European Directive 2002/95/EC - RoHS

Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (RoHS) and Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) entered into force with their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on 13 February

OPERA products do not fall in the application field of RoHS directive.
  • They do not enter within the annex 1 A of directive 2002/96/EC
  • They are products that, although finished, are part of fixed installation and so are outside the scope of RoHs directive.



The products that are part of fixed installation are outside the scope of RoHS applications.


What is a fixed installation ?

"Fixed installation", in the broadest sense, is defined as "a combination of several equipment,
systems, finished products and/or components (hereinafter called "parts") assembled and/or erected
by an assembler/installer at a given place to operate together in an expected environment to perform
a specific task, but not intended to be placed on the market as a single functional or commercial

The finished products that are not part of a fixed installation are within the scope of RoHS application..

Except when are listed in the explicit exclusions (Annex 1A directive 2002/93/EC)

What is a finished product ?

A finished product is any device or unit of equipment that has a direct function, its own enclosure
and if applicable ports and connections intended for end users.
“Direct function”’ is defined as any function of a component or a finished product which fulfils the
intended use specified by the manufacturer in the instructions for use for an end user. This function
can be available without further adjustment or connections other than simple ones which can be
performed by any person.