Harmonized standards for EMC directive 2014/35/EC
Directive 2004/108/EC (repealed)
Directive 89/336/EC (repealed)
Directive 2014/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of March, 29th 2014 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility and repealing Directive 2004/108/EC.
List of publications of harmonized standards with the EMC -directive
The following list enumerates the most lists of harmonized standards for the EMC-directive as published in the OJEC (C-edition of Official Journal) of the European Community. Each file lists the standards that were allowed to show presumption of compliance with the essential requirements of the EMC-directive from that date off, and the standard they intend to replace as well as the time span older and newer versions may overlap.
(valid per june 2016)
(Obsolete: standards are provided for historic reasons)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards(7-4-2000 C99)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (14-12-2000 C359)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (5-4-2001 C105)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (9-3-2002 C62)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (14-8-2002 C190)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (07-12-2002 C304)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (27-03-2003 C74)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (22-07-2003 C17)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (12-11-2003 C271)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (23-04-2004 C98)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (30-4-2005 C77)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (10-5-2005 C246)
(Withdrawn per June 2016)
- List of Harmonized EMC standard ( 2009-06 C126)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (2012-10 C321)
- List of Harmonized EMC standards (2015-01 C14)
(files may be downloaded)
Some popular harmonized standards for EMC
Standards are published by the International Standardization Bodies such as CENELEC, CEN, ISO, ETSI and/or IEC . All Harmonized standards are approved as so by CENELEC, CEN or ETSI and then published in the OJ. The forenamed organizations are designated for this task by the European Commission.
- EN 55022 Information Processing Equipment (Replaced by EN 55032),
- EN 55032 ITE, AUDIO VIDEO MULITIMEDIA equipment,
- EN 61000-6-1/2/3/4 Generic Standards,
- EN 61326-1 Laboratory Equipment,
- EN 55014-1/2 House Hold equipment and Tools,
- EN 55015 Lighting equipment.
Harmonized standards, if applied in full, provide the manufacturer presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the directive. Harmonized standards come in 3 flavors:
- Product Standard
- Product Family standards
- Generic Standards
The order above is also the order of priority. Only if no Product Standard nor Product Family standard is available, the Generic Standards may be applied.
What is EMC testing about ?
Emission of spurious RF energy
EMC testing is about limiting the pollution of the radio spectrum by defining limits to the emitted radiated- and conducted power of any electrically operated piece of equipment or system.
Immunity against RF fields
In addition equipment is verified to operate satisfactorily in the expected electromagnetic environment. The latter aspect is also described as susceptibility or (lack of) Immunity.
Essential tests to be carried out
The following is a non-exhaustive list of test to be carried out on an average apparatus.
- Radiated Emissions measurement (EN 55032/CISPR16)
- Conducted Emissions measurement (EN 55032/CISPR16)
- Radiated Immunity test against EM-fields (EN 61000-4-3)
- Conducted Immunity test against RF currents on cabling (EN 61000-4-6)
- Immunity test Electro Static Discharges test (ESD) (EN 61000-4-2)
- Immunity test against Surge impulses (Lightning) (EN 61000-4-5)
- Immunity test against Switching Transients (EFT) (EN 61000-4-4)
- Immunity test Power dips and interruptions (EN 61000-4-11)
- Emission test of harmonics of the mains frequency (EN 61000-3-2)
- Emission test Flicker caused by load variations (EN 61000-3-3)