Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU (LVD)
LVD is applied to electrical equipment designed for the use with a voltage rating of between 50 to 1000 V for AC and between 75 and 1500 V for DC. Electrical equipment may be placed on the market under the conditions that it has been manufactured in accordance with the safety LVD objectives, that it does not endanger the safety of persons, domestic animals or property when properly installed, maintained and used in applications for which it was made.
Electrical products are presumed to conform to the safety LVD objectives when manufactured in compliance with Harmonized Standards or with the safety provisions of Electrical Equipment Commission or International Electrotechnical Commission. In order to be placed on the EU market, an established Technical Documentation and a Declaration of Conformity must be drawn up and they should be affixed with the CE Marking.
When electrical equipment is subject to other Directives, apart from LVD, which also provide CE Marking, then the CE label indicates the Conformity to the requirements of those Directives. The new LVD directive keeps the same scope and safety objectives.
KOUVIDIS was the first Greek company to have had all of its products affixed with the CE marking in the Greek market at the early 1990’s.