Electron U270 CE Certification problems

Hello Particle Support,
Declaration of CE conformity is a nasty theme.
Since june 2017 there is a new EC directive (Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU).
Without the declaration of CE conformity with this new directive it is not possible to use the Electron in a product. You can yes, but than we can not reuse your declaration of conformity. I have seen that u-blox has updated the declaration.

Do you plan or already have a declaration of conformity to the RED directive for the Electron U270? Or maybe the E series?



The Electron 3G Europe/Asia/Africa (U270) does comply with Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU. The certification website has not been updated yet. I can’t attach a PDF here, but I’ve included a picture of it.

While the document does not specifically mention RED 2014/53/EU, that’s because it references EN 301 908-1, which is known as “IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU.”

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That is great. Thank you!

Hallo Rick,
Is there also an CE certificate for the “Electron Asset Tracker v2” with an U270 on it?
Maybe you will surprise me again :wink:

We did not certify the combination of the AssetTracker and an Electron together. If you’re shipping a product based on the combined unit you should definitely get some legal advice. It may be necessary to re-certifiy your final product, especially in the EU. However since the Electron is already certified it will be less expensive than starting from scratch.

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Thank you Rick,
It would have been a surpise if particle had done it.