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Oct 2014

External batteries for mobile phone or tablet: Power banks could be in scope of German ElektroG

On 30, Oct 2014 | In News @en, WEEE | By Alisa Maier


You are out and your mobile phone or tablet doesn´t work anymore, because the battery is empty and needs to be recharged? In this situation, a so-called power bank can be a good solution. A power bank is an external battery that can recharge a mobile phone or tablet using USB interface.

The power bank itself can be recharged directly by power adapter at a socket or via USB interface of a laptop. At first sight, power banks seem to be a rechargeable batteries. But due to their functionalities and technical specifications they might be classified as electric device and therefore could fall in the scope of the German ElektroG (WEEE Regulations). That means comprehensive requirements for producers and distributors of power banks.

1cc supports producers and distributors of electrical and electronic products such as power banks in clarifying their obligations under the German ElektroG (WEEE Regulations) and BattG (Battery Act). For more information, please contact us at compliance@1cc-consulting.com.