Wednesday, 6 June 2012

When is CE not CE?

Answer: When it's a China Export !

Incredibly, some Chinese manufacturers are in the habit of applying a China Export mark to their electronic products which looks, at first glance, exactly the same as the European Conformity (CE) mark. Can you tell the difference?

The difference is most noticeable when you take your 'CE' marked product to an EMC test house, where you shouldn't be surprised if it fails at least one of the emissions or immunity tests.

This is exactly what happened to a colleague of mine.

Sources:
China Export on Wikipedia

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