BS EN IEC 62040-2:2018 - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS). Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements

BS EN IEC 62040-2:2018

Uninterruptible power systems (UPS). Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements

Status : Current   Published : September 2018



This part of IEC 62040 is a type test product standard for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and applies to movable, stationary, fixed or built-in, pluggable and permanently connected UPS for use in low-voltage distribution systems with an environment being either residential, commercial, light industrial or industrial, which deliver output voltage with port voltages not exceeding 1 500 V DC or 1 000 V AC and which include an energy storage device.

Subject to installing, operating and maintaining the UPS in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer, this standard defines emission limits, immunity levels, test methods and performance criteria for a complete UPS to comply with the essential EMC requirements necessary to avoid the UPS interfering with other apparatus, e.g. radio receivers, and to avoid the UPS being affected by external phenomena.

This standard does not address EMC phenomena produced by loads connected to the UPS or situations created by any apparatus external to the UPS other than as described in the immunity requirements.

This standard is harmonized with applicable IEC standards for electromagnetic emission limits and immunity levels. It contains additional requirements applicable to UPS.

This standard does not cover:

  1. low-voltage DC power supply devices covered by IEC 61204 standards;

  2. systems wherein the output voltage is derived from a rotating machine.


UPS generally connect to their energy storage device through a DC link. A chemical battery is an example of an energy storage device. Alternative devices can be suitable, and as such, where “battery” appears in the text of this standard, this can be understood as “energy storage device”.


This type test-based product standard allows EMC conformity assessment of UPS included in one of categories C1, C2 and C3 before placing them on the market. It also provides guidance for conformity assessment of UPS included in category C4 (see Clause 4).


The differing test conditions necessary to encompass the range of physical sizes and power ratings of a complete UPS are taken into account. A complete UPS can consist of one or more interconnected units. For UPS configuration details refer to IEC 62040‑3:2011, Annex A.


The requirements have been selected so as to permit an adequate level of EMC for UPS installed in residential, commercial, light industrial and industrial locations. The requirements are not always sufficient to cover situations with low probability of occurrence including UPS faults.

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 62040-2:2018
TitleUninterruptible power systems (UPS). Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements
Publication Date18 September 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 61000-4-3:2006, CISPR 16-2-3:2010/AMD2:2014, IEC 61000-4-8:2009, IEC 61000-4-4:2012, CISPR 16-1-4:2010, CISPR 16-1-4:2010/AMD1:2012, IEC 61000-4-5:2014, CISPR 11:2015, CISPR 16-2-1:2014, CISPR 22:2008, IEC 62040-3:2011, CISPR 16-1-2:2014, IEC 61000-4-6:2013, CISPR 16-2-3:2010/AMD1:2010, IEC 61000-2-2:2002, IEC 61000-3-2:2014, IEC 61000-3-12:2011, CISPR 16-2-3:2010 Cons Ed 3-1, IEC 61000-4-2:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61204 (all parts), CISPR 15:2013, CISPR 15:2013/AMD1:2015, IEC 60050-161, IEC 61000-4 (all parts)
ReplacesBS EN 62040-2:2006
International RelationshipsEN IEC 62040-2:2018,IEC 62040-2:2016,IEC 62040-2:2016/ISH1:2018
Draft Superseded By14/30292140 DC
DescriptorsUninterruptible power systems, Transient voltages, Electrical equipment, Noise (spurious signals), Low frequencies, Switchgear, Surge protection, Surges (electrical), Electronic power supplies, Performance, Electric power systems, Electromagnetic compatibility, Electrical testing, Direct current, Voltage, Power control (electric), Emission, Alternating current
Title in FrenchAlimentations sans interruption (ASI) Exigences pour la compatibilité électromagnétique (CEM)
Title in GermanUnterbrechungsfreie Stromversorgungssysteme (USV) Anforderungen an die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV)
ISBN978 0 580 84735 6
File Size1.183 MB

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