EN/IEC 61000-6-4

Part 6-4: Generic Standards – Emission standard for industrial environments

IEC 61000-6-4 is a generic EMC emission standard applicable only if no relevant dedicated product or product family EMC emission standard has been published.

IEC 61000-6-4 emissions compliance testing applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. Industrial locations are characterized by both indoor and outdoor equipment. They are also defined by the existence of one or more of the following:

  • High currents and associated magnetic fields.

  • Industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) equipment

  • Heavy inductive or capacitive loads that are frequently switched

This IEC electromagnetic compatibility standard applies to an apparatus intended to be connected to a power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer which is dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding a manufacturing or similar plant. It must also be intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations.
This IEC test procedure is also applicable to apparatus, which is battery operated and intended to be used in industrial locations.

IEC 61000-6-4 is allocated the level of a Product Family standard within the IEC 61000 series and is part of a regulatory compliance plan needed to show compliance to the EU EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU.

For more information regarding EN/IEC 61000-6-4, and other testing requirements, please contact Compatible Electronics, Inc.

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