IEC 61000-4-17 Electromagnetic Compatibility

IEC 61000-4-17 Electromagnetic Compatibility

Testing Measurement Techniques Ripple on D.C. Input Power Port Immunity Test

The IEC 61000-4-17 test standard covers EMC immunity requirements that apply to electrical and electronic apparatus  intended  for  use  in  industrial  environments. IEC 61000-4-17 testing details the immunity requirements in the frequency range of 0 Hz to 400 GHz. No tests need to be performed at frequencies where no requirements are specified. It is important to note that IEC 61000 4 17 testing is harmonized with EN 61000-4-17 testing.

The EN 61000 4 17  test standard is  applicable  if  no  relevant  dedicated  product  or product-family EMC immunity standard exists. 61000-4-17 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. This 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 EN61000-4-17 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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