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RoHS Compliance Testing

RoHS stands for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU provides information concerning restrictions of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The cable experts in our industry-leading laboratory conduct RoHS Testing as part of our QA protocols as well as offering independent testing on third-party cables to determine compliance.


Cable RoHS test

The Directive lists the following substances as being of a hazardous nature when used above the specified limits: 


Substance Maximum Concentration Values
Lead (Pb) <1000ppm
Mercury (Hg) <100ppm
Cadmium (Cd) <100ppm
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) <1000ppm
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) <1000ppm
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)    <1000ppm
Bis (2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) <1000ppm
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP)         <1000ppm
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)   <1000ppm
Diisobutyl Phthalate (DIBP) <1000ppm

RoHS testing is non-destructive as detailed in BS EN 62321-1:2013 and includes the use of X-Ray Fluorescent Spectrometry (BS EN 62321-3-1:2014).

A clean piece of cable approximately 200mm in length is placed on a wooden jig and the XRF analyser is placed in direct contact with the sample.

The XRF analyser bombards the cable material with X-Ray radiation which causes displacement of electrons in the atomic structure of the cable surface. As electrons fall back into the shells they emit or fluoresce energy. This energy can be measured and compared with the specific unique energies for each material type, allowing the determination of the presence of particular materials as well as their proportions within the material.

The RoHS test results are demonstrated by a Pass/ Fail criteria.

Click for more information on the quality assurance protocols we undertake to assure only RoHS compliant cables are included in Eland Cables' cable portfolio, as well as our quality accreditations including the BSI RoHS Trusted KitemarkTM underlining our commitment to compliance. We are the only UK cable supplier to hold both the RoHS Trusted Kitemark and be accredited to UKAS ISO 17025 test methods for RoHS cable testing.


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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.