The purpose of the ROHS 2 directive is to reduce the use of certain dangerous substances of electric or electronic materials on the European market.
Following this directive, 10 substances are subjected to restrictions such as Lead (0.1%); Mercury (0.1%); Cadmium (0.01%); hexavalent chromium (0.1%), etc…
Since the 23th of July 2019, the ROHS 2 directive is mandatory. Each component need to be compliant in order for generating sets to be compliant to this directive.
Generating sets concerned with the RoHS 2 directive:
− All mobile generating sets (Portable gensets included) for the European Union market.
− Stationary generating sets with a power below ≤ 375 kWe for the European Union market.
Generating sets not concerned by the RoHS 2 directive (Exemption under stationary industrial large materials)
− Stationary generating sets with a power above 375 kWe.
− Stationary generating sets with a cumulative power above 375 kWe.
− Stationary generating sets in ISO containers above 20 feet.
What is the Stage V directive (2016/1628 EU Regulation)?
Stage V regulation, as a continuation of Stage III A, has for aim to reduce pollutant emissions of all off-road mobile motorized equipment in the European Union market, especially mobile generating sets.
Therefore, all engines with no power limit designed for a European Union use and manufactured as from 01/01/2019 need to be certified Stage V except for powers between 56-130kW which deadline is 01/01/2020.