Vol. 143 - EMC Standard Update for IEC-EN 61000-3-3 & 61000-3-2

The updated standard IEC/EN61000-3-3: 2013 is going to replace EN61000-3-3:2008 on 18 June 2016. Intertek Hong Kong can provide the testing service of flicker perception levels, voltage changes, voltage fluctuation waveforms impressed on the public low voltage system according to the updated standard, using the new test system – Harmonics and Flicker Measurement Test System – complies with the updated functional and design specifications of IEC/EN 61000-4-15:2010.

The updated standard is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current equal to or less than 16 A per phase, intended to be connected to public low voltage distribution systems of between 220 V and 250 V at a 50 Hz line to neutral. This should be covered all the AC operated products.

In addition, on 30 June 2017, the updated standard IEC/EN61000-3-2:2014 will replace EN61000-3-2:2006+A1+A2. Intertek Hong Kong can provide the testing service of harmonic current emissions according to the updated standard.

This standard update is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, and intended to be connected to public low voltage distribution systems.

The major changes of this new version are:

  • Test condition for vacuum cleaner
  • Test condition for arc welding equipment
  • Test condition for high pressure cleaners
  • Test condition for refrigerators and freezers

The test conditions will become more stringent and manufacturers / distributors have to be aware of the changes.

Intertek is a global leader in EMC testing. Addressing your specific product requirements – whether IT or appliances and electronics – we provide direct access to engineers who have product and industry specific expertise to ensure that your product meets compatibility standards for virtually any market around the world.

Rely on a testing partner who understands changing technologies and who maintains the global capacity to meet your growing needs in a changing market.

 

For enquiries:

Intertek Hong Kong
Ms Crystal Nip
Marketing - Consumer & Commercial Electrical
Tel: +852 2173 8820/ 2173 8888
Email: news.etls-hk@intertek.com

 

Need help or have a question?

+1 800 967 5352
LATM:
+1 305 513 3000
France
+33 2 32 09 36 36
Australia
+61 2 9316 6544
APAC:
+852 2173 8888
UK/EIRE:
+44 (0)116 263 0330
Germany
+49 711 27311 152