VDE (German Association for Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology)
The VDE test markings document the positive testing and certification of products according to relevant standards and recognized rules of technology by the VDE Testing and Certification Institute. The granting of approval to use the corresponding VDE marking includes regular factory inspections and product monitoring to ensure that the products are of a consistent quality.
The VDE cable mark is used for cables and wires, insulating tubes, installation pipes and installation ducts. The VDE identification thread is used exclusively for cables and wires and is either required by the respective regulations or is provided aditionally to an inscription of the VDE cable marking.
VDE Marking Approval
Cables and wires according to national and international standards are tested and certified by the VDE. This is documented by the VDE marking approval (VDE badge). In addition, the cables are marked with the VDE cable marking or the VDE cable identification thread.
VDE register number, VDE certificate with production monitoring
The certification includes the allocation of a VDE register number for the expert report with production monitoring of electrotechnical products; it applies to cables and wires if a fully applicable VDE standard does not exist for the product, e.g. in the case of customer specifications.
The expert report with production monitoring includes regular repeated testings of the products as well as a monitoring of the production facility by the VDE.