EMC Testing is Only One Key Part of CE Marking
Electromagnetic Compliance testing is a critical requirement for CE Marking if the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC is applicable to your product. It is not only required for CE Marking for Europe but worldwide regulatory requirements mandate every electrical product must be compatible not only with itself, but also within the environment in which the product will be used.
EMC Testing can be expensive and time consuming, so a good designer makes sure that he or she understands what European or EN Standards for emissions and immunity apply to his product or product family.
Working with an experienced CE Marking Test Laboratory or an NRTL is one approach in helping define those standards. A competent laboratory that performs EMC Testing can usually identify what standards apply to your product and put together a plan to demonstrate compliance.
Of course, a full suite of tests can become quite expensive, so another route is to use an experienced Consultant to help you meet CE Marking Requirements which includes an EMC Testing plan as one component of your EU Technical File. In this manner, you may still be able to demonstrate compliance with good documentation supplemented by a shorter list of requirements thereby saving testing time and money.
The following product categories require compliance to EMC:
Information Technology Equipment (ITE), Industrial, Scientific and Medical Equipment (ISM), aeronautical equipment, vehicular technology, medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, satellites and space applications, lighting devices, power generation, distribution and utilization, and military applications. This is not an exhaustive list of product categories but they all require some sort of testing to ensure there is no electromagnetic interference.
With the right information, you can learn how self-certify. The knowledge packed videos, and informational packages that we offer can provide you with the tools to take your UL approved products and apply the CE Marking so you can start selling your products in the European Union. Click the link below for videos on how to create your CE Marking Technical File, Select your EU-based Authorized Representative and How to Test Products.
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