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1 User Guide TE Connectivity Data Collection Tool (DCT) January 2012

2 About DCT Microsoft Excel-based form designed with the intent to facilitate environmental data transfer between TE Connectivity and its suppliers To comply with the various environmental regulations and directives we need to ensure that parts that are used to make our products do not have hazardous substances beyond the thresholds specified by the regulation or directive 2

3 Where Can I Obtain The DCT? To download the most current version of the DCT and related training documentation, following the below navigation path… –ADC.com > About ADC > Partner Programs > Suppliers Save the DCT to a preferred and easy-to-find location on your computer 3

4 Opening the DCT Macros must be enabled for the tool to function properly Open the DCT Excel file If prompted, select Enable Macros Review the license agreement and select I Agree –Uncheck Display at startup to avoid future prompts 4

5 DCT Interface – Products View Toggle to enter compliance information Toggle to enter manufacturing process data Toggle to enter revision information Toggle to enter miscellaneous data for material Import XML data request file Toggle Products view Toggle Substance Declaration view View/modify general request information Check validity of data Certify and export response file 5

6 DCT Interface – Subs. Declaration View Discards provided substance data and resets all substances as absent Select a different material in a request with multiple materials Toggle the displayed substance list 6

7 DCT Process 1.Receive request for data from TE Connectivity 2.Download attached XML request file that contains the details of the request 3.Open the DCT and import the XML request file 4.Select the Products view and complete required data fields for each material in the request 5.Select the Subs. Declaration view and disclose presence/absence of each declarable substance for each material in the request 6.Check for completeness of disclosure data 7.Certify and export data 7

8 1. Receive Request From TE Connectivity When TE Connectivity requires substance data on a material you provide, an will be sent to the environmental contact we have on file This will contain details of the request, including material numbers, request date, due date, and a link to the DCT tool and related training documentation 8

9 2. Download XML Request File The substance data request has an attached XML request file that contains the material(s) and details specific to the request Download the attached XML request file to a preferred and easy-to-find location on your computer 9

10 3. Import XML Request File Open the DCT Select Import Request from the toolbar Navigate to the folder location that you saved the XML request file The DCT is then automatically populated with the information you need to successfully complete the substance data request 10

11 4. Complete Products Data Select Products from the toolbar to activate the products view Toggle through the Compliance Data, Manufacturing Data, Revision Information, and Miscellaneous tabs to hide/show data fields for each material Complete, at a minimum, all highlighted fields 11

12 4. Complete Products Data Until all required fields are completed for a given material, the Status will indicate Incomplete Click on Incomplete to show a pop-up that specifies all data fields that needed to be completed Double-click on the incomplete data field name to be taken directly to the associated cell in the DCT 12

13 4. Complete Products Data You have the option of removing individual materials from the DCT if they are impeding your ability to declare on the remaining material(s) To do this, click on Rem under the Commands header Note: Materials that are removed from the DCT will remain as open tasks in our business system and will be subject to escalation if they are not subsequently addressed 13

14 4. Complete Products Data Once all required fields have been populated, the Status will indicateComplete 14

15 5. Complete Subs. Declaration Data Select Subs. Declaration from the toolbar to activate the substance declaration view All declarable substances default to being absent with a Complete status Review the list of declarable substances in the request to determine if any of them are present in any of the materials If all of the substances are indeed absent, no action is required 15

16 5. Complete Subs. Declaration Data If any of the declarable substances are indeed present in the material, specify the substance and how much is present Using the drop down, review the presence of any of the declarable substances for each of the materials in the request 16

17 6. Check For Completeness of Data Select Check from the toolbar to check for data completeness An error message will be returned if the data completeness check fails A confirmation message will be returned if the data completeness check is successful 17

18 7. Certify and Export Data Select Certify and Export from the toolbar to certify the data and select the delivery method of return to TE Connectivity – certified file … – Attaches the certified file to an automatically generated e- mail back to TE Connectivity –Save certified file … – Saves the certified file to your computer to be later manually attached to an back to TE Connectivity 18

19 7. Certify and Export Data Upon selection of either delivery method, a certification statement will be displayed Review the statement and click Certify Utilizing the automatically generated , or a manually generated , return the certified file to TE Connectivity 19


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