Most of Amphenol Ltd’s products are outside of the scope of Directive 2011/65/EU, however Amphenol Ltd is still committed to reducing or eliminating hazardous substances.

RoHS - EU Directive 2011/65/EU

EU Directive Requirement - The Directive requires that the homogeneous materials within new electrical and electronic equipment must contain less than 0.1% by weight of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and less than 0.01% Cadmium.  A list of exemptions for the use of the above substances in specific items is given in Annexes III and IV of Directive 2011/65/EU. The Directive also allows some additional, broader exemptions, for example equipment intended for Military purposes.

Amphenol Limited Statement - Although most of Amphenol Limited's products are outside the scope of Directive 2011/65/EU, either because they are components, or as they are specifically manufactured for use in the Military or Aerospace sectors, Amphenol Limited is still committed to reducing or eliminating hazardous substances, using substitutes as and when they become available to the industry.

Lead - The use of lead is subject to ongoing investigation by Amphenol Limited across its present product ranges. Many customers in the Aerospace, Military and Transport sectors have requested that Amphenol Limited continue to use 'Leaded Solder' for their specific applications and wherever possible, Amphenol Limited will accommodate the requests.

Cadmium - Cadmium plated parts are not RoHS compliant. Alternative plating finishes to Cadmium are available from Amphenol Limited, typical products being Black Zinc Nickel, Zinc Cobalt, Nickel, Stainless Steel and Nickel Aluminium Bronze.

Hexavalent Chromium - Amphenol Limited has undertaken extensive research and testing to determine the RoHS compliancy of its passivated plating finishes. Following tests in accordance with the internationally recognised standard IEC 62321:2008, Amphenol Limited can confirm that its Black Zinc Nickel plating and its Zinc Cobalt plating (green, black, yellow and clear) are RoHS compliant.

Mercury - Amphenol Limited does not use mercury in the construction of its product ranges or knowingly introduce any mercury content.

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE), including Deca-BDE, and Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) - The vast majority of Amphenol Limited's products do not contain PBDEs or PBBs; however at this time Amphenol Limited is unable to provide a 'blanket' RoHS compliancy statement with respect to these substances for its entire range of products.

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Last revised Jan 2013