||This part of IEC 61000 for EMC emission requirements 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. No measurement needs to be performed at frequencies where
no requirement is specified.
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 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 that 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 that are characterised by being supplied directly at low
voltage from the public mains network are considered to be
residential, commercial or light-industrial.
The object of this standard is to define the emission test
requirements for apparatus defined in the scope in relation to
continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances.
The emission requirements have been selected so as to ensure that
disturbances generated by apparatus operating normally in
residential, commercial and light-industrial locations do not exceed
a level which could prevent other apparatus from operating as
intended. Fault conditions of apparatus are not taken into account.
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 requirements represent
essential electromagnetic compatibility emission requirements.
Requirements are specified for each port considered.
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