Green is more than just a color, it's a lifestyle.

Comprehensive is dedicated to a clean, healthy environment and was one of the first connectivity manufacturers to adopt a green approach to the manufacturing of it's products back in 2005. Comprehensive works exclusively with partners and suppliers that have proven themselves to be compliant with the RoHS directive.* This means that you can trust that almost every Comprehensive branded cable assemblies, bulk wire, connectors and adapters are certified RoHS compliant**

What is RoHS?

RoHS stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances". It is the European Union (EU) directive that restricts the use of six hazardous substances in electronic components shipped into Europe. The directive took effect on July 1, 2006.

What are the Hazardous Substances restricted by RoHS?

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Materials) is sometimes referred to as the lead-free directive, but it actually restricts the use of the following six substances:

1. Lead
2. Mercury
3. Cadmium
4. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
6. Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)

The maximum permitted concentrations of the above substances are 0.1% or 1000 ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight of homogeneous material. This means that the limits do not apply to the weight of the finished product or a component but to any single substance that could be separated mechanically (in theory at least).

Where are Hazardous substances used?

Lead - Solders, components, terminations, glass, printed circuit board coatings. Cadmium – Sensors, electroplating, plastic materials, NiCd batteries. Mercury - Batteries, switches, sensors, relays, fluorescent lamps, etc. Hexavalent Chromium - Chrome, coatings. PBB-PBDE - Flame retardants.

More Information

For more information about RoHS, please visit their website at

*Comprehensive accepts no responsibility for the products of other brands that we may choose to distribute. Please check with our sales staff, our website or with the manufacturer directly for further details.

**Some older products that have not turned or are part of our clearance inventory may have been manufactured prior to the RoHS directive. Please confirm with a sales associate.