Low voltage

Directive 2014/35/EU creates the conditions throughout the EU for the sale of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits. The electrical equipment than falls in the scope of the directive is designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1 000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1 500 V for direct current. The legislative act aims to ensure high levels of protection of health and safety of persons, and of domestic animals and property.

It applies to a wide range of electrical equipment for the consumer and professional usage like household appliances, cables, power supply units, laser equipment and certain components, e.g. fuses.

Consolidated harmonised standards summary list - 30 November 2020

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1779 of 27 November 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 as regards harmonised standards for certain household and similar appliances, electrical supply track systems for luminaires, luminaires for emergency lighting, switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations, circuit breakers, proximity switches, arc welding power sources and electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - OJ L 399 of 30 November 2020

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1146 of 31 July 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 as regards harmonised standards for certain household appliances, thermal-links, equipment in cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services, circuit breakers, arc quenching and welding, installation couplers intended for permanent connection in fixed installations, transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations, electric vehicle conductive charging system, cable ties and management, control circuit devices, switching elements, emergency lighting, electronic circuits used with luminaires and discharge lamps - OJ L 250 of 31 July 2020

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 of 26 November 2019 on the harmonised standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits and drafted in support of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council C/2019/8192 - OJ L 306 of 27 November 2019, p. 26–34

Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (recast) - OJ C 326 of 14 September 2018