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IEC 61000-3-2 Testing – Current Harmonics

IEC 61000-3-2 / EN 61000-3-2 testing addresses the limitations of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system. The IEC 61000-3-2 test standard 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 testing and EN 61000 3 2 testing. Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from the IEC61000-3-2 test.

The objective of EN 61000 3 2 testing 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.

Keystone Compliance assists manufacturers with IEC 61000-3-2 and EN 61000-3-2 compliance testing. With five EMC test chambers, scheduling IEC 61000-3-2 testing requires short leads times and with dedicated report writers, our customers never have to wait long to receive this EN61000 3 2 test report. What sets Keystone Compliance apart from other EMC test labs, is our engineering assistance throughout the test program. Our team of experienced engineers works with customers to identify the source of problems when they arise and then determine successful courses of action. Our goal is to help every device meet the IEC61000-3-2 test requirements. This consultative approach has made us one of the premier IEC 61000-3-2 test labs in the country.

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