EN Standards: EN 61000-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6: Generic Standards


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Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards have been developed to keep interference between electronic devices under control with the goal to reduce disturbance and improve immunity. The standard EN 61000 – Part 6 aims to do that for residential, industrial, and commercial environments.

EN 61000-6 has four parts to date comprised of the following:

1) EN 61000-6-1: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-1: Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments

Applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments both indoor and outdoor. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists. This standard applies to apparatus intended to be directly connected to a low-voltage public mains network or connected to a dedicated DC source which is intended to interface between the apparatus and the low-voltage public mains network. This standard applies also to apparatus which is battery operated or is powered by a non-public, but non-industrial, low-voltage power distribution system if this apparatus is intended to be used in the locations. This standard supersedes EN 50082-1.

2) EN 61000-6-2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: Generic standards - Immunity for industrial environments

Applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists. This standard applies to apparatus intended to be connected to a 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. This standard supersedes EN 50082-2.

3) EN 61000-6-3: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments

Applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. Emission requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. This generic EMC emission standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC emission standard exists. This standard applies to apparatus intended to be directly connected to a low-voltage public mains network or connected to a dedicated DC source, which is intended to interface between the apparatus and the low-voltage public mains network. This standard applies also to apparatus which is battery operated or is powered by a non-public, but non-industrial, low-voltage power distribution system if this apparatus is intended to be used in the locations

4) EN 61000-6-4: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments

Applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in the industrial locations (both indoor and outdoor, or in proximity to industrial power installations) for which no dedicated product or product-family emission standard exists. Disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. This generic EMC emission standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC emission standard exists. This standard applies to a apparatus intended to be connected to a 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

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