CE marking Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
CE testing, EMC testing, EMC approval, emissions testing, immunity testing
Compliance with the European EMC Directive requires both emissions and immunity testing. The Official Journal lists various product family and generic standards which electronic devices must comply with. Common CE marking EMC standards we can test against include:
- EN 55022 (emissions, Information Technology device )
- EN 55032 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission Requirements
- EN 55035 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – immunity Requirements
- EN 55024 (emissions, Information Technology device immunity)
- EN 61326 (Measurement, Control and Laboratory equipment)
- EN 61000-6-1 (generic immunity- residential, commercial and light industrial equipment)
- EN 61000-6-2 (generic immunity- industrial equipment)
- EN 61000-6-3 (generic emissions- residential, commercial and light industrial equipment)
- EN 61000-6-4 (generic emissions- industrial equipment)
- EN 55013 (Sound and Television Broadcast Receivers and associated equipment, emissions)
- EN 55020 (Sound and Television Broadcast Receivers and associated equipment, immunity)
- EN 55014-1 (Household Appliances, Electric Tools and Similar Apparatus emissions)
- EN 55014-2 (Household Appliances, Electric Tools and Similar Apparatus immunity)
- EN 55015 (electrical lighting and similar equipment, emissions)
- EN 61547 (electrical lighting and similar equipment, immunity)
- EN 55032 (Multimedia equipment)
- EN 55025 (Vehicles, Boats and Internal Combustion Engines, Protection Of On-Board Receivers – emissions)
- EN 55012 (Vehicles, Boats and Internal Combustion Engines – emissions)
- EN 300 386 (Telecommunication Network Equipment)
- EN 60945 (Maritime navigation and radiocommunications equipment and systems)
- EN 50121-3-2 (Railway rolling stock apparatus)
- EN 50121-3-1 (Train and Complete Vehicle)
- EN 50121-4 (Signalling and Telecommunications Apparatus)
- EN 50121-1 Railway applications. Electromagnetic compatibility. General
- EN 50121-2 Railway applications. Electromagnetic compatibility. Emission of the whole railway system to the outside world
- EN 50121-5 Railway applications. Electromagnetic compatibility. Emission and immunity of fixed power supply installations and apparatus
CE testing and CE approval can be complicated and expensive. EMC Technologies can provide expert guidance and support. We are also the only test lab in Australia/NZ accredited as a notified body for the EMC directive 2014/30/EU.
Region: Europe and EFTA Countries
Regulator: European Commission
Description: Electrical and electronic products sold in the European market must be CE marked. The application of the CE mark requires compliance with various European directives depending on the type of product. Commonly applied EU Directives include EMC, electrical safety (LVD), Radio and Telecommunications (R&TTE), RED, Machine Directive and Medical Devices.
- The product must be tested to relevant harmonised standards. Most products require comprehensive emissions and immunity testing.
- Relevant test reports shall be held by the supplier as evidence of compliance to the harmonised standards/directives
- Suppliers must complete and sign a Declaration of Conformity Statement which lists all the applicable directives and harmonised standards which the product complies with
- The CE mark must be affixed to the product.
- For certain equipment/standards a notified body must sign-off on the test reports
- NATA test reports are highly recommended to ensure report acceptance, otherwise products may have to be re-tested locally by an accredited laboratory
- The latest Harmonised Standards must be used and this should be reflected on the DoC.