The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today revealed that their UK distributors RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell, are now insisting that their $35 Raspberry Pi computer requires CE certification for them to be able to distribute the computers within the UK.
Original the Raspberry Pi Foundation hoped that due to their computer not being a “finished” item. Similar to that of the Beagleboard and other non-CE-marked platforms, it would not require the CE certification.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is now working around the clock to get their first 2,000 boards that have arrived in the UK CE certified and sent out to customers. The Foundation explains:
“Pete and Eben have been burning the midnight oil – literally; I only exchanged about three words with Eben yesterday, and those were when he got back in from a long day’s hacking at two in the morning. On the basis of preliminary measurements, we expect emissions from the uncased product to meet category A requirements comfortably without modification, and possibly to meet the more stringent category B requirements which we had originally expected would require a metalised case.”
More information is available over on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website.
Source: Raspberry Pi