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EMC Testing

Our Electromagnetic Compatibility testing services offer you a fast and efficient way to CE mark with confidence. We are committed to providing exceptional testing and EMC advice. 

Radio Testing

All products containing radio devices sold in the EU from 13th June 2017 must comply with the RED

Electrical equipment marketed in the USA and Canada requires authorization by FCC / ISED 

We offer bespoke testing such as measurement of antennas

Safety Testing

Safety testing for electrical products, helping you meet worldwide safety compliance requirements

EMC Testing and Safety Testing

Homepage_EMC_Testing.jpgWe are an experienced EMC test facility operating multiple test labs, which enables us to offer short lead times and/or parallel EMC test programmes. Our experienced engineers are able to offer on the spot advice and solutions in solving technical problems during EMC testing, saving valuable re-design time for EMC compliance.
We offer a wide range of tests to meet all EMC & Radio test Standards. In addition to EMC testing, we also provide testing to FCC, IC, VCCI, OFTA RTA and Cable testing. Ask us for a cost effective quotation. Unrivalled independent EMC testing for today's market. CE mark with confidence.

What is Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)?

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency (RF) Testing

Electromagnetic Compatibility, also known as EMC, is the interaction of electrical and electronic equipment with its electromagnetic environment, and with other equipment. All electronic devices have the potential to emit electromagnetic fields. With the proliferation of electronic devices into everyday life - TVs, washing machines, electronic ignitions, traffic lights, mobile phones, ATMs, anti-theft tags, to name but a few - there is therefore a huge potential for devices to interfere with each other.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing - Why is it necessary?

Although not as prevalent in the media as food or child toy safety, there have been several well published cases where, because electromagnetic compatibility and EMC Testing was not fully considered, products have had to be recalled or withdrawn from the market. Some well known brands have been left embarrassed by products failing to meet EMC and RF regulations. Could it also happen to you?

Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing - What are the legalities?

To prevent the occurrence of EMC problems the UK government adopted stringent laws, first back in 1992, forcing all manufacturers and importers of electronic goods to ensure that their products are electromagnetically compatible.

Business customers also often require that the products they buy are CE marked. This mark signifies that the goods meet all the relevant 'CE Marking' directives in place in Europe, including the EMC Directive as written into UK law by Statutory Instruments. The legislation in place guides manufacturers' down a route of proving EMC compliance through EMC type Testing. It offers two basic methods to prove EMC Compliance:

Declaration of Conformity: EMC Testing to harmonised standards and make a declaration that the product complies, known as the EC Declaration of Conformity.

Technical Construction File: Agree an alternative or reduced test plan with a 'Competent Body', test and submit all relevant document to the body, known as the Technical Construction File.

Should a case come to court, the manufacture can defend themselves if they can show that they have taken "all reasonable precautions and due diligence". I.e. have checked the product, undertaken EMC Tests and made a concerted effort not to inadvertently break the law.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing - How to reduce the risk?

As EMC is an intangible phenomenon, it is difficult for manufacturer's to know if their products are electromagnetically compatible. The only real way to find out is to conduct scientific EMC Tests. These need to be performed with a production model, and may need to be repeated at a later date to ensure compliance is maintained following changes in the production. OEM parts and accessories should come with a Declaration of Conformity and be checked for compatibility with the final product's intended use.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing - How can we help?

RN Electronics is a leading EMC testing laboratory and has been testing products for EMC since the regulations came into full force at the end of 1995. With our experienced staff we can help companies limit their risks in a cost effective manner. We first and foremost are committed to providing exceptional testing services, innovative technical problem solving plus a fast response time to meet our client's needs. 

Further information on our capabilities and the standards we test to can be found on our EMC testing page.

Useful EMC Links

Real life examples of EMC problems - Compliance Club Website
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive - European Commission Website
About Electromagnetic Compatibility - Wikipedia Website
Information on CE marking - GOV UK Website

Latest EMC Testing Standards

The following lists are published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
Below is a list of the most popular standards, versions of which have expired, or are expiring in the current year.

Find out here what to do if you've previously had a product tested to an expired version of the standard.

Standard Date it Expires Latest Version
EN 55015:2006, A1:2007 01/03/2012 EN 55015:2006, A1, A2
EN 55011:2007 + Ammendments 01/09/2012 EN 55011:2009, A1
EN 55014-1:2006 01/05/2012 EN 55014-1:2006, A1, A2
EN 55103-1:1996 01/07/2012 EN 55103-1:2009
EN 55103-2:1996 01/07/2012 EN 55103-2:2009
EN 61000-3-2:2006 01/07/2012 EN 61000-3-2:2006, A1, A2
EN 61547:1995 01/07/2012 EN 61547:2009

Standard Date it Expires Latest Version
EN 55014-2:1997, A1:2001 01/09/2011 EN 55014-2:1997, A1, A2
EN 55022:2006 01/10/2011 EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-3:1995, A1, A2 01/09/2011 EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 301 489-1 V1.6.1 01/10/2011 EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2

Standard Date it Expires Latest Version
EN 55015:2006 01/05/2010 EN 55015:2006, A1, A2
EN 55012:2002, A1 01/09/2010 EN 55012:2007, A1
EN 60974-10:2003 01/12/2010 EN 60974-10:2007

Standard Date it Expires Latest Version
EN 61000-3-2:1995, A1, A2 01/02/2009 EN 61000-3-2:2006, A1, A2
EN 61326:1997, A1, A2, A3 01/02/2009 EN 61326-1:2006
EN 61326:1997, A1, A2, A3 01/02/2009 EN 61326-2-1:2006
EN 61326:1997, A1, A2, A3 01/02/2009 EN 61326-2-2:2006
EN 61326:1997, A1, A2, A3 01/02/2009 EN 61326-2-3:2006
EN 61326:1997, A1, A2, A3 01/02/2009 EN 61326-2-4:2006
EN 61326:1997, A1, A2, A3 01/02/2009 EN 61326-2-5:2006
EN 50083-2:2001, A1 01/04/2009 EN 50083-2:2012
EN 50121-1:2000 01/07/2009 EN 50121-1:2006
EN 50121-2:2000 01/07/2009 EN 50121-2:2006
EN 50121-3-1:2000 01/07/2009 EN 50121-3-1:2006
EN 50121-3-2:2000 01/07/2009 EN 50121-3-2:2006
EN 50121-4:2000 01/07/2009 EN 50121-4:2006
EN 50121-5:2000 01/07/2009 EN 50121-5:2006
EN 55014-1:2000, A1, A2 01/09/2009 EN 55014-1:2006, A1, A2
EN 55015:2000, A1, A2 01/09/2009 EN 55015:2006, A1, A2
EN 55022:1998, A1, A2 01/10/2009 EN 55022:2010
EN 55011:1998, A1, A2 01/11/2009 EN 55011:2009, A1
EN 55020:2002, A1, A2 01/12/2009 EN 55020:2007, A11
EN 61000-6-1:2001 01/12/2009 EN 61000-6-1:2007
EN 61000-6-3:2001, A1 01/12/2009 EN 61000-6-3:2007, A1
EN 61000-6-4:2001 01/12/2009 EN 61000-6-4:2007, A1


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