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БДС EN IEC 61000-4-18:2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test

Aug 15, 2019

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This part of IEC 61000 focuses on the immunity requirements and test methods for electrical
and electronic equipment, under operational conditions, with regard to:
a) repetitive slow damped oscillatory waves occurring mainly in power, control and signal
cables installed in high voltage and medium voltage (HV/MV) substations;
b) repetitive fast damped oscillatory waves occurring mainly in power, control and signal
cables installed in gas insulated substations (GIS) and in some cases also air insulated
substations (AIS) or in any installation due to high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP)
The object of this document is to establish a common and reproducible reference for
evaluating the immunity of electrical and electronic equipment when subjected to damped
oscillatory waves on supply, signal, control and earth ports. The test method documented in
this part of IEC 61000 describes a consistent method to assess the immunity of an equipment
or system against a defined phenomenon.
NOTE As described in IEC Guide 107, this is a basic EMC publication for use by product committees of the IEC.
As also stated in Guide 107, the IEC product committees are responsible for determining whether this immunity
test standard is applied or not, and if applied, they are responsible for determining the appropriate test levels and
performance criteria. 1
The document defines:
– test voltage and current waveforms;
– ranges of test levels;
– test equipment;
– calibration and verification procedures of test equipment;
– test setups;
– test procedure.

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Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast)

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