The VDE mark as a symbol for security
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Certification Marks and Attestations

The VDE certification marks represent security. The consumer can rely on them. After a successful control of manufacturing facilities, product inspections and the regular production monitoring, the VDE Institute awards various marks.

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Why product certification in the first place?

The VDE mark symbolizes product safety
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With the testing and certification of the VDE Institute, an independent body confirms that products are state-of-the-art and guarantee safety for the user.

Our VDE certification marks, which are recognized and respected as quality seals, enable the safety and quality of devices, components and systems which thus can be communicated as best as possible to consumers, retailers, customers and business partners.

An overview on VDE certification marks

The VDE Institute awards its quality seal of electronic devices and components after successful completion of the test

VDE Mark

Electro-technical products including products according to the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) and medical products according to the Medical Product Act (MPG)

The VDE Institute awards its quality seal of electronic devices and components after successful completion of the test

Electro-technical products including products according to the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) and medical products according to the Medical Product Act (MPG)

  • according to VDE/EN/IEC standards, other technical specifications as well as possible provisions of law with respect to safety and health requirements
The VDE GS mark stands for tested product safety

VDE GS Mark

Technical working equipment and commodities ready for use, in the sense of ProdSG (optional for such products instead of VDE Mark)

The VDE GS mark stands for tested product safety

Technical working equipment and commodities ready for use, in the sense of ProdSG (optional for such products instead of VDE Mark)

  • according to VDE/EN/IEC standards, other technical specifications as well as possible provisions of law with respect to safety and health requirements
The VDE cable mark ensures safe cables and cores

VDE Cable Mark

Cables and insulated cords as well as conduits and ducts

The VDE cable mark ensures safe cables and cores

Cables and insulated cords as well as conduits and ducts

  • according to VDE/EN/HD/IEC standards, other technical specifications as well as possible provisions of law with respect to safety and health requirements
VDE tested and certified cables offer optimum security

VDE Identification Thread

Cables and insulated cords

VDE tested and certified cables offer optimum security

Cables and insulated cords

  • according to VDE/EN/HD/IEC standards, other technical specifications as well as possible provisions of law with respect to safety and health requirements
Unhindered market entry through the VDE label for harmonized power lines

VDE HARmonization Marking

Cables and insulated cords according to the HAR certification procedure

Unhindered market entry through the VDE label for harmonized power lines

Cables and insulated cords according to the HAR certification procedure

  • on the basis of EN/HD standards and specifications of the HAR procedure


EMC tests and certifications of the VDE Institute as confirmation of electromagnetic compatibility

VDE EMC Mark

Electro-technical products complying with the standards for electromagnetic compatibility

EMC tests and certifications of the VDE Institute as confirmation of electromagnetic compatibility

Electro-technical products complying with the standards for electromagnetic compatibility

  • on the basis of VDE/EN/IEC/CISPR standards and other technical specifications
The awarding of the VDE register number for the report with production supervision of electrotechnical products

VDE Registration Number

Certificate of Conformity in conjunction with factory surveillance for electro-technical products

The awarding of the VDE register number for the report with production supervision of electrotechnical products

Certificate of Conformity in conjunction with factory surveillance for electro-technical products

  • according to VDE/EN/IEC standards, other technical specifications as well as possible provisions of law with respect to safety and health requirements

Quality evaluation of electronic components on basis of VDE/EN/IEC standards and other technical regulations

ENEC mark for the unimpeded access of electrotechnical products to European markets

ENEC Mark

Products according to the ENEC certification procedure

ENEC mark for the unimpeded access of electrotechnical products to European markets

Products according to the ENEC certification procedure

  • on the basis of EN standards and specifications of the ENEC procedure
The ENEC PLUS mark of the VDE stands for quality features of products

ENEC PLUS Mark

The ENEC PLUS Mark represents the performance characteristics of productsaccording to the ENEC PLUS certification procedure based on EN standards and specifications.

The ENEC PLUS mark of the VDE stands for quality features of products

The ENEC PLUS Mark represents the performance characteristics of productsaccording to the ENEC PLUS certification procedure based on EN standards and specifications.

