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Low-Voltage Directive

If the safety test report and EMC test report are satisfactory, they enable approval of the CE label on the device

There are 2 parts to the LVD: EMC and electrical safety

Electrical safety is covered by directive 2006/95/CE issued by the European Parliament and the Council on 12th December 2006. It concerns electrical devices intended for use in the following voltage conditions:

      • between 50 V and 1,000 V for alternating current
      • between 75 V and 1,500 V for direct current

Applicable standards:

  • NF EN 61010-1. Concerns electrical measuring, control and laboratory devices. General requirements.
  • NF EN 61010-2-030. Specific requirements for test and measurement circuits.
  • IEC 61010-031. Safety instructions for equipped handheld probes for electrical measurements and tests.
  • IEC 61010-2-032. Specific requirements for portable and handheld current sensors for electrical tests and measurements.
  • IEC 61010-2-033. Specific requirements for portable multimeters and other measuring devices for domestic and professional use which are capable of measuring the network voltage.

The safety assessment of a device is performed jointly by several people (engineering teams) while taking into account the data concerning the design of the device. In short, the safety test report is a summary of a device's design.