Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing is one of the essential requirements prior to marketing electrical products. Most of the electrical equipments need EMC testing due to some technical and legal reasons. EMC test standards are varying according to the region or country that the product will be marketed to. Product designers and manufacturers have to be aware of these standards and shall market their products according these regional or international standards. Prior to full compliance EMC testing, pre-compliance EMC testing plays an essential role. By performing some of EMC tests in their own facilities, product designers and manufacturers will ensure that their products fulfill EMC testing standards partially. This will give them a great advantage prior to full compliance EMC testing or certification of the products by third party testing laboratories.
In order to set up a pre-compliance EMC testing laboratory, there are many solutions on the market. These solutions depend on the features of the Equipment Under Test (EUT). By listing the EMC test standards and specific tests according the product features, EMC testing chambers or equipments can be selected. These pre-compliance EMC test equipments will not cost as much as accredited EMC testing laboratories since some deviations can be ignored due to the tests are pre-compliance.
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