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Category: Low Voltage Directive

Low Voltage Directive

Low Voltage Directive Transition from 2006/95/EC to 2014/35/EU

A Guidance document on the Low Voltage Directive transition from 2006/95/EC to 2014/35/EU is now available, with a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

This document is preliminary, pending finalisation of the revised Blue Guide (planned for end of 2015) and the LVD Guidelines (planned for mid-2016).

This document states:
“. . . . the main changes in the new Directive 2014/35/EU with respect to the previous Directive 2006/95/EC are quite limited, and do not concern the most substantial characteristics of the act that remain the same: scope, safety objectives, conformity assessment procedure.”
The main changes are the following:


  • New Directive reference number
  • Definitions updated in-line with the NLF
  • Economic operators, and their obligations, defined as:
  1. Manufacturers,
  2. Authorised representatives,
  3. Importers,
  4. Distributors
  • Harmonised standards and presumption of conformity: reference to Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012
  • CE marking: reference to Regulation (EC) No 765/2008
  • Market surveillance and safeguard procedure: reinforced activities and new simplified procedures
  • Commission Implementing Decisions on formal objections against harmonised standards and safeguard clauses against products: reference to Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
  • More detailed contents for the declaration of conformity, (Annex IV)

New Harmonised standard list for the Low Voltage Directive

Low Voltage Directive, (2014/35/EU)

There has been one publication since the last meeting:

  • 8th September 2017                         2017/C 298/02                   7 standards added

(ie EN 60335-2-9:2003 + amendments +corrigenda, “Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances”)


  • EN 62368-1:2014/AC:2017 is not included, so
  • The docopocoss (Date of Cessation of Presumption of Conformity of the Superseded Standard) for EN 62368-1:2014 is still 20/6/2019)
  • The extended dow (planned to be 2020-12-20) has not been implemented (yet)
    (the EU commission are aware of this)


Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) – Review of latest OJEU Listing (ref: 2017/C 298/02, 8.9.2017)  Directive 2014/35/EU (LVD)

Comparison OJEU 2017/C 298/02 (8.9.2017) vs OJEU 2016/C 249/03 (8.7.2016)


. 7 standards added


Standard Title
EN 60335-2-9:2003 (new) Household and similar electrical appliances -Safety -Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances IEC 60335-2-9:2002 (Modified)
EN 60335-2-9:2003/A2:2006
IEC 60335-2-9:2002/A2:2006 (new)
EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010/AC:2012
EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010/AC:2011
EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010 (new)
EN 60335-2-9:2003/A12:2007 (new)
EN 60335-2-9:2003/A1:2004
IEC 60335-2-9:2002/A1:2004 (new)


New Low Voltage Directive Guidelines

The European Commission has published new guidelines on the application of the LVD directive its a valuable resource to aid in the understanding of the LVD

This version replaces the previous version of November 2016. This guide has been prepared by the competent services of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) of the European Commission in cooperation with Member States, European standardisation bodies, European industry, European consumer organisations and other relevant sectoral stakeholders.

The structure of the LVD guide follows the structure of the LVD itself. Comments and explanations are given to each Article and Annex of the LVD. It also provides additional clarifications and information in Annexes VII-XI. For comprehensive guidance on horizontal terms and principles of EU product rules, the readers should refer to the ‘The ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU product rules”, as advised in the guidelines.

The Guide is available on the EU website here

Risk Assessment

New IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements.

On December 20, 2020, products on the market will need to meet the requirements of the new IEC 62368-1 standard; previous standards IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065, and their regional harmonized standards, will be formally withdrawn. This is not a merger of IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 but a completely new standard applicable to products in its scope. Compliance criteria for the standard is related to hazards for performance and construction.

As an EN Harmonized standard, it should be used in compliance against the LVD (Low Voltage Directive) for CE Marking purposes within Europe.


This document is provided for information purposes only and does not replace the need to obtain further independent advice and/or to instruct/appoint a notified or competent body or person(s) to carry out further investigation and/or testing. National and International Regulations are constantly changing and evolving. Accordingly, no warranty is given, nor is any term or condition to be implied, that the information provided in this document is accurate and that it eliminates the need for seeking further advice or investigation.