The New EMC Standard, EN 55032:2012 is now in force

Ideal Power Ltd would like to make you aware of the most recent changes within the dynamic regulatory environment of electronics, which could effect you. As of 5th March 2017, EN 55032:2012, the standard for Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission requirements, came into force affecting the 1999/5/EC, 2004/108/EC, 2014/30/EU, 2014/53/EU Directives. This new standard redefines and updates the criteria for certain electrical products that have to meet the above listed directives.

The implementation of this new directive means that the following standards have been superseded with a Date of Withdrawal (DOW) of 5th March 2017:

  • EN 55022:2010 Information technology equipment (ITE) – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement

and its revision, EN 55022:2010/AC:2011

  • EN 55013:2013 Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
  • EN 55103-1:2009Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use – Part 1: Emissions

and its revision, EN 55103-1:2009/A1:2012

Products which fall within the categories listed above must now conform to

EN 55032:2012, as this implements the new European standard.

Jon Vallis, Sales and Marketing Manager of Ideal Power, comments, “As technology evolves, the boundaries of legislation become more stringent, meaning that staying vigilant within this dynamic regulatory environment means staying conformant.”

Please note that non-conformance of EMC legislation can lead to costly penalties and possibly imprisonment.

The DOW of EN 55032:2012 is currently listed, by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, as 5th May 2018, when the 2015 revised Edition,

EN 55032:2015 is due to be implemented.

Ideal Power Ltd encourage you to get in touch should you believe that EN 55032:2012 affects you. Please contact 0845 260 3400 by phone, or send an email to [email protected] for expert advice and support.