IEC Publishes New Edition of IEC 60974-10


A new edition of IEC 60974-10 has been published by the International Electrotechnical Committee. IEC 60974-10 applies to “Arc welding equipment – Part 10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC website.


“IEC 60974-10:2014 specifies

a) applicable standards and test methods for radio-frequency (RF) emissions;

b) applicable standards and test methods for harmonic current emission, voltage fluctuations and flicker;

c) immunity requirements and test methods for continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances including electrostatic discharges.

This standard is applicable to equipment for arc welding and allied processes, including power sources and ancillary equipment, for example wire feeders, liquid cooling systems and arc striking and stabilizing devices.”

*Description from IEC website