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EN 61000-6-2 Testing: EMC Immunity for Industrial Environments

EN 61000-6-2 Testing: EMC Immunity for Industrial Environments

The IEC 61000-6-2 test standard for EMC immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments, as described below. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. No tests need to be performed at frequencies where no requirements are specified.

IEC 6100 6 2 testing is an EMC immunity standard that is applicable if there are no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists. IEC 6100-6-2 has been harmonized with the EN 61000-6-2 test standard and applies to apparatus intended to be connected to a power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant, and intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations, as described below. The EN 61000 6 2 test standard applies also to apparatus which is battery operated and intended to be used in industrial locations.

The environments encompassed by this standard are industrial, both indoor and outdoor. Industrial locations are in addition characterized by the existence of one or more of the following:

  • industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) apparatus (as defined in CISPR 11);
  • heavy inductive or capacitive loads are frequently switched;
  • currents and associated magnetic fields are high.

The object of 61000-6-2 testing is to define immunity test requirements for apparatus defined in the scope in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances, including electrostatic discharges. The immunity requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate level of immunity for apparatus at industrial locations. The levels do not, however, cover extreme cases, which may occur at any location, but with an extremely low probability of occurrence. Not all disturbance phenomena have been included for testing purposes in this standard, but only those considered as relevant for the equipment covered by this standard. These test requirements represent essential electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements.

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