Expert analysis of electronics-related legislation and compliance requirements, such as RoHS, REACH and WEEE, from industry expert Gary Nevison of Farnell.
Open PCB can be “finished equipment”
Unless you have been on holiday on another planet no doubt you will be aware of the popular debate on whether or not an open PCB, with no case, can be considered finished equipment.
Product can be considered finished if it is sold to end-users who use it as a complete and finished product. The lack of an enclosure does not mean it isn’t finished.
Most EU Member State authorities regard plug-in PCBs for PCs as finished products.