Household equipment



Electrical and electronic equipment for private households is every piece of equipment which is specifically designed for private households. This also includes electrical and electronic equipment for business, industry, administration and other fields where the properties and size of the equipment are similar to equipment for private households and could be installed there at any time.

Every piece of electrical or electronic equipment which is used in a commercial enterprise but could also be used in any normal household is known as "Dual-Use-Equipment" and is treated in the same way as household equipment.

An example of "Dual-Use-Equipment" is a computer screen. Even when this is operating in a commercial office it is still treated as equipment for private households because it could also be installed in any normal household.