There are some big changes to the emissions standards, products that were tested to EN55013, EN55022 or EN55103-1 must meet the requirements of EN55032:2015

Now BS EN55032:2015 is not in the OJ yet, this is due to a court case on an LVD standard, the OJ has stalled and all LVD and EMC standards are having there Annex ZZ’s modified in a big way.

According to the foreword in BS EN 55032:2015, the 2015 version supersedes BS EN 55032:2012 (which will be withdrawn on 5 May 2018).

It has been advised to use the latest version of a harmonised EMC standard, even though it has not yet been published in the OJEU because of the delays caused by the Annex ZZs.

EN55032:2012 has been published in the Official Journal and may now be used for CE declaration of conformity. This standard replaces several other product standards. The three product standards that are being replaced are:

EN55013 – Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment

EN55022 – Information technology equipment

EN55103-1 Electromagnetic compatibility – product family standard for audio, video, audio-video and entertainment lighting apparatus for professional use – part 1: Emissions.

On the 5th March 2017 the above three standards will cease to give presumption of conformity, this means that products sold after this date should be tested to BS EN5032:2015. Testing is slightly different from the above standards to the new BS EN55032:2015, these are listed below.

Countries already accepting this new standard are

Australia and New Zealand (AS/NZS 55032:2012)

Korea (KN32) accepts the test method but requires that the test distance is 10m

Countries that that have not accepted CISPR 32 and still using same emission standards are :

  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • US
  • Canada

New immunity will be coming at some point.

Differences in new EN 55032 VS. EN 55022 / 55013 / 55103 Standards

EN55032 EN55022 EN55013 EN55103-1
EUT Scope Multi-Media (ITE, Audio/Video, Broadcast receivers & Combinations Information Technology Equipment Sound & television broadcastreceivers &

AE

Professional Audio/Video/Lighting
Minimum Setup None – decided by EUT and applicable ports Requires minimum PC configuration None – decided by EUT and applicable ports None – decided by EUT and applicable ports
EUT Exercising (Display) Color Bars with Moving Element Scrolling H Color Bars with Moving Element Scrolling H
EUT Exercising (Network) ≥10% utilization on 10Mbps only. Typical operation for all other speeds ≥10% utilization on all speeds ≥10% utilization on all speeds ≥10% utilization on all speeds
RE Test Distance 3m or 10m 10m 3m 10m
Test Distance Reference Antenna to boundary of EUT Antenna to front of table Antenna to front of table Antenna to front of table
Table/EUT position Back of EUT centered on turntable Table centered on turntable, EUT back of table Table centered on turntable, EUT back of table Table centered on turntable, EUT back of table
RE Insulation on ground plane for cables Table top and floor standing (≤150mm) Only on floorstanding (≤150mm) Only on floorstanding (≤150mm) Only on floorstanding (≤150mm)
CE Insulation on ground plane for cables Table top and floor standing (≤150mm) Only on floorstanding (≤150mm) Only on floorstanding (≤120mm) Only on floorstanding (≤150mm)
Loop Back min. Length (not routed overhead) ≥2m No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement
CE Testing on Fiber Cables (w/ metallic shield) Required No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement

 

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