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Old December 21, 2009, 11:40 AM
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You can see here, as Marci (Thermochill's kinda-sorta rep back then) says, they switched over to ROHS stuff several years ago. ALthough to be specific, the water-solubility of the flux is a different factor, and doesn't necessarily corelate to ROHS.

Originally Posted by Marci
Our Production Manager (Andy) CHOSE to go with Water-based flux when regs changed for RoHS compliance... however, there are still non-water-based fluxes that are fine to use... there's a whole list of different fluxes which are all RoHS Compliant, covering organic and inorganic waterbased, rosin-based etc etc. All manufacturers are free to choose whichever they want to use, so no, not ALL rads produced for sale within EU will use water-based flux. They MAY do so, but there's no hard rule enforcing it... merely rules enforcing the use of older fluxes with components that do not comply with RoHS.
Now, Thermochill's miserable stock situation is (and always has been) another issue altogether. watercooling.co.uk and chilledpc are both showing them in stock, for that's worth.
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Old December 21, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Not to beat dead horse, but if they would be RoHS complaint they would say so on a website, just as Swiftech, Feser and others do.
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Old December 23, 2009, 12:28 PM
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So I'm guessing you don't want to buy the rads Dazmode? Perhaps your information is out-dated?

Not to beat dead horse, but if they would be RoHS complaint they would say so on a website, just as Swiftech, Feser and others do.
I disagree. Many companies do not bother with compliance standard logos or certifications in their product descriptions or just don't update their web site when they receive new certification. Corsair, for example, lists their HX850W PSU as being 80plus Silver rated when in fact it has been re-classified as 80plus Gold level efficiency:

Welcome to Corsair :: HX850W Power Supply Product Information
80 Plus PSU - Details

There are many other examples. That was the first that came to mind. Anyway, this is all quite off-topic and I'd appreciate it if anyone who wishes to further discuss thermochill RoHS compliance would create their own thread.
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Old December 24, 2009, 12:32 PM
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RoHS compliance! are you gonna drink from your rad.

NMO is the UK Enforcement Authority for the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2008 (the “RoHS Regulations”). These Regulations implement EU Directive 2002/95 which bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
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