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Voyageur PCs are available with entirely RoHS compliant components!

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Below is information and documentation supporting the RoHS compliance of components we use. Voyageur PC is committed to environmentally friendly technology solutions, as evidenced by our involvement in RoHS compliance as well as the 80 PLUS program and ENERGY STAR.

 

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Intel® Lead Free Desktop Boards

This Desktop Board is a European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC) compliant product. EU RoHS restricts the use of six materials. One of the six restricted materials is lead.

This Desktop Board is lead free although certain discrete components used on the board contain a small amount of lead which is necessary for component performance and/or reliability. This Desktop Board is referred to as “Lead-free second level interconnect.” The board substrate and the solder connections from the board to the components (second-level connections) are all lead free.

China bans the same substances and has the same limits as EU RoHS; however it requires different product marking and controlled substance information. The required mark shows the Environmental Friendly Usage Period (EFUP). The EFUP is defined as the number of years for which controlled listed substances will not leak or chemicallydeteriorate while in the product.

  • Excerpt from Intel® Desktop Board DG33BU Technical Product Specification [pdf]

CPU

ROHS / Lead (Pb) Free Solutions

As part of our environmental initiative, Intel is working with our suppliers, customers, and several industry consortia to develop and provide EU RoHS (European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant products.

As part of our environmental initiative, Intel is working with our suppliers, customers, and several industry consortia to develop and provide EU RoHS (European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant products.

Intel provides Material Declaration Data Sheets (MDDS) to demonstrate compliance to EU RoHS. Many, but not all, MDDSs are located at http://intel.pcnalert.com/. If you have difficulty finding the correct MDDS, or have a general RoHS inquiry, send an email to rohs@intel.com.

Note: Most Intel MDDSs contains EU RoHS information, and China RoHS information.

Memory

RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive was passed into law by the European Union (E.U.). It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). From July 1, 2006 the use of these materials has been severely restricted in most electrical and electronic products sold in Europe.

In 2003, Kingston began the process of converting all of its products to be built in compliance with the RoHS Directive. Qualification of RoHS-compliant components supplied by our vendors and the implementation of new manufacturing processes related to this Directive was undertaken in 2004 and 2005.

All of Kingstons products and their packaging materials sold to Europe became fully RoHS-compliant on July 1, 2006. Occasionally, in order to meet special requests from customers we may supply certain legacy products for which RoHS-compliant components are unavailable from our suppliers for use in older equipment. For other regions, Kingston will ship the RoHS compliant memory and flash products upon request. A Declaration of RoHS Compliance can also be provided. If you have questions regarding the RoHS compliance of our products, please contact your distributor or reseller.

  • Excerpt from http://www.kingston.com/company/green.asp?id=5 [link]

Cases

Casing USA

All products supplied by us and listed in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, WEEE-2002/96/EC, shall comply with The Restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, ROHS-2002/95/EC, since July 1, 2006

Excerpt from Declaration of Compliance with RoHS [pdf]

Evercase E4252:

"Our whole factory has switched to RoHS Compliant completely – including all of components from vendors. A sticker can be found on our cases."

  • Excerpt from memo received from Evercase USA Inc.

Optical Drives

See reports: CE_2008_48141C.pdf and CE_2008_53208B.pdf

Hard Drives

Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 80-GB Hard Drive

Key Features and Benefits:
* SATA 3Gb/s interface
* Perpendicular recording technology for maximum drive capacity and reliability
* 8-MB cache buffer
* Ultra-fast performance
* Superb reliability
* Whisper-quiet operation
* Enhanced G-Force Protection against handling damage
* 78 MB/s maximum sustained data transfer rate
* Clean Sweep calibration and Directed Offline scan diagnostics
* RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) compliant
* 5-year warranty

Excerpt from http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Barracuda_7200.10_SATA_80... [link]

Video Cards (if needed)

GeForces 8 Series

See specifications: http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/8series/8400GS.aspx#2

Keyboard & Mouse

Microsoft

Microsoft supports the manufacture of electronic products with reduced hazardous substances and the proper recycling, recovery and handling of waste associated with those products. At a minimum, we implement strict policies to ensure that our products and packaging fully comply with the requirements of each government’s jurisdiction in which we do business. This includes compliance with the WEEE and RoHS Directives issued by the European Union (EU).

The letter and chart supplied below provide product specific information about compliance with the RoHS directive. This directive restricts the use of certain materials in products sold on the EU market, effective July 1, 2006. Please use the letter and attached product chart to determine the RoHS status of our products. If the product is listed, you may use the letter and chart as our certification that placing the product on the EU market is appropriate under the RoHS directive. If a product for which you are seeking information is not identified, please contact your Microsoft Hardware Account Manager for further information.

» Microsoft Hardware RoHS Compliance Letter (.pdf)

 

 

 

 

     
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