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Applying EMC Directive harmonised standards is not enough

Author : Keith Armstrong, EMC Standards

04 April 2022

Keith Armstrong, Global EMC Expert at EMC Standards (a partner of the 2022 EMC and Compliance International exhibition), explains why the relevant harmonised standards are no longer sufficient for compliance with the EMC Directive and why most people must now apply IEC 61000-4-14 too.

Since the new EMC Directive came into force in 2016, EMC experts have often found themselves needing to apply test standards with which they are unfamiliar, and which are not harmonised by being listed in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU).
In fact, if you are still declaring EMC compliance by selecting the most relevant test standards listed under the EMC Directive in the OJEU, then passing those tests and listing them on your Declarations of EMC Conformity, your operations are five years out of date. This means your products could suffer unnecessary and costly delays at EU and UK customs as a direct result.

Read the full article in the April issue of DPA

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