EMC Tests for Power Electronics – Environmental Simulation for Power Electronics

Power electronics is becoming increasingly important due to the great advances in the areas of microelectronics, high-frequency technology, drive technology for electric drives and energy generation and transmission. Power electronic controls, for example, have become indispensable in railway technology or in hybrid and electric vehicles.

However, the increasing use of power electronics poses a major challenge for manufacturers, as in particular electromagnetic interference can endanger the function of components and entire systems.

The demands of the market require ever greater component density, so that electromagnetic couplings have a significant influence on system behaviour and thus lead to extremely high development costs.

EMCC offers competent end-to-end advice and accredited testing and certification - according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 - in all areas of EMC, radio and environmental simulation.

EMC Testing for Power Electronics

To ensure the proper functioning of components and systems, our experts will support you, if desired already during product development, with comprehensive, competent engineering services as well as accredited testing services and certification services (EN ISO/IEC 17025) in all areas of EMC, radio and environmental simulation.

Advice on EMC Testing Services and Accredited EMC Tests According to All Relevant Standards and Specifications for Power Electronics

We offer services in accordance with numerous product and manufacturer specific standards as well as international standards.

We are pleased to offer our expertise and experience for the implementation of interference suppression measures to further develop and modify our customers' products.

Of course, we are also happy to support you with product certification.

Extract of the Most Important EMC Standards for Power Electronics as Well as Tests According to Manufacturer Standards

  • CISPR 11 / EN 55011 Industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio-frequency equipment; Electromagnetic disturbance characteristics
  • IEC / EN 61000-6-2 Immunity for industrial environments
  • IEC / EN 61000-6-4 Emission standard for industrial environments
  • IEC 61000-6-5 Immunity for power station and substation environments
  • EN 61326-x EMC Requirements for equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use
  • IEC / EN 60255 EMC Requirements for measuring relays and protection equipment
  • IEC / EN 61131 Programmable controllers
  • IEC / EN 61800-3 Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-3 Electromagnetic field immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient/burst immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-5 Surge immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-6 Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-12 Ring wave immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-16 Immunity to conducted, common mode LF disturbances
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-17 Ripple on d.c. input power port immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-27 Unbalance, immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-28 Variation of power frequency immunity
  • IEC / EN 61000-4-29 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on d.c. input power port immunity

Environmental Simulation for Power Electronics

The following infrastructure is available for environmental simulation tests on your power electronics:

  • Shaker
  • Shaker combined with humidity and temperature
  • Climate chambers
  • Temperature shock chamber
  • Salt fog chamber
  • Wet laboratory
  • Fluid laboratory
  • Walk-in chamber for humidity/temperature
  • Decompression and explosive decompression chamber
  • Centrifuge

The Most Important Environmental Simulation Tests for Power Electronics

  • Climate change test, climate tests IEC 60945 (EN 60068-2-1 (cold), EN 60068-2-2 (dry heat), EN 60068-2-30 (damp heat, cycle))
  • Shock and vibration testing according to MIL-STD-167-1A, IEC 60945 (EN 60068-2-6 (vibration sinusoidal))
  • Corrosion test, salt spray test, NSS test ISO 9227, EN 60068-2-52 (salt mist, cyclic)
  • Pressure testing
  • Chemical compatibility test (resistance)
  • IP test (protection class test)
  • Icing test

The Most Important Environmental Standards for Power Electronics

  • EN 60068-2-1 (cold)
  • EN 60068-2-2 (dry heat)
  • EN 60068-2-6 (vibration sinusoidal)
  • EN 60068-2-30 (damp heat, cycle)
  • EN 60068-2-52 (salt mist, cyclic)

Appropriate standard not included?

Get an overview here of our accredited tests in the areas of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), radio applications, safety of electrical equipment and environmental tests.

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