Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive as amended by Directive 92/31/EEC

The electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) directive aims to control the unwanted effects on product performance and safety due to the proximity or interconnection of diverse electrical & electronic equipment (EEE). This is managed through the control of ‘existing and future techniques and technologies’ via the: • Equipment compliance (apparatus and fixed installations) needs to comply with EMC requirements when it is placed on the market and/or taken into service; • the application of good engineering practice is required for fixed installations, with the possibility for the competent authorities of Member States to impose measures if non-compliance is established. The EMC Directive first limits electromagnetic emissions of equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication as well as other equipment. The Directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions when used as intended.

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