Are cables in the scope of RoHS?
We receive many questions around the status of various cables in respect to the RoHS Recast.
This sits with the RoHS Frequently Ask Question committee at present to provide guidance.
Their opinion is that HDMI, USB and AV cables and the like are finished Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and so should be CE marked and a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) provided.
It seems that all European Member States agree on this.
However, come manufacturers are unhappy with this and are lobbying for changes, but it is likely that these types of cable connector will always be regarded as finished EEE.
With thanks to Dr Paul Goodman of ERA Technology