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Reference EN 62233:2008
Title Measurement methods for electromagnetic fields of household appliances and similar apparatus with regard to human exposure
Project Number 20500
Abstract/Scope Deals with electromagnetic fields up to 300 GHz and defines methods for evaluating the electric field strength and magnetic flux density around household and similar electrical appliances, including the conditions during testing as well as measuring distances and positions. Appliances may incorporate motors, heating elements or their combination, may contain electric or electronic circuitry, and may be powered by the mains, by batteries, or by any other electrical power source. Appliances include such equipment as household electrical appliances, electric tools and electric toys. Appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be approached by the public, or may be used by laymen, are within the scope of this standard. This standard includes specific elements to assess human exposure: - definition of sensor; - definition of measuring methods; - definition of operating mode for appliance under test; - definition of measuring distance and position. The measurement methods specified are valid from 10 Hz to 400 kHz. In the frequency range above 400 kHz and below 10 Hz appliances in the scope of this standard are deemed to comply without testing unless otherwise specified in IEC 60335 series.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-04-04
Current Stage code deadline 2008-12-01
Deadline date for vote 2006-04-01


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 106
Reference Document IEC 62233:2005 (MOD)
ICS 97.030 - Domestic electrical appliances in general
Keywords Electromagnetic field; Household; Human exposure; Measurement
Note Supersedes EN 50366:2003 + A1:2006 * dow = dor + 60 months * Corrigendum to English version of EN issued August 2008
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Deadline Date
6060 2008-04-04 2008-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-12-01 2008-04-01  
5061 2007-10-26 2007-12-01  
5060 2007-04-02 2007-04-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-10-27 2007-03-30 export to doc file  EN
3090 2006-04-24 2006-10-24  
1099 2006-03-01 2006-04-01  
1000 2005-11-16 2006-03-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-04-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-12-01


Supersedes EN 50366:2003
EN 50366:2003/A1:2006
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.