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IEC 61000-3-2 Testing – Current Harmonics

IEC 61000-3-2 deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system.
IEC 61000-3-2 specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which may be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions.

IEC 61000-3-2 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. Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in IEC 61000-3-2. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from IEC 61000-3-2.

The objective of IEC 61000-3-2 is to set limits for harmonic emissions of equipment within its scope, so that, with due allowance for the emissions from other equipment, compliance with the limits ensures that harmonic disturbance levels do not exceed the compatibility levels defined in IEC 61000-2-2.

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