Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Harmonized Standards List Updated 3/2010 – EMCD & LVD

New lists of harmonized standards for the EMC Directive and the Low Voltage Directive have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Of note, this revision now includes inline explanatory comments. Brief explanations have been added to certain line items, line items that could prove to be confusing without them, an example of one is for EN 55022, which reads;
" Each of the four following standards provide presumption of conformity until 1.10.2011: EN 55022:1998, EN 55022:1998 + A1:2000, EN 55022:1998 + A2:2003, EN 55022:1998 + A1:2000 + A2:2003"
It's refreshing to see that these clarifications are being added. This will hopefully make interpreting which harmonized standards are applicable much easier, for the average compliance engineer. Although, nothing is ever perfect and one should contact an expert if in doubt.
By the way, for those of you reading this on the West side of the "Pond", the date in the above quote is October 1st, 2011 and not January 10th, 2011.
Copies of the new lists can be found  in the European Conformity Assessment section of the Compatible Electronics, Inc. conformity assessment web page.

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