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2018-02-01
Location: United Kingdom
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Scott Steedman' address for 2018

Scott Steedman CBE FREng, Director of Standards, presents the road map for the National Standards Body in 2018.

He highlights the key topics in standards making for the next year, such as Brexit, the value of standards to businesses and consumers, the digital economy, innovation, manufacturing, the built environment and the Internet of Things.

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2017-12-19
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Organizational Resilience - How it enables organizations to pass the test of time
Organizational Resilience is “the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.” It reaches beyond risk management towards a more holistic view of business health and success. A resilient organization is one that not merely survives over the long term, but also flourishes - passing the test of time. In today’s volatile and uncertain world, understanding what it takes to ensure this survival and prosperity of an organization can be more challenging than ever.

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2017-08-09
Location: United Kingdom
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Prepare for and Navigate the MDR/IVDR Transition with Compliance Navigator 

Understanding the changes to the European legislation can be confusing and time consuming. That’s why Compliance Navigator has developed topic-by-topic MDR/IVDR Smart Support to help you to understand the Regulations so that you can implement them in your business.

Each piece of Smart Support addresses the new requirements helping you to interpret precisely what they mean for your business, including:

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BS EN ISO 10993-4:2017 Biological evaluation of medical devices. Selection of tests for interactions with blood.

States general requirements for evaluating the interactions of medical devices with blood. The revision introduces a more modern description of in vitro techniques that rely less on the use of animals and generate more predictive result.

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BS IEC 82304-1:2016 - Health software

BS IEC 82304-1:2016 Health software. General requirements for product safety applies to the safety and security of health software products designed to operate on general computing platforms and intended to be placed on the market without dedicated hardware, and its primary focus is on the requirements for manufacturers.

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Get involved with standards development at the most exciting time for the industry and be in the forefront of standards work following the publication of the MDR. We’re looking for people with sector expertise to shape and develop the standards that will influence the future direction of our economy and help protect the environment.
You can join our committees on the following subjects: 

  • CH/194 Biological evaluation of medical devices (BS EN ISO 10993 series)
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  • CH/205/1 Medical textiles (BS EN 13795 series)
  • CH/210 Quality Management and general aspects for medical devices (BS EN ISO 13485, BS EN ISO 14971 and others)

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Get BS EN ISO 15223-1 standard on medical device CD-ROM

BS EN ISO 15223-1:2016 Medical devices – Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labelling and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements can be used by manufacturers to convey information on the safe and effective use of medical devices.

The CD-ROM contains the PDF version of BS EN ISO 15223-1:2016, and the 2011 edition of EN 15986:2011 Symbols for use in the labelling of medical devices – Requirements for labelling of medical devices containing phthalates, together with separate graphic images of the symbols in TIF, JPEG and EPS format, which can be downloaded and reproduced easily. By including the standards (for guidance and context) together with the symbols, the CD-ROM will make using the symbols much easier.

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BS EN ISO 11137-3: 2017 Sterilization of health care products. Radiation. Guidance on dosimetric aspects

The International standard relating to dosimetry has been revised and will be available soon. It provides guidance on the application of dose measurements (dosimetry) during all stages of the sterilization process.

BS EN ISO 11137-3: 2017 will help with meeting the dosimetric requirements of radiation sterilization in BS EN ISO 11137-1 and -2, as the revised standard also introduces and formally defines the concepts of ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ measurement of dose.

BS EN ISO 11137-3:2017 will be available on the BSI shop shortly.

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2017-05-31
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Standards Outlook 2017
Delivering Digital

This year's edition of Standards Outlook 2017 is now available to download. The publication’s theme is on digital technology and how standards are enabling the adoption.

It also provides a snapshot of the breadth and depth of recent standards development work across all sectors within the digital space. Look out for the BSI Standards in Numbers info-graphic displaying key BSI stats.

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Join our workshop: Digital manufacturing - the route to resilient supply chains

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We are pleased to invite you to BSI's free expert workshop on digital manufacturing – the route to resilient supply chains, presented by Ben Sheridan BSI Knowledge Solution's Market Development Manager for manufacturing

Discussed in this workshop:

  • How BSI is leading the way in identifying how supply chains can use digital technologies to become more resilient
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Application:
BS EN 61000-6-2:2005 - Start year: : 2005
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus connected to power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant, and intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations. It also applies to battery-operated apparatus and intended to be used in industrial locations.

The environments encompassed by this Standard are industrial, both indoor and outdoor. Industrial locations are characterized by the existence of one or more of the following:

  • industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) apparatus;
  • heavy inductive or capacitive loads are frequently switched;
  • currents and associated magnetic fields are high.

This Standard defines immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances, including electrostatic discharges.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 which will be withdrawn on 1 June 2008.

It includes the following cross-references: IEC 60050-161, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-11 and CISPR 22.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-6-2:2005

Start Year / Status
Application:
BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Power frequency magnetic field immunity test

BS EN 61000-4-8 relates to the immunity requirements of equipment, only under operational conditions, to magnetic disturbances at power frequencies 50 Hz and 60 Hz related to:

– Residential and commercial locations;
– Industrial installations and power plants;
– Medium voltage and high voltage sub-stations.

BS EN 61000-4-8 does not consider disturbances due to capacitive or inductive coupling in cables or other parts of the field installation.

Notes:

The object of BS EN 61000-4-8 is to establish a common and reproducible basis for evaluating the performance of electrical and electronic equipment for household, commercial and industrial applications when subjected to magnetic fields at power frequency (continuous and short duration field).

The standard defines:

– Recommended test levels
– Test equipment
– Test set-up
– Test procedure.

Start Year / Status
Application: Appliance, Household
BS EN 55014-1:1997 - Start year: : 1993 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Household equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Noise (spurious signals), Voltage, Voltage measurement, Frequencies, Rated power, Electrical wave measurement, Testing conditions, Circuits, Test equipment, Portable machine tools, Power measurement (electric), Reception, Battery-powered devices, Projectors (image), Ignition systems (heat engineering), Toys, Vending machines, Gambling equipment, Electric heaters, Electrical medical equipment, Switches, Semiconductor devices, Control equipment, Electric control equipment, Electric fences, Electric convertors, Hoists Immunity tests

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : July 1993 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2001

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55014-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

This European Standard applies to the conduction and the radiation of radio frequency disturbances from appliances whose main functions are performed by motors and switching or regulating devices, unless the r.f. energy is intentionally generated or intended for illumination.

The intention of this standard is to establish uniform requirements for the radio disturbance level of the equipment, to fix limits of disturbance, to describe methods of measurement and to standardize operating conditions and interpretation of results.

This standard includes equipment such as: household electrical appliances, electric tools, regulating controls using semiconductor devices, motor-driven electro-medical apparatus, electric/electronic toys, automatic dispensing machines as well as cine or slide projectors. It also includes separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors, switching devices e.g. (power or protective) relays; however no emission requirements apply unless formulated in this standard.

The frequency range covered is 9 kHz 1o 400 GHZ.

The effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of apparatus are excluded from this standard.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 55014-1:1997 which is withdrawn.

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : April 2001 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrically-operated devices, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Electrical conductance, Emission, Electrical measurement

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2017+A11:2020
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

What is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 about?

This European standard sets out emission requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of household appliances and electric tools
  • EMC compliance and design engineers within the domestic appliance industry
  • Purchasing departments within the domestic appliance industry
  • Test laboratories
  • Large retailers of household appliances and electric tools
  • Regulatory bodies

Why should you use BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

This standard aims to suppress disturbances from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery) in order to achieve an adequate level of radio protection. Users adopt this standard to ensure that their products do not cause interference to radio reception.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55014-1:2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

Start Year / Status
Application: Appliances
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 - Start year: : 2012+A11:2014
Description:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 gives general requirements to ensure the safety of electrical household appliances – providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances. These best practice recommendations for electrical safety look at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house. The use of appliances by unsupervised children, or young children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

How does it work?

BS EN 60335-1 looks at the general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electric household appliances. It also defines the classification and marking of electrical equipment, and demonstrates how to ensure protection against live parts. The standard explains heating, void as well as leakage currents and electric strength at operating temperatures. Other topics include moisture resistance, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and connections.

Who should buy it?

  • Electrical engineers
  • Manufacturers of electrical household equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household equipment
  • Organizations selling electrical household equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors

 

Notes:

Corrigendum, October 2013. Corrigendum, May 2014. Amendment, September 2014. Amends and replaces BS EN 60335-1:2012. Corrigendum, October 2014.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019 - Start year: : 2012+A2:2019
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

This is the first in a series of European standards detailing safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances, including those that are battery operated. It covers how to test, classify and mark the equipment.

Manufacturers can use this standard to demonstrate compliance with the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (Test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

Why should you use this standard?

The standard specifies general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electrical household appliances including defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment, protection against live parts, heating, leakage currents, electric strength at operating temperatures, moisture resistance, resistance to heat and fire, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and supply connections.

Its best practice recommendations look at the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by electrical appliances and ensure a high level of user safety.

The standard covers:

  • Household and similar electrical appliances providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.
  • Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances
  • Appliances not intended for normal household use but which are intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, in light industry and on farms
  • Appliances and machines which are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons

NOTE: The use of appliances by unsupervised young children, or children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

The amendments consist of the CENELEC adoption of IEC Amendment 1:2013 and IEC Amendment 2:2016 with CENELEC modifications to the text and CENELEC Amendment A14:2019.

Together these CENELEC amendments include the following changes to the preceding standard BS EN 60335-1:2012+A13:2017 :

a)       Introduction of requirements for Class II appliances with functional earth

b)      Clarification of the requirements for testing three-phase appliances

c)       Introduction of a wetting agent to be used in spillage testing in 15.2

d)      Clarification of the leakage current test of 16.2 particularly with regard to Class II constructions

e)      Introduction of revised requirements for access to button cells etc. in 22.54

f)        Introduction of requirements for appliances used at altitudes above 2000 m

g)       Conversion of numerous Notes relating to components in Clause 24 into normative text

h)      Amendment of Annex B so that it specifies that it covers appliances powered by rechargeable batteries which are recharged in the appliance

i)        Clarification of requirements for battery-operated appliances by the introduction of Annex S for battery-operated appliances powered by batteries that are non-rechargeable or not recharged in the appliance

j)        Introduction of Annex T which gives requirements for UV-C radiation effect on non-metallic materials

k)       Inclusion of a new informative Annex ZH: ‘Common plugs and socket-outlets types in CENELEC countries’ which has replaced the hyperlink to the CENELEC website for information concerning National plug and socket-outlets

l)        Other items have been changed for clarification and consistency

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 55014-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

CISPR 14-1:2020 specifies the requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as defined below, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery). This document is applicable to the following equipment:

- household appliances or similar equipment;

- electric tools;

- similar apparatus.

Also included in the scope of this document are separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors and switching devices (e.g. power or protective relays). However, no emission requirements apply to such separate parts, unless otherwise stated in this document. Products which incorporate radio transmit/receive functions are included in the scope of this document. Equipment under the scope of this document making use of IPT is also in the scope. Excluded from the scope of this document are:

- equipment for which all emission requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated in other CISPR standards;

- equipment intended to be used only on a vehicle, ship or aircraft;

- equipment used only in industrial environment

- the effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of the equipment.Multifunction equipment may be required to comply with clauses in this and other standards. The details are given in 6.5. The emission requirements in this document are not intended to be applicable to the intentional transmissions from a radio transmitter as defined by the ITU including their spurious emissions. This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant changes with respect to the previous edition:

- revision of general test conditions and addition of new specific test conditions (e.g. for robotic equipment);

- introduction of additional requirements for equipment making use of inductive power transfer technology;

- remove from the normative text any compliance requirement based on statistical evaluation;

- revision of clicks analysis, with particular relevance to the determination of the observation time and the application of the upper quartile method for different types of click analysers.

Refer to the Foreword of the document for examples of equipment.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 about?

This is the latest amendment to the European standard on general requirements for the safety of household and similar electrical appliances. BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 reflects research on the changing behaviours and capabilities of children and what makes appliances attractive to them.

Who is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

What does BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 cover?

It specifies general requirements for the safety of electrical appliances for the household environment and commercial purposes, providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.

It also covers battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances and those intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, light industry and on farms; as well as appliances and machines that are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons.

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 deals with the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by appliances and machines that are encountered by all persons. Its general requirements include:

  • Defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment
  • Protection against live parts, heating and leakage currents
  • Electric strength at operating temperatures
  • Moisture resistance
  • Resistance to heat and fire
  • Stability and mechanical hazards
  • Internal wiring
  • Supply connections

Why should you use BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

  • It ensures that products developed using this standard have a high level of user-safety
  • Its use helps facilitate trade, improve efficiency and increase trust in products

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages because it supports the manufacture of safer electrical appliances. 

What’s new about BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019. The standard’s scope remains unchanged in that it still doesn’t cover the use of appliances by very young children, unsupervised young children, nor children playing with electrical household equipment.

However, the standard now takes into account research on the reasonably foreseeable use of appliances by children and on their interaction with appliances and, as a consequence, introduces more stringent conditions to be met by those appliances considered to be child-appealing. This amendment also makes a few editorial changes to the text.

Start Year / Status
Application: Business and Office Machines
BS EN 55024:1998+A2:2003, CISPR 24:1997 - Start year: : 1998 Withdrawn 2013
Description:

Telecommunication systems, Data processing, Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Communication equipment, Printing machines, Photocopying machines, Office machines, Facsimile equipment, Local area networks, Cash registers, Vending machines, Electrical testing, Noise (spurious signals), Performance testing

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Commercial Appliances
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 - Start year: : 2012+A11:2014
Description:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 gives general requirements to ensure the safety of electrical household appliances – providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances. These best practice recommendations for electrical safety look at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house. The use of appliances by unsupervised children, or young children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

How does it work?

BS EN 60335-1 looks at the general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electric household appliances. It also defines the classification and marking of electrical equipment, and demonstrates how to ensure protection against live parts. The standard explains heating, void as well as leakage currents and electric strength at operating temperatures. Other topics include moisture resistance, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and connections.

Who should buy it?

  • Electrical engineers
  • Manufacturers of electrical household equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household equipment
  • Organizations selling electrical household equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors

 

Notes:

Corrigendum, October 2013. Corrigendum, May 2014. Amendment, September 2014. Amends and replaces BS EN 60335-1:2012. Corrigendum, October 2014.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019 - Start year: : 2012+A2:2019
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

This is the first in a series of European standards detailing safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances, including those that are battery operated. It covers how to test, classify and mark the equipment.

Manufacturers can use this standard to demonstrate compliance with the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (Test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

Why should you use this standard?

The standard specifies general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electrical household appliances including defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment, protection against live parts, heating, leakage currents, electric strength at operating temperatures, moisture resistance, resistance to heat and fire, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and supply connections.

Its best practice recommendations look at the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by electrical appliances and ensure a high level of user safety.

The standard covers:

  • Household and similar electrical appliances providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.
  • Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances
  • Appliances not intended for normal household use but which are intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, in light industry and on farms
  • Appliances and machines which are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons

NOTE: The use of appliances by unsupervised young children, or children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

The amendments consist of the CENELEC adoption of IEC Amendment 1:2013 and IEC Amendment 2:2016 with CENELEC modifications to the text and CENELEC Amendment A14:2019.

