Low voltage directive

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Be­hind the term Low Volt­age Di­rec­tive lies Di­rec­tive 2014/35/EU of the EU Par­lia­ment and of the Eu­ro­pean Coun­cil of 26 Feb­ru­ary 2014 on the har­mo­niza­tion of the laws of the Mem­ber States re­lat­ing to the mak­ing avail­able of elec­tri­cal equip­ment for use with­in cer­tain volt­age lim­its. The scope of the Low Volt­age Di­rec­tive in­cludes, with some ex­cep­tions, elec­tri­cal equip­ment for use at nom­i­nal volt­ages from 50 to 1000 volts AC and from 75 to 1500 volts DC. Prod­ucts with low­er nom­i­nal volt­ages are cov­ered by the Gen­er­al Prod­uct Safe­ty Di­rec­tive. Apart from the EMC Di­rec­tive, the Low Volt­age Di­rec­tive is the main reg­u­la­to­ry in­stru­ment for the safe­ty of elec­tri­cal­ly op­er­at­ed equipment.

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