Practical Guide to Low Voltage Directive

Practical Guide to Low Voltage Directive

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Compliance with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) is now essential for CE marking. Products cannot leave your firm without it. This book provides essential and informative reading for company directors, engineers, designers and students designing, manufacturing or studying the design of electrical products covered by the Low Voltage Directive.

Unlike many textbooks that offer general guidance only this book provides illustrated examples of non-compliant products and suggests solutions. It also provides detailed guidance notes to EN60950 - one of the most widely used harmonised standards.

Gregg Kervill is an international consultant on European regulations and North American product safety standards. His clients include blue chip and Fortune 500 companies as well as Government agencies. Gregg Kervill advises his clients on self-declaration of the Low Voltage Directive.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 18mm | 498.95g
  • Newnes (an imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd )
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1
  • 0750637455
  • 9780750637459
  • 1,085,856

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'Reasonable use and foreseeable abuse are the watch words for safety and this book tries to put that into context, rather that trying to make the burden of compliance go away through quick fix remedies... As well as focusing on LVD, this book also manages to give an overview of all new approach directives which in itself achieves something most other publications have been unable to do.' New Electronics
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About Gregg Kervill

Gregg Kervill has more than twenty years of electronics R&D experience and has designed products for the high volume consumer, industrial process controls, mining, aerospace and defence markets. He trained in Product Safety whilst working for the Digital Equipment Corporation before founding GK Consultants Limited in Southampton, UK, in 1993. He is now based in Richmond, Virginia, USA where he continues to deliver Product Safety lectures, seminars and services worldwide through Eurolink Ltd and distance learning programmes via organisations that have consulted Gregg include the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Brussels Director Generate Office (EC-DG3). Gregg is also listed as an LVD Consultant on the European Community PRAQ III FAST database.Gregg is a member of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE education committee.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. The Directives 3. Briefing notes to key job functions 4. Directives, standards and essential requirements 5. A detailed guide to EN 60950 6. Achieving compliance 7. A simple guide to designs and reviews 8. Simple guide to flammability requirements 9. Creepage and clearance 10. Summary
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