Sorry to revive a post for which I had accepted the solution, but I’m still unsure about a point.
The components for which you have the option of selecting RoHS or not, we select RoHS. Those are all ICs.
That is great.
The boards do not have any “non-RoHS” components. And the most important part of all this, is the solder we use is RoHS, obviously.
There is no official certification, simply making sure we don’t use non-RoHS components/solder is enough
This is where I’m bugging. If I want to put a Smoothieboard in my product, then I have to make sure that it is RoHS compliant. As far as I know there are two ways to do it:
A. Through documentation: my supplier (Robotseed?) guarantees that the board is RoHS. How ? With a simple declaration, but still an official declaration from the company. For example the company Newport provides here a declaration for one of its products. Such letters typically say something like “To the best of our knowledge after conducting a risk analysis of our product, we confirm that it does not contain xxx and it is therefore RoHS compliant.”
B. Through testing: I should probably send 1 or more Smoothieboards to a testing lab that will check for the presence of some substances. I have no idea whether testing labs can test entire chips at once.
Option A is the overwhelmingly recommended one.
Does somebody know whether the board is also REACH compliant (if I should make another post for that let me know)?
I hope it will be useful to existing and future users, this board is amazing, thanks for this great piece of electronics.