EMC Compliance Testing

EMC Compliance Test Solutions 

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Pacific Power Source has a long history of providing AC power test solutions to perform compliance testing to both Commercial (IEC) and Avionics (RTCA, Mil-Std, Boeing, and Airbus) test standards. With a large installed base of precision AC Power Sources in both commercial and defense related accounts, we offer a broad spectrum of software and hardware solutions that help our customers accomplish compliance with regulatory product requirements.

 

IEC Compliance Test

The EMC Directive is one of the 'New Approach' Directives and applies across all 27 member states of the European Union (EU). The Directive applies to all electronic or electrical products liable to cause or be disturbed by electromagnetic interference (EMI). As a result a large number of manufacturers in the electronics or electrical industries need to ensure that their products are compliant with the requirements of the Directive and be able to demonstrate that this is the case in order to affix the CE Mark.

To verify compliance with these directives, the International Electrotechnical Commission (http://www.iec.ch) has issued a number of harmonized standards that describe test methods, test levels and pass or fail criteria. A number of these test standards cover immunity to commonly found AC line anomalies that are known to occur on the public Low Voltage (LV) network. These conducted immunity standards are numbered IEC 61000-4-nn. The IEC is one of three global sister organizations (IEC, ISO, ITU) that develop International Standards for the world.


Pacific Power Source offers and extensive range of pre-programmed IEC 61000-4 AC (and some DC) Immunity test sequences. Specifically, the following IEC standards are available.
 
 
IEC Standard Description Edition PPS P/N
IEC 61000-3-3/
IEC 60725
IEC Flicker Impedance for use with AMX Series AC Power Sources DATASHEET M6204
IEC61000-4-11 Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests (AC,<16A) Edition 2.0, 2004-03 149117
IEC61000-4-13 Testing and measurement techniques-Harmonics and inter harmonics including mains signaling at AC power port, low frequency immunity tests Edition 1.1,2009-07 149123
IEC61000-4-14 Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage fluctuation immunity test Edition 1.2, 2009-08 149120
IEC61000-4-27 Testing and measurement techniques-Unbalance, immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase Edition 1.1 Consol. with am1, 2009-04 149121
IEC61000-4-28 Testing and measurement techniques-Variation of power frequency, immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase Edition 1.2 Consol. with am 1&2, 2009-04 149119
IEC61000-4-29p Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on DC input power port immunity tests (pre-compliance) Edition 1.0, 2000-08 149129
IEC61000-4-34 Testing and measurement techniques-Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests for equipment with mains current more than 16 A per phase Edition 1.1 2009-11 149118
 
Detailed product information on the IEC AC Immunity test option is available in our datasheet located in the Brochures section under Option Brochures on our website. 
 

Avionics Compliance Test

Several avionics test standard for both military and commercial aviation exist that ensure airborne equipment is immune to power bus fluctuations and anomalies that may occur in actual use. A precision single or three phase AC power source is required to perform such tests. With the user of available pre-written test sequences for various avionics test standard, significant time savings can be accomplished in performing such tests.  The provided test report generation that is part of these avionics test options provides detailed information on the applied AC power stimulus and any unit under test (UUT) behavior observed by the test operator. This allows tests to be documented and filed to document compliance of the UUT.

NEW: DC Power Group Testing. When using the the available DCR600-20 DC output option, several Avionics DC test standards are now included in the test sequence libaries as well.

Test sequence options are currently available for the following avionics test standards with more being added on an on-going basis.  If you don’t find the tests you are looking for in this list, please contact Pacific Power Source for updated information on pending option releases.

 

Test Standard Description Edition PPS P/N
RTCA/DO160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, Section 16, Power Input  Version G 149124
Airbus ABD0100.1.8 Electrical and Installation Requirements, Part 1, Chapter 8, A380 Version E 149102
Airbus ABD100.1.8.1 Electrical Characteristics of A350, Part 1, Chapter 8: AC and DC Systems, A350
Version C 149125
Airbus AMD24C Electrical Characteristics of aircraft AC and DC Systems, A400M Version C 149127
Boeing 787B3-0147 787 Electrical Power Quality and Design Requirements Version C 149126
MIL-STD-704 US Department of Defense, Aircraft Electrical Power Characteristics. Version A 149112
  US Department of Defense, Aircraft Electrical Power Characteristics. Version F 149101
MIL-STD-1399-300 US Department of Defense, Navy, Shipboard AC Power Version B 149130
 
 
 

Contact Pacific Power Source

Contact Pacific Power Source with any of your IEC or Avionics Compliance testing needs. Pacific Power Source Application Engineers are available to discuss your AC Power Requirements and to help in selecting the right power source configuration and options for your application.
 

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