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Reference EN 61587-3:2013
Title Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 - Part 3: Electromagnetic shielding performance tests for cabinets and subracks
Project Number 24146
Abstract/Scope IEC 61587-3:2013 specifies the tests for empty cabinets and subracks concerning electromagnetic shielding performance, in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 3 000 MHz. Stipulated attenuation values are chosen for the definition of the shielding performance level of cabinets and subracks for the IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series. The shielding performance levels are chosen with respect to the requirements of the typical fields of industrial application. They will support the measures to achieve electromagnetic compatibility but cannot replace the final testing of compliance of the equipped enclosure. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition issued in 2006. It constitutes a technical revision. The main technical changes with regard to the previous edition are as follows. This edition corrects the errors of EM code descriptions and the frequency range for the shielding performance is extended up to 3 000 MHz. Keywords: Electromagnetic, Shielding, Cabinets, Subracks


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-04-26
Current Stage code deadline 2013-12-13
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 48D
Reference Document IEC 61587-3:2013 (EQV)
ICS 31.240 - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment
Keywords Electronic equipment; Rack; Cabinet; Mechanical structure; EMC shielding
Note Supersedes EN 61587-3:2006*2013-02-15 - Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2013-04-26 2013-12-13 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-03-13 2013-04-10  
5060 2013-01-21 2013-02-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-11-16 2013-01-18  
3090 2012-11-14 2012-11-16  
5060 2012-09-10 2012-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-04-06 2012-09-07  
1090 2012-04-03 2012-04-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-03-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-04-26
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-06-13
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-12-13
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-03-13


Supersedes EN 61587-3:2006
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 55016 series
HD 493 series
EN 60917 series
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-5-7

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