The Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive is the European directive relating to the electro magnetic compatibility of electrical and eletronic equipment. Compliance with the essential requirements is mandatory for all equipment within the scope of the EMC directive in order to be placed on the European market and/or put into service.
EMC directive 2014/30/EU is the new directive, replaced the 2004/108/EC Directive from April 2016.
All electrical equipment generates some degree of electromagnetic emission as side effects. The EMC directive aims to keep all those side effects under reasonable control.
The EMC directive sets out two protection requirements for the equipment. The electromagnetic emissions from equipment must not to exceed the level above which other equipment can not operated as intended. The equipment itself should also have a level of immunity to electromagnetic emissions, to ensure that it can operate without unacceptable degradation of its intended use.
Manufacturers have responsibility to prove compliance of their equipment to the requirements of the directive. Manufacturers need to perform an electromagnetic compatibility assessment in order to ensure they meet the protection requirements and must prepare the proper technical documentation to provide the evidence of the comformity.
Apave can assist manufacturers in conducting the EMC test as well as CE marking the equipment in compliance with the directive. Please contact us for more details.