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Old 7th December 2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if there are any EU regulations that apply to the sale of vacuum tube audio power amps? Specifically EMI feed back into the AC line. Or radiated. Thank you for your help.
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Old 7th December 2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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Good question!!! And also high voltage danger ...
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Should comply with CE. This includes electrical safety, heat etc.

EMC regulations should be met above 30MHz.

Whether they do or not ....
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EMC and Low Voltage Directive regulations don't apply to anything made in China. They have special dispensation to add a CE sticker to anything.
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It depends on the classification.

Class B line conducted noise now is tested from 10KHz to 30MHz.

RoHs requires lead free solder, among other restrictions.
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RoHs requires lead free solder, among other restrictions.
and lead free components, etc.
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It depends on the classification.

Class B line conducted noise now is tested from 10KHz to 30MHz.

RoHs requires lead free solder, among other restrictions.
That lead free stuff is rubbish. Can't see the point of it. Is anyone going around licking any soldered joint they can find?
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That lead free stuff is rubbish. Can't see the point of it. Is anyone going around licking any soldered joint they can find?
That's not really the point, the point is what happens when the device in question reaches end of life, is not properly recycled, and ends up in a land fill leaching toxic materials into the local ground water. There are also specific EOL requirements related to RoHS

E waste is a huge and not very funny problem in the third world. Might want to educate yourself.
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That lead free stuff is rubbish. Can't see the point of it. Is anyone going around licking any soldered joint they can find?
Electronics is manufactured by businesses that try to sell more gadgets per time that inevitably go to dumpsters. ROHS protects environment from harmful waste. So called Industrialized Countries make 97 percent of garbage on the Earth. It is the main production of our civilization, and of course it has to be safe!
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Safety is important, however lead-free solder is not without its drawbacks. It has a higher melting temperature and there have been some reports that such solder has a higher risk of deteriorating over time. Have you heard of an Xbox 360 that has lasted longer than 3-4 years? The solder connecting the GPU to the motherboard lets go, resulting in a permanently bricked console (and the Red Ring of Death).

Pundits have linked the RRoD to problems with the lead-free solder Microsoft was using.
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