The technical regulation TR CU 004/2011 On safety of low-voltage equipment represents the minimum safety requirements for electrical equipment in order to protect life, health, property, and environmental as well as protecting consumers against misleading information.
According the Technical Regulation TR CU 004/2011, electrical devices shall be designed and manufactured in such a way that when used as intended they protect against the following:
- mechanical injuries
The products must comply with the requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 004/2011 On safety of low-voltage equipment in order to be placed on the Russian and Eurasian market.
Although the requirements of the technical regulation TR CU 004/2011 have been coordinated with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, they are not identical.
Adopted on August 16, 2011
Came into force on February 15, 2013
As of 15 March 2015, the Technical Regulation TR CU 004/2011 finally definitively abolished the national standards of technical regulation such as GOST or the Russian TR in the territory of the Customs Union.
Application area of TR CU 004/2011 On safety of low-voltage equipment
The Technical Regulation TR CU 004/2011 applies to all low-voltage devices intended for an alternating current of 50 to 1000 volts and a direct current of 75 to 1500 volts.
- household electrical appliances
- personal electronic data processing machines
- devices that can be connected to electronic data processing machines
- electrical tools
- electronic musical instruments
- automatic and safety switches
- electrical distribution
- electrical control units
All low-voltage devices which are not listed in the list of certification-compliant devices are subject to the mandatory EAC Declaration.
- ATEX equipment
- medical equipment
- electrical equipment of elevators
- military technology
- control units for electric pasture fences
- electrical equipment for use in air, water and ground transportation
- electrical equipment for safety systems of nuclear power plants of reactor plants
It is important to take into consideration that whether or not the devices are subject to conformity assessment according to the TR CU 004/2011, they might be subject to other directives, such as TR EAEU 037/2016 On the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, TR CU 010/2011 On safety of machinery and equipment or TR CU 020/2011 On electromagnetic compatibility of technical devices.
Conformity assessment process
The conformity assessment with the requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 004/2011 On safety of low-voltage equipment occurs in the following forms:
At the request of the manufacturer the EAC declaration can be replaced at by an EAC certification.
The products that have been confirmed to conform with the requirements of TR CU 004/2011 are marked with the EAC sign of the customs union. Placing a product on the market without corresponding marking can be punished with a fine or confiscation.
Period of validity of the EAC certificate
The certificate for serial production is valid for 5 years.