A comprehensive list of RoHS exempted products is now available on the website of London-based Farnell InOne. Working in conjunction with ERA Technology, the distributor now offers a continuously updated record of RoHS exemptions, including those formally approved, those rejected, any in limbo and ones requested but still pending.
Exemptions to RoHS have been confusing to the electronic industry. It’s been a challenge for engineers to assess what is exempt or not, especially given the changing status of certain materials, components and products. Locating information on exemptions has also been difficult.
“Traditionally, in order to find a comprehensive list of exemptions, engineers would have to spend a great deal of time trawling through a variety of websites such as the European Commission’s and the DTI’s,” says Gary Nevison, head of product market strategy at Farnell InOne. “Now they can simply log-on to our website. They can also view the list in the July edition of the ERA’s RE4view publication.”