IEC/EN 61000-6-1 is intended to address electrical and electronic equipment for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists.

This standard applies to apparatus intended to be directly connected to a low-voltage public mains network or connected to a dedicated DC source which is intended to interface between the apparatus and the low-voltage public mains network. This standard applies also to apparatus which is battery operated or is powered by a non-public, but non-industrial, low voltage power distribution system if this apparatus is intended to be used in the locations described below.

The environments encompassed by this standard are residential, commercial and light industrial locations, both indoor and outdoor. It includes:

·       Residential properties e.g. houses, apartments

·       Retail outlets e.g. shops, supermarkets

·       Business premises e.g. offices, banks

·       Areas of public entertainment e.g. cinemas, public bars, dance halls

·       Outdoor locations e.g. petrol stations, car parks, amusement and sports center

·       Light-industrial locations e.g. workshops, laboratories, service centers.

Locations which are characterized by being supplied directly at low voltage from the public mains network are considered to be residential, commercial or light-industrial.

IEC 61000-6-1 defines the immunity test requirements for apparatus specified in the scope in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges.

List of Tests that are referenced in this standard:

IEC 61000-4-2, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-2: Testing and measurement techniques – Electrostatic discharge immunity test 

IEC 61000-4-3, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques – Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test

IEC 61000-4-4, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques – Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test 

IEC 61000-4-5, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4:5 Testing and measurement techniques –  Surge immunity test

IEC 61000-4-6, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques –  Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields

IEC 61000-4-8, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4:8 Testing and measurement techniques –  Power frequency magnetic field immunity test 

IEC 61000-4-11, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques – Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests

Emissions requirements are not covered by this standard, and would be included in IEC/EN 61000-6-3.

Safety considerations are not covered by this standard as well. Equipment used in commercial, residential, or light industrial applications may fall under the requirements of the EU Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU or the EU Machinery directive 2006/42/EEC.

Wireless Applications

Electrical and electronic equipment that have wireless capabilities, transmitter-receiver, may have to meet wireless regulations as well as medical device and equipment regulations.  Pre-approved wireless module certification in many cases in not enough to show compliance for devices and equipment for household appliances and similar equipment. D.L.S. can assist in determining the specific requirements needed to meet all U.S., Canada, EU and international regulatory requirements for your equipment. The European Union has established requirements under law for wireless enabled products to show compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU, as part of the CE marking requirements.

Common Wireless Standards can be found at

Contact D.L.S. today to determine the specific requirements to meet compliance for equipment used in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments.