EMC Test Setups for Smart Grid Devices
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EMC Test Setups for Smart Grid Devices

  • Consolidates information regarding electromagnetic compatibility testing for smart grid electronic devices
  • Summarizes well known and commonly practiced EMC testing standards
  • Provides clarity on IEC and IEEE standards

Landscape of Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Standards

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests are what makes it possible for smart grid electronic devices to transfer smart grid data, while simultaneously also monitoring power flow, to and from customer premises.

Written by the Electromagnetic Interoperability Issues Working Group (EMIIWG), this report covers well known and typically practiced EMC tests that comply with national and international test method standards.

The white paper also includes suggestions for further reading. You’ll find a comprehensive catalog of summaries on related topics from select Working Group papers and EMC standards that were developed as a result of working group discussions and recommendations.

What’s in the report

This white paper contains an overview of immunity testing standards as found in IEC and IEEE standards.

The white paper details guidelines on:

  • Test planning
  • Communications simulations
  • Common errors and complexities
  • Test reporting standards
  • Limiting tests

Tests discussed include ESD, radiated radio frequency, fast transients and bursts, surge, conducted radio frequency immunity, power frequency magnetic field, damped oscillatory magnetic field, oscillatory surge, mains frequency voltage common mode, ripple on DC supplies, AC voltage dips/interruptions, DC voltage dips/interruptions, ripple on DC supplies, and damped oscillatory wave tests.

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