Brief: Before putting Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (known as EPAC) on the EEA market, the manufacturers of EPACs are required to carry out the appropriate tests, sign the EU Declaration of Conformity and affix the required conformity markings to ensure that their products comply with the EU Directives, Regulations, and standards.
Before putting EPACs on the EEA market, the manufacturers of EPACs shall ensure the products comply with the EU Directives below:
Machinery Directive: As a kind of non-hazardous machinery, EPACs must comply with the safety requirements of the Machinery Directive and its harmonised standard EN 15194.
RoHS: The restricted substances of electrical and electronic parts of EPAC shall be in an acceptable level as specified in RoHS directive.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: In addition to the EMC tests specified in EN 15194, for integrated charger, and the whole EPAC plus integrated charger shall be tested for EMC according to the applicable standards based on the European EMC directive. The battery chargers to be used in the residential environment shall comply with the EMC Directive.
Low Voltage Directive (LVD): For integrated battery charger with a 230V a.c. input the charger and the EPAC and for the external battery charger supplied with an EPAC, the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive are applicable. Please noted that for external chargers with d.c. output less than 42,4 Volt, specific harmonized standard under LVD Directive shall be taken into account, although the electrical equipments with voltages below 50 Vd.c. are not in the scope of LVD Directive.
Radio Equipment Directive (RED): If EPAC is equipped with the radio equipment for the purpose of radio communication and/or radiodetermination such as Bluetooth System. Then the radio equipment shall comply with RED Directive.
EU Battery Directive: The manufacturers of batteries of EPACs shall ensure the restricted substances of battery are in an acceptable level and make the batteries achieve the minimum recycling efficiencies and affix the “separate collection” marking specified in EU Battery Directive.
WEEE Directive: The manufacturers shall ensure EPACs achieve the minimum recycling efficiencies and affix the “separate collection” marking specified in WEEE Directive.
REACH: The risks related to chemical agents and dangerous substances shall be taken into account by the manufacturers from the product development and supplier selection stage to recycling and disposal stage of EPACs.
EU Packaging and Packaging Waste requirements: The manufacturer shall ensure that the sum of concentration levels present in packaging or packaging components meet the requirements described in Directive 94/62/EC.
CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE
Samples preparation and testing
Technical file preparation
Sign the EU Declaration of Conformity
Affix required conformity markings
Internal production control
Excerpted testing items are listed in the table below, for details please consult us.
Battery short-circuit /over-charge/over discharge test
Cable temperature rise test
Mechanical strength test of battery pack
Electric motor-assistance max speed bench test
Start-up assistance mode test
Maximum power measurement test
EPAC EMC test
ESA EMC test
Brake system strength and performance tests
Steering system test
Frame impact test
Front fork test
Wheels and wheel/tyre assembly test
Front mudguard test
Redal/crank drive system test
Road-test of a fully-assembled EPAC
PLrs for control system of EPACs
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