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Magnetics Supplier Achieves RoHS Compliance

Magnetic component supplier, Datatronic Distribution (www.datatronics.com), has announced that all of its standard catalog transformers and inductors now comply with the European Union’s RoHS regulations. The company has been supplying RoHS-compliant products since May of 2005 and all standard products have been RoHS-compliant since May 31 of this year.

The standard solder now employed by Datatronic is SN96AG4, with SN100 and SN99.3CU0.7 solders also available upon request. The company is denoting compliance on its product data sheets with a special RoHS logo that indicates the product is designed and manufactured with lead-free solder and does not contain levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) or polybrominated ethers (PBDEs) prohibited by RoHS/WEEE directives.

The EU’s RoHS directive excludes all devices designed for use in military, medical and aerospace applications, such as those manufactured by the company’s other magnetics business unit Datatronics Romoland, Inc.. For those customers with these applications who feel their products must still meet RoHS requirements and require lead solder terminations, the company has developed a program to issue special part numbers for equivalents to their standard products.

For custom part numbers in other industrial or commercial applications, Datatronic Distribution has developed a similar review program. The company is working with customers to review their documentation, drawings, designs and materials on a case-by-case basis. Substitute material testing can be provided upon request by customers.

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