Do wall sockets, fuses and ready-made extension cords need to comply with the ElektroG? Or are they considered to be components, which are therefore not subject to that law?
To help manufacturers, who might potentially be affected by such questions to answer them more easily, the European WEEE Registers Network (EWRN) – a consortium of the national registers for electrical and electronic equipment – has published guidelines. These guidelines are an official, consistent EU-wide document, which is meant to facilitate the distinction between electrical devices and components. The guidelines are available for download free of charge on the EWRN website.