Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of electrical products are regulated by regional or national authorities. Each product group has mostly specific EMC standards. For household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus well known standards are CISPR 14-1 (or EN 5504-1), and CISPR 14-2 (EN 55014-2).
CISPR 14-1 (or EN 5504-1) is defining the emission requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. CISPR 14-2 (EN 55014-2) is defining the immunity requirements for the products which are under this standard.
You can check the scopes of these two standards whether an electrical product is under the scopes of these two standards.
Some of the products listed on these standards are shown below:
- Household appliances or similar apparatus;
Examples are equipment used:
– for typical housekeeping functions in the household environment, which includes the dwelling and its
associated buildings, the garden, etc.;
– for typical housekeeping functions in shops, offices, commercial and other similar working environments;
– on farms;
– by clients in hotels and other residential type environments;
– for induction cooking or air conditioning, either in residential or commercial environments.
- Electric tools;
Examples of electric tools include electric motor-operated or electromagnetically driven hand-held
tools, transportable tools, lawn and garden machinery.
- Similar apparatus;
– external power controllers using semiconductor devices;
– motor-driven electro-medical equipment;
– electric/electronic toys;
– personal care and beauty care appliances;
– automatic goods-dispensing machines;
– entertainment machines;
– cine or slide projectors;
– battery chargers and external power supplies for use with products under the scope of this document;
– electric fence energisers.
After ensuring your product is under any of these standards, your product has to be tested according to CISPR 14-1 (EN 55014-1) and/or CISPR 14-2 (EN 55014-2). Tests can be either be performed by yourself in your own test laboratory. If your laboratory is equipped with CISPR and IEC compliant instruments and test chambers, you will be able to perform EMC tests of your product. If you do not have any EMC laboratory equipment, you have to get this service from a third party EMC laboratory. Third party EMC labs can be either non-accredited or accredited. Both can be used to perform EMC tests provided that all tests are done according to CISPR 14-1 (EN 55014-1) and/or CISPR 14-2 (EN 55014-2).
Testups, with its international partner labs, is providing EMC testing services for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Send us your product’s features and get your quote. EMC tests according to CISPR 14-1 (EN 55014-1) and/or CISPR 14-2 (EN 55014-2) will take about 2 weeks after we receive the samples. Reporting will also take about 1 week.
If you would like to have test equipments and install your own EMC laboratory, Testups can provide required instruments and test chambers to your address. Send us your product’s features and get your quote to have required instruments.