Together these CENELEC amendments include the following changes to the preceding standard BS EN 60335-1:2012+A13:2017 :

a)       Introduction of requirements for Class II appliances with functional earth

b)      Clarification of the requirements for testing three-phase appliances

c)       Introduction of a wetting agent to be used in spillage testing in 15.2

d)      Clarification of the leakage current test of 16.2 particularly with regard to Class II constructions

e)      Introduction of revised requirements for access to button cells etc. in 22.54

f)        Introduction of requirements for appliances used at altitudes above 2000 m

g)       Conversion of numerous Notes relating to components in Clause 24 into normative text

h)      Amendment of Annex B so that it specifies that it covers appliances powered by rechargeable batteries which are recharged in the appliance

i)        Clarification of requirements for battery-operated appliances by the introduction of Annex S for battery-operated appliances powered by batteries that are non-rechargeable or not recharged in the appliance

j)        Introduction of Annex T which gives requirements for UV-C radiation effect on non-metallic materials

k)       Inclusion of a new informative Annex ZH: ‘Common plugs and socket-outlets types in CENELEC countries’ which has replaced the hyperlink to the CENELEC website for information concerning National plug and socket-outlets

l)        Other items have been changed for clarification and consistency

Start Year / Status
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 about?

This is the latest amendment to the European standard on general requirements for the safety of household and similar electrical appliances. BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 reflects research on the changing behaviours and capabilities of children and what makes appliances attractive to them.

Who is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

What does BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 cover?

It specifies general requirements for the safety of electrical appliances for the household environment and commercial purposes, providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.

It also covers battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances and those intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, light industry and on farms; as well as appliances and machines that are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons.

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 deals with the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by appliances and machines that are encountered by all persons. Its general requirements include:

  • Defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment
  • Protection against live parts, heating and leakage currents
  • Electric strength at operating temperatures
  • Moisture resistance
  • Resistance to heat and fire
  • Stability and mechanical hazards
  • Internal wiring
  • Supply connections

Why should you use BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

  • It ensures that products developed using this standard have a high level of user-safety
  • Its use helps facilitate trade, improve efficiency and increase trust in products

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages because it supports the manufacture of safer electrical appliances. 

What’s new about BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019. The standard’s scope remains unchanged in that it still doesn’t cover the use of appliances by very young children, unsupervised young children, nor children playing with electrical household equipment.

However, the standard now takes into account research on the reasonably foreseeable use of appliances by children and on their interaction with appliances and, as a consequence, introduces more stringent conditions to be met by those appliances considered to be child-appealing. This amendment also makes a few editorial changes to the text.

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Application: Commerical Electrical and Electronic Equipment
BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Power frequency magnetic field immunity test

BS EN 61000-4-8 relates to the immunity requirements of equipment, only under operational conditions, to magnetic disturbances at power frequencies 50 Hz and 60 Hz related to:

– Residential and commercial locations;
– Industrial installations and power plants;
– Medium voltage and high voltage sub-stations.

BS EN 61000-4-8 does not consider disturbances due to capacitive or inductive coupling in cables or other parts of the field installation.

Notes:

The object of BS EN 61000-4-8 is to establish a common and reproducible basis for evaluating the performance of electrical and electronic equipment for household, commercial and industrial applications when subjected to magnetic fields at power frequency (continuous and short duration field).

The standard defines:

– Recommended test levels
– Test equipment
– Test set-up
– Test procedure.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-6-1:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

BS EN 61000-6-1 is intended for use by all manufacturers, designers and test houses associated with electrical and electronic equipment for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial  environments.

Specific technical changes have been introduced to Tables 1 to 4. The frequency range for tests according to BS EN 61000-4-3 has been extended above 1 GHz according to technologies used in this frequency area. The use of TEM waveguide testing according to BS EN 61000-4-20 has been introduced for certain products and the testing requirements according to BS EN 61000-4-11 have been amended significantly

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 which remains current

This part of BS EN 61000 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. No tests need to be performed at frequencies where no requirements are specified.

This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn 2009
Description:

This part of EN 61000-6 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments for which no dedicated product or product-family immunity standard exists. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus directly connected to a low-voltage public mains network or connected to a DC source interfaced between the apparatus and the low-voltage public mains network. This standard applies also to battery operated apparatus or apparatus powered by a non-public, but non industrial, low voltage power distribution system.

This standard defines the immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges. These test requirements represent essential electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements. The immunity requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate level of immunity for apparatus at residential, commercial and light-industrial locations. The level does not cover extreme cases occurring at any location but with an extremely low probability of occurrence.

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-6-1:2007

Replaces  BS EN 50082-1:1998

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BS EN 50082-1:1998 - Start year: : 1998 Superseded, Withdrawn 2004
Description:

Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Performance, Grades (quality), Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Industrial, Commercial, Domestic, Testing conditions, Environment (working), Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrostatics, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Replaced By BS EN 61000-6-1:2001

Start Year / Status
Application: Communications Equipment
BS EN 55022:2006+A2:2010 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : November 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 55022:2010

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : July 2011 Replaced By : BS EN 50561-1:2013, BS EN 55032:2012

Start Year / Status
Application: Components, Electronic
BS EN 61010-2-010:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

Electrical safety, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Safety measures, Heating equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Electric heaters, Protected electrical equipment, Marking, Warning devices, Equipment safety, Instructions for use, Thermal protection, Cleaning, Temperature rise, Temperature-rise limit, Temperature control, Control systems, Electrical protection equipment, Earth-leakage circuit-breakers, Classification systems, Vacuum plant, Rated power, Rated current

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 50581:2012 - Start year: : 2012
Description:

Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Environmental engineering, Chemical analysis and testing, Determination of content, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Chromium, Biphenyl, Flame retardants, Dangerous materials

Notes:

Replaced by: BS EN IEC 63000:2018

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-3:2006+A2:2010 - Start year: : 2006
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-3:2006+A2:2010 looks at the testing and electrical measurement techniques to ensure protection against radio frequency electromagnetic fields from any source. The standard applies to all the immunity requirements of electronic equipment and components that are subjected to electromagnetic radiation. It also focuses on the protection against radio-frequency emissions from digital radiotelephones and other similar devices. All the test methods are structured in such a way that they can be repeated at various test facilities to do a qualitative analysis of effects.

Notes:

BS EN 61000-4-3:2006+A2:2010 explains the test levels related to general purposes and the protection against radio-frequency emissions from digital radio telephones and other devices. It also looks at the testing equipment – describing the test facility and calibration of fields. Other topics include test setups for table-top equipment, floor-standing equipment and body-mounted equipment.

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BS EN 61000-6-2:2005 - Start year: : 2005
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus connected to power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant, and intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations. It also applies to battery-operated apparatus and intended to be used in industrial locations.

The environments encompassed by this Standard are industrial, both indoor and outdoor. Industrial locations are characterized by the existence of one or more of the following:

  • industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) apparatus;
  • heavy inductive or capacitive loads are frequently switched;
  • currents and associated magnetic fields are high.

This Standard defines immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances, including electrostatic discharges.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 which will be withdrawn on 1 June 2008.

It includes the following cross-references: IEC 60050-161, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-11 and CISPR 22.

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BS EN 61000-4-11:2004 - Start year: : 2004 Current, Work in hand
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Voltage fluctuations, Low voltage, Testing conditions, Circuits

Notes:

This part of EN 61000 defines the immunity test methods and range of preferred test levels for electrical and electronic equipment connected to low-voltage power supply networks for voltage dips, short interruptions, and voltage variations.

This European Standard applies to electrical and electronic equipment having a rated input current not exceeding 16 A per phase, for connection to 50 Hz or 60 Hz a.c. networks.

This European Standard does not apply to electrical and electronic equipment for connection to 400 Hz a.c. networks.

This standard constitutes a technical revision of the previous edition in which:

1) preferred test values and durations have been added for the different environment classes;

2) the tests for the three-phase systems have been specified.

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BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-6-2:2005

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BS EN 61000-4-5:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Field strength (electric), Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Measurement, Surge protection, Surges (electrical), Voltage, Overvoltage, Performance, Wave properties and phenomena, Circuits

Notes:

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-4-5: 2006. Its aim is to define test methods and equipment to determine the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment from electromagnetic disturbances caused by lightning or switching transients.

BS EN 61000 sets out a range of test levels to find the reaction of the equipment under test (EUT) under specified operational conditions to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. It defines the necessary test equipment – including wave generators and coupling/decoupling networks. It explains the test setup for tests applied to EUT power ports, unshielded symmetrical/unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines. It specifies test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-5:2006 - Start year: : 2006 replaced
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Field strength (electric), Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Measurement, Surge protection, Surges (electrical), Voltage, Overvoltage, Performance, Wave properties and phenomena, Circuits

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-4-5:2014

This part of BS EN 61000 looks at the immunity requirements, test methods and test levels for electrical equipment and unidirectional surges caused by overvoltages from switching and lightning transients. These tests apply to different environments and installation conditions. The standard helps the user to evaluate the immunity when electrical and electronic equipment are subjected to surges. The tests in this part of BS EN 61000 describe a consistent method to assess immunity of systems against a defined phenomenon.

How does it work?

BS EN 61000 sets out a range of test levels and looks at various test equipment – including wave generators and coupling or decoupling networks. It also explains the test setup for tests applied to EUT power ports, unshielded unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines. Other topics include test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 50082-1:1998 - Start year: : 1998 Superseded, Withdrawn 2004
Description:

Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Performance, Grades (quality), Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Industrial, Commercial, Domestic, Testing conditions, Environment (working), Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrostatics, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Replaced By BS EN 61000-6-1:2001

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-5:2014+A1:2017 - Start year: : 2014+A1:2017
Description:

Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test

Circuits, Electromagnetic fields, Measurement, Electrical equipment, Field strength (electric), Voltage, Surge protection, Magnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Electromagnetic radiation, Overvoltage, Performance, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electronic equipment and components, Wave properties and phenomena, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields

Notes:

What is this standard about?

Modern electronic components and equipment are very sensitive to electric and electromagnetic disturbances. This part of BS EN 61000 determines the reaction of equipment under test (EUT) to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. 

Who is this standard for?

It will be used in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, specifically by:

  • Manufacturers, designers and users of electrical and electronic equipment and components
  • Test laboratories
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

Because it sets out a range of test levels to find out how equipment reacts in specified operational conditions to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. The standard:

  • Defines the necessary test equipment – including wave generators and coupling/decoupling networks
  • Explains the test setup for tests applied to equipment under test (EUT) power ports, unshielded symmetrical/unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines
  • Specifies test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports

The use of protection which complies with BS EN 61000-4-5 ensures that equipment is reliable. Manufacturers and sellers thereby avoid costly returns and maintain brand image.

NOTE: This standard doesn’t test the capability of EUTs insulation to withstand high-voltage stress. Direct injections of lightning currents, i.e. direct lightning strikes, are not considered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

This 2017 amendment corrects a problem that test laboratories and manufacturers were having with the 2014 version wherein some products wouldn’t power up through the power CDN in the standard and in some cases the inductance necessary was damaging products. This has been fixed by introducing a statement into clause 7.3 which allows surge tests with higher current rated CDNs and adding a new Annex I: Issues relating to powering EUTs having DC/DC converters at the input, which explains the problem in detail.

NOTE: This standard supersedes the un-amended version, BS EN 61000-4-5:2014 but the latter will not be withdrawn until 8 September 2020, during which time both versions of the standard will be current.

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 63000:2018 - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances

Notes:

Library and information science, Electrical components, Products, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Dangerous materials

Replaced BS EN 50581:2012

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Application: Computer Terminals
BS EN 55024:2010+A1:2015 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Telecommunication systems, Data processing, Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Communication equipment, Printing machines, Photocopying machines, Office machines, Facsimile equipment, Local area networks, Cash registers, Vending machines, Computer terminals, Electrical testing, Noise (spurious signals), Performance testing

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 55024:1998+A2:2003, CISPR 24:1997

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55022:2006+A2:2010 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : November 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 55022:2010

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : July 2011 Replaced By : BS EN 50561-1:2013, BS EN 55032:2012

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55032:2012 - Start year: : 2012
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio properties of electricity, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Multimedia, Computer applications, Sound broadcasting, Television broadcasting, Communication equipment, Television receivers, Radio receivers, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Data processing equipment, Data processing, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Audio equipment, Audiovisual materials, Video tape recorders, Lighting equipment, Electromagnetism, Compatibility, Control devices, Remote control systems, Frequencies, Environment (working), Electrical tolerances, Current measurement, Electric current, Electric power systems, Alternating current, Direct current

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : May 2012 Replaced By : BS EN 55032:2015, BS EN 50561-1:2013

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55032:2015 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio properties of electricity, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Multimedia, Computer applications, Sound broadcasting, Television broadcasting, Communication equipment, Television receivers, Radio receivers, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Data processing equipment, Data processing, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Audio equipment, Audiovisual materials, Video tape recorders, Lighting equipment, Electromagnetism, Compatibility, Control devices, Remote control systems, Frequencies, Environment (working), Electrical tolerances, Current measurement, Electric current, Electric power systems, Alternating current, Direct current

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 55032:2012

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Application: Control, Electrical Equipment
BS EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Part 1 of the BS EN 61326 series outlines the general requirements behind electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emissions and immunity requirements for electrical measurement and test equipment.

It specifies requirements for immunity and emissions regarding EMC that are generally applicable to electrical measurement and test equipment, electrical control equipment and electrical laboratory equipment intended for professional, industrial-process, industrial-manufacturing and educational use.

The 2013 version is a technical revision of the 2006 edition which was withdrawn on 14 August 2015. After this date, the 2013 version of the standard must be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. NB: The 2013 version is identical to IEC 61326-1, Ed. 2.0 (2012-07).

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-1:2006

BS EN 61326-1 defines the immunity environments for different locations: Basic, Industrial, Controlled Electromagnetic (EM) and Portable Test and Measurement (in Annex A). 

Depending on the electromagnetic environments the equipment is operated in, different emission and immunity test requirements are applicable.

Instruments and equipment within the scope of this standard may often be geographically widespread and therefore operate under a wide range of environmental conditions. By limiting undesired electromagnetic emissions, users of this standard can ensures that no other equipment, installed nearby, is unduly influenced by the equipment under consideration.

Complex electric and electronic systems should require EMC planning in all phases of their design and installation, taking into consideration the electromagnetic environment, any special requirements and the severity of failures.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-1:2006 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Computer hardware, Data processing, Medical equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : June 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 61326-1:2013

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-2-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-2-1 Ed.3.0:2018 - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Part 2-1. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-2-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected applications

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-1:2013

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-1:2021 - TC - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Tracked Changes. Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. General requirements

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Data Processing
BS EN 55022:2006+A2:2010 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : November 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 55022:2010

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : July 2011 Replaced By : BS EN 50561-1:2013, BS EN 55032:2012

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55032:2012 - Start year: : 2012
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio properties of electricity, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Multimedia, Computer applications, Sound broadcasting, Television broadcasting, Communication equipment, Television receivers, Radio receivers, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Data processing equipment, Data processing, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Audio equipment, Audiovisual materials, Video tape recorders, Lighting equipment, Electromagnetism, Compatibility, Control devices, Remote control systems, Frequencies, Environment (working), Electrical tolerances, Current measurement, Electric current, Electric power systems, Alternating current, Direct current

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : May 2012 Replaced By : BS EN 55032:2015, BS EN 50561-1:2013

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55032:2015 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio properties of electricity, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Multimedia, Computer applications, Sound broadcasting, Television broadcasting, Communication equipment, Television receivers, Radio receivers, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Data processing equipment, Data processing, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Audio equipment, Audiovisual materials, Video tape recorders, Lighting equipment, Electromagnetism, Compatibility, Control devices, Remote control systems, Frequencies, Environment (working), Electrical tolerances, Current measurement, Electric current, Electric power systems, Alternating current, Direct current

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 55032:2012

Start Year / Status
Application: Educational Equipment
BS EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Part 1 of the BS EN 61326 series outlines the general requirements behind electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emissions and immunity requirements for electrical measurement and test equipment.

It specifies requirements for immunity and emissions regarding EMC that are generally applicable to electrical measurement and test equipment, electrical control equipment and electrical laboratory equipment intended for professional, industrial-process, industrial-manufacturing and educational use.

The 2013 version is a technical revision of the 2006 edition which was withdrawn on 14 August 2015. After this date, the 2013 version of the standard must be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. NB: The 2013 version is identical to IEC 61326-1, Ed. 2.0 (2012-07).

