List of EMC directives

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The following list outlines a number of EMC standards which are known at the time of writing to be either available or have been made available for public comment. These standards attempt to standardize product EMC performance, in respect to radio interference for electrical equipment.

CISPR standards[edit]

CISPR standards generally only relate to EMC emission test methods and limits.

  • CISPR 11, Industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio-frequency equipment - Electromagnetic disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement.
  • CISPR 12, Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engine driven devices - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of receivers except those installed in the vehicle/boat/device itself or in adjacent vehicles/boats/devices.
  • CISPR 14-1, Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission.
  • CISPR 14-2, Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 2: Immunity - Product family standard.
  • CISPR 15, Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment
  • CISPR 16-1, Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measurement apparatus and methods - Part 1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus
  • CISPR 16-2, Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measurement apparatus and methods - Part 2: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity
  • CISPR 16-3, Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measurement apparatus and methods - Part 3: Reports and recommendations of CISPR
  • CISPR 16-4, Part 4-1: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling — Uncertainties in standardized EMC tests
  • CISPR 22, Information technology equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement
  • CISPR 24, Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement.
  • CISPR 25, Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of on-board receivers"

IEC standards[edit]

The IEC standards on EMC are mostly part of the IEC 61000 family. Below are some examples.

  • IEC/TR EN 61000-1-1, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 1: General - Section 1: Application and interpretation of fundamental definitions and terms
  • IEC/TR EN 61000-2-1, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2: Environment - Section 1: Description of the environment - Electromagnetic environment for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public power supply systems
  • IEC/TR EN 61000-2-3, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2: Environment - Section 3: Description of the environment - Radiated and non-network-frequency-related conducted phenomena
  • IEC EN 61000-3-2, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2 - Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)
  • IEC EN 61000-3-4, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-4: Limits - Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A
  • IEC/TS EN 61000-3-5, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3: Limits - Section 5: Limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A
  • IEC EN 61000-4-2, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)- Part 4-2: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrostatic discharge immunity test
  • IEC EN 61000-4-3, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)- Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
  • IEC EN 61000-4-4, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
  • IEC EN 61000-4-5, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test
  • IEC EN 61000-4-6, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques - Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields
  • IEC EN 61000-4-7, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-7: Testing and measurement techniques - General guide on harmonics and interharmonics measurements and instrumentation, for power supply systems and equipment connected thereto
  • IEC EN 61000-4-8, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-8: Testing and measurement techniques - Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
  • IEC EN 61000-4-9, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-9: Testing and measurement techniques - Pulse magnetic field immunity test
  • IEC EN 61000-4-11, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests

ISO standards[edit]

The following are ISO standards on automotive EMC issues.

  • ISO 11451-1, Road vehicles - Vehicle test methods for electrical disturbances from narrowband radiated electromagnetic energy - Part 1: General and definitions
  • ISO 11451-2, Road vehicles - Vehicle test methods for electrical disturbances from narrowband radiated electromagnetic energy - Part 2: Off-vehicle radiation source
  • ISO 11451-3, Road vehicles - Vehicle test methods for electrical disturbances from narrowband radiated electromagnetic energy - Part 3: On-board transmitter simulation
  • ISO 11451-4, Road vehicles - Vehicle test methods for electrical disturbances from narrowband radiated electromagnetic energy - Part 4: Bulk current injection (BCI)
  • ISO 11452, Road vehicles - Electrical disturbances by narrowband radiated electromagnetic energy - Component test methods
  • ISO 13766, Earthmoving Machinery - Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • ISO 14982, Agricultural and forestry machinery -- Electromagnetic compatibility -- Test methods and acceptance criteria

European standards concerning unwanted electrical emissions[edit]

  • EN 50 081 part1 European Generic emission standard, part1: Domestic, commercial and light industry environment, replaced by EN61000-6-3
  • EN 50 081 part2 European Generic emission standard, part2: industrial environment, replaced by EN61000-6-4
  • EN 55 011 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics for scientific and medical equipment
  • EN 55 013 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of broadcast receivers
  • EN 55 014 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of household appliances and power tools, replaced by EN55014-1, and immunity part is covered by EN55014-2
  • EN 55 015 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of fluorescent lamps
  • EN 55 022 European limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of information technology equipment
  • EN 60 555 part 2 and 3 Disturbances of power supply network (part 2) and power fluctuations (part 3) caused by of household appliances and power tools, replaced by EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3
  • EN 13309 Construction Machinery - Electromagnetic compatibility of machines with internal electrical power supplies
  • VDE 0875 German EMC directive for broadband interference generated by household appliances
  • VDE 0871 German EMC directive for broadband and narrowband interference generated by information technology equipment

European standards concerning immunity to electrical emissions[edit]

  • EN 50 082 part1 European immunity standard, part1: Domestic, commercial and light industry environment, replaced by EN61000-6-1
  • EN 50 082 part2 European immunity standard, part2: industrial environment, replaced by EN61000-6-2
  • EN 50 093 European, immunity to short dips in the power supply (brownouts)
  • EN 55 020 European, immunity from radio interference of broadcast receivers
  • EN 55 024 European immunity requirements for information technology equipment
  • EN 55 101 older draft of immunity requirements for information technology equipment, replaced by EN 55 024
  • EN 50 081 part1 European Generic emission standard, part1: Domestic, commercial and light industry environment, replaced by EN61000-6-3
  • EN 50 081 part2 European immunity requirements for information technology equipment, replaced by EN61000-6-4

American standards[edit]

  • FCC Part 15 regulates unlicensed radio-frequency transmissions, both intentional and unintentional.
    • FCC Part 15 Subpart A contains a general provision that "devices may not cause interference and must accept interference from other sources."
    • FCC Part 15 Subpart B US limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance, measuring radio waves accidentally emitted from devices not specifically designed to emit radio waves ("unintentional"), both directly ("radiated") and indirectly ("conducted")
    • The rest of FCC Part 15 (subparts C through H) deal with unlicensed devices specifically designed to emit radio waves ("intentional"), such as wireless LAN, cordless telephones, low-power broadcasting, walkie-talkies, etc.
    • Conducted emissions are regulated from 150 kHz to 30 MHz, and radiated emissions are regulated from 30 MHz and up.

External links[edit]

  1. GR-1089-CORE. Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrical Safety - Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment.