RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is a directive out of the European Union (EU) which defines environmental guidelines to reduce the presence of six materials deemed hazardous to the environment. Products coming into the EU must not have a homogeneous presence of materials above the following levels by weight percentage:
- Lead (Pb) <0.1%
- Mercury (Hg) <0.1%
- Cadmium (Cd) <0.01%
- Hexavalent Chromium (Hex-Cr) <0.01%
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) <0.1%
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Esters (PBDE) <0.1%
P1dB strives to offer products that meet RoHS compliance. Most of our products do meet RoHS compliance. P1dB maintains an ongoing program with our suppliers to continue to evaluate and analyze this compliance.
To see if a P1dB product meets RoHS compliance, look at the specific product data sheet found on our website www.p1db.com
If you have questions concerning RoHS compliance of P1dB parts, please contact the P1dB RoHS compliance officer at email@example.com
P1dB is a supplier of cable assemblies, coaxial connectors, adapters, and RF components. As such, P1dB product may use brass and stainless steel, which may contain lead as a percentage of weight above the 0.1% threshold, but is still allowed by the exemptions to the RoHS directive.
RoHS directive text as of the Oct 21st, 2005 amendment, and how it applies to P1dB products
is described under each exemption.
ANNEX to RoHS DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU
“Applications of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) which are exempted from the requirements of Article 4(1)”:
Lead in the glass of cathode ray tubes, electronic components and fluorescent tubes. Some P1dB products use resistive and/or dielectric inks that contain lead in a glass phase and fall under this exemption 5.
Lead as an alloying element in steel containing up to 0.35% lead by weight, aluminum containing up to 0.4% lead by weight and as a copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight. The majority of P1dB products use metal alloys that contain lead below the maximum concentration values specified under this exemption 6. Specifically: aluminum alloys, brass, stainless steel, beryllium copper and phosphor bronze.
Lead in solders for servers, storage and storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signaling, transmission as well as network management for telecommunications. All P1dB coaxial cable assemblies are made using solder containing lead (unless lead-free solder is specified), and may be used in network infrastructure equipment and therefore would fall under this exemption
However, this exemption is application specific and P1dB leaves it up to our customer to
determine whether this exemption applies to their application.