Now that the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU is mandatory and in effect as of April 2016, what do manufacturers need to do to ensure continued compliance?
Elite Electronics Engineering has a five-step plan that explains the recommended steps involved. As a minimum, Elite recommends the following steps to ensure continuing compliance with European EMC requirements:
1. Check revision dates of the harmonized standards and update any technical reports
2. Review Annex IV and update the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) by updating the EMC Directive reference to 2014/30/EC, listing all current revisions of the harmonized standards applied, and clearly identifying the apparatus in the DoC to allow traceability.
3. For self-declared products, update technical documentation as specified in Annex II (3).
4. Review the CE label and confirm it’s correctly applied.
5. Confirm the operator’s information and technical instructions comply with Article 18.
For a copy of 2014/30/EU or questions concerning the new EMC Directive, click here.