Harmonized standards for EMC directive 2014/35/EC

Directive 2004/108/EC (repealed)

Directive 89/336/EC  (repealed)

Directive 2014/35/EC

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.

Directive 2014/30/EC

(valid per june 2016)

Directive 89/336/EC

(Obsolete: standards are provided for historic reasons)

Directive 2004/108/EC

(Withdrawn per June 2016)

(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.

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:

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.