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Subject: Re: CEI 61000-2-3

Date: 08/11/00 at 2:54 PM
Posted by: Paul O'Shaughnessy
E-mail: Paul_O'Shaughnessy@geneticmicro.com
Message Posted:

In Reply to: Re: CEI 61000-2-3 posted by Bob on 05/27/00 at 4:55 AM:

On the subject of 61000-3-2 (coming into force on January 1, 2001), I am being given conflicting advice
on whether our laboratory equipment must comply.

The equipment is being tested for compliance to EMC Directive under EN 61326-1, Class A (non-domestic).
The equipment can draw approximately 100W. I am being told two things by different testing companies:

1. That under EN 61326-1, EN 61000-3-2 is required only for Class B (domestic) equipment, so complaince
to this standard is NOT required.
2. That EN 61000-3-2 stands alone under the EMC Directive, its scope includes all equipment drawing up to
16 A on a phase, so complaince IS required.

Can anyone help out andor direct me to a document where this is clearly explained?

Many thanks. I suspect I may not be the only one with this question.

Paul O'Shaughnessy
Test Engineering Manager
Affymetrix, Inc.
Woburn, MA


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