IEC 61000-4-6 - Clark Testing

IEC 61000-4-6:2013


Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques - Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields

IEC 61000-4-6:2013 relates to the conducted immunity requirements of electrical and electronic equipment to electromagnetic disturbances coming from intended radio-frequency (RF) transmitters in the frequency range 150 kHz up to 80 MHz. Equipment not having at least one conducting wire and/or cable (such as mains supply, signal line or earth connection) which can couple the equipment to the disturbing RF fields is excluded from the scope of this publication. The object of this standard is to establish a common reference for evaluating the functional immunity of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to conducted disturbances induced by RF fields. The test method documented in IEC 61000-4-6:2013 describes a consistent method to assess the immunity of an equipment or system against a defined phenomenon. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2008 and constitutes a technical revision.

It includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
  • use of the CDNs
  • calibration of the clamps
  • reorganization of Clause 7 on test setup and injection methods
  • Annex A which is now dedicated to EM and decoupling clamps
  • Annex G which now addresses the measurement uncertainty of the voltage test level
  • informative Annexes H, I and J which are new. The contents of the corrigendum of June 2015 have been included in this copy


Extracted, with permission, from IEC 61000-4-6:2013. A copy of the complete standard may be purchased from International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), IEC Webstore

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