Standards We Meet

RoHS Compliance rohs_logo

Overview

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) 2002/95/EC was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. The RoHS directive took effect on July 1, 2006. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.


Restricted Materials

Quantity limit 0.1% of weight (1000ppm) of any homogeneous material:

1. Lead (Pb)
2. Mercury (Hg)
3. Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI)
4. Flame retardants Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)

 

Quantity limit 0.01% of weight (100ppm) of any homogeneous material:

1. Cadmium (Cd)

‘Homogeneous material’ means a material that cannot be mechanically disjointed into different materials by, for example, unscrewing, cutting, crushing, grinding and abrasive processes. Homogeneous is further defined as “of uniform composition throughout”.

VTE Product Compliance

VTE Terminal Insulators (Battery Caps, Insulator Boots, etc):

  • Material ‘V’ : Colors 02-red, 05-blue, 06-orange, 14-black
  • Material ‘F’ : Colors 02-red, 05-blue, 13-gray, 14-black

Compliance documents on file

All injection molded products:

  • Material ‘V’ : Colors 02-red, 05-blue, 06-orange, 14-black
  • Material ‘F’ : Colors 02-red, 05-blue, 13-gray, 14-black

Compliance documents on file

Our current line of ring terminals. Compliance documents available upon request

Hardware components (bolts, nuts, washers, etc) that are:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel
  • Brass
  • Tin-Plated Steel
  • Tin-Plated Brass
  • Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Nickel-Plated Steel
  • Nickel-Plated Copper

Due to the material content, the hardware components listed are exempt.

Mini fuses & mini fuse holders Compliance documents available upon request


VTE Inc. does not intentionally add or include any of the restricted substances to our products.

VTE Inc. has not tested each product or additive we purchase for trace amounts of the restricted substances.

VTE Inc. has received information from our suppliers indicating that our raw materials mentioned above meet the RoHS directive.

Based upon these items, we believe the products listed above, and assemblies created from these products, to be in compliance with RoHS (2002/95/EC).

Standards Continued:

  • USCG 33 CFR Subpart I – Electrical Systems (1991 Edition) Subpart 183.420, 183.430, 183.445
  • ABYC E-9.4 (1990) Edition
  • SAE J2120 8.5 (1997 Edition)
  • UL94-V2 – Self Extinguishing (Our “V” Material)
  • ISO 10133 (1994 Edition)