RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.What is RoHS?
RoHS calls for manufacturers to restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with the European Parliament directive 2002/95/EC of January 2003. The goal is to reduce human, animal and environmental exposure of these materials through the ordinary use of products. The directive applies to any company that wishes to sell products within the EU and must be met by July 1, 2006. +View our RoHS Certificate of Conformance!What are the banned materials?
RoHS restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
|Banned Substance||RoHS Max Limit (ppm)|
|Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether(PBDE)||1000|
What is the difference between RoHS compliance and Lead Free?
Lead is only one of the six banned substances in the RoHS directive. Of all the materials banned by RoHS, only lead (pB) applies to ProTek Devices products. If a ProTek product is designated lead-free it is also considered RoHS compliant. +View our Green Products Search Tool!What does WEEE stand for?
WEEE is the acronym for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.What is WEEE?
The WEEE directive, 2002/96/EC, became European law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical and electronic equipment. The directive imposes the responsibility for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the manufacturers of such equipment.What does REACH stand for?
REACH is the acronym for Registration, E valuation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances.What is REACH?
REACH is an EU regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances and the potential impacts on both human health and the environment. The main aims of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, the promotion of alternative test methods, the free circulation of substances on the internal market and enhancing competitiveness and innovation.
REACH makes industry responsible for assessing and managing the risks posed by chemicals and providing appropriate safety information to their users. In parallel, the European Union can take additional measures on highly dangerous substances, where there is a need for complementing action at EU level. +View our REACH Certificate of Conformance!What lead-free plating options does ProTek provide?
ProTek Devices offers two types of lead-free plating options: Tin Only and Nickel/Palladium/Gold.How are leaded products distinguished from lead-free products?
Per JEDEC JESD97, all of ProTek's standard shipping labels on both inner and outer boxes and packaging clearly show whether or not the products inside are RoHS Compliant/Lead-free. +View our standard shipping label!
Lead-free product labels are designated with the lead-free symbol and the finish-type symbol:
Older ProTek products, that were once available in leaded versions, distinguish between leaded and lead-free through the use of the following lead-free suffixes:
- Tin Only - LF: PSOT05C-LF
- Nickel/Palladium/Gold - P: SRV05-4-P
Newer ProTek products are available in lead-free versions ONLY. These products do not require a lead-free suffix. Ordering information is specified on each product datasheet.