For manufacturers and suppliers, the IECQ mark means process and product recognition

IECQ CECC Mark

Electronic components according to the IECQ procedure

For manufacturers and suppliers, the IECQ mark means process and product recognition

Electronic components according to the IECQ procedure

  • on the basis of IEC standards, IECQ/CECC specifications
The Keymark of the VDE Institute confirms the perfect performance of heat pumps

KEYMARK

The KEYMARK represents performance characteristics of Heat Pumps based on EN standards and specification.

The Keymark of the VDE Institute confirms the perfect performance of heat pumps

The KEYMARK represents performance characteristics of Heat Pumps based on EN standards and specification.

The VDE Special Certificate specifies special product features that have been tested according to relevant standards

Special Certificates

Proof of special product attributes

The VDE Special Certificate specifies special product features that have been tested according to relevant standards

Proof of special product attributes

  • on basis of relevant EU Directives, laws, standards and special specifications

The VDE Quality-Tested mark stands for the usability of electrotechnical products

VDE Quality Tested

Usability of electro-technical products

The VDE Quality-Tested mark stands for the usability of electrotechnical products

Usability of electro-technical products

  • on the basis of relevant EU Directives, laws, standards and special specifications
The VDE System Certificate is awarded to systems and processes that comply with the relevant regulations

System Certificate

The System Certificate represents certification of systems and processes based on relevant standards, laws and special specifications.

The VDE System Certificate is awarded to systems and processes that comply with the relevant regulations

The System Certificate represents certification of systems and processes based on relevant standards, laws and special specifications.

To obtain the G Mark, low-voltage electrical products must undergo a design test

G Mark

Type Examination for Low Voltage Electrical Products and Appliances in the Middle East. (based onGSO or IEC standards and specification of the GSO procedure)

To obtain the G Mark, low-voltage electrical products must undergo a design test

Type Examination for Low Voltage Electrical Products and Appliances in the Middle East. (based onGSO or IEC standards and specification of the GSO procedure)

Certfication without Certification Marks

  • CB Test Certificate: Certification of electrotechnical products based on IEC standards in the IECEE CB procedure
  • CCA Notification of Test Results: Certification of electrotechnical products based on EN an HD standards
  • Statement of Conformity: Statement on the conformity of electrotechnical products to determined requirements
  • LOVAG Certificate: Certification of industrial low voltage appliances
    based on EN standards and specification of the LOVAG procedure
  • Factory Certificate: VDE-recognition of Factories based on the European factory inspection procedure
  • Certified Technical Safety Management (TSM) Confirmation of the requirements for the qualification and organization of enterprises for the operation of energy supply networks (on the basis of legislation, FNN guides and VDE application rules)

Attestation of Testing

  • VDE Expert Report: Expert testing and examination based on VDE-/EN-/IEC-/HD-/CISPR standards and other technical specifications
  • VDE Test Report for the information of the customer: Informative testing based on VDE-/EN-/IEC-/HD-/CISPR standards and other technical specifications
  • Expertise: Testing according to the requirements of the customer

Other certificates and verifications

EU declarations of conformity

To create the prerequisites for market entry in the European economic area, certain electrical products need the EU declaration of conformity from a notified body as verification that the protection goals for safety and EMC have been achieved. The VDE Testing and Certification Institute is notified under ID no 0366 and offers tests and conformity verifications for the following EU directives:

  • EU Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
  • EU Directive on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) 2014/30/EU
  • EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EU
  • EU Directive 2014/53/EU Making radio equipment available on the market
  • EU Directive on Noise Emission (outdoor directive) 2000/14/EU
  • EU Measuring Instruments Directive 2014/32/EU
  • Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU (CPR)

EC declaration of conformity and CE label

The CE marking is a mandatory marking for a product to be placed on the market for the first time within the European Economic Area and therefore is a requirement for the distribution and sale of products. The manufacturer must declare the conformity with the directory and affix the CE marking on the product or on accompanying documents. This mark is affixed by the manufacturer. It is therefore not a safety symbol. Although it does not address the end user and does not serve as a proof for quality, the CE mark is often misunderstood as a safety mark.

In order to prove the overall safety of a product by adhering to the safety standards, however, its voluntary testing and certification by independent institutions are still useful. With the VDE certification, you will receive a confirmation of compliance with essential safety objectives in accordance with EU directives. The fulfillment of these protection targets is a requirement for market entry in the European economic area.

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