IEC/EN 61000-6-2 covers EMC immunity requirements as they apply to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in industrial environments. This generic EMC immunity standard is applicable if no relevant dedicated product or product-family EMC immunity standard exists. This standard can be used in part for the presumption of compliance to the EU EMC directive 2014/30/EU.

IEC/EN 61000-6-2 applies to apparatus intended to be connected to a power network supplied from a high or medium voltage transformer dedicated to the supply of an installation feeding manufacturing or similar plant, and intended to operate in or in proximity to industrial locations as described below. This standard also applies to apparatus which is battery operated and intended to be used in industrial locations. The environments encompassed by this standard are industrial, including intended use for both indoor and outdoor installations.

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 61000-6-4.

Safety considerations are not covered by this standard as well. Equipment used in 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

Machinery and Industrial 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 is 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

Let the technical team at D.L.S. provide the necessary guidance in meeting the requirements for immunity and other regulatory specifications needed on equipment used in industrial applications.