BS EN 61000-6-1:2007 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments – BSI British Standards

BS EN 61000-6-1:2007

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : February 2007 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61000-6-1:2019
Conformity to regulation : Designated



BS EN 61000-6-1 is intended for use by all manufacturers, designers and test houses associated with electrical and electronic equipment for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial  environments.

Specific technical changes have been introduced to Tables 1 to 4. The frequency range for tests according to BS EN 61000-4-3 has been extended above 1 GHz according to technologies used in this frequency area. The use of TEM waveguide testing according to BS EN 61000-4-20 has been introduced for certain products and the testing requirements according to BS EN 61000-4-11 have been amended significantly

Contents include:

  • Scope and object
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Performance criteria
  • Conditions during testing
  • Product documentation
  • Applicability
  • Immunity test requirements
  • Normative references to international publications with their corresponding European publications
  • Coverage of Essential Requirements of EC Directives
  • Bibliography
  • Examples of ports
  • Immunity
  • Enclosure port
  • Signal ports
  • Input and output DC power ports
  • Input and output AC power ports.

This part of BS EN 61000 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) immunity requirements applies to electrical and electronic apparatus intended for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. Immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz are covered. No tests need to be performed at frequencies where no requirements are specified.

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 centre
  • Light-industrial locations e.g. workshops, laboratories, service centres.

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

The object of this standard is to define the immunity test requirements for apparatus specified in the scope in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges.

The immunity requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate level of immunity for apparatus at residential, commercial and light-industrial locations. The levels do not, however, cover extreme cases, which may occur at any location, but with an extremely low probability of occurrence. Not all disturbance phenomena have been included for testing purposes in this standard but only those considered as relevant for the equipment covered by this standard.

These test requirements represent essential electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements.

Information on other disturbance phenomena is given in BS EN 61000-4-1:2001.

BS EN 61000-6-1:2007 replaces BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 which remains current.

Standard NumberBS EN 61000-6-1:2007
TitleElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
StatusCurrent, Superseded
Publication Date28 February 2007
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)CISPR 22, IEC 61000-4-11, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 60050-161, EN 61000-4-3:2006, EN 61000-4-5:2006, IEC 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-2:1995, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4:2004, EN 55022:2006, EN 61000-4-11:2004, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8:1993
Informative References(Provided for Information)89/336/EEC, IEC 61000-4-20, EN 61000-4-20:2003, 1999/5/EC, EN 61000-4-1:2000, IEC 61000-4-1, 2004/108/EC
Replaced ByBS EN IEC 61000-6-1:2019
ReplacesBS EN 61000-6-1:2001
International RelationshipsIEC 61000-6-1:2005,EN 61779-1:2000,EN 61000-6-1:2007
Draft Superseded By03/107916 DC99/242136 DC
DescriptorsNoise (spurious signals), Direct current, Domestic, Electromagnetic fields, Environment (working), Commercial, Frequencies, Electrical equipment, Performance testing, Electric power system disturbances, Electronic equipment and components, Electromagnetic compatibility, Industrial, Electromagnetic radiation, Low-voltage equipment, Radio disturbances, Electrical testing
Title in FrenchCompatibilité électromagnétique (CEM). Normes génériques. Immunité pour les environnements résidentiels, commerciaux et de l'industrie légère
Title in GermanElektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV). Fachgrundnormen; Störfestigkeit für Wohnbereich, Geschäfts- und Gewerbebereiche sowie Kleinbetriebe
ISBN978 0 580 50240 8
File Size1.144 MB

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