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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: 95/54/EC - Automotive Directive
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 18:06:48 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Gibbo
wrote (in <email@example.com>) about '95/54/EC
- Automotive Directive', on Fri, 25 Oct 2002:
>But I would like to know suitable standards for a 750 watt 12 volt battery
>charger. As I read things we need PFC (which we have done) but others seem to
>be selling them without it (this is nothing to do with the automitive directive
>- AC powered chargers are excempt from that)
They are selling them without PFC because you may not need it!
You need to study BS EN 61000-3-2 with all its amendments, particularly
the Millennium Amendment.
OK, the safety standard for the Low Voltage Directive is BS EN
For EMC, there are four standards:
BS EN 55014-1: 1997 or 2001, for high-frequency emissions. The 1997
edition can still be used, but for new products the later version should
BS EN 55014-2:1997 for immunity.
BS EN 61000-3-2:1995 with all amendments or 2001 for mains harmonic
BS EN 61000-3-3: 1995 with amendment 1 for voltage changes impressed on
the mains supply.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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