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RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive

CyberResearch is committed to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive of the European Union.

The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive of the European Union strictly limits the amount of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, and PBB & PBDE flame retardants that can be used in new electronic and electrical equipment sold in EU countries after July 1, 2006.

   Note: All "Category 9" test, measurement, monitoring, and control equipment are currently excluded under the scope of the RoHS directive and are not currently required to comply with the RoHS directive.

 

The Impact of RoHS

The impact of RoHS will be felt far beyond the companies that export electronic and electrical equipment that will be sold into the European Union. Many of the key components that are used in electronic and electrical products that you currently buy in North America may become discontinued due to falling demand as a result of lack of RoHS compliance. As a result, many electronic and electrical products that you currently buy will need to be redesigned using alternative equivalent components. Others products may be discontinued and go end-of-life due to a lack of availability of suitable alternative components or a lack of sufficient market demand to underwrite the cost of engineering resources nescessary to redesign.

 


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RoHS Exemptions

Currently, military and medical electronics (Category 8) and test, measurement, and control equipment (Category 9) are excluded from restrictions and are outside the scope of the RoHS directive and are not currently required to comply with the RoHS directive.

If you use our products in systems that you export to the European Union, you should carefully consider all issues of RoHS compatibility and compliance.

While CyberResearch "Category 9" products are exempt, we believe that eliminating the hazardous substances covered in the RoHS directive is in the best interest of our customers, our employees, and the environment. Toward this end, CyberResearch has developed the broadest selection of RoHS-compliant products in the measurement, monitoring, and control industry.

Visit cyberresearch.com/rohs on a regular basis for up-to-the-minute information on the RoHS compliance status on all our products.


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Identifying RoHS-Compliant Products

To find RoHS-compliant products online at cyberresearch.com, type &RoHS& and the name of the desired product into the search box on the top of the page. RoHS-compatible products are indicated by the RoHS icon .


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RoHS-Compliant Product Availability

While many suppliers of key system components sold by CyberResearch have announced their intention to bring many of their products into compliance with RoHS requirements, only a limited number of these new products are currently shipping.

Our goal is to offer a suitable RoHS-compliant alternative when available. Due to the cost of alternative RoHS-compatible manufacturing methods, it is expected that the cost premium for the environmentally friendly RoHS version will be approximately 20% to 25%.

Now that the July 1, 2006 deadline has passed, we expect that the quantity of available items will increase dramatically. We are continuously adding new RoHS compliant products to CyberResearch's broad selection of over 4,000 items.

Visit cyberresearch.com/rohs on a regular basis for info on our current RoHS product offerings.


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RoHS Application Assistance

If you need RoHS-compliant test, measurement or control products, we can help. Our application engineers are standing by, ready to assist you in developing a cost-effective and timely solution to your RoHS compliance requirements.

If you are an OEM that incorporates CyberResearch products as components in electronic and electrical systems that you export for sale to the European Union, it is your responsibility to carefully consider all issues of RoHS compatibility and compliance in the design of your system.

Our application engineers can assist you with RoHS issues to help you determine the best solution to meet your needs. If you have a concern about environmental issues regarding the suitability of a specific product, contact us and let us know what information you require. We will be happy to research your question to help find an answer for you. CyberResearch can design, manufacture, and configure product and systems to meet your most demanding needs for RoHS compliance. Send us an e-mail or give us a call from North America at (800) 341-2525 or worldwide at (203) 643-5000 and ask for Robert Annesley, Sales Manager.


Call Us: Toll-Free at 1-800-341-2525 • Worldwide: (203) 643-5000 • Fax: (203) 643-5001
E-mail: sales@cyberresearch.com


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Useful Links and Resources

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