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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)





D.C. 2014/30/EU






Entry into force: 20 april 2014






This Directive shall apply to equipment as defined in Article 3.

Extract from Article 3:

For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) ‘equipment’ means any apparatus or fixed installation;

(2) ‘apparatus’ means any finished appliance or combination thereof made available on the market as a

 single functional unit, intended for the end-user and liable to generate electromagnetic disturbance, or

 the performance of which is liable to be affected by such disturbance;

(3) ‘fixed installation’ means a particular combination of several types of apparatus and, where

 applicable, other devices, which are assembled, installed and intended to be used permanently at a

 predefined location.  



This Directive shall not apply to:

(a) equipment covered by Directive 1999/5/EC;

(b) aeronautical products, parts and appliances as referred to in Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the

European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil

aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Council Directive

91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC (2);

(c) radio equipment used by radio amateurs within the meaning of the Radio Regulations adopted in the

framework of the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union and the Convention of the

International Telecommunication Union (1), unless the equipment is made available on the market;

(d) equipment the inherent nature of the physical characteristics of which is such that:

     (i) it is incapable of generating or contributing to electromagnetic emissions which exceed a level

allowing radio and telecommunication equipment and other equipment to operate as intended; and

     (ii) it operates without unacceptable degradation in the presence of the electromagnetic disturbance

normally consequent upon its intended use;

(e) custom built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and

development facilities for such purposes. For the purposes of point (c) of the first subparagraph, kits of

components to be assembled by radio amateurs and equipment made available on the market and

modified by and for the use of radio amateurs are not regarded as equipment made available on the