This generic EMC emission standard is applicable only if no relevant dedicated product or
product family EMC emission standard has been published.
This part of IEC 61000 for emission requirements applies to electrical and electronic equipment
intended for use at residential (see 3.1.14) locations. This part of IEC 61000 also applies to
electrical and electronic equipment intended for use at other locations that do not fall within the
scope of IEC 61000-6-8 or IEC 61000-6-4.
The intention is that all equipment used in the residential, commercial and light-industrial
environments are covered by IEC 61000-6-3 or IEC 61000-6-8. If there is any doubt the
requirements in IEC 61000-6-3 apply.
The conducted and radiated emission requirements in the frequency range up to 400 GHz are
considered essential and have been selected to provide an adequate level of protection of radio
reception in the defined electromagnetic environment. Not all disturbance phenomena have
been included for testing purposes but only those considered relevant for the equipment
intended to operate within the locations included within this document.
The emission requirements in this document are not intended to be applicable to the intentional
transmissions and their harmonics from a radio transmitter as defined by the ITU.
NOTE 1 Safety considerations are not covered by this document.
NOTE 2 In special cases, situations will arise where the levels specified in this document will not offer adequate
protection; for example where a sensitive receiver is used in close proximity to an equipment. In these instances,
special mitigation measures can be employed.
NOTE 3 Disturbances generated in fault conditions of equipment are not covered by this document.
NOTE 4 As the requirements in this document are more stringent or equivalent to those requirements in IEC 61000-
6-4 and IEC 61000-6-8, equipment fulfilling the requirements of this document comply with the requirements of
IEC 61000-6-4 and IEC 61000-6-8.