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Electromagnetic compatibility is the ability of equipment to operate properly in its electromagnetic environment without causing unacceptable electromagnetic interference for other equipment in the same environment.

Equipment definition

Equipment is any device, whether final device or a combination of devices, which are as independent functional units accessible in the market for the final user and can cause electromagnetic interference or such interference can impact their operation. An immovable assembly is a certain combination of multiple types of devices and, where applicable, other devices, which are assembled, installed and intended for permanent use in a setting, determined in advance.

Equipment can be provided in the form of components or sub-assemblies intended for installation in the device by the final user and which can cause electromagnetic interference, or such interference can impact their operation. Another form of equipment is movable devices, defined as a combination of devices and, where applicable, other devices which can be repositioned and used in various settings.

Essential requirements for equipment

General requirements for equipment planning and production in consideration of the technology situation shall mean that electromagnetic interference caused by equipment does not exceed the maximum level above which radio and telecommunication equipment and other equipment cannot operate as envisaged and the immunity level against electromagnetic interference of which is as expected for the envisaged use of equipment, thereby enabling operation without unacceptable deterioration of its envisaged use.

Special requirements for the installation of immovable assemblies shall include best engineering practices and include information about the intended use of their components to fulfil essential requirements.