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CE EMC Directive

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What is electromagnetic compatibility testing?

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing assesses the level of electromagnetic emissions generated by a device. Testing will determine a device’s potential for interfering with other devices nearby, as well as its potential to be interfered with by their electromagnetic emissions, too. Testing helps brands comply with the EU’s electromagnetic compatibility directive, which requires brands to either self-certify, or use the services of an EU Notified Body who will apply a CE mark to the product once tests are complete.

Why is the electromagnetic compatibility directive important?

Compliance with the EU’s EMC directive is required for many electronic products that are imported, marketed, or sold in the EU. Products bearing the CE Mark are presumed compliant with the requirements of the electromagnetic compatibility directive as well as the requirements of other applicable regulations.

In short, compliance is essential if your electronics brand wishes to reach over 500 million consumers in the EU and European Economic Area.

TÜV SÜD – your one-stop shop for EMC testing

TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body authorised to evaluate products for compliance with the requirements of the EU’s EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) and approve the use of the CE mark. We are a leading provider of comprehensive testing and certification services and our global network of technical experts, combined with our state-of-the-art testing laboratories, assure a single-source solution for meeting all applicable requirements.

TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring the most up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements for you. The TÜV SÜD brand and certification mark are instantly recognised around the globe as symbols of quality and safety and increase confidence in your brand.

TÜV SÜD’s EMC directive services and expertise

We offer a range of services to assist manufacturers and distributors to gain access to the EU marketplace, including:

  • Interpretations of the requirements of EU directives
  • Advice on which EU directives are applicable to your product
  • Electromagnetic emissions and immunity testing assessments and reports
  • Creation of technical reports and other documentation
  • Notified Body opinions and reports
  • Advice on Declarations of Conformity and the application of CE marking to your product

We can conduct EMC testing and assessments in our fully accredited laboratories or at your own site. 

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