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The EMC Directive 2004/108/EC became mandatory on July 21, 2007, and it stands for Electromagnetic Compatibility. The EU (European Union) defined EMC as the ability of a device, unit or equipment, or system to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances to any other devices in that environment. This encompasses both immunity to outside noise (function satisfactorily), and emission of noise (without introducing intolerable disturbances).    

The applicable standards depend on the environment of intentional use as residential, industrial or automotive. For some applicants, special product standards apply, e.g. for lifts, arc welding, electric burner controls or industrial trucks. Most of the tests are based on the compliance measurements referring to the residential or industrial limits and / or levels defined in the referring measurement standards.

Extract from standards:

EN 55014-1/-2

Household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus

Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit - Anforderungen an Haushaltgeräte, Elektrowerkzeuge und ähnliche Elektrogeräte

EN 55013 / EN55020

Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement

Ton- und Fernseh-Rundfunkempfänger und verwandte Geräte der Unterhaltungselektronik - Funkstöreigenschaften - Grenzwerte und Messverfahren

EN 55015 /
EN 61547

Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment

Grenzwerte und Messverfahren für Funkstörungen von elektrischen Beleuchtungseinrichtungen und ähnlichen Elektrogeräten

EN 55022 /
EN 55024

Information technology equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement

Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik - Funkstöreigenschaften - Grenzwerte und Messverfahren

EN 61000-3-2/-3

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions / 3-3; Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems

Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 3-2: Grenzwerte - Grenzwerte für Oberschwingungsströme / 3-3; Begrenzung von Spannungsänderungen, Spannungsschwankungen und Flicker in öffentlichen Niederspannungs-Versorgungsnetzen

EN 61000-6-1

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-1: Generic standards; Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments

Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 6-1: Fachgrundnormen; Störfestigkeit für Wohnbereich, Geschäfts- und Gewerbebereiche sowie Kleinbetriebe

EN 61000-6-3

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards; Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments

Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 6-3: Fachgrundnormen; Störaussendung für Wohnbereich, Geschäfts- und Gewerbebereiche sowie Kleinbetriebe

Parameters are:

  • Emission: radiated and conducted
  • Immunity: radiated and conducted
  • Harmonic, flicker, burst, surge
  • Voltage dips, voltage interruption and voltage variations

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