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Reference EN 50498:2010
Title Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Product family standard for aftermarket electronic equipment in vehicles
Project Number 20646
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies limits and methods of measurement for disturbance emissions and immunity characteristics of aftermarket equipment (ESAs) which are referenced by Automotive EMC Directive 2004/104/EC, Annex I, 3.2.9, and which are not related to immunity-related functions of vehicles as defined in Automotive EMC Directive 2004/104/EC, Annex I, 2.1.12. Any equipment (or part of an ESA) which has a primary function of radio transmission and/or reception according to the ITU Radio Regulations are excluded from the scope of this publication. This European Standard covers the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz. To date, it specifies limits and methods of measurement for conducted and radiated disturbances from ESAs in the frequency range 30 MHz to 1 GHz and immunity requirements for conducted transients. The assessment of an ESA needs to be performed only in the frequency ranges where limits are defined. The emission requirements have been selected so as to ensure that disturbances generated by ESAs operating normally do not exceed a level that could prevent the vehicle or apparatus external to the vehicle from operating as intended. Fault conditions are not taken into account. Not all disturbance phenomena have been included for testing purposes in this standard but only those considered as relevant for the equipment covered by this standard. As ESAs covered by this standard are not related to immunity-related function, only the following electromagnetic disturbance phenomena are evaluated: • broadband and narrowband radiated electromagnetic disturbances; • conducted transient disturbances; • conducted transient immunity. Accessories that are not connected directly to the vehicle harness, but only via a special interface are normally excluded from vehicular EMC requirements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-07-09
Current Stage code deadline 2011-07-01
Deadline date for vote 2010-04-22


Directive(s) EMC (2004/108/EC)
Mandate(s) M/359
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.100.01 - Electromagnetic compatibility in general
Keywords Electromagnetic compatibility; EMC; Vehicle; Aftermark electronic equipment
Note D139/C075: Interpretation Sheet to be issued to make it clear that car radios (broadcast receivers) are within the scope
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2010-07-09 2011-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-07-01 2010-11-01  
5061 2010-05-26 2010-07-01  
5060 2009-11-10 2009-12-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-06-05 2009-11-06 export to doc file  EN
3090 2008-12-12 2009-06-11  
4060 2008-05-27 2008-08-26 export to doc file  EN
4020 2008-01-25 2008-05-23 export to doc file  EN
4093 2007-08-10 2007-11-13  
4060 2007-03-12 2007-05-25 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-10-06 2007-03-09 export to doc file  EN
3099 2006-06-01 2006-09-13  
1099 2006-06-01 2006-12-01  
1000 2006-03-05 2006-05-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-07-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-07-01


Superseded by prEN 50498
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.