Equipment with no external dimension more than 50 centimetres (Small equipment)

The following examples apply to products that are electrical and electronic equipment according to ElektroG (§ 3 number 1 ElektroG). 

Electrical and electronic equipment that can be both b2c, as well as b2b equipment

  • Automatic dispensers
  • Consumer equipment
  • Equipment to generate electric currents
  • Household appliances
  • Heating equipment
  • Cameras
  • Small appliances with installed photovoltaic units
  • Hot plates
  • Luminaires
  • Medical equipment
  • Microwaves
  • Music equipment
  • OBD diagnosis equipment, OBD testers
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Radios
  • Toys
  • Leisure and sports equipment
  • Thermostats
  • Equipment to reproduce sound or images
  • Monitoring and control instruments
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Fans
  • Scales
  • Tools

Small equipment, that can be used in private households

  • Active hearing protection 
  • Auxiliary products for bicycles
  • Ash vacuum cleaners
  • Baby monitors
  • Projectors
  • Clothing with electrical functions (heating/massage/lighting function, etc)
  • Motion detectors
  • Pictures, illuminated
  • Flash units 
  • Blood glucose meters
  • CD/DVD/MP3 players
  • Detectors 
  • Digital cameras
  • Dimmers
  • Drones
  • Printer cartridges with electric function (e.g. chip)
  • DSLR cameras
  • Electric motors
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Cycling computers
  • Bicycle lighting
  • Residual current operated circuit breaker
  • Remote controls
  • Temperature thermometers
  • Fitness trackers
  • Illuminated tiles
  • Gas boilers
  • Generators
  • House automation equipment
  • Model construction equipment
  • Sewing equipment
  • Gimbals 
  • Glucose measuring equipment 
  • Hair and body care personal hygiene equipment
  • Door bells (also intercom systems, if applic. with video)
  • Heating blankets
  • Heating foils
  • Hi-Fi equipment
  • Insulin equipment
  • Inverters 
  • IP and surveillance cameras
  • Small appliances for cars (e.g. operated via plug & play)
  • Small pieces of furniture with integrated electric function 
  • Bell transformers
  • KNX equipment 
  • Headphones
  • Charging equipment, also with solar cells
  • Laser pointers
  • Running sensors
  • Loudspeakers
  • Circuit breakers
  • Luminescent globes
  • Humidifiers
  • Ventilation equipment
  • Measuring equipment
  • Knives
  • Microphones  
  • Multimeters
  • Night vision equipment
  • Power supply units, univesal
  • Network cameras
  • Powerbanks with additional function
  • Pumps
  • Radios
  • Razors
  • Receivers for radio, TV
  • RGB controllers
  • Shoes with illumination
  • Selfie sticks
  • Smart watches
  • Solar folding units, not directly connected
  • Solar lights
  • Solar fans
  • Voltage testers
  • Voltage converters
  • Mirrors, illuminated
  • Consoles 
  • Toy robots
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Sockets with additional function (also web and IP sockets)
  • Energy supplies
  • Torches
  • Diving computers
  • Teddies with a growling voice
  • Timers
  • Ink/toner cartridges with chip or sensor
  • Equipment to reproduce sound or images
  • Vaults
  • Watches 
  • Video cameras
  • Video lights
  • VR goggles
  • Wearables 
  • Webcams 
  • Inverters
  • Weather stations
  • Game cameras 
  • Time switch watches
  • Sighting telescopes with electrical function

Small photovoltaic panels, that can be used in private households

  • Photovoltaic panels on house roofs, caravans, boats, etc. 

Small equipment for use in other than private households only

  • Profile rail equipment for exclusively industrial or medical use
  • Industrial cameras
  • Inverters
  • Measuring/Analysing equipment for laboratories and industry
  • Product dispensing machines without cooling function

Small ’Passive’ equipment, within the scope since 1st May 2019

+++++++ allocated to the respective type of equipment category 5 +++++++++

  • Audio cables
  • Antennae for radio/TV
  • Antennae, not exclusively for communication or IT use
  • Audio adapters
  • HDMI adapters
  • HDMI cables
  • Cable reels
  • Cold-device cables
  • Small appliance cables
  • Lightswitches, see
  • Low-voltage couplers
  • Travel plugs
  • Safety fuses
  • Sockets  (Schuko etc.), see
  • Extension cables (audio, electricity)

For more information see

Misinterpretation/Electrical and electronic equipment that does not fall into category 5

IITK equipment that has no external dimension more than 50 centimetres:

  • Printers
  • GPS and Navigation devices
  • Mobile phones
  • Phablets 
  • Smartphones 
  • Routers

...are allocated to category 6.

  • Screens
  • Gas discharge lamps
  • Cooling appliances
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • LCD picture frames
  • LED lamps
  • Monitors

....are allocated to categories 1-3

  • Solar heat units without electrical function

Passive ITK equipment that has no external dimension more than 50 centimetres

  • Network cables
  • Telephone cables
  • USB cables

...are within the scope from 1st May 2019 and are allocated to category 6

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