RoHS Compliant Products Available Now

December 19, 2005 / News

Brainboxes can now supply the majority of our Serial and Bluetooth products as fully RoHS compliant. Contact [email protected] or telephone +44 (0)151 220 2500 for more details.
Brainboxes identified at an early stage the importance of rapid compliance to RoHS guidelines and established a project team to actively manage the transition. The initial step in the process was to use our close relationships with suppliers to ensure early access to RoHS compliant components for all of our Bluetooth and serial products. In addition, the project team is working to ensure that our manufacturing process meets all RoHS requirements well in advance of the deadline.

To verify supplier declarations on RoHS compliance, we have also sent fully built products to an external test house for X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) testing on components, using the Fischerscope X-ray system XDAL. This technique is capable of determining percentages of different elements and is accurate to 0.1% Wt.

What is the RoHS directive?
By July 2006, the RoHS directive (2002/95/EC the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) prohibits the sale of electrical and electronic equipment containing hazardous substances. A list of these hazardous substances includes lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalant chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenylethers. RoHS will affect each and every electronics manufacturer directly or indirectly, regardless of geographical location or the equipment they produce.