When the WEEE and RoHS directives were first introduced in 2003, HALO began developing our RoHS compliant commercial and industrial discrete products. These devices were designed utilizing exemption 7a of the RoHS directive. Exemption 7a allows for high lead content solders to be used in the internal solder joints. These parts have been identified with the suffix RL.
There is a continual worldwide environmental movement away from the use of lead and other hazardous substances towards ‘non-toxic’ products. Added to this, there are now a series of worldwide initiatives that outline targets for electronic equipment re-use and recycling. In such initiatives, the use of hazardous materials, such as Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium and Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) are eliminated in order to reduce the risks to health and the environment.
As a leader in the magnetic components industry, we are committed to being a responsible partner to our global customers. As a result, we have worked diligently with our vendors to ensure that the supplies of metal do not come from Conflict Regions in Democratic Republic of the Congo.