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How to use the EMC standards list

The EMC Standards list includes all current EMC standards grouped by equipment type.

All products subject to the EMC regulatory arrangements must comply with an applicable technical standard.

Selecting the applicable standard

If a product is covered by a standard listed in Part 2 (Product family and equipment standards) that standard is the applicable standard. If a product is covered by more than one of the listed standards, a supplier should select the standard that most appropriately matches the primary function of the device.

If a product is not covered by a standard listed in Part 2, a supplier must select one of the generic standards listed in Part 1 as the applicable standard. 

Part 1 of the EMC Standards List

There are two generic equipment standards listed in Part 1. These generic standards can be used when a product is not covered by one of the product family standards in Part 2. The generic standards are:

  • G1: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 6.3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments - equipment intended for use in a residential, commercial, or light industrial environment; and
  • G2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 6.4: Generic standards – Emission standard for industrial environments - equipment intended for use in an industrial environment.

Part 2 of the EMC Standards List

Part 2 lists the product family and equipment standards.  The table below is a simplified version of Part 2 (numerically listed by the 'Item number'). This table can be used to locate the applicable standard in the EMC standards list. For example, the applicable standard for lighting equipment would be located at item 7 within Part 2 of the EMC standards list. 

Item No. Equipment type 
1 Equipment in connection with Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services.
2 Equipment used in cabled distribution systems for television and sound signals.
3 Industrial scientific and medical (ISM) radio-frequency equipment.
4 Land based vehicles (including electric powered vehicles), boats and devices with internal combustion engines.
5 Sound and television broadcast receivers, set top boxes, radio receivers, satellite receivers, analog and digital, DVD players, Video recorders, CD players, audio amplifiers, surround sound equipment.
6 Household appliances, power tools, battery operated tools, electric and electronic toys, heating appliances, kitchen machines, motor operated appliances.
7 Lighting equipment, lighting accessories such as ballasts, transformers, dimmers.
8 Information technology equipment, modems, fax machines, BPL modems.
9 Arc welding equipment.
10 Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148.5 kHz.
11 Signalling on low-voltage electrical installations - Emission levels, frequency bands and electromagnetic disturbance levels. 
12 Uninterruptible power systems (UPS).
13 Electronic taximeters.
14 Measuring relays and protection equipment.
15 Electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of combustible gases, toxic gases or oxygen.
16 Professional audio / video equipment.
17 Sewing Machines designed specifically for professional use in the sewing industry.
18 Low-voltage switch gear and control gear assemblies.
19 Electronic switches for household and similar use.
20 Electromagnetic remote-control switches (RCS) for household and similar use.
21 Time-delay switches (TDS) for household and similar use.
22 Static meters for active energy (classes 0,2 S and 0,5 S).
23 Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use.
24 Automatic electrical burner control systems for household and similar use.
25 Automatic electrical pressure sensing controls for household and similar use.
26 Timers and time switches for household and similar use.
27 Electrically operated water valves for household and similar use.
28 Temperature sensing controls for household and similar use.
29 Energy regulators for household and similar use.
30 Humidity sensing controls for household and similar use.
31 Electric actuators for household and similar use.
32 Automatic electrical water and air flow sensing controls for household and similar use.
33 Telecontrol equipment and systems. 
34 Maritime navigation and radio-communication equipment and systems. 
35 Low voltage switch gear and control gear. 
36 Circuit Breakers.
37 Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units.  
38 Contactors and motor-starters - Electro-mechanical contactors and motor-starters. 
39 Contactors and motor-starters - AC semiconductor controllers and contactors for non-motor loads.
40 Contactors and motor-starters - AC semiconductor controllers and contactors for non-motor loads. 
41 Control circuit devices and switching elements - Electro-mechanical control circuit devices. 
42 Control circuit devices and switching elements - Proximity switches. 
43 Proximity devices with defined behaviour under fault conditions. 
44 DC interface for proximity sensors and switching amplifiers (NAMUR). 
45 Multiple function equipment - Transfer switching equipment. 
46 Multiple function equipment - Control and protective switching devices (or equipment) (CPS). 
47 Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCBs).
48 Static meters for active energy (classes 1 and 2). 
49 Electronic ripple control receivers.
50 Time switches.
51 Static meters for reactive energy (classes 2 and 3).
52 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.  
53 Residual current-operated protective devices (RCDs) for household and similar use. 
54 Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems. 
55 Specified time relays for industrial use.  
56 Telecommunication network equipment. 
57 Earthmoving machinery. 
58 Agricultural and forestry machinery.  

 

Last updated: 09 February 2017