New Electromagnetic Compatibility Standard, IEC 61000-1-2:2016

BoardThe International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 61000-1-2:2016. This standard deals with “Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 1-2: General – Methodology for the achievement of functional safety of electrical and electronic systems including equipment with regard to electromagnetic phenomena.” The first edition can now be purchased on the IEC webstore.


IEC 61000-1-2:2016 establishes a methodology for the achievement of functional safety only with regard to electromagnetic phenomena. This methodology includes the implication it has on equipment used in such systems and installations. It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. This first edition cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC TS 61000-1-2 published in 2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

*Description from the IEC’s website.

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