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RoHS changes.

RoHS changes.

RE: RoHS changes.

A bit off topic but same soap box..in a similar vein (for plastics)...

e.g. The use of a chrome yellow to colour a beach bat would be illegal (in EU) if the product was classified as a toy. If defined as sports equipment however, this would be acceptable!


A nylon moulding coloured with food-approved cadmium yellow would be acceptable in a food processing product...but could not be used in electrical, automotive or packaging appplications because it would offend recycling conventions.

I could go on ad nauseum.......


RE: RoHS changes.

It is fustrating and so much has been said about this already. If RoHs had allowed only about 2% lead in solder, many of the lead-free solder issues we now have would not exist, and the amount of lead in electronics would have still been cut tenfold.

RE: RoHS changes.

Interesting Pud.  I had not even thought of all these non electrical problems. Yikes!

Excellent point too Comcokid!

Keith Cress
Flamin Systems, Inc.- http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: RoHS changes.

You don't expect the morons in Brussels to actually know anything do you?

Most couldn't tell their arse from their elbow.

RE: RoHS changes.

Sure, they know that lead is BAD.  What more should they care about?


RE: RoHS changes.

Is 12L14 steel RoHS compliant?

RE: RoHS changes.

Uggh...that sounds like a horrible mess from a manufacturing standpoint.  It would really be expensive to stencil on lead-free solder paste in some areas of a PCB and leaded solder paste in other areas.

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