RoHS / Legislation

Understanding RoHS and getting certificates

Where a product is flagged as RoHS Compliant or where the RoHS Compliant icon is used, this means that, based on information provided by our suppliers, the product does not contain the substances prohibited by the European Community Directive (2011/65/EU) on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances, commonly known as the RoHS Directive, at levels in excess of the anticipated maximum concentration values.

Member states of the European Community are required to implement the RoHS Directive into their national law. As not all member states have done so at the date of this posting, the foregoing represents our understanding of how the RoHS Directive is likely to be implemented. The information contained in this website supersedes the information contained in any printed catalog or other publication.

Farnell element14's policy is only to designate a product as RoHS compliant when we are confident that the product is fully compliant.

Product RoHS compliance

      RoHS Compliant

    Based on information provided by our suppliers, this product does NOT contain the substances restricted by the RoHS legislation at levels over the maximum concentration values.

      RoHS Compliant by Exemption

    Products where our supplier has confirmed that the product qualifies for one of the specific exemptions set out in the Annex to the Directive.

      Not RoHS Compliant

    Based on information provided by our suppliers, this product contains the substances restricted by the RoHS legislation at levels over the maximum concentration values.

No RoHS Designation

Products that are outside the scope of the RoHS legislation and products for which we do not have enough information from our suppliers to confidently confirm their RoHS compliance status have no designation on our web site. Customers that wish to purchase a RoHS compliant version of any product that is not designated as RoHS compliant YES or Yes-Ex should contact Live Technical Support or check available alternatives on our web site as we may be able to provide a suitable product from our extensive range.

Download/Print RoHS certificates

Where a product has been indicated as RoHS compliant you can download/print the certificate of compliance from our website.

Search Results

The certificate icon and download link can be found near the product image

Product Detail

The certificate icon and download link can be found under the product information section.

NOTE You must register and be logged in to download/print the RoHS certificates

Learn more about RoHS compliance and other legislation that affects the electronics industry.

Product Information

Q: Can I speak to someone about technical product information?
A:
  • Try our live support 24 hours a day, Monday - Friday
  • Email technical support: techsales@farnell.co.uk
  • Call technical support: 03447 11 11 22, 08:00-18:00, Monday - Friday
Q: Can I get help to find a product?
A:
  • Try our live support 24 hours a day, Monday - Friday
  • Email technical support: techsales@farnell.co.uk
  • Call technical support: 03447 11 11 22, 08:00-18:00, Monday - Friday
Q: How do the search filters work?
A:Check the box to filter by selected parameters then click “Apply”.

For parametric filters, the available filters will automatically update with each selection, however you still need to click “Apply” to see the updated product list that matches your filter selection.


You can disable the automatic update by unchecking the “Auto Apply filters” check box above the parametric boxes.

For more information visit the Searching for Products page.

Related Links

Q: What is an alternative item?
A:
  • An exact alternative is functionally identical (same form, fit and function) but has a different unit of measure from the same manufacturer.
  • An upgrade alternative is a product that has been improved by the same manufacturer.
  • A suggested alternative is a product that is functionally similar with similar form and fit.
Q:I need a spare part but cannot find it on the website?
A:Even if the product you need isn't listed in our search results, most likely we can get it. Use our live support and chat with a product technical specialist.
Q:How do I check stock and lead times?
A:See the Pricing and Availability section for more information.
Q:What can I enter in the search box?
A:See the Searching for Products section for more information.
Q:How do I select or search by product attributes?
A: Simply type the product attributes alongside the product you need in the search box. For example, if you're searching for a capacitor with a capacitance of 100pF, type “100pF capacitor” into the search box and click “Search”.

The search results will then return all products relevant to the words you have typed in. Other product attributes can then be selected to narrow your results further.
Q:What does Exclude Extended Range Items mean?
A:Extended Range Items are items that ship from our Newark element14 warehouse located in the US. Items delivered from the US will arrive within 2-3 working days. There may be a one time additional delivery charge which will be displayed in your basket. Ticking the box will exclude these items from appearing in your search results.
Q:How do I compare products?
A: On the search results page, you can select products for a side-by-side comparison to help aid your decision making. Simply use the “tick boxes” to check the products you want to compare and then click “Compare”.

You can also select products for comparison from different search results screens by following these steps:
  • Select your first order code or series of order codes on the first results page
  • Click “Compare”
  • On the compare screen, click the browser back button to go back to the previous results page
  • Go to your second page of results
  • Select the order code or series of order codes
  • Click “Compare”
  • These order codes will be added to the “Compare” screen for easy side-by-side comparison.
Q:I cannot find the product I'm looking for?
A: If the product you need isn't listed in our search results, most likely we can get it. Use our Live Technical Support and chat with a product technical specialist.
Q:What do the icons next to Order Code mean?
A:
  •   Click to access a datasheet on the manufacturer's website.
  •   Click to access the manual for this product.
  •   Click to view the product's application note.
  •   RoHS Compliant Item
  •   Click to view the catalog page.
  •   Click to open the MSDS on the manufacturer's website.
  •   Non Stocked Item
Q:What does the ‘RoHS Compliant’ icon mean?
A: See the RoHS / Legislation section for more information.
Q:I have a question about Raspberry Pi.
A: For the latest information please visit our dedicated Raspberry Pi FAQ section on community