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Monday, April 5, 2010



RoHS/WEEE Compliance
The European Union has issued directives on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS). Our circular connectors types M23, M27, and M40, as electromechanical components, even today meet the demands of the European Union standards RoHS and WEEE already, which do not take effect until July 1, 2006, and December 31, 2006, respectively. Considering the limit values, it is the goal of these standards to avoid the use of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr VI), cadmium (Cd) and brominated flame retardant systems (PBB and PBDE) in electrical and electronic devices. The image on the left shows the official logo of RoHS-WEEE compliance. It is affixed on the packing of the M23, M27, and M40 products we import from Coninvers (Germany), as electromechanical components. For your convenience, you can access the European Union's directives directly from this web site by clicking on the corresponding links below. If you have more questions concerning our RoHS and WEEE compliance, please email us at

Direct Links to the European Union directives:

Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Jan. 27, 2003

Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), Jan. 27, 2003

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® Certification
Our circular connectors series RC, SC, SF, and SM are certified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.® (UL). Connectors of series SF and SM are also certified to both Canadian and US requirements. The following are the corresponding logos:

Recognized Component MarkRecognized Component Mark for Canada and the United States

Please see the following links for further information:

UL Database Record of Coninvers Certification

Coninvers Information about UL Certification

Official Explanation of Underwriter Laboratories Marks/Logos

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification
The Coninvers headquarters in Germany are duly certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as DIN EN ISO 9001. To view the certificate issued to Coninvers in this regard, please click the link below:

Coninvers DIN EN ISO 9001 Certification by DQS GmbH

CE Marking - European Conformity

According to the European Commission, the CE mark cannot and must not be applied to electronic components. Rules for CE marking in accordance with the Low-Voltage Directive (Guidelines on the Application of Council Directive 73/23/EEC) state that electronic components are exempted from the scope of application of the Low-Voltage Directive. Alongside active, passive, and other electromechanical components, connectors are also specified as exempted. If a CE mark is applied to products for which CE marking is not specified or not allowed, such misuse of the CE mark may be punishable on the basis of Council Decision 93/465 of July 22, 1993. Therefore, connectors sold by rde Connectors & Cables, Inc., do not bear the CE mark.

Please see the following links for further information:

What is CE Marking?

Frequently-Asked Questions

If you have more questions concerning our certifications, please email us at

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