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-1:2006

BS EN 61326-1 defines the immunity environments for different locations: Basic, Industrial, Controlled Electromagnetic (EM) and Portable Test and Measurement (in Annex A). 

Depending on the electromagnetic environments the equipment is operated in, different emission and immunity test requirements are applicable.

Instruments and equipment within the scope of this standard may often be geographically widespread and therefore operate under a wide range of environmental conditions. By limiting undesired electromagnetic emissions, users of this standard can ensures that no other equipment, installed nearby, is unduly influenced by the equipment under consideration.

Complex electric and electronic systems should require EMC planning in all phases of their design and installation, taking into consideration the electromagnetic environment, any special requirements and the severity of failures.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-1:2006 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Computer hardware, Data processing, Medical equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : June 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 61326-1:2013

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-6:2009 - Start year: : 2009
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-6:2009 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields

BS EN 61000-4-6 relates to the conducted immunity requirements of electrical and electronic equipment to electromagnetic disturbances coming from intended radio-frequency (RF) transmitters in the frequency range 9 kHz up to 80 MHz. Equipment not having at least one conducting cable (such as mains supply, signal line or earth connection) which can couple the equipment to the disturbing RF fields is excluded.

BS EN 61000-4-6 defines test methods for measuring the effect that conducted disturbing signals, induced by electromagnetic radiation, have on the equipment concerned. The simulation and measurement of these conducted disturbances are not adequately exact for the quantitative determination of effects. The test methods defined are structured for the primary objective of establishing adequate repeatability of results at various facilities for quantitative analysis of effects.

Notes:

Replace by BS EN 6100-4-6:2014
 it relaced BS EN 6100-4-6:2007

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-6:2007 - Start year: : 2007 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Circuits, Calibration, Test equipment, Electrical testing, Selection, Radiofrequencies

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-4-6:2009

Replaces BS EN 61000-4-6:1996, IEC 61000-4-6:1996

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Circuits, Calibration, Test equipment, Electrical testing, Selection, Radiofrequencies

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-1:2021 - TC - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Tracked Changes. Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. General requirements

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Electrical Conductors Installation
BS EN 61140:2016 - Start year: : 2016
Description:

The British standard is the UK implementation of EN 61140:2016. It is identical to IEC 61140:2016. It supersedes BS EN 61140:2002=A1:2006 which was withdrawn.

The UK participation in its preparation was entrusted to technical committee aJPEL/64, Electrical installations of buildings-Joint committee.

A list of organizations represented on this committee can be obtained on request to its secretary.

This publication does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. Users are responsible for its correct application.

© The British Standards Institution 2016

Published by BSI Standards Limited 2016

ISBN 978 0 580 81329 0

ICS 13.260; 29.020; 91.140.50

Compliance with a British Standard cannot confer immunity from legal obligations.

This British Standard was published under the authority of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee on 30 June 2016.

Notes:

Replaces         BS EN 61140:2002+A1:2006, IEC 61140:2001

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Application: Equipment, Electronic
BS EN 55011:2016 - Start year: : 2016
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

Supersedes BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010

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BS EN 61204-3:2001, IEC 61204-3:2000 - Start year: : 2001
Description:

Electronic power supplies, Electric power systems, Electronic equipment and components, Direct current, Low-voltage equipment, Electrical equipment, Low voltage, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Signals, Classification systems, Electrical components, Electrostatic chargings

Notes:
Amended By AMD 14689
AMD 14689 is a Corrigendum.
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BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010 - Start year: : 2009
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

January 2010 Replaced By : BS EN 55011:2016

Amendment, August 2010. Amends and replaces BS EN 55011:2009

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BS EN 61010-2-010:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

Electrical safety, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Safety measures, Heating equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Electric heaters, Protected electrical equipment, Marking, Warning devices, Equipment safety, Instructions for use, Thermal protection, Cleaning, Temperature rise, Temperature-rise limit, Temperature control, Control systems, Electrical protection equipment, Earth-leakage circuit-breakers, Classification systems, Vacuum plant, Rated power, Rated current

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 50581:2012 - Start year: : 2012
Description:

Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Environmental engineering, Chemical analysis and testing, Determination of content, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Chromium, Biphenyl, Flame retardants, Dangerous materials

Notes:

Replaced by: BS EN IEC 63000:2018

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BS EN 61000-4-2:2009 - Start year: : 2009
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electric discharges, Electrostatics, Electrical testing, Grades (quality), Test equipment, Circuits, Statistical methods of analysis

Notes:

BS EN 61000-4-2:2009 looks at the immunity requirements and test methods for electrical and electronic equipment subject to static electric discharges. The standard also defines the ranges of test levels relating to different environmental and installation conditions, and establishes test procedures. The main goal of BS EN 6100-4-2 is to set up a common and reproducible basis to evaluate the performance of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to electrostatics.

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BS EN 61000-4-3:2006+A2:2010 - Start year: : 2006
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-3:2006+A2:2010 looks at the testing and electrical measurement techniques to ensure protection against radio frequency electromagnetic fields from any source. The standard applies to all the immunity requirements of electronic equipment and components that are subjected to electromagnetic radiation. It also focuses on the protection against radio-frequency emissions from digital radiotelephones and other similar devices. All the test methods are structured in such a way that they can be repeated at various test facilities to do a qualitative analysis of effects.

Notes:

BS EN 61000-4-3:2006+A2:2010 explains the test levels related to general purposes and the protection against radio-frequency emissions from digital radio telephones and other devices. It also looks at the testing equipment – describing the test facility and calibration of fields. Other topics include test setups for table-top equipment, floor-standing equipment and body-mounted equipment.

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BS EN 61000-4-4:2012 - Start year: : 2012
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-4 is a standard which relates to the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment to repetitive electrical fast transients. It has the status of a basic EMC publication in accordance with IEC Guide 107. It gives immunity requirements and test procedures related to electrical fast transients/bursts. It additionally defines ranges of test levels and establishes test procedures. 

Notes:

The standard is used in order to establish a common and reproducible reference by which to evaluate the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to electrical fast transient/bursts on supply, signal, control and earth ports. The test method documented in this standard describes a consistent method to assess the immunity of an equipment or system against a defined phenomenon. The standard defines:

• Test voltage waveform
• Range of test levels
• Test equipment
• Calibration and verification procedures of test equipment
• Test setups
• Test procedure

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BS EN 61000-4-6:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-6 relates to the conducted immunity requirements of electrical and electronic equipment to electromagnetic disturbances coming from intended radio-frequency (RF) transmitters in the frequency range 9 kHz up to 80 MHz. Equipment not having at least one conducting cable (such as mains supply, signal line or earth connection) which can couple the equipment to the disturbing RF fields is excluded.

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 6100-4-6:2009

The object of this standard is to establish a common reference for evaluating the functional immunity of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to conducted disturbances induced by radio-frequency fields. The test method documented in BS EN 61000-4-6 describes a consistent method to assess the immunity of an equipment or system against a defined phenomenon.

BS EN 61000-4-6 contains:

  • Normative references
  • Definitions
  • Test levels
  • Test equipment
  • Test set-up for table-top and floor-standing equipment
  • Test procedure
  • Evaluation of the test results
  • Test report
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BS EN 61000-4-6:2009 - Start year: : 2009
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-6:2009 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields

BS EN 61000-4-6 relates to the conducted immunity requirements of electrical and electronic equipment to electromagnetic disturbances coming from intended radio-frequency (RF) transmitters in the frequency range 9 kHz up to 80 MHz. Equipment not having at least one conducting cable (such as mains supply, signal line or earth connection) which can couple the equipment to the disturbing RF fields is excluded.

BS EN 61000-4-6 defines test methods for measuring the effect that conducted disturbing signals, induced by electromagnetic radiation, have on the equipment concerned. The simulation and measurement of these conducted disturbances are not adequately exact for the quantitative determination of effects. The test methods defined are structured for the primary objective of establishing adequate repeatability of results at various facilities for quantitative analysis of effects.

Notes:

Replace by BS EN 6100-4-6:2014
 it relaced BS EN 6100-4-6:2007

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BS EN 61000-4-6:2007 - Start year: : 2007 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Circuits, Calibration, Test equipment, Electrical testing, Selection, Radiofrequencies

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-4-6:2009

Replaces BS EN 61000-4-6:1996, IEC 61000-4-6:1996

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Circuits, Calibration, Test equipment, Electrical testing, Selection, Radiofrequencies

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BS EN 61000-6-2:2005 - Start year: : 2005
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus connected to power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant, and intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations. It also applies to battery-operated apparatus and intended to be used in industrial locations.

The environments encompassed by this Standard are industrial, both indoor and outdoor. Industrial locations are characterized by the existence of one or more of the following:

  • industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) apparatus;
  • heavy inductive or capacitive loads are frequently switched;
  • currents and associated magnetic fields are high.

This Standard defines immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances, including electrostatic discharges.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 which will be withdrawn on 1 June 2008.

It includes the following cross-references: IEC 60050-161, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-11 and CISPR 22.

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BS EN 61000-4-11:2004 - Start year: : 2004 Current, Work in hand
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Voltage fluctuations, Low voltage, Testing conditions, Circuits

Notes:

This part of EN 61000 defines the immunity test methods and range of preferred test levels for electrical and electronic equipment connected to low-voltage power supply networks for voltage dips, short interruptions, and voltage variations.

This European Standard applies to electrical and electronic equipment having a rated input current not exceeding 16 A per phase, for connection to 50 Hz or 60 Hz a.c. networks.

This European Standard does not apply to electrical and electronic equipment for connection to 400 Hz a.c. networks.

This standard constitutes a technical revision of the previous edition in which:

1) preferred test values and durations have been added for the different environment classes;

2) the tests for the three-phase systems have been specified.

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BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-6-2:2005

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BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 - Start year: : 2014 Current, Superseded
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Fault currents, Harmonics, Electric power networks, Low-voltage equipment, Noise (spurious signals)

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : September 2014 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2: 2006. The Standard deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment.

The standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

CONTENTS
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General
5 Classification of equipment
6 General requirements
6.1 Control methods
6.2 Harmonic current measurement
6.3 Equipment in a rack or case
7 Harmonic current limits
Annexes
Bibliography

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BS EN 61000-4-5:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Field strength (electric), Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Measurement, Surge protection, Surges (electrical), Voltage, Overvoltage, Performance, Wave properties and phenomena, Circuits

Notes:

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-4-5: 2006. Its aim is to define test methods and equipment to determine the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment from electromagnetic disturbances caused by lightning or switching transients.

BS EN 61000 sets out a range of test levels to find the reaction of the equipment under test (EUT) under specified operational conditions to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. It defines the necessary test equipment – including wave generators and coupling/decoupling networks. It explains the test setup for tests applied to EUT power ports, unshielded symmetrical/unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines. It specifies test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports.

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BS EN 61000-4-5:2006 - Start year: : 2006 replaced
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Field strength (electric), Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Measurement, Surge protection, Surges (electrical), Voltage, Overvoltage, Performance, Wave properties and phenomena, Circuits

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-4-5:2014

This part of BS EN 61000 looks at the immunity requirements, test methods and test levels for electrical equipment and unidirectional surges caused by overvoltages from switching and lightning transients. These tests apply to different environments and installation conditions. The standard helps the user to evaluate the immunity when electrical and electronic equipment are subjected to surges. The tests in this part of BS EN 61000 describe a consistent method to assess immunity of systems against a defined phenomenon.

How does it work?

BS EN 61000 sets out a range of test levels and looks at various test equipment – including wave generators and coupling or decoupling networks. It also explains the test setup for tests applied to EUT power ports, unshielded unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines. Other topics include test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports.

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BS EN 61000-6-1:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

BS EN 61000-6-1 is intended for use by all manufacturers, designers and test houses associated with electrical and electronic equipment for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial  environments.

Specific technical changes have been introduced to Tables 1 to 4. The frequency range for tests according to BS EN 61000-4-3 has been extended above 1 GHz according to technologies used in this frequency area. The use of TEM waveguide testing according to BS EN 61000-4-20 has been introduced for certain products and the testing requirements according to BS EN 61000-4-11 have been amended significantly

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 which remains current

This part of BS EN 61000 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. No tests need to be performed at frequencies where no requirements are specified.

This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists.

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BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn 2009
Description:

This part of EN 61000-6 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments for which no dedicated product or product-family immunity standard exists. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus directly connected to a low-voltage public mains network or connected to a DC source interfaced between the apparatus and the low-voltage public mains network. This standard applies also to battery operated apparatus or apparatus powered by a non-public, but non industrial, low voltage power distribution system.

This standard defines the immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges. These test requirements represent essential electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements. The immunity requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate level of immunity for apparatus at residential, commercial and light-industrial locations. The level does not cover extreme cases occurring at any location but with an extremely low probability of occurrence.

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-6-1:2007

Replaces  BS EN 50082-1:1998

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BS EN 50082-1:1998 - Start year: : 1998 Superseded, Withdrawn 2004
Description:

Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Performance, Grades (quality), Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Industrial, Commercial, Domestic, Testing conditions, Environment (working), Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrostatics, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Replaced By BS EN 61000-6-1:2001

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BS EN 55014-1:1997 - Start year: : 1993 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Household equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Noise (spurious signals), Voltage, Voltage measurement, Frequencies, Rated power, Electrical wave measurement, Testing conditions, Circuits, Test equipment, Portable machine tools, Power measurement (electric), Reception, Battery-powered devices, Projectors (image), Ignition systems (heat engineering), Toys, Vending machines, Gambling equipment, Electric heaters, Electrical medical equipment, Switches, Semiconductor devices, Control equipment, Electric control equipment, Electric fences, Electric convertors, Hoists Immunity tests

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : July 1993 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2001

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BS EN 55014-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

This European Standard applies to the conduction and the radiation of radio frequency disturbances from appliances whose main functions are performed by motors and switching or regulating devices, unless the r.f. energy is intentionally generated or intended for illumination.

The intention of this standard is to establish uniform requirements for the radio disturbance level of the equipment, to fix limits of disturbance, to describe methods of measurement and to standardize operating conditions and interpretation of results.

This standard includes equipment such as: household electrical appliances, electric tools, regulating controls using semiconductor devices, motor-driven electro-medical apparatus, electric/electronic toys, automatic dispensing machines as well as cine or slide projectors. It also includes separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors, switching devices e.g. (power or protective) relays; however no emission requirements apply unless formulated in this standard.

The frequency range covered is 9 kHz 1o 400 GHZ.

The effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of apparatus are excluded from this standard.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 55014-1:1997 which is withdrawn.

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : April 2001 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011

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BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrically-operated devices, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Electrical conductance, Emission, Electrical measurement

Notes:
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BS EN 61000-4-5:2014+A1:2017 - Start year: : 2014+A1:2017
Description:

Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test

Circuits, Electromagnetic fields, Measurement, Electrical equipment, Field strength (electric), Voltage, Surge protection, Magnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Electromagnetic radiation, Overvoltage, Performance, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electronic equipment and components, Wave properties and phenomena, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields

Notes:

What is this standard about?

Modern electronic components and equipment are very sensitive to electric and electromagnetic disturbances. This part of BS EN 61000 determines the reaction of equipment under test (EUT) to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. 

Who is this standard for?

It will be used in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, specifically by:

  • Manufacturers, designers and users of electrical and electronic equipment and components
  • Test laboratories
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

Because it sets out a range of test levels to find out how equipment reacts in specified operational conditions to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. The standard:

  • Defines the necessary test equipment – including wave generators and coupling/decoupling networks
  • Explains the test setup for tests applied to equipment under test (EUT) power ports, unshielded symmetrical/unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines
  • Specifies test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports

The use of protection which complies with BS EN 61000-4-5 ensures that equipment is reliable. Manufacturers and sellers thereby avoid costly returns and maintain brand image.

NOTE: This standard doesn’t test the capability of EUTs insulation to withstand high-voltage stress. Direct injections of lightning currents, i.e. direct lightning strikes, are not considered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

This 2017 amendment corrects a problem that test laboratories and manufacturers were having with the 2014 version wherein some products wouldn’t power up through the power CDN in the standard and in some cases the inductance necessary was damaging products. This has been fixed by introducing a statement into clause 7.3 which allows surge tests with higher current rated CDNs and adding a new Annex I: Issues relating to powering EUTs having DC/DC converters at the input, which explains the problem in detail.

NOTE: This standard supersedes the un-amended version, BS EN 61000-4-5:2014 but the latter will not be withdrawn until 8 September 2020, during which time both versions of the standard will be current.

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BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019 - Start year: : 2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-3-2:2014

What is this standard about?

It deals with limiting the harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals. The standard specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests. 

For systems with nominal voltages less than but not equal to 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 and includes the following significant technical changes:

  1. An update of the emission limits for lighting equipment with a rated power ≤ 25 W to take into account new types of lighting equipment
  2. The addition of a threshold of 5 W under which no emission limits apply to all lighting equipment
  3. The modification of the requirements applying to the dimmers when operating non-incandescent lamps
  4. The addition of test conditions for digital load side transmission control devices
  5. The removal of the use of reference lamps and reference ballasts for the tests of lighting equipment
  6. The simplification and clarification of the terminology used for lighting equipment
  7. The classification of professional luminaires for stage lighting and studios under Class A
  8. A clarification about the classification of emergency lighting equipment
  9. A clarification for lighting equipment including one control module with an active input power ≤ 2 W
  10. An update of the test conditions for television receivers
  11. An update of the test conditions for induction hobs, taking also into account the other types of cooking appliances
  12. For consistency with IEC 61000-3-12, a change of the scope of IEC 61000-3-2 from equipment with an input current ≤ 16 A to equipment with a rated input current ≤ 16 A
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BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2016+A11:2020
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

Notes:

This European standard sets out emission requirements for industrial, scientific, medical and some domestic appliances so that they don’t cause radio frequency interference that will affect radios, TV receivers, scientific instrumentation etc.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

It applies to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment, including lighting equipment and UV irradiators, operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use locally radio frequency energy.

It covers the frequencies designated for ISM use, classification systems, measurements and limits of electromagnetic disturbances. The requirements are designed to protect equipment which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55011: 2016+A1: 2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61204-3:2018 - TC - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Tracked Changes. Low-voltage switch mode power supplies. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Notes:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electrical components, Low-voltage equipment, Direct current, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Low voltage, Electric power systems, Noise (spurious signals), Signals, Electromagnetic radiation, Electronic power supplies, Classification systems, Electrostatic chargings, Electric power system disturbances

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BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2017+A11:2020
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

What is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 about?

This European standard sets out emission requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of household appliances and electric tools
  • EMC compliance and design engineers within the domestic appliance industry
  • Purchasing departments within the domestic appliance industry
  • Test laboratories
  • Large retailers of household appliances and electric tools
  • Regulatory bodies

Why should you use BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

This standard aims to suppress disturbances from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery) in order to achieve an adequate level of radio protection. Users adopt this standard to ensure that their products do not cause interference to radio reception.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55014-1:2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 55014-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

CISPR 14-1:2020 specifies the requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as defined below, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery). This document is applicable to the following equipment:

- household appliances or similar equipment;

- electric tools;

- similar apparatus.

Also included in the scope of this document are separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors and switching devices (e.g. power or protective relays). However, no emission requirements apply to such separate parts, unless otherwise stated in this document. Products which incorporate radio transmit/receive functions are included in the scope of this document. Equipment under the scope of this document making use of IPT is also in the scope. Excluded from the scope of this document are:

- equipment for which all emission requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated in other CISPR standards;

- equipment intended to be used only on a vehicle, ship or aircraft;

- equipment used only in industrial environment

- the effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of the equipment.Multifunction equipment may be required to comply with clauses in this and other standards. The details are given in 6.5. The emission requirements in this document are not intended to be applicable to the intentional transmissions from a radio transmitter as defined by the ITU including their spurious emissions. This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant changes with respect to the previous edition:

- revision of general test conditions and addition of new specific test conditions (e.g. for robotic equipment);

- introduction of additional requirements for equipment making use of inductive power transfer technology;

- remove from the normative text any compliance requirement based on statistical evaluation;

- revision of clicks analysis, with particular relevance to the determination of the observation time and the application of the upper quartile method for different types of click analysers.

Refer to the Foreword of the document for examples of equipment.

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BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 - Start year: : 2019+A1:2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

What is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 about?

This international standard sets limits on the harmonic current injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 is an amendment that updates the specification to ensure it stays relevant as electronic products evolve to meet the demands of a smart energy environment.

Who is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories and product testers
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors
  • Regulatory and certification bodies

Why should you use BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

It specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because helps underpin the resilience of power networks.

What’s new about BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 61000-3-2:2019 . It introduces many technical and editorial changes that update the standard, of which the following are the most significant:

  • Extension and improvement of definitions related to lighting equipment
  • Clarification of the use of the repeatability value
  • Modification of Table 2 to simplify the standard and reflect modern lighting equipment
  • Classification of appliances whose primary function is to present lighting devices for exhibition purposes as Class A equipment
  • Consideration of multifunction equipment
  • Revision of clause 6.2 on control methods
  • Addition of a new clause explaining how to handle alternative methods
  • Modification of test conditions for luminaires and lighting control gear
  • Defining more precise test conditions for microwave ovens
  • Addition of test conditions for equipment with external power supplies
  • Addition of a new annex with a clarification for the calculation of the POHC parameter
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Application: Equipment. Electrical
BS EN 61000-4-4:2012 - Start year: : 2012
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-4 is a standard which relates to the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment to repetitive electrical fast transients. It has the status of a basic EMC publication in accordance with IEC Guide 107. It gives immunity requirements and test procedures related to electrical fast transients/bursts. It additionally defines ranges of test levels and establishes test procedures. 

Notes:

The standard is used in order to establish a common and reproducible reference by which to evaluate the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to electrical fast transient/bursts on supply, signal, control and earth ports. The test method documented in this standard describes a consistent method to assess the immunity of an equipment or system against a defined phenomenon. The standard defines:

• Test voltage waveform
• Range of test levels
• Test equipment
• Calibration and verification procedures of test equipment
• Test setups
• Test procedure

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BS EN 61000-4-6:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-6 relates to the conducted immunity requirements of electrical and electronic equipment to electromagnetic disturbances coming from intended radio-frequency (RF) transmitters in the frequency range 9 kHz up to 80 MHz. Equipment not having at least one conducting cable (such as mains supply, signal line or earth connection) which can couple the equipment to the disturbing RF fields is excluded.

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 6100-4-6:2009

The object of this standard is to establish a common reference for evaluating the functional immunity of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to conducted disturbances induced by radio-frequency fields. The test method documented in BS EN 61000-4-6 describes a consistent method to assess the immunity of an equipment or system against a defined phenomenon.

BS EN 61000-4-6 contains:

  • Normative references
  • Definitions
  • Test levels
  • Test equipment
  • Test set-up for table-top and floor-standing equipment
  • Test procedure
  • Evaluation of the test results
  • Test report
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BS EN 61000-6-2:2005 - Start year: : 2005
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus connected to power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant, and intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations. It also applies to battery-operated apparatus and intended to be used in industrial locations.

The environments encompassed by this Standard are industrial, both indoor and outdoor. Industrial locations are characterized by the existence of one or more of the following:

  • industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) apparatus;
  • heavy inductive or capacitive loads are frequently switched;
  • currents and associated magnetic fields are high.

This Standard defines immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances, including electrostatic discharges.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 which will be withdrawn on 1 June 2008.

It includes the following cross-references: IEC 60050-161, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-11 and CISPR 22.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-11:2004 - Start year: : 2004 Current, Work in hand
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Voltage fluctuations, Low voltage, Testing conditions, Circuits

Notes:

This part of EN 61000 defines the immunity test methods and range of preferred test levels for electrical and electronic equipment connected to low-voltage power supply networks for voltage dips, short interruptions, and voltage variations.

This European Standard applies to electrical and electronic equipment having a rated input current not exceeding 16 A per phase, for connection to 50 Hz or 60 Hz a.c. networks.

This European Standard does not apply to electrical and electronic equipment for connection to 400 Hz a.c. networks.

This standard constitutes a technical revision of the previous edition in which:

1) preferred test values and durations have been added for the different environment classes;

2) the tests for the three-phase systems have been specified.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-6-2:2005

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 - Start year: : 2014 Current, Superseded
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Fault currents, Harmonics, Electric power networks, Low-voltage equipment, Noise (spurious signals)

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : September 2014 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2: 2006. The Standard deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment.

The standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

CONTENTS
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General
5 Classification of equipment
6 General requirements
6.1 Control methods
6.2 Harmonic current measurement
6.3 Equipment in a rack or case
7 Harmonic current limits
Annexes
Bibliography

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BS EN 61000-4-5:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Field strength (electric), Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Measurement, Surge protection, Surges (electrical), Voltage, Overvoltage, Performance, Wave properties and phenomena, Circuits

Notes:

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-4-5: 2006. Its aim is to define test methods and equipment to determine the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment from electromagnetic disturbances caused by lightning or switching transients.

BS EN 61000 sets out a range of test levels to find the reaction of the equipment under test (EUT) under specified operational conditions to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. It defines the necessary test equipment – including wave generators and coupling/decoupling networks. It explains the test setup for tests applied to EUT power ports, unshielded symmetrical/unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines. It specifies test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports.

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BS EN 61000-4-5:2006 - Start year: : 2006 replaced
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Field strength (electric), Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical testing, Measurement, Surge protection, Surges (electrical), Voltage, Overvoltage, Performance, Wave properties and phenomena, Circuits

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-4-5:2014

This part of BS EN 61000 looks at the immunity requirements, test methods and test levels for electrical equipment and unidirectional surges caused by overvoltages from switching and lightning transients. These tests apply to different environments and installation conditions. The standard helps the user to evaluate the immunity when electrical and electronic equipment are subjected to surges. The tests in this part of BS EN 61000 describe a consistent method to assess immunity of systems against a defined phenomenon.

How does it work?

BS EN 61000 sets out a range of test levels and looks at various test equipment – including wave generators and coupling or decoupling networks. It also explains the test setup for tests applied to EUT power ports, unshielded unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines. Other topics include test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-2-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:
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BS EN 61000-6-1:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

BS EN 61000-6-1 is intended for use by all manufacturers, designers and test houses associated with electrical and electronic equipment for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial  environments.

Specific technical changes have been introduced to Tables 1 to 4. The frequency range for tests according to BS EN 61000-4-3 has been extended above 1 GHz according to technologies used in this frequency area. The use of TEM waveguide testing according to BS EN 61000-4-20 has been introduced for certain products and the testing requirements according to BS EN 61000-4-11 have been amended significantly

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 which remains current

This part of BS EN 61000 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. No tests need to be performed at frequencies where no requirements are specified.

This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn 2009
Description:

This part of EN 61000-6 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments for which no dedicated product or product-family immunity standard exists. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus directly connected to a low-voltage public mains network or connected to a DC source interfaced between the apparatus and the low-voltage public mains network. This standard applies also to battery operated apparatus or apparatus powered by a non-public, but non industrial, low voltage power distribution system.

This standard defines the immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges. These test requirements represent essential electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements. The immunity requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate level of immunity for apparatus at residential, commercial and light-industrial locations. The level does not cover extreme cases occurring at any location but with an extremely low probability of occurrence.

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-6-1:2007

Replaces  BS EN 50082-1:1998

Start Year / Status
BS EN 50082-1:1998 - Start year: : 1998 Superseded, Withdrawn 2004
Description:

Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Performance, Grades (quality), Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Industrial, Commercial, Domestic, Testing conditions, Environment (working), Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrostatics, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Replaced By BS EN 61000-6-1:2001

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61140:2016 - Start year: : 2016
Description:

The British standard is the UK implementation of EN 61140:2016. It is identical to IEC 61140:2016. It supersedes BS EN 61140:2002=A1:2006 which was withdrawn.

The UK participation in its preparation was entrusted to technical committee aJPEL/64, Electrical installations of buildings-Joint committee.

A list of organizations represented on this committee can be obtained on request to its secretary.

This publication does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. Users are responsible for its correct application.

© The British Standards Institution 2016

Published by BSI Standards Limited 2016

ISBN 978 0 580 81329 0

ICS 13.260; 29.020; 91.140.50

Compliance with a British Standard cannot confer immunity from legal obligations.

This British Standard was published under the authority of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee on 30 June 2016.

Notes:

Replaces         BS EN 61140:2002+A1:2006, IEC 61140:2001

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-5:2014+A1:2017 - Start year: : 2014+A1:2017
Description:

Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test

Circuits, Electromagnetic fields, Measurement, Electrical equipment, Field strength (electric), Voltage, Surge protection, Magnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Electromagnetic radiation, Overvoltage, Performance, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electronic equipment and components, Wave properties and phenomena, Noise (spurious signals), Electric fields

Notes:

What is this standard about?

Modern electronic components and equipment are very sensitive to electric and electromagnetic disturbances. This part of BS EN 61000 determines the reaction of equipment under test (EUT) to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. 

Who is this standard for?

It will be used in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, specifically by:

  • Manufacturers, designers and users of electrical and electronic equipment and components
  • Test laboratories
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

Because it sets out a range of test levels to find out how equipment reacts in specified operational conditions to surge voltages caused by switching and lightning effects. The standard:

  • Defines the necessary test equipment – including wave generators and coupling/decoupling networks
  • Explains the test setup for tests applied to equipment under test (EUT) power ports, unshielded symmetrical/unsymmetrical interconnections and shielded lines
  • Specifies test procedures, laboratory reference conditions, the application of the surge in the laboratory and test reports

The use of protection which complies with BS EN 61000-4-5 ensures that equipment is reliable. Manufacturers and sellers thereby avoid costly returns and maintain brand image.

NOTE: This standard doesn’t test the capability of EUTs insulation to withstand high-voltage stress. Direct injections of lightning currents, i.e. direct lightning strikes, are not considered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

This 2017 amendment corrects a problem that test laboratories and manufacturers were having with the 2014 version wherein some products wouldn’t power up through the power CDN in the standard and in some cases the inductance necessary was damaging products. This has been fixed by introducing a statement into clause 7.3 which allows surge tests with higher current rated CDNs and adding a new Annex I: Issues relating to powering EUTs having DC/DC converters at the input, which explains the problem in detail.

NOTE: This standard supersedes the un-amended version, BS EN 61000-4-5:2014 but the latter will not be withdrawn until 8 September 2020, during which time both versions of the standard will be current.

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 63000:2018 - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances

Notes:

Library and information science, Electrical components, Products, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Dangerous materials

Replaced BS EN 50581:2012

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BS EN 61326-2-1 Ed.3.0:2018 - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Part 2-1. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 + Ex Comm - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

+ Ex Comm

Notes:

This kit includes the BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 as well as Expert commentary.

What is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 about?

This European standard specifies requirements to protect equipment sensitive to radio frequency interference such as radio and TV receivers, microwave ovens, scientific instrumentation. BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 includes amendments giving further information on type test requirements for SPCs, and improved repeatability for measurements in the frequency range 1-18 GHz.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Design engineers
  • Procurement engineers
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

The standard covers industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use local radio frequency energy.

It specifies emission requirements related to radio disturbances in the frequency range of 9 kHz to 400 GHz, and 9 kHz to 18 GHz for ISM radio-frequency applications. The emission requirements are designed to protect equipment in these environments which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc.) Requirements for ISM RF lighting equipment and UV irradiators operating at frequencies within the ISM frequency bands are also covered.

This amendment includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC) and improves repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding expensive retesting. As such, the standard will remain relevant as electronic products meet the demands of a smart energy environment.


BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure because it contributes to building resilient infrastructure.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

This is the second amendment to the 2016 standard. The major changes in BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 are:

  • It includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC). These requirements apply only to i) power conversion equipment intended for assembly into photovoltaic power generating systems, such as grid connected power converters (GCPCs) and d.c. to d.c. converters, and ii) GCPCs intended for assembly into energy storage systems
  • Improvement of repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding retesting
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019 - Start year: : 2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-3-2:2014

What is this standard about?

It deals with limiting the harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals. The standard specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests. 

For systems with nominal voltages less than but not equal to 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 and includes the following significant technical changes:

  1. An update of the emission limits for lighting equipment with a rated power ≤ 25 W to take into account new types of lighting equipment
  2. The addition of a threshold of 5 W under which no emission limits apply to all lighting equipment
  3. The modification of the requirements applying to the dimmers when operating non-incandescent lamps
  4. The addition of test conditions for digital load side transmission control devices
  5. The removal of the use of reference lamps and reference ballasts for the tests of lighting equipment
  6. The simplification and clarification of the terminology used for lighting equipment
  7. The classification of professional luminaires for stage lighting and studios under Class A
  8. A clarification about the classification of emergency lighting equipment
  9. A clarification for lighting equipment including one control module with an active input power ≤ 2 W
  10. An update of the test conditions for television receivers
  11. An update of the test conditions for induction hobs, taking also into account the other types of cooking appliances
  12. For consistency with IEC 61000-3-12, a change of the scope of IEC 61000-3-2 from equipment with an input current ≤ 16 A to equipment with a rated input current ≤ 16 A
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 - Start year: : 2019+A1:2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

What is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 about?

This international standard sets limits on the harmonic current injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 is an amendment that updates the specification to ensure it stays relevant as electronic products evolve to meet the demands of a smart energy environment.

Who is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories and product testers
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors
  • Regulatory and certification bodies

Why should you use BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

It specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because helps underpin the resilience of power networks.

What’s new about BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 61000-3-2:2019 . It introduces many technical and editorial changes that update the standard, of which the following are the most significant:

  • Extension and improvement of definitions related to lighting equipment
  • Clarification of the use of the repeatability value
  • Modification of Table 2 to simplify the standard and reflect modern lighting equipment
  • Classification of appliances whose primary function is to present lighting devices for exhibition purposes as Class A equipment
  • Consideration of multifunction equipment
  • Revision of clause 6.2 on control methods
  • Addition of a new clause explaining how to handle alternative methods
  • Modification of test conditions for luminaires and lighting control gear
  • Defining more precise test conditions for microwave ovens
  • Addition of test conditions for equipment with external power supplies
  • Addition of a new annex with a clarification for the calculation of the POHC parameter
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-2-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected applications

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-1:2013

Start Year / Status
Application: External Power Supply
BS EN IEC 62684:2018 - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Interoperability specifications of common external power supply (EPS) for use with data-enabled mobile telephones

Notes:

IEC 62684:2018 is also available as IEC 62684:2018 RLV

which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 62684:2018 specifies the interoperability of common external power supplies for use with data-enabled mobile telephones. It defines the common charging capability and specifies interface requirements for the external power supply. Safety and EMC aspects are not covered by this document. Safety is covered by IEC 60950-1 or IEC 62368-1 and EMC is covered by regional /national standards. This document defines interoperability based on legacy USB technologies and does not cover charging interfaces that implement IEC 62680-1-3, IEC 62680-1-2 and IEC 63002. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a) Clause 1 is modified to include updated references to IEC Universal Serial Bus interface standards;

b) Clause 2 is expanded to include references to IEC Universal Serial Bus interface standards;

c) Subclause 4.1 is expanded to include requirements for non USB Micro-B plug DC plug connectors;

d) Subclause 4.4 is modified to remove obsolete requirements for common mode noise and reference requirements of IEC Universal Serial Bus interface standards;

e) Subclause 4.5 is modified to reference appropriate safety standards.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 62684:2010 - Start year: : 2010 Withdrawn
Description:

Interoperability specifications of common external power supply (EPS) for use with data-enabled mobile telephones

Notes:

IEC 62684:2011 specifies the interoperability of common external power supplies for use with data enabled mobile telephones. It defines the common charging capability and specifies interface requirements for the the external power supply. Safety and EMC aspects are not covered by this International Standard. Safety is covered by IEC 60950-1 and EMC is covered by EN 301 489-34. The French version of this standard has not been voted upon.

Start Year / Status
Application: Hairdressers Appliances
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 - Start year: : 2012+A11:2014
Description:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 gives general requirements to ensure the safety of electrical household appliances – providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances. These best practice recommendations for electrical safety look at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house. The use of appliances by unsupervised children, or young children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

How does it work?

BS EN 60335-1 looks at the general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electric household appliances. It also defines the classification and marking of electrical equipment, and demonstrates how to ensure protection against live parts. The standard explains heating, void as well as leakage currents and electric strength at operating temperatures. Other topics include moisture resistance, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and connections.

Who should buy it?

  • Electrical engineers
  • Manufacturers of electrical household equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household equipment
  • Organizations selling electrical household equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors

 

Notes:

Corrigendum, October 2013. Corrigendum, May 2014. Amendment, September 2014. Amends and replaces BS EN 60335-1:2012. Corrigendum, October 2014.

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BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019 - Start year: : 2012+A2:2019
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

This is the first in a series of European standards detailing safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances, including those that are battery operated. It covers how to test, classify and mark the equipment.

Manufacturers can use this standard to demonstrate compliance with the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (Test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

Why should you use this standard?

The standard specifies general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electrical household appliances including defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment, protection against live parts, heating, leakage currents, electric strength at operating temperatures, moisture resistance, resistance to heat and fire, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and supply connections.

Its best practice recommendations look at the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by electrical appliances and ensure a high level of user safety.

The standard covers:

  • Household and similar electrical appliances providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.
  • Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances
  • Appliances not intended for normal household use but which are intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, in light industry and on farms
  • Appliances and machines which are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons

NOTE: The use of appliances by unsupervised young children, or children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

The amendments consist of the CENELEC adoption of IEC Amendment 1:2013 and IEC Amendment 2:2016 with CENELEC modifications to the text and CENELEC Amendment A14:2019.

Together these CENELEC amendments include the following changes to the preceding standard BS EN 60335-1:2012+A13:2017 :

a)       Introduction of requirements for Class II appliances with functional earth

b)      Clarification of the requirements for testing three-phase appliances

c)       Introduction of a wetting agent to be used in spillage testing in 15.2

d)      Clarification of the leakage current test of 16.2 particularly with regard to Class II constructions

e)      Introduction of revised requirements for access to button cells etc. in 22.54

f)        Introduction of requirements for appliances used at altitudes above 2000 m

g)       Conversion of numerous Notes relating to components in Clause 24 into normative text

h)      Amendment of Annex B so that it specifies that it covers appliances powered by rechargeable batteries which are recharged in the appliance

i)        Clarification of requirements for battery-operated appliances by the introduction of Annex S for battery-operated appliances powered by batteries that are non-rechargeable or not recharged in the appliance

j)        Introduction of Annex T which gives requirements for UV-C radiation effect on non-metallic materials

k)       Inclusion of a new informative Annex ZH: ‘Common plugs and socket-outlets types in CENELEC countries’ which has replaced the hyperlink to the CENELEC website for information concerning National plug and socket-outlets

l)        Other items have been changed for clarification and consistency

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BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 about?

This is the latest amendment to the European standard on general requirements for the safety of household and similar electrical appliances. BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 reflects research on the changing behaviours and capabilities of children and what makes appliances attractive to them.

Who is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

What does BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 cover?

It specifies general requirements for the safety of electrical appliances for the household environment and commercial purposes, providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.

It also covers battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances and those intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, light industry and on farms; as well as appliances and machines that are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons.

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 deals with the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by appliances and machines that are encountered by all persons. Its general requirements include:

  • Defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment
  • Protection against live parts, heating and leakage currents
  • Electric strength at operating temperatures
  • Moisture resistance
  • Resistance to heat and fire
  • Stability and mechanical hazards
  • Internal wiring
  • Supply connections

Why should you use BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

  • It ensures that products developed using this standard have a high level of user-safety
  • Its use helps facilitate trade, improve efficiency and increase trust in products

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages because it supports the manufacture of safer electrical appliances. 

What’s new about BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019. The standard’s scope remains unchanged in that it still doesn’t cover the use of appliances by very young children, unsupervised young children, nor children playing with electrical household equipment.

However, the standard now takes into account research on the reasonably foreseeable use of appliances by children and on their interaction with appliances and, as a consequence, introduces more stringent conditions to be met by those appliances considered to be child-appealing. This amendment also makes a few editorial changes to the text.

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Application: Harmonic Current Injection Limitation
BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 - Start year: : 2014 Current, Superseded
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Fault currents, Harmonics, Electric power networks, Low-voltage equipment, Noise (spurious signals)

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : September 2014 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2: 2006. The Standard deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment.

The standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

CONTENTS
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General
5 Classification of equipment
6 General requirements
6.1 Control methods
6.2 Harmonic current measurement
6.3 Equipment in a rack or case
7 Harmonic current limits
Annexes
Bibliography

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BS IEC 61000-3-4:1998 - Start year: : 1999 Current, Work in hand
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A

Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical components, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electrical engineering, Electromagnetism, Low voltage, Low-voltage installations, Electric power systems, Rated current, Harmonics, Emission, Testing conditions, Mathematical calculations, Electrical testing, Electric connectors, Technical documents, Type testing, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:
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BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019 - Start year: : 2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-3-2:2014

What is this standard about?

It deals with limiting the harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals. The standard specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests. 

For systems with nominal voltages less than but not equal to 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 and includes the following significant technical changes:

  1. An update of the emission limits for lighting equipment with a rated power ≤ 25 W to take into account new types of lighting equipment
  2. The addition of a threshold of 5 W under which no emission limits apply to all lighting equipment
  3. The modification of the requirements applying to the dimmers when operating non-incandescent lamps
  4. The addition of test conditions for digital load side transmission control devices
  5. The removal of the use of reference lamps and reference ballasts for the tests of lighting equipment
  6. The simplification and clarification of the terminology used for lighting equipment
  7. The classification of professional luminaires for stage lighting and studios under Class A
  8. A clarification about the classification of emergency lighting equipment
  9. A clarification for lighting equipment including one control module with an active input power ≤ 2 W
  10. An update of the test conditions for television receivers
  11. An update of the test conditions for induction hobs, taking also into account the other types of cooking appliances
  12. For consistency with IEC 61000-3-12, a change of the scope of IEC 61000-3-2 from equipment with an input current ≤ 16 A to equipment with a rated input current ≤ 16 A
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BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 - Start year: : 2019+A1:2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

What is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 about?

This international standard sets limits on the harmonic current injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 is an amendment that updates the specification to ensure it stays relevant as electronic products evolve to meet the demands of a smart energy environment.

Who is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories and product testers
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors
  • Regulatory and certification bodies

Why should you use BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

It specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because helps underpin the resilience of power networks.

What’s new about BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 61000-3-2:2019 . It introduces many technical and editorial changes that update the standard, of which the following are the most significant:

  • Extension and improvement of definitions related to lighting equipment
  • Clarification of the use of the repeatability value
  • Modification of Table 2 to simplify the standard and reflect modern lighting equipment
  • Classification of appliances whose primary function is to present lighting devices for exhibition purposes as Class A equipment
  • Consideration of multifunction equipment
  • Revision of clause 6.2 on control methods
  • Addition of a new clause explaining how to handle alternative methods
  • Modification of test conditions for luminaires and lighting control gear
  • Defining more precise test conditions for microwave ovens
  • Addition of test conditions for equipment with external power supplies
  • Addition of a new annex with a clarification for the calculation of the POHC parameter
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Application: Heating Equipment
BS EN 61010-2-010:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

Electrical safety, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Safety measures, Heating equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Electric heaters, Protected electrical equipment, Marking, Warning devices, Equipment safety, Instructions for use, Thermal protection, Cleaning, Temperature rise, Temperature-rise limit, Temperature control, Control systems, Electrical protection equipment, Earth-leakage circuit-breakers, Classification systems, Vacuum plant, Rated power, Rated current

Notes:
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Application: Household Electrical and Electronic Equipment
BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Power frequency magnetic field immunity test

BS EN 61000-4-8 relates to the immunity requirements of equipment, only under operational conditions, to magnetic disturbances at power frequencies 50 Hz and 60 Hz related to:

– Residential and commercial locations;
– Industrial installations and power plants;
– Medium voltage and high voltage sub-stations.

BS EN 61000-4-8 does not consider disturbances due to capacitive or inductive coupling in cables or other parts of the field installation.

Notes:

The object of BS EN 61000-4-8 is to establish a common and reproducible basis for evaluating the performance of electrical and electronic equipment for household, commercial and industrial applications when subjected to magnetic fields at power frequency (continuous and short duration field).

The standard defines:

– Recommended test levels
– Test equipment
– Test set-up
– Test procedure.

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BS EN 55014-1:1997 - Start year: : 1993 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Household equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Noise (spurious signals), Voltage, Voltage measurement, Frequencies, Rated power, Electrical wave measurement, Testing conditions, Circuits, Test equipment, Portable machine tools, Power measurement (electric), Reception, Battery-powered devices, Projectors (image), Ignition systems (heat engineering), Toys, Vending machines, Gambling equipment, Electric heaters, Electrical medical equipment, Switches, Semiconductor devices, Control equipment, Electric control equipment, Electric fences, Electric convertors, Hoists Immunity tests

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : July 1993 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2001

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BS EN 55014-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

This European Standard applies to the conduction and the radiation of radio frequency disturbances from appliances whose main functions are performed by motors and switching or regulating devices, unless the r.f. energy is intentionally generated or intended for illumination.

The intention of this standard is to establish uniform requirements for the radio disturbance level of the equipment, to fix limits of disturbance, to describe methods of measurement and to standardize operating conditions and interpretation of results.

This standard includes equipment such as: household electrical appliances, electric tools, regulating controls using semiconductor devices, motor-driven electro-medical apparatus, electric/electronic toys, automatic dispensing machines as well as cine or slide projectors. It also includes separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors, switching devices e.g. (power or protective) relays; however no emission requirements apply unless formulated in this standard.

The frequency range covered is 9 kHz 1o 400 GHZ.

The effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of apparatus are excluded from this standard.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 55014-1:1997 which is withdrawn.

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : April 2001 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011

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BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrically-operated devices, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Electrical conductance, Emission, Electrical measurement

Notes:
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BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2017+A11:2020
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

What is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 about?

This European standard sets out emission requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of household appliances and electric tools
  • EMC compliance and design engineers within the domestic appliance industry
  • Purchasing departments within the domestic appliance industry
  • Test laboratories
  • Large retailers of household appliances and electric tools
  • Regulatory bodies

Why should you use BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

This standard aims to suppress disturbances from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery) in order to achieve an adequate level of radio protection. Users adopt this standard to ensure that their products do not cause interference to radio reception.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55014-1:2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

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BS EN IEC 55014-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

CISPR 14-1:2020 specifies the requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as defined below, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery). This document is applicable to the following equipment:

- household appliances or similar equipment;

- electric tools;

- similar apparatus.

Also included in the scope of this document are separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors and switching devices (e.g. power or protective relays). However, no emission requirements apply to such separate parts, unless otherwise stated in this document. Products which incorporate radio transmit/receive functions are included in the scope of this document. Equipment under the scope of this document making use of IPT is also in the scope. Excluded from the scope of this document are:

- equipment for which all emission requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated in other CISPR standards;

- equipment intended to be used only on a vehicle, ship or aircraft;

- equipment used only in industrial environment

- the effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of the equipment.Multifunction equipment may be required to comply with clauses in this and other standards. The details are given in 6.5. The emission requirements in this document are not intended to be applicable to the intentional transmissions from a radio transmitter as defined by the ITU including their spurious emissions. This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant changes with respect to the previous edition:

- revision of general test conditions and addition of new specific test conditions (e.g. for robotic equipment);

- introduction of additional requirements for equipment making use of inductive power transfer technology;

- remove from the normative text any compliance requirement based on statistical evaluation;

- revision of clicks analysis, with particular relevance to the determination of the observation time and the application of the upper quartile method for different types of click analysers.

Refer to the Foreword of the document for examples of equipment.

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Application: Industrial
BS EN 61000-6-4:2007+A1:2011 - Start year: : 2007 Amendment 2011
Description:

BS EN 6100 specifies the electromagnetic compatibility emission requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and components designed for industrial environments. It covers the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz. This standard concerns electrical equipment that has to be connected to a power network, or uses battery power in an industrial environment – whether it’s indoors or outdoors. For a location to be classified as industrial, it has to have industrial, scientific and medical apparatus; heavy inductive or capacitive loads; and high currents associated with electromagnetic fields.

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-6-4:2001

This standard’s main objective is to define the emission test requirements for electrical equipment in relation to continuous, transient, conducted and radiated system disturbances. These emission requirements have been developed to make sure disturbances by electrical equipment that operates normally in industrial locations do not influence other electronic components from functioning. BS EN 6100 does not cover faulty conditions of industrial equipment.

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BS EN 61000-6-4:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

This European Standard for emission requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments, for which no dedicated product or product-family emission standard exists. Apparatus designed to radiate electromagnetic energy for radio communication purposes is excluded from this standard.

The objective of this standard is to define limits and test methods for apparatus in relation to electromagnetic emissions which may cause interference in other apparatus.

Disturbances in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered. Fault conditions of apparatus are not taken into account.

The environments encompassed by this standard are industrial, both indoor and outdoor. Apparatus covered by this standard is not intended for connection to a public mains network but is intended to be connected to a power network supplied from a high or medium-voltage transformer dedicated for the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant.

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-6-4:2007+A1:2011

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BS EN 61000-6-2:2005 - Start year: : 2005
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus connected to power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant, and intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations. It also applies to battery-operated apparatus and intended to be used in industrial locations.

The environments encompassed by this Standard are industrial, both indoor and outdoor. Industrial locations are characterized by the existence of one or more of the following:

  • industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) apparatus;
  • heavy inductive or capacitive loads are frequently switched;
  • currents and associated magnetic fields are high.

This Standard defines immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances, including electrostatic discharges.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 which will be withdrawn on 1 June 2008.

It includes the following cross-references: IEC 60050-161, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-11 and CISPR 22.

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BS EN 61000-6-2:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Industrial facilities, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Radio disturbances, Radiofrequencies, Very-high frequencies, Ultra-high frequencies, Noise (spurious signals), Frequencies, Performance testing, Electrical testing, Surges (electrical), Voltage fluctuations, Transient voltages, Voltage

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 61000-6-2:2005

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BS EN 55011:2016 - Start year: : 2016
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

Supersedes BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010

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BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010 - Start year: : 2009
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

January 2010 Replaced By : BS EN 55011:2016

Amendment, August 2010. Amends and replaces BS EN 55011:2009

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BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

BS EN 61000-4-8:2010 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Power frequency magnetic field immunity test

BS EN 61000-4-8 relates to the immunity requirements of equipment, only under operational conditions, to magnetic disturbances at power frequencies 50 Hz and 60 Hz related to:

– Residential and commercial locations;
– Industrial installations and power plants;
– Medium voltage and high voltage sub-stations.

BS EN 61000-4-8 does not consider disturbances due to capacitive or inductive coupling in cables or other parts of the field installation.

Notes:

The object of BS EN 61000-4-8 is to establish a common and reproducible basis for evaluating the performance of electrical and electronic equipment for household, commercial and industrial applications when subjected to magnetic fields at power frequency (continuous and short duration field).

The standard defines:

– Recommended test levels
– Test equipment
– Test set-up
– Test procedure.

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BS EN 61326-1:2006 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Computer hardware, Data processing, Medical equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : June 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 61326-1:2013

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BS EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Part 1 of the BS EN 61326 series outlines the general requirements behind electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emissions and immunity requirements for electrical measurement and test equipment.

It specifies requirements for immunity and emissions regarding EMC that are generally applicable to electrical measurement and test equipment, electrical control equipment and electrical laboratory equipment intended for professional, industrial-process, industrial-manufacturing and educational use.

The 2013 version is a technical revision of the 2006 edition which was withdrawn on 14 August 2015. After this date, the 2013 version of the standard must be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. NB: The 2013 version is identical to IEC 61326-1, Ed. 2.0 (2012-07).

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-1:2006

BS EN 61326-1 defines the immunity environments for different locations: Basic, Industrial, Controlled Electromagnetic (EM) and Portable Test and Measurement (in Annex A). 

Depending on the electromagnetic environments the equipment is operated in, different emission and immunity test requirements are applicable.

Instruments and equipment within the scope of this standard may often be geographically widespread and therefore operate under a wide range of environmental conditions. By limiting undesired electromagnetic emissions, users of this standard can ensures that no other equipment, installed nearby, is unduly influenced by the equipment under consideration.

Complex electric and electronic systems should require EMC planning in all phases of their design and installation, taking into consideration the electromagnetic environment, any special requirements and the severity of failures.

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BS EN 61000-6-1:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

BS EN 61000-6-1 is intended for use by all manufacturers, designers and test houses associated with electrical and electronic equipment for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial  environments.

Specific technical changes have been introduced to Tables 1 to 4. The frequency range for tests according to BS EN 61000-4-3 has been extended above 1 GHz according to technologies used in this frequency area. The use of TEM waveguide testing according to BS EN 61000-4-20 has been introduced for certain products and the testing requirements according to BS EN 61000-4-11 have been amended significantly

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 which remains current

This part of BS EN 61000 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. No tests need to be performed at frequencies where no requirements are specified.

This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists.

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BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn 2009
Description:

This part of EN 61000-6 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments for which no dedicated product or product-family immunity standard exists. Immunity requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are covered.

This European Standard applies to apparatus directly connected to a low-voltage public mains network or connected to a DC source interfaced between the apparatus and the low-voltage public mains network. This standard applies also to battery operated apparatus or apparatus powered by a non-public, but non industrial, low voltage power distribution system.

This standard defines the immunity test requirements for apparatus in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges. These test requirements represent essential electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements. The immunity requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate level of immunity for apparatus at residential, commercial and light-industrial locations. The level does not cover extreme cases occurring at any location but with an extremely low probability of occurrence.

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-6-1:2007

Replaces  BS EN 50082-1:1998

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BS EN 50082-1:1998 - Start year: : 1998 Superseded, Withdrawn 2004
Description:

Noise (spurious signals), Radio disturbances, Performance, Grades (quality), Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Industrial, Commercial, Domestic, Testing conditions, Environment (working), Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electrostatics, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Replaced By BS EN 61000-6-1:2001

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BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 - Start year: : 2012+A11:2014
Description:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 gives general requirements to ensure the safety of electrical household appliances – providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances. These best practice recommendations for electrical safety look at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house. The use of appliances by unsupervised children, or young children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

How does it work?

BS EN 60335-1 looks at the general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electric household appliances. It also defines the classification and marking of electrical equipment, and demonstrates how to ensure protection against live parts. The standard explains heating, void as well as leakage currents and electric strength at operating temperatures. Other topics include moisture resistance, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and connections.

Who should buy it?

  • Electrical engineers
  • Manufacturers of electrical household equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household equipment
  • Organizations selling electrical household equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors

 

Notes:

Corrigendum, October 2013. Corrigendum, May 2014. Amendment, September 2014. Amends and replaces BS EN 60335-1:2012. Corrigendum, October 2014.

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BS EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019 - Start year: : 2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Emission standard for industrial environments

Notes:

Noise (spurious signals), Electronic equipment and components, Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical equipment, Industrial, Electromagnetic fields, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic radiation

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BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2016+A11:2020
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

Notes:

This European standard sets out emission requirements for industrial, scientific, medical and some domestic appliances so that they don’t cause radio frequency interference that will affect radios, TV receivers, scientific instrumentation etc.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

It applies to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment, including lighting equipment and UV irradiators, operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use locally radio frequency energy.

It covers the frequencies designated for ISM use, classification systems, measurements and limits of electromagnetic disturbances. The requirements are designed to protect equipment which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55011: 2016+A1: 2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

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BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019 - Start year: : 2012+A2:2019
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

This is the first in a series of European standards detailing safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances, including those that are battery operated. It covers how to test, classify and mark the equipment.

Manufacturers can use this standard to demonstrate compliance with the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (Test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

Why should you use this standard?

The standard specifies general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electrical household appliances including defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment, protection against live parts, heating, leakage currents, electric strength at operating temperatures, moisture resistance, resistance to heat and fire, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and supply connections.

Its best practice recommendations look at the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by electrical appliances and ensure a high level of user safety.

The standard covers:

  • Household and similar electrical appliances providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.
  • Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances
  • Appliances not intended for normal household use but which are intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, in light industry and on farms
  • Appliances and machines which are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons

NOTE: The use of appliances by unsupervised young children, or children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

The amendments consist of the CENELEC adoption of IEC Amendment 1:2013 and IEC Amendment 2:2016 with CENELEC modifications to the text and CENELEC Amendment A14:2019.

Together these CENELEC amendments include the following changes to the preceding standard BS EN 60335-1:2012+A13:2017 :

a)       Introduction of requirements for Class II appliances with functional earth

b)      Clarification of the requirements for testing three-phase appliances

c)       Introduction of a wetting agent to be used in spillage testing in 15.2

d)      Clarification of the leakage current test of 16.2 particularly with regard to Class II constructions

e)      Introduction of revised requirements for access to button cells etc. in 22.54

f)        Introduction of requirements for appliances used at altitudes above 2000 m

g)       Conversion of numerous Notes relating to components in Clause 24 into normative text

h)      Amendment of Annex B so that it specifies that it covers appliances powered by rechargeable batteries which are recharged in the appliance

i)        Clarification of requirements for battery-operated appliances by the introduction of Annex S for battery-operated appliances powered by batteries that are non-rechargeable or not recharged in the appliance

j)        Introduction of Annex T which gives requirements for UV-C radiation effect on non-metallic materials

k)       Inclusion of a new informative Annex ZH: ‘Common plugs and socket-outlets types in CENELEC countries’ which has replaced the hyperlink to the CENELEC website for information concerning National plug and socket-outlets

l)        Other items have been changed for clarification and consistency

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BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 + Ex Comm - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

+ Ex Comm

Notes:

This kit includes the BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 as well as Expert commentary.

What is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 about?

This European standard specifies requirements to protect equipment sensitive to radio frequency interference such as radio and TV receivers, microwave ovens, scientific instrumentation. BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 includes amendments giving further information on type test requirements for SPCs, and improved repeatability for measurements in the frequency range 1-18 GHz.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Design engineers
  • Procurement engineers
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

The standard covers industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use local radio frequency energy.

It specifies emission requirements related to radio disturbances in the frequency range of 9 kHz to 400 GHz, and 9 kHz to 18 GHz for ISM radio-frequency applications. The emission requirements are designed to protect equipment in these environments which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc.) Requirements for ISM RF lighting equipment and UV irradiators operating at frequencies within the ISM frequency bands are also covered.

This amendment includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC) and improves repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding expensive retesting. As such, the standard will remain relevant as electronic products meet the demands of a smart energy environment.


BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure because it contributes to building resilient infrastructure.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

This is the second amendment to the 2016 standard. The major changes in BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 are:

  • It includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC). These requirements apply only to i) power conversion equipment intended for assembly into photovoltaic power generating systems, such as grid connected power converters (GCPCs) and d.c. to d.c. converters, and ii) GCPCs intended for assembly into energy storage systems
  • Improvement of repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding retesting
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-1:2021 - TC - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Tracked Changes. Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. General requirements

Notes:
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BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Notes:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 about?

This is the latest amendment to the European standard on general requirements for the safety of household and similar electrical appliances. BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 reflects research on the changing behaviours and capabilities of children and what makes appliances attractive to them.

Who is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers of white goods/household electrical equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household electrical equipment
  • Organizations selling household electrical equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

What does BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 cover?

It specifies general requirements for the safety of electrical appliances for the household environment and commercial purposes, providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances.

It also covers battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances and those intended for use by expert or trained users in shops, light industry and on farms; as well as appliances and machines that are declared to be for commercial use by lay persons.

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 deals with the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by appliances and machines that are encountered by all persons. Its general requirements include:

  • Defining the classification and marking of electrical equipment
  • Protection against live parts, heating and leakage currents
  • Electric strength at operating temperatures
  • Moisture resistance
  • Resistance to heat and fire
  • Stability and mechanical hazards
  • Internal wiring
  • Supply connections

Why should you use BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

  • It ensures that products developed using this standard have a high level of user-safety
  • Its use helps facilitate trade, improve efficiency and increase trust in products

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages because it supports the manufacture of safer electrical appliances. 

What’s new about BS EN 60335-1:2012+A15:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019. The standard’s scope remains unchanged in that it still doesn’t cover the use of appliances by very young children, unsupervised young children, nor children playing with electrical household equipment.

However, the standard now takes into account research on the reasonably foreseeable use of appliances by children and on their interaction with appliances and, as a consequence, introduces more stringent conditions to be met by those appliances considered to be child-appealing. This amendment also makes a few editorial changes to the text.

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Application: Input Current > 16A per phase
BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 - Start year: : 2014 Current, Superseded
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Fault currents, Harmonics, Electric power networks, Low-voltage equipment, Noise (spurious signals)

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : September 2014 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2: 2006. The Standard deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment.

The standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

CONTENTS
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General
5 Classification of equipment
6 General requirements
6.1 Control methods
6.2 Harmonic current measurement
6.3 Equipment in a rack or case
7 Harmonic current limits
Annexes
Bibliography

Start Year / Status
BS IEC 61000-3-4:1998 - Start year: : 1999 Current, Work in hand
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A

Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical components, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electrical engineering, Electromagnetism, Low voltage, Low-voltage installations, Electric power systems, Rated current, Harmonics, Emission, Testing conditions, Mathematical calculations, Electrical testing, Electric connectors, Technical documents, Type testing, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:
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BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019 - Start year: : 2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-3-2:2014

What is this standard about?

It deals with limiting the harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals. The standard specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests. 

For systems with nominal voltages less than but not equal to 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 and includes the following significant technical changes:

  1. An update of the emission limits for lighting equipment with a rated power ≤ 25 W to take into account new types of lighting equipment
  2. The addition of a threshold of 5 W under which no emission limits apply to all lighting equipment
  3. The modification of the requirements applying to the dimmers when operating non-incandescent lamps
  4. The addition of test conditions for digital load side transmission control devices
  5. The removal of the use of reference lamps and reference ballasts for the tests of lighting equipment
  6. The simplification and clarification of the terminology used for lighting equipment
  7. The classification of professional luminaires for stage lighting and studios under Class A
  8. A clarification about the classification of emergency lighting equipment
  9. A clarification for lighting equipment including one control module with an active input power ≤ 2 W
  10. An update of the test conditions for television receivers
  11. An update of the test conditions for induction hobs, taking also into account the other types of cooking appliances
  12. For consistency with IEC 61000-3-12, a change of the scope of IEC 61000-3-2 from equipment with an input current ≤ 16 A to equipment with a rated input current ≤ 16 A
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BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 - Start year: : 2019+A1:2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

What is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 about?

This international standard sets limits on the harmonic current injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 is an amendment that updates the specification to ensure it stays relevant as electronic products evolve to meet the demands of a smart energy environment.

Who is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories and product testers
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors
  • Regulatory and certification bodies

Why should you use BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

It specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because helps underpin the resilience of power networks.

What’s new about BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 61000-3-2:2019 . It introduces many technical and editorial changes that update the standard, of which the following are the most significant:

  • Extension and improvement of definitions related to lighting equipment
  • Clarification of the use of the repeatability value
  • Modification of Table 2 to simplify the standard and reflect modern lighting equipment
  • Classification of appliances whose primary function is to present lighting devices for exhibition purposes as Class A equipment
  • Consideration of multifunction equipment
  • Revision of clause 6.2 on control methods
  • Addition of a new clause explaining how to handle alternative methods
  • Modification of test conditions for luminaires and lighting control gear
  • Defining more precise test conditions for microwave ovens
  • Addition of test conditions for equipment with external power supplies
  • Addition of a new annex with a clarification for the calculation of the POHC parameter
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Application: IVD Medical Equipment
BS EN 61326-2-6:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions, Medical equipment

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-6:2006

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BS EN IEC 61326-2-6:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Particular requirements. In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-6:2013

IEC 61326-2-6:2020 is available as IEC 61326-2-6:2020 RLV

which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 61326-2-6:2020 specifies minimum requirements for immunity and emissions regarding electromagnetic compatibility for IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC (IVD) MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, taking into account the particularities and specific aspects of this electrical equipment and their electromagnetic environment.

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Application: Laboratory equipment
BS EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Part 1 of the BS EN 61326 series outlines the general requirements behind electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emissions and immunity requirements for electrical measurement and test equipment.

It specifies requirements for immunity and emissions regarding EMC that are generally applicable to electrical measurement and test equipment, electrical control equipment and electrical laboratory equipment intended for professional, industrial-process, industrial-manufacturing and educational use.

The 2013 version is a technical revision of the 2006 edition which was withdrawn on 14 August 2015. After this date, the 2013 version of the standard must be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. NB: The 2013 version is identical to IEC 61326-1, Ed. 2.0 (2012-07).

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-1:2006

BS EN 61326-1 defines the immunity environments for different locations: Basic, Industrial, Controlled Electromagnetic (EM) and Portable Test and Measurement (in Annex A). 

Depending on the electromagnetic environments the equipment is operated in, different emission and immunity test requirements are applicable.

Instruments and equipment within the scope of this standard may often be geographically widespread and therefore operate under a wide range of environmental conditions. By limiting undesired electromagnetic emissions, users of this standard can ensures that no other equipment, installed nearby, is unduly influenced by the equipment under consideration.

Complex electric and electronic systems should require EMC planning in all phases of their design and installation, taking into consideration the electromagnetic environment, any special requirements and the severity of failures.

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BS EN 55011:2016 - Start year: : 2016
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

Supersedes BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010 - Start year: : 2009
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

January 2010 Replaced By : BS EN 55011:2016

Amendment, August 2010. Amends and replaces BS EN 55011:2009

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-1:2006 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Computer hardware, Data processing, Medical equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : June 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 61326-1:2013

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61010-2-010:2014 - Start year: : 2014
Description:

Electrical safety, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Safety measures, Heating equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Electric heaters, Protected electrical equipment, Marking, Warning devices, Equipment safety, Instructions for use, Thermal protection, Cleaning, Temperature rise, Temperature-rise limit, Temperature control, Control systems, Electrical protection equipment, Earth-leakage circuit-breakers, Classification systems, Vacuum plant, Rated power, Rated current

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-2-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-2-1 Ed.3.0:2018 - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Part 2-1. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected

Notes:
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BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2016+A11:2020
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

Notes:

This European standard sets out emission requirements for industrial, scientific, medical and some domestic appliances so that they don’t cause radio frequency interference that will affect radios, TV receivers, scientific instrumentation etc.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

It applies to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment, including lighting equipment and UV irradiators, operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use locally radio frequency energy.

It covers the frequencies designated for ISM use, classification systems, measurements and limits of electromagnetic disturbances. The requirements are designed to protect equipment which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55011: 2016+A1: 2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 + Ex Comm - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

+ Ex Comm

Notes:

This kit includes the BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 as well as Expert commentary.

What is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 about?

This European standard specifies requirements to protect equipment sensitive to radio frequency interference such as radio and TV receivers, microwave ovens, scientific instrumentation. BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 includes amendments giving further information on type test requirements for SPCs, and improved repeatability for measurements in the frequency range 1-18 GHz.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Design engineers
  • Procurement engineers
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

The standard covers industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use local radio frequency energy.

It specifies emission requirements related to radio disturbances in the frequency range of 9 kHz to 400 GHz, and 9 kHz to 18 GHz for ISM radio-frequency applications. The emission requirements are designed to protect equipment in these environments which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc.) Requirements for ISM RF lighting equipment and UV irradiators operating at frequencies within the ISM frequency bands are also covered.

This amendment includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC) and improves repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding expensive retesting. As such, the standard will remain relevant as electronic products meet the demands of a smart energy environment.


BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure because it contributes to building resilient infrastructure.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

This is the second amendment to the 2016 standard. The major changes in BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 are:

  • It includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC). These requirements apply only to i) power conversion equipment intended for assembly into photovoltaic power generating systems, such as grid connected power converters (GCPCs) and d.c. to d.c. converters, and ii) GCPCs intended for assembly into energy storage systems
  • Improvement of repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding retesting
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-2-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected applications

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-1:2013

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BS EN IEC 61326-1:2021 - TC - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Tracked Changes. Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. General requirements

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Local Area Network
BS EN 55024:2010+A1:2015 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Telecommunication systems, Data processing, Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Communication equipment, Printing machines, Photocopying machines, Office machines, Facsimile equipment, Local area networks, Cash registers, Vending machines, Computer terminals, Electrical testing, Noise (spurious signals), Performance testing

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 55024:1998+A2:2003, CISPR 24:1997

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Application: Low Voltage DC
BS EN 61204-3:2001, IEC 61204-3:2000 - Start year: : 2001
Description:

Electronic power supplies, Electric power systems, Electronic equipment and components, Direct current, Low-voltage equipment, Electrical equipment, Low voltage, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Signals, Classification systems, Electrical components, Electrostatic chargings

Notes:
Amended By AMD 14689
AMD 14689 is a Corrigendum.
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BS EN 61000-3-3:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current ≤ 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 is concerned with the limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker impressed on the public low-voltage system.

It specifies limits of voltage changes which may be produced by an equipment tested under specified conditions and gives guidance on methods of assessment.

This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current equal to or less than 16 A per phase, intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems of between 220 V and 250 V line to neutral at 50 Hz, and not subject to conditional connection.

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BS EN 61000-3-3:2013+A1:2019 - Start year: : 2013+A1:2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current <= 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection

Notes:

What is this standard about?

This international electrotechnical standard gives guidance on the acceptable levels of voltage variation and voltage flicker caused by rapid power supply voltage fluctuations. This results in light luminance fluctuation. By limiting the voltage variations, flicker can be limited.

The standard also offers manufacturers an effective way to demonstrate conformity with the EMC and Radio Equipment Directives, which is necessary for the CE marking of their products.

Who is this standard for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Information technology equipment manufacturers (design managers or regulatory/compliance engineers)
  • Manufacturers of lighting and electrical appliances
  • Electrical utilities

Why should you use this standard?

BS EN IEC 61000-3-3:2013 deals with limiting voltage fluctuations and flicker impressed on the public low-voltage system. It specifies the limits of voltage changes which may be produced by electrical and electronic equipment tested under specified conditions and gives guidance on methods of assessment.

This standard applies to equipment having an input current equal to or less than 16 A per phase, intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems of between 220 V and 250 V line to neutral at 50 Hz, and not subject to conditional connection.

BS EN IEC 61000-3-3 has the status of a product family standard within the BS EN 61000 series.

NOTE 1: Compliance with this standard and its amendment provides presumption of conformity with the specified essential requirements of the EMC Directive and the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a small amendment to the standard, not a revision. It mainly affects the test conditions in Annex A for lighting equipment, raising the exemption level for voltage fluctuation testing from 200W to 600W for LED lamp luminaires. At the same time some editorial clarifications have been made in other clauses.

NOTE 2: This 2019 version supersedes the 2013, un-amended version which will nevertheless not be withdrawn for three years, during which time both versions will be current.

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61204-3:2018 - TC - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Tracked Changes. Low-voltage switch mode power supplies. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Notes:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electrical components, Low-voltage equipment, Direct current, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Low voltage, Electric power systems, Noise (spurious signals), Signals, Electromagnetic radiation, Electronic power supplies, Classification systems, Electrostatic chargings, Electric power system disturbances

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Application: Low Voltage Installations
BS EN 50561-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Power line communication apparatus used in low-voltage installations. Radio disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement. Apparatus for in-home use

Electrical installations, Low-voltage installations, Electrical equipment, Signals, Mains electricity supply, Industrial electrical installations, Frequencies, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electric power transmission lines, Electric cables, Communication cables, Domestic electrical installations, Industrial facilities, Domestic facilities, Business facilities

Notes:

Corrigendum, February 2015. Corrigendum, August 2015.

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Application: Marine Navigation &amp; Radio Communications Equipment
BS EN 60945:1997 - Start year: : 1997 Revised, Withdrawn
Description:

Navigation, Marine navigation, Radionavigation, Marine instruments, Marine safety, Ships, Electrically-operated devices, Performance, Performance testing, Type testing, Protected electrical equipment, Electrical equipment, Electric power system disturbances, Voltage fluctuations, Grades (quality), Environment (working), Noise (spurious signals), Electrical safety, Electromagnetic radiation, Safety measures, Maintenance, Equipment safety, Handbooks, Marking, Environmental testing, Dry-heat tests, Damp-heat tests, Low-temperature testing, Thermal-shock tests, Thermal testing, Drop tests, Vibration testing, Watertightness tests, Fungal-resistance tests, Salt-spray tests, Corrosion tests, Electrical wave measurement, Test equipment, Radiation hazards, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : July 1997 Replaced By : BS EN 60945:2002

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BS EN 60945:2002 - Start year: : 2002
Description:

Navigation, Marine navigation, Radionavigation, Marine instruments, Marine safety, Ships, Electrically-operated devices, Performance, Performance testing, Type testing, Protected electrical equipment, Electrical equipment, Electric power system disturbances, Electrical safety, Electromagnetic radiation, Safety measures

Notes:
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Application: Measuring Instruments
BS EN 61326-2-1:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 61326-2-1 Ed.3.0:2018 - Start year: : 2018
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Part 2-1. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN 62052-31:2016 - Start year: : 2016
Description:

Electricity metering equipment (AC). General requirements, tests and test conditions. Product safety requirements and tests

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-2-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Particular requirements. Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected applications

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-1:2013

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Application: Medical and Dental Equipment
BS EN 55011:2016 - Start year: : 2016
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

Supersedes BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010

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BS EN 55011:2009+A1:2010 - Start year: : 2009
Description:

Industrial, Electrical equipment, Electrical medical equipment, Laboratory equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Electromagnetic compatibility, Emission, Electromagnetic radiation, Classification systems, Radiofrequencies, Bandwidths, Safety measures, Electrical wave measurement, Frequency measurement, Voltage measurement, Low-voltage equipment, Domestic, Heaters, Cooking appliances, Microwave devices, Electric terminals, Testing conditions, Test equipment, Antennas, Conformity, Statistical methods of analysis, Field strength (electric)

Notes:

January 2010 Replaced By : BS EN 55011:2016

Amendment, August 2010. Amends and replaces BS EN 55011:2009

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BS EN 60601-1-11:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

BS EN 60601-1-11 constitutes a collateral standard to BS EN 60601-1:2006 Medical electrical equipment. General requirements for basic safety and essential performance

Medical practice is increasingly using medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems for monitoring, treatment or diagnosis of patients in the home healthcare environment.

The safety of medical electrical equipment in this uncontrolled environment with regard to the electrical installation and its related safety and protection means is a cause for concern. The potential lack of training of the lay operator and possibly of those supervising the use of the medical electrical equipment or medical electrical system and their level of education need to be addressed in the development of the accompanying documents and in the relevant marking on the equipment itself so that this material can be understood. The ‘instructions for use’ in BS EN 60601-1-11 give special guidance on how this should be addressed.

BS EN 60601-1-11 was developed with contributions from clinicians, engineers and regulators. The terminology, requirements, general recommendations and guidance of this standard are intended to be useful for manufacturers of medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems and for technical committees responsible for the development of particular standards.

BS EN 60601-1-11 has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European
Commission and the European Free Trade Association and within its scope the standard covers all
relevant essential requirements as given in Annex I of the EC Directive 93/42/EEC.

Compliance with this standard provides one means of conformity with the specified essential
requirements of the Directive concerned.


Other requirements and other EC Directives may be applicable to the products falling within the scope of this standard.

 

Notes:

Replaced By : BS EN 60601-1-11:2015

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BS EN 60601-1-11:2015 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment 

People are increasingly using medical equipment in their own homes, for monitoring, treatment and diagnosis - which raises the question, will the equipment work properly and safely when used by untrained operators in the uncontrolled home environment? This standard gives guidance on how to address these issues.

BS EN 60601-1-11 gives requirements and recommendations for the safety and performance of medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems for home healthcare. Developed with contributions from clinicians, engineers and regulators, and originally published in 2010, it has now been revised to align with the current version of the general standard in this series, BS EN 60601-1:2006+-A12:2014. 

The standard applies to use by both lay operators and trained healthcare personnel. Among many other aspects of safety and performance, its scope includes:

 

  • Transport and storage 
  • Requirements for testing 
  • Operating instructions 
  • Marking and labelling
  • Usability of documents
  • Maintenance 

 

BS EN 60601-1-11:2015 will benefit manufacturers of medical electrical equipment and systems. Compliance with this standard can provide a presumption of conformity with EC Directive 93/42/EEC.

 

Notes:
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BS EN 61326-2-6:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electrical equipment, Measuring instruments, Electrical measuring instruments, Electric control equipment, Laboratory equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetism, Type testing, Performance, Testing conditions, Medical equipment

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-6:2006

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BS EN 55014-1:1997 - Start year: : 1993 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Household equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Noise (spurious signals), Voltage, Voltage measurement, Frequencies, Rated power, Electrical wave measurement, Testing conditions, Circuits, Test equipment, Portable machine tools, Power measurement (electric), Reception, Battery-powered devices, Projectors (image), Ignition systems (heat engineering), Toys, Vending machines, Gambling equipment, Electric heaters, Electrical medical equipment, Switches, Semiconductor devices, Control equipment, Electric control equipment, Electric fences, Electric convertors, Hoists Immunity tests

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : July 1993 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2001

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BS EN 55014-1:2001 - Start year: : 2001 Withdrawn
Description:

This European Standard applies to the conduction and the radiation of radio frequency disturbances from appliances whose main functions are performed by motors and switching or regulating devices, unless the r.f. energy is intentionally generated or intended for illumination.

The intention of this standard is to establish uniform requirements for the radio disturbance level of the equipment, to fix limits of disturbance, to describe methods of measurement and to standardize operating conditions and interpretation of results.

This standard includes equipment such as: household electrical appliances, electric tools, regulating controls using semiconductor devices, motor-driven electro-medical apparatus, electric/electronic toys, automatic dispensing machines as well as cine or slide projectors. It also includes separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors, switching devices e.g. (power or protective) relays; however no emission requirements apply unless formulated in this standard.

The frequency range covered is 9 kHz 1o 400 GHZ.

The effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of apparatus are excluded from this standard.

History and related standards

This European Standard supersedes BS EN 55014-1:1997 which is withdrawn.

