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EMC tests for electrical devices

EMC tests for
electrical devices

EMC tests on electrical devices are necessary to ensure that these devices function reliably and safely in their electromagnetic environment. EMC tests are particularly necessary in the following cases:

  1. Product certification: electrical equipment must usually pass EMC tests to demonstrate conformity with national and international standards and regulations. This is often a prerequisite for market approval and the sale of products.
  2. Interference problems: If an electrical device causes interference with other electronic devices or is itself affected by electromagnetic interference, EMC testing can help to find the cause and resolve the problem.
  3. Safety aspects: Electrical devices can be damaged by electromagnetic interference or inadvertently cause interference in other devices. EMC testing helps to minimize such risks and ensure the safety of people and property.
  4. Avoidance of production problems: EMC testing can help prevent problems in the production of electronic devices that may arise due to electromagnetic interference during the manufacturing process.

EMC tests for electrical devices
- essential for product safety and quality assurance

In the Electromagnetic Compatibility Act (EMVG), the legislator has made compliance with basic EMC requirements mandatory on the basis of EU Directive 2014/30/EU. For manufacturers, successful EMC tests in accordance with this directive are also a key quality feature of their products, as the use of appropriately tested devices prevents product or system failures due to electromagnetic interference.

We test electrical devices to EMC standards on the basis of our wide range of accreditations. These include

  • EMC testing of household appliances: The product standards EN 55014-1/-2 and EN 60730 form the basis of EMC testing for electrical household appliances (including toasters, hair dryers, food processors, microwaves, power tools, vacuum cleaners, heating ovens, slot machines, toy trains, air conditioners, etc.).
  • EMC testing of lighting equipment: In recent years, we have acquired particular expertise in EMC testing of lighting equipment. Halogen spotlights, LED lighting, fairy lights, energy-saving lamps or neon lighting are tested in our EMC laboratories in accordance with EN 55015 or EN 61547.
  • EMC testing of professional audio and video equipment: Testing the electromagnetic compatibility of cameras, microphones, audio and video monitors, mixing consoles, video walls, etc. is essential for the smooth operation of recording studios and large video walls for advertising purposes. To avoid interference, these products are tested in our laboratories in accordance with EN 55103-1/-2.
  • EMC tests of systems and components of alarm systems such as smoke detectors, alarm systems, light curtains or detectors are defined in EN 50130-4.
  • EMC tests of measuring and laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, sensors, scales, robots, transmitters or similar devices, are carried out in our EMC laboratories in accordance with EN 61326-1.

The EMC measurements take place in our EMC laboratories in Essen, Saarbrücken or Milipitas (USA).