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EN/IEC 61000-3-2

The EMC Shop stocks equipment fo IEC 61000-3-2.


The EMC Shop stocks equipment fo IEC 61000-3-2. Contact

The EMC Shop stocks test equipment used to evaluate and certify electronic products according to EN/IEC 61000-3-2. Rentals ship same day, and can be delievered overnight to allow for immediate product testing.

Meet harmonics and flicker test standards IEC 61000-3-3 using the same power source. "Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2 Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)"

IEC 61000-3-2 Classification:

Equipment can be grouped into one of 4 classes based on the following criteria as evaluated by the IEC committee members:
  • Number of pieces of equipment in use (how many (volume) are being used by consumers)
  • Duration of use (number of hours in operation)
  • Simultaneity of use (are the same type of equipment used on the same time frame)
  • Power consumption
  • Harmonics spectrum, including phase (how clean or distorted is the current drawn by the equipment)
After all the above criteria are taken into consideration equipment are classified as follows:

Class A

  • Balanced three-phase equipment
  • Household appliances, excluding equipment identified by Class D
  • Tools excluding portable tools
  • Dimmers for incandescent lamps
  • Audio equipment
  • Everything else that is not classified as B, C or D

Class B

  • Portable tools
  • Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment

Class C

  • Lighting equipment

Class D

  • Personal computers and personal computer monitors
  • Television receivers

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