CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment Issued

CISPR 16-1-2, Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements, has been amended.  The new CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment 1 is available from Document Center Inc. now.  You can also get a consolidated edition which combines the Edition 2.0 with this new material in a red-line format.

When standards get amended, the technical content is usually changed.  So here at Document Center Inc. we always encourage you to keep up with both new Editions and with Amendments and other correcting publications.  For this new CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment, changes have been made throughout the document.

You’ll find new definitions and abbreviations.  Section 4 on artificial mains networks has also been modified, including a new title for the section.  Tables 8 and 9 are also updated.  And Annex A has also been renamed.  Changes occur in the Annex to support the expanded scope of the material.  Additionally, a new Annex K has been added.  This is a “normative” Annex, meaning that you must comply with the material in this section.  It’s title is “Measurement of Δ-AN parameters.”

If you do purchase the new Amendment 1 for Edition 2.0, you’ll notice that it is 26 pages long.  However, the first half of the publication is in English and then the second half is in French.  The consolidated edition also follows this convention.

FYI: The consolidated (red-line) edition is purchased by many of our customers, since it provides both an integrated text and clearly marked changes.  But you should know that if there’s a dispute about your use of a standard like this, you’ll need to use the original Edition 2.0 and the Amendment 1 documents.  The consolidated editions are not considered to be the legally binding copies.

Now to get your updates.  IEC reminds you to use an authorized distributor like Document Center Inc. for your purchases.  You can search for and order at our webstore,  Here’s direct links to the order page for CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment 1 and to the order page for the CISPR 16-1-2 Consolidated Edition for your convenience.

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