A list of Harmonised Standards for the new EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) was published in the Official Journal on 13th May 2016.

Compared to the last list published for the old EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) there are:

Some observations

It appears some standards have been removed for two reasons:

  1. They have expired, or
  2.  They will be moved to the Radio Equipment Directive, including..
  • EN 55013:2013 – Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
  • EN 55020:2007 – (and amendments) Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment – Immunity characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
  • EN 55022:2010 – Information technology equipment – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
  • EN 55032:2012 – Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission requirements
  • EN 55103-1:2009 (and amendments) Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use – Part 1: Emissions

We are now in a one year transition for the Radio Equipment Directive.

This means that for Products within OLD/NEW LVD/EMCD that will be within the RED, there is a choice of which Directive(s) to apply when considering products placed on the market and applicable Directive(s)

between 20 April 2016 and 12 June 2016

  • new LVD/EMCD

between 13 June 2016 and 12 June 2017

  • RED or new LVD/EMCD

after 12 June 2017

  • RED

However, there are now no harmonised standards under the new EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) for:

  • Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment

Also there are no harmonised emission standards under the new EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) for:

  • Information technology equipment
  • multimedia equipment
  • Audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use

So its unclear if there is a transition period at this time.

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