BS EN 55014-1, 2006 Edition with Amendment 2 entitled “Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus – Part 1: Emission,” has just been released. It is the official English language edition of the European adoption of CISPR 14-1, Edition 5.0 with Amendments 1 and 2. It is part of the harmonized standards list for the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC).
BS EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011 applies to the conduction and the radiation of radio-frequency disturbances from appliances whose main functions are performed by motors and switching or regulating devices, unless the r.f. energy is intentionally generated or intended for illumination.
It includes such equipment as household electrical appliances, electric tools, regulating controls using semiconductor devices, motor-driven electro-medical apparatus, electric/ electronic toys, automatic dispensing machines as well as cine or slide projectors.
Also included in the scope of this standard are separate parts of the above mentioned equipment such as motors and switching devices e.g. (power or protective) relays. However no emission requirements apply unless formulated in this standard. The frequency range covered is 9 kHz to 400 GHz.
Multifunction equipment which is subjected simultaneously to different clauses of this standard and/or other standards shall meet the provisions of each clause/standard with the relevant functions in operation; details are given in section 7.2.1. The limits in this standard have been determined on a probabilistic basis, to keep the suppression of disturbances economically feasible while still achieving an adequate radio protection.
In exceptional cases radio frequency interference may occur, in spite of compliance with the limits. In such a case, additional provisions may be required. The effects of electromagnetic phenomena relating to the safety of apparatus are excluded from the scope of this standard.
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