Why LVD is Necessary

Why LVD is Necessary

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD), adopted in 1973, has been an important step in this direction. 1990 and the CE Mark have been stipulated for free movement within the EU market. Products with CE marking or stamping can easily move around the EU market. Suitable products do not harm human health, animal health or environmental health.

CE is the certification of the conformity of the manufactured product to the EU common market. A CE bearing product also has the right to free movement in the EU market. The new approach, which is supported by the standards, is the official articles that carry the product to CE. With these published standards, minimum and appropriate conditions for the safety of life are defined. CE marking is prohibited on a product that does not meet these requirements. The sanction of hitting a CE marking on an inappropriate product may be up to the removal of the product from the market otherwise it will go until its removal.

In this period, especially when the process of harmonization with the EU accelerated, the standardization studies in our country gained momentum. For this reason, our companies producing machinery and white goods are aware of LVD tests. Our companies do not release their products to the market without confirming that they are safe. They are also very successful in these tests.

Which products are required for LVD tests?

The LVD directive covers electrical equipment designed for use at rated voltages ranging from 50 Volt to 1000 Volt for alternating current, ie 75 Volt to 1500 Volt for direct current.

In the standardization process, EN 60204-1, which includes machine manufacturers, and EN 60335 standard, which includes white goods manufacturers, have been brought to the control and testing of the electrical components of each product bearing CE mark. These controls and tests are performed and supervised by experts.

Just as important as conducting these electrical tests on products is the reporting and confirmation of the conformity of the test results to standards. Because the aim is to reduce the harm to human health and even to zero it. Although these tests, which are required to be performed in both standards, are basically the same, they are differentiated and classified in terms of the way they are performed and the values ​​applied.

Often, it is common to believe that the CE marking of the elements used in the manufactured machines is sufficient for CE marking. In such cases, the materials used carry CE; CE can not be applied to the new product manufactured. This new product is required to be audited in accordance with standards to obtain the CE mark. For example; CE marking on parts of a newly manufactured electronic vehicle does not sufficiently prove that it is a healthy device. In order to prove this, that is to get CE marking, it is necessary to carry out audits within the framework of standards.

The machines covered by EN60204-1 (Safety in Machines-Electrical Equipment of Machines, Chapter 1-General Rules) are generally listed below. 


In general, these products require LDV.

  • Required for metalworking machines
  • Required for Plastic and Rubber Machinery
  • Required for woodworking machines
  • Required for assembly machines
  • Required for food machinery
  • Required for printing, paper and cardboard machines
  • Required for hair processing machines
  • Required for packaging machines
  • Required for textile machinery
  • Required for construction machinery.
  • Required for lifting machines.



  • Providing Security in Devices Used in Home and Similar Places
  • Ensuring Safety in Electrical Equipment of Machines
  • Ensuring Security in Information Technology Devices
  • Ensuring Safety in Electrical Medical Devices