional equipment it covers includes:
– Household appliances
– Power supply units
– Laser equipment
– Individual components (such as fuses)
Naturally, this list also includes power distribution equipment like ours! To demonstrate that we’re compliant with the Low Voltage Directive, our Certificate of Conformity declares that we meet the minimum standards set out by the European Union for:
– Empty enclosures for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies (EN 62208:2011)
– Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. (All parts, EN 61439)
– Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems. (BS EN 60664-5:2003)
– Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear. General rules (BS EN 60947-1:2007+A2:2014)
You can find full technical details on each of our products on their individual product pages, or request a quote for a bespoke distro. Don’t forget, you can give us a call on 01282 677 910, and our engineers will be only too happy to answer any questions.