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Reference EN 61000-3-3:2008
Title Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current <= 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection
Project Number 21309
Abstract/Scope IEC 61000-3-3:2008 is concerned with the limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker impressed on the public low-voltage system. It specifies limits of voltage changes which may be produced by an equipment tested under specified conditions and gives guidance on methods of assessment. This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current equal to or less than 16 A per phase, intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems of between 220 V and 250 V line to neutral at 50 Hz, and not subject to conditional connection. The tests according to this part are type tests. Particular test conditions are given in annex A and the test circuit is shown in Figure 1. This second edition IEC 61000-3-3 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1994, amendment 1 (2001) and amendment 2 (2005). This edition constitutes a revised edition. NEW! IEC 61000-3-3:2008 is also available as IEC Standards+ 61000-3-3:2008 which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-09-30
Current Stage code deadline 2009-06-01
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Directive(s) EMC (2004/108/EC), RTTED (1999/5/EC)
Mandate(s) M/404; M/490
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 77A
Reference Document IEC 61000-3-3:2008 (EQV)
ICS 33.100.10 - Emission
Keywords Electromagnetic compatibility; Voltage; Fluctuation; Flicker; Public low-voltage supply systems
Note Superseded by EN 61000-3-3:2013
Special National Condