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Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) directive

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  Directive

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Directive (2014/30/EU)

  Scope

This Directive shall apply to equipment as defined in Article 3.

2. This Directive shall not apply to:

(a) equipment covered by Directive 1999/5/EC;

(b) aeronautical products, parts and appliances as referred to in Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Council Directive 91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC;

(c) radio equipment used by radio amateurs within the meaning of the Radio Regulations adopted in the framework of the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union and the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (1), unless the equipment is made available on the market;

(d) equipment the inherent nature of the physical characteristics of which is such that:

(i) it is incapable of generating or contributing to electromagnetic emissions which exceed a level allowing radio and telecommunication equipment and other equipment to operate as intended; and

(ii) it operates without unacceptable degradation in the presence of the electromagnetic disturbance normally consequent upon its intended use;

(e) custom built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes.

For the purposes of point (c) of the first subparagraph, kits of components to be assembled by radio amateurs and equipment made available on the market and modified by and for the use of radio amateurs are not regarded as equipment made available on the market.

Definitions:

‘equipment’ means any apparatus or fixed installation

  Description

All electric devices or installations influence each other when interconnected or close to each other, e.g. interference between TV sets, GSM handsets, radios and nearby washing machine or electrical power lines. The purpose of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is to keep all those side effects under reasonable control. EMC designates all the existing and future techniques and technologies for reducing disturbance and enhancing immunity.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU ensures that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance.

The EMC Directive limits electromagnetic emissions from equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication, as well as other equipment. The Directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions, when used as intended.

The main objectives of the Directives are to regulate the compatibility of equipment regarding EMC:

  • Equipment (apparatus and fixed installations) needs to comply with EMC requirements when it is placed on the market and/or taken into service
  • The application of good engineering practice is required for fixed installations, with the possibility that competent authorities of Member States may impose measures in instances of non-compliance.

  Harmonised standards

EN 1155:1997 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods
EN 1155:1997/A1:2002 Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test methods
EN 12015:2014 Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard for lifts, escalators and moving walks - Emission
EN 12016:2013 Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard for lifts, escalators and moving walks - Immunity
EN 13309:2010 Construction machinery - Electromagnetic compatibility of machines with internal power supply
EN ISO 14982:2009 Agricultural and forestry machinery - Electromagnetic compatibility - Test methods and acceptance criteria (ISO 14982:1998)
EN 50065-1:2011 Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part 1: General requirements, frequency bands and electromagnetic disturbances
EN 50065-2-1:2003 Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part 2-1: Immunity requirements for mains communications equipment and systems operating in the range of ...
EN 50065-2-1:2003/AC:2003 Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part 2-1: Immunity requirements for mains communications equipment and systems operating in the range of ...
EN 50065-2-1:2003/A1:2005 Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part 2-1: Immunity requirements for mains communications equipment and systems operating in the range of ...
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EN 1155:1997
Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test m...
EN 1155:1997/A1:2002
Building hardware - Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors - Requirements and test m...
EN 12015:2014
Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard for lifts, escalators and moving walks - Emi...
EN 12016:2013
Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard for lifts, escalators and moving walks - Imm...
EN 13309:2010
Construction machinery - Electromagnetic compatibility of machines with internal power supply
EN ISO 14982:2009
Agricultural and forestry machinery - Electromagnetic compatibility - Test methods and acceptance cr...
EN 50065-1:2011
Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part ...
EN 50065-2-1:2003
Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part ...
EN 50065-2-1:2003/AC:2003
Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part ...
EN 50065-2-1:2003/A1:2005
Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part ...
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