The EMF tests are used to detect the electromagnetic field generated by an electrical system in operation (appliances, TV, monitors, measuring instruments, industrial equipment etc.).
- EMC Tests (Electromagnetic Compatibility) needs to verify the compatibility of most electrical equipments. It occurs that products function does not emit electromagnetic fields that can cause interference with each other. li>
- EMF Tests (Electromagnetic Field) needs to verify the safety of the product compared to the human body specifically that the electrical equipments does not emit electromagnetic fields hazardous to health.
EMF Safety Testing needed to ascertain the essential requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/UE (ex 2006/95/EC) with CE Marking.
The harmonized standards are:
- EN 50364 Limitation of human exposure to electromagnetic fields from devices operating in the frequency range 0 Hz - 300 GHz, used in Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), radio frequency identification systems (RFID) and similar applications (ACC) li>
- EN 50445 product family standard to demonstrate compliance of equipment for resistance welding, arc welding and allied processes with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz ) li>
- EN 62233 Measurement methods for electromagnetic fields of electrical appliances for household and similar human exposure (ACC) li>
- EN / IEC 62311 Assessment of electronic and electrical apparatus with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz) li>
- EN 62479 Conformity assessment of electrical and electronic equipment of low power with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (10 MHz - 300 GHz) (ACC) li>
- EN / IEC 62493 Assessment of lighting equipment with regard to human exposure to electromagnetic fields li> ul>
Here we explain the differences between EMF tests and EMC tests: