CE, which stands for Conformité Européenne in French, means European conformity. That said, being in conformance with European requirements.

Electronic products sold in the European Economic Area (EEA) shall bear CE marking. Affixation of the mark signifies that the product meets EU requirements of safety, health and environmental protection. Manufacturers shall test their products against harmonized standards in accredited labs, yes here we are.

Harmonized standards are one of the tools, if not the most popular, to ensure product conformity.

Take for example a Bluetooth posture corrector will follow the steps below before the manufacturer can affix CE.

Product spec. and functions are key to getting a correct quote for your product. The posture corrector has a lithium battery and vibrates when a user slouches. After wearing it for a period of time, record of posture will be accessible from ios or Android; Bluetooth works as transmitting and receiving hub. We get to know the power mode-- battery and charging mode through mains, and the Bluetooth function that might be most critical to generating electromagnetic emissions.If there's a series of models to get CE, the series shall be tested as a preliminary method of finding out the one to be main test specimen.Harmonized standards could be safety, EMC, RoHs. Here we focus on one aspect- EMC. The other two are not as complex, testing is mandatory as well though. Again we use the example of posture corrector that sends and receives posture data via Bluetooth. The standards covered shall be
EN55032: 2012/AC:2013 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements EN55024:2010/AC:2015 Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement ETSI EN 300 328 V2.2.2 (2019-07) EN62368-1:2014/AC:2017 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirementsIf all goes smooth without any debug issues, then a test report will be ready for manufacturers to draw up declaration. All technical documentation is required by EU to be kept for at least 10 years after the last product is placed on the market.

To get a quote for CE and inquiry on test standards, please contact service@ietc.com.tw