Electromagnetic Compatibility 2014/30 / EU – CE mark 2014/30 / EU – CE certification for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
The EMC directive specifies the way in which the electromagnetic compatibility of electrically operated devices in the European internal market should be established. With a few exceptions, the validity of this guideline extends to all devices or stationary systems which are intended for end users and which can cause electromagnetic interference or whose operation can be impaired by electromagnetic interference.
According to Article 3, electromagnetic compatibility means the ability of equipment to work satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without itself causing electromagnetic interference that would be unacceptable for other equipment in the same environment.
According to Article 3, electromagnetic interference is any electromagnetic phenomenon that could impair the function of equipment.
In order to avoid electromagnetic interference with other equipment through equipment, an appropriate level of electromagnetic compatibility must be specified for the equipment. However, the guideline does not specify any limit values to be complied with. Rather, according to Annex I, it is only stipulated that the electromagnetic interference caused by equipment must not reach a level at which radio and telecommunications equipment or other equipment cannot be operated as intended.
CE marking and declaration of conformity
According to Annex II, manufacturers of equipment are obliged to use a conformity assessment procedure to demonstrate that the devices they have placed on the market meet the requirements of this directive. They create technical documents, add operating instructions and safety information to the devices and attach the CE mark.