||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
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 described below.
The environments encompassed by this standard are residential,
commercial and light-industrial locations, both indoor and outdoor.
The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication
of locations which are included:
- residential properties, for example houses, apartments;
- retail outlets, for example shops, supermarkets;
- business premises, for example offices, banks;
- areas of public entertainment, for example cinemas, public bars,
- outdoor locations, for example petrol stations, car parks,
amusement and sports centres;
- light-industrial locations, for example workshops, laboratories,
Locations which are characterised by being supplied directly at low
voltage from the public mains network are considered to be
residential, commercial or light-industrial.
The immunity requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate
level of immunity for apparatus at residential, commercial and
light-industrial locations. The levels do not, however, cover
extreme cases, which may occur at any location, but with an
extremely low probability of occurrence. Not all disturbance
phenomena have been included for testing purposes in this standard
but only those considered as relevant for the equipment covered by
this standard. These test requirements represent essential
electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements.
Test requirements are specified for each port considered.
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