The importance and meaning of the CE mark
What is a CE mark?
CE marking is a legal requirement in the EU and involves a lot more than simply sticking a CE sticker onto a product.
CE marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called product directives
CE marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.
CE marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market
CE marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.
Why should I be interested in the CE mark when buying the product?
In practice, CE marking means those products should work well together with other appliances used in a house and not interfere with other radio systems and mainly be safe to use. In the EU, installers are obliged to use CE marked products for installations. Failure to comply could result in fines and/or imprisonment due to the safety consequences of using non-compliant equipment.
Simply speaking, a CE mark on a product, along with proper installation and usage assures your safety.
The importance and meaning of the Supplier Code Number C-tick mark
What is a C-tick mark?
C-tick marking is a legal requirement in New Zealand and Australia. The C-tick is a compliance mark indicating that an electrical or electronic product meets the Australian and New Zealand requirements for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). It indicates that the product is compliant, and by use with labeling identifying the supplier, establishes a traceable link to the required compliance documentation.
What is EMC compliance?
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance means that an electrical or electronic product has been tested to international standards and is unlikely to cause radio interference.