IEC TR 61000-3-18:2024

IEC TR 61000-3-18:2024

IEC TR 61000-3-18:2024

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-18: Limits – Assessment of network characteristics for the application of harmonic emission limits – Equipment connected to LV distribution systems not covered by IEC 61000-3-2 and IEC 61000-3-12


IEC TR 61000-3-18:2024 which is a technical report, reports on the development of a methodology for adapting IEC equipment emission limits from IEC 61000-3-2 and IEC 61000-3-12 for use in regions not covered by these documents.


It identifies gaps in the existing equipment emission limit standards concerning their international applicability and identifies public power system characteristics important for the evaluation of harmonic voltage performance.


The purpose of adapting the above-mentioned IEC equipment harmonic emission standards in a particular region is to maintain similar electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of equipment up to 75 A per phase in the public power systems in those regions.


NOTE The boundaries between the various voltage levels differ amongst different countries (see IEC 60050‑601:1985, 601-01-28). This document uses the following terms when referring to 50 Hz and 60 Hz system voltages:

– low voltage (LV) refers to Un ≤ 1 kV;

– medium voltage (MV) refers to 1 kV < Un ≤ 35 kV;

– high voltage (HV) refers to 35 kV < Un ≤ 230 kV.


EMC requirements can have economic and societal impacts; these have not been considered in the development of this document. The consideration of these factors generally occurs in the technical committees working on development and maintenance of emission limit standards.



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