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : April 2001 Replaced By : BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical household appliances, Motor-operated household appliances, Electrically-operated devices, Electrical equipment, Radiofrequencies, Radio disturbances, Electrical conductance, Emission, Electrical measurement

Notes:
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BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2016+A11:2020
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

Notes:

This European standard sets out emission requirements for industrial, scientific, medical and some domestic appliances so that they don’t cause radio frequency interference that will affect radios, TV receivers, scientific instrumentation etc.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

It applies to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment, including lighting equipment and UV irradiators, operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use locally radio frequency energy.

It covers the frequencies designated for ISM use, classification systems, measurements and limits of electromagnetic disturbances. The requirements are designed to protect equipment which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55011: 2016+A1: 2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55011:2016+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

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BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 - Start year: : 2017+A11:2020
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

What is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 about?

This European standard sets out emission requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery).

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will provide one means of conforming to the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

Who is BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of household appliances and electric tools
  • EMC compliance and design engineers within the domestic appliance industry
  • Purchasing departments within the domestic appliance industry
  • Test laboratories
  • Large retailers of household appliances and electric tools
  • Regulatory bodies

Why should you use BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

This standard aims to suppress disturbances from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery) in order to achieve an adequate level of radio protection. Users adopt this standard to ensure that their products do not cause interference to radio reception.

This amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between BS EN 55014-1:2017 and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU. This enables the amended standard to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and compliance with the normative clauses given in the Annex of BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 will confer, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements of the Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

NOTE: The un-amended standard is not listed in the Official Journal of the European Union as its Annex ZZ refers only to the essential requirements of the previous EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC, which was repealed on 20 April 2016. After that date the new EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, had to be applied. Therefore manufacturers seeking compliance with the latest EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU, were required, until publication of this amendment, to use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020?

The 2020 amendment adds an informative annex showing the relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). Compliance with BS EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020 now provides one means of conformity with the Directive.

Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 55014-1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Emission

Notes:

CISPR 14-1:2020 specifies the requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as defined below, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery). This document is applicable to the following equipment:

- household appliances or similar equipment;

- electric tools;

- similar apparatus.

Also included in the scope of this document are separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors and switching devices (e.g. power or protective relays). However, no emission requirements apply to such separate parts, unless otherwise stated in this document. Products which incorporate radio transmit/receive functions are included in the scope of this document. Equipment under the scope of this document making use of IPT is also in the scope. Excluded from the scope of this document are:

- equipment for which all emission requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated in other CISPR standards;

- equipment intended to be used only on a vehicle, ship or aircraft;

- equipment used only in industrial environment

- the effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of the equipment.Multifunction equipment may be required to comply with clauses in this and other standards. The details are given in 6.5. The emission requirements in this document are not intended to be applicable to the intentional transmissions from a radio transmitter as defined by the ITU including their spurious emissions. This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant changes with respect to the previous edition:

- revision of general test conditions and addition of new specific test conditions (e.g. for robotic equipment);

- introduction of additional requirements for equipment making use of inductive power transfer technology;

- remove from the normative text any compliance requirement based on statistical evaluation;

- revision of clicks analysis, with particular relevance to the determination of the observation time and the application of the upper quartile method for different types of click analysers.

Refer to the Foreword of the document for examples of equipment.

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BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 + Ex Comm - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Industrial, scientific and medical equipment. Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics. Limits and methods of measurement

+ Ex Comm

Notes:

This kit includes the BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 as well as Expert commentary.

What is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 about?

This European standard specifies requirements to protect equipment sensitive to radio frequency interference such as radio and TV receivers, microwave ovens, scientific instrumentation. BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 includes amendments giving further information on type test requirements for SPCs, and improved repeatability for measurements in the frequency range 1-18 GHz.

Who is BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 for?

  • Manufacturers and importers of industrial, scientific and medical electrical equipment
  • Design engineers
  • Procurement engineers
  • Product testers
  • Noise inspectors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Test laboratories

Why should you use BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

The standard covers industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) electrical equipment operating in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz and to domestic and similar appliances, designed to generate and /or use local radio frequency energy.

It specifies emission requirements related to radio disturbances in the frequency range of 9 kHz to 400 GHz, and 9 kHz to 18 GHz for ISM radio-frequency applications. The emission requirements are designed to protect equipment in these environments which is sensitive to radio frequency interference (e.g. radio or TV receivers, scientific instrumentation, etc.) Requirements for ISM RF lighting equipment and UV irradiators operating at frequencies within the ISM frequency bands are also covered.

This amendment includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC) and improves repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding expensive retesting. As such, the standard will remain relevant as electronic products meet the demands of a smart energy environment.


BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure because it contributes to building resilient infrastructure.

What’s new about BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021?

This is the second amendment to the 2016 standard. The major changes in BS EN 55011:2016+A2:2021 are:

  • It includes further information for full inclusion of type test requirements for semiconductor power converters (SPC). These requirements apply only to i) power conversion equipment intended for assembly into photovoltaic power generating systems, such as grid connected power converters (GCPCs) and d.c. to d.c. converters, and ii) GCPCs intended for assembly into energy storage systems
  • Improvement of repeatability for measurements for group 2 equipment in the frequency range 1-18 GHz, thus avoiding retesting
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61326-2-6:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. EMC requirements. Particular requirements. In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61326-2-6:2013

IEC 61326-2-6:2020 is available as IEC 61326-2-6:2020 RLV

which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 61326-2-6:2020 specifies minimum requirements for immunity and emissions regarding electromagnetic compatibility for IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC (IVD) MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, taking into account the particularities and specific aspects of this electrical equipment and their electromagnetic environment.

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BS EN 60601-1-11:2015+A1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Medical electrical equipment - General requirements for basic safety and essential performance. Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment

Notes:

This British Standard is the UK implementation of EN 60601‑1‑11:2015+A1:2021. It is identical to IEC 60601‑1‑11:2015, incorporating amendment 1:2020. It supersedes BS EN 60601‑1‑11:2015, which is withdrawn.

The start and finish of text introduced or altered by amendment is indicated in the text by tags. Tags indicating changes to IEC text carry the number of the IEC amendment. For example, text altered by IEC amendment 1 is indicated by .

The UK participation in its preparation was entrusted to Technical Committee CH/62/1, Common aspects of Electrical Equipment used in Medical Practice.

A list of organizations represented on this committee can be obtained on request to its committee manager.

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Application: Medium- Voltage System =&gt; 1kV &amp; =&lt; 35kV
BS EN 61000-2-12:2003 - Start year: : 2003
Description:

BS EN 61000-2-12:2003 relates to conducted disturbances in the frequency range from 0 kHz to 9 kHz, with an extension up to 148.5 kHz specifically for mains signalling systems.

It gives compatibility levels for public medium voltage a.c. distribution systems having a nominal voltage between 1 kV and 35 kV and a nominal frequency of 50 Hz or 60 Hz. The medium-voltage systems covered by this standard are public distribution systems supplying either private installations in which equipment is connected directly or through transformers, or substations feeding public low-voltage distribution systems.

Notes:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Electric power distribution, Electric power transmission networks, Electric power systems, Medium voltage, Alternating-current power transmission, Voltage fluctuations, Mains signalling

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BS EN 61000-4-30:2015 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Power measurement, Quality, Quality assurance, Voltage, Electric current, Alternating current, Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Electrical testing

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-4-30:2009

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BS EN 61000-4-30:2009 - Start year: : 2009 Revised
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Power measurement, Quality, Quality assurance, Voltage, Electric current, Alternating current, Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Electrical testing

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-4-30:2015

Replaces BS EN 61000-4-30:2003

Start Year / Status
BS EN 61000-4-30:2003 - Start year: : 2003 Withdrawn
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Power measurement, Quality, Quality assurance, Voltage, Electric current, Alternating current, Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Electrical testing

Notes:

Replaced by BS EN 61000-4-30:2009

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BS EN 61000-4-30:2015+A1:2021 - Start year: : 2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Testing and measurement techniques. Power quality measurement methods

Notes:

Amendment, April 2021; Corrigendum, February 2017

Electric current, Quality, Magnetic fields, Power measurement, Quality assurance, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electric power system disturbances, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electric fields, Voltage, Alternating current, Electrical testing

Start Year / Status
Application: Office Equipment
BS EN 55024:2010+A1:2015 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Telecommunication systems, Data processing, Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Communication equipment, Printing machines, Photocopying machines, Office machines, Facsimile equipment, Local area networks, Cash registers, Vending machines, Computer terminals, Electrical testing, Noise (spurious signals), Performance testing

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 55024:1998+A2:2003, CISPR 24:1997

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55022:2006+A2:2010 - Start year: : 2006 Withdrawn
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : November 2006 Replaced By : BS EN 55022:2010

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Radio disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Computer terminals, Data processing equipment, Computers, Computer peripheral equipment, Office machines, Data processing, Communication equipment, Communication networks, Radiofrequencies, Interference suppression, Grades (quality), Emission, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation, Electrical wave measurement, Electrical measurement, Conformity, Approval testing, Test equipment, Circuits, Testing conditions, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : July 2011 Replaced By : BS EN 50561-1:2013, BS EN 55032:2012

Start Year / Status
Application: PFC
BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 - Start year: : 2014 Current, Superseded
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Fault currents, Harmonics, Electric power networks, Low-voltage equipment, Noise (spurious signals)

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : September 2014 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2: 2006. The Standard deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment.

The standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

CONTENTS
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General
5 Classification of equipment
6 General requirements
6.1 Control methods
6.2 Harmonic current measurement
6.3 Equipment in a rack or case
7 Harmonic current limits
Annexes
Bibliography

Start Year / Status
BS IEC 61000-3-4:1998 - Start year: : 1999 Current, Work in hand
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A

Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical components, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electrical engineering, Electromagnetism, Low voltage, Low-voltage installations, Electric power systems, Rated current, Harmonics, Emission, Testing conditions, Mathematical calculations, Electrical testing, Electric connectors, Technical documents, Type testing, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019 - Start year: : 2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-3-2:2014

What is this standard about?

It deals with limiting the harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals. The standard specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests. 

For systems with nominal voltages less than but not equal to 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 and includes the following significant technical changes:

  1. An update of the emission limits for lighting equipment with a rated power ≤ 25 W to take into account new types of lighting equipment
  2. The addition of a threshold of 5 W under which no emission limits apply to all lighting equipment
  3. The modification of the requirements applying to the dimmers when operating non-incandescent lamps
  4. The addition of test conditions for digital load side transmission control devices
  5. The removal of the use of reference lamps and reference ballasts for the tests of lighting equipment
  6. The simplification and clarification of the terminology used for lighting equipment
  7. The classification of professional luminaires for stage lighting and studios under Class A
  8. A clarification about the classification of emergency lighting equipment
  9. A clarification for lighting equipment including one control module with an active input power ≤ 2 W
  10. An update of the test conditions for television receivers
  11. An update of the test conditions for induction hobs, taking also into account the other types of cooking appliances
  12. For consistency with IEC 61000-3-12, a change of the scope of IEC 61000-3-2 from equipment with an input current ≤ 16 A to equipment with a rated input current ≤ 16 A
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 - Start year: : 2019+A1:2021
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

What is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021 about?

This international standard sets limits on the harmonic current injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 is an amendment that updates the specification to ensure it stays relevant as electronic products evolve to meet the demands of a smart energy environment.

Who is BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories and product testers
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors
  • Regulatory and certification bodies

Why should you use BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

It specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because helps underpin the resilience of power networks.

What’s new about BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021?

This is an amendment to BS EN 61000-3-2:2019 . It introduces many technical and editorial changes that update the standard, of which the following are the most significant:

  • Extension and improvement of definitions related to lighting equipment
  • Clarification of the use of the repeatability value
  • Modification of Table 2 to simplify the standard and reflect modern lighting equipment
  • Classification of appliances whose primary function is to present lighting devices for exhibition purposes as Class A equipment
  • Consideration of multifunction equipment
  • Revision of clause 6.2 on control methods
  • Addition of a new clause explaining how to handle alternative methods
  • Modification of test conditions for luminaires and lighting control gear
  • Defining more precise test conditions for microwave ovens
  • Addition of test conditions for equipment with external power supplies
  • Addition of a new annex with a clarification for the calculation of the POHC parameter
Start Year / Status
Application: Point of Sale Equipment
BS EN 55024:2010+A1:2015 - Start year: : 2011
Description:

Telecommunication systems, Data processing, Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Communication equipment, Printing machines, Photocopying machines, Office machines, Facsimile equipment, Local area networks, Cash registers, Vending machines, Computer terminals, Electrical testing, Noise (spurious signals), Performance testing

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 55024:1998+A2:2003, CISPR 24:1997

Start Year / Status
BS EN 55024:1998+A2:2003, CISPR 24:1997 - Start year: : 1998 Withdrawn 2013
Description:

Telecommunication systems, Data processing, Electromagnetic compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Communication equipment, Printing machines, Photocopying machines, Office machines, Facsimile equipment, Local area networks, Cash registers, Vending machines, Electrical testing, Noise (spurious signals), Performance testing

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Power Factor Correction
BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 - Start year: : 2014 Current, Superseded
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Fault currents, Harmonics, Electric power networks, Low-voltage equipment, Noise (spurious signals)

Notes:

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : September 2014 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019

The standard is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2: 2006. The Standard deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment.

The standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, intended for use by both the general public and professionals.

CONTENTS
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General
5 Classification of equipment
6 General requirements
6.1 Control methods
6.2 Harmonic current measurement
6.3 Equipment in a rack or case
7 Harmonic current limits
Annexes
Bibliography

Start Year / Status
BS IEC 61000-3-4:1998 - Start year: : 1999 Current, Work in hand
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A

Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical components, Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic fields, Compatibility, Radio disturbances, Electrical engineering, Electromagnetism, Low voltage, Low-voltage installations, Electric power systems, Rated current, Harmonics, Emission, Testing conditions, Mathematical calculations, Electrical testing, Electric connectors, Technical documents, Type testing, Electromagnetic compatibility

Notes:
Start Year / Status
BS EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019 - Start year: : 2019
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

Notes:

Replaces BS EN 61000-3-2:2014

What is this standard about?

It deals with limiting the harmonic currents injected into the public low-voltage mains electricity supply system by electrical and electronic equipment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • EMC test laboratories
  • Electrical testing laboratories
  • Manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment which can be operated from the public mains supply, particularly those manufacturers producing categories of equipment present in the market in large volumes (e.g. IT Equipment, lighting equipment)
  • Inspectors and quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

A public low-voltage mains distribution network exists if more than one independent consumer can draw power from it. It’s important to protect such networks from harmonic currents as these can cause overheating of electrical distribution system wiring, transformer overheating and shortened transformer service life.

Therefore this standard covers a large variety of electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16A per phase and intended for use by both the general public and professionals. The standard specifies limits for harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. The tests according to this document are type tests. 

For systems with nominal voltages less than but not equal to 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE: Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with a rated input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this document. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this document and can be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-12.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a technical revision of BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 and includes the following significant technical changes:

  1. An update of the emission limits for lighting equipment with a rated power ≤ 25 W to take into account new types of lighting equipment
  2. The addition of a threshold of 5 W under which no emission limits apply to all lighting equipment
  3. The modification of the requirements applying to the dimmers when operating non-incandescent lamps
  4. The addition of test conditions for digital load side transmission control devices
  5. The removal of the use of reference lamps and reference ballasts for the tests of lighting equipment
  6. The simplification and clarification of the terminology used for lighting equipment
  7. The classification of professional luminaires for stage lighting and studios under Class A
  8. A clarification about the classification of emergency lighting equipment
  9. A clarification for lighting equipment including one control module with an active input power ≤ 2 W
  10. An update of the test conditions for television receivers
  11. An update of the test conditions for induction hobs, taking also into account the other types of cooking appliances
  12. For consistency with IEC 61000-3-12, a change of the scope of IEC 61000-3-2 from equipment with an input current ≤ 16 A to equipment with a rated input current ≤ 16 A