The (EU) 2022/2380 directive, also known as the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), sets standards for radio equipment requiring the use of USB Type C
The (EU) 2022/2380 and 2014/53/EU are two European Union directives that relate to radio equipment and electromagnetic compatibility.
The (EU) 2022/2380 directive, also known as the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), sets standards for radio equipment, including the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and safety requirements for radio equipment. It was adopted in 2014 and became effective on June 13, 2016. The directive was updated in December 2021 with the publication of (EU) 2022/2380, which amends the original directive and provides further clarifications and guidance.
The (EU) 2014/53/EU directive, also known as the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), is a directive that sets standards for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment. It was adopted in 2014 and became effective on June 13, 2016. The directive establishes the essential requirements for equipment that operates within certain frequency ranges and includes provisions for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and safety.
Both directives are important for manufacturers of radio and telecommunications equipment that are sold or used within the European Union. These directives require manufacturers to ensure that their products meet certain standards for EMC and safety, and to affix the CE marking to their products to indicate compliance with the relevant directives. The directives also provide guidance and requirements for the conformity assessment procedures that manufacturers must follow to ensure compliance with the directives.The law states that it shall apply to the following categories or classes of radio equipment:
1.3. digital cameras;
1.6. handheld videogame consoles;
1.7. portable speakers;
1.11. portable navigation systems;
In so far as they are capable of being recharged by means of wired charging, the categories or classes of radio equipment referred to in point 1 of this Part shall:
2.2. be capable of being charged with cables which comply with the standard EN IEC 62680-1-3:2021 “Universal serial bus interfaces for data and power – Part 1-3: Common components – USB Type-C® Cable and Connector Specification”.
3. In so far as they are capable of being recharged by means of wired charging at voltages higher than 5 Volts, currents higher than 3 Amperes or powers higher than 15 Watts, the categories or classes of radio equipment referred to in point 1 of this Part shall:
3.1. incorporate the USB Power Delivery, as described in the standard EN IEC 62680-1-2:2021 “Universal serial bus interfaces for data and power – Part 1-2: Common components – USB Power Delivery specification”;
3.2. ensure that any additional charging protocol allows for the full functionality of the USB Power Delivery referred to in point 3.1, irrespective of the charging device used.
This applies to all products in scope placed on the market after 28 December 2024 except for laptops, where the date is 28 April 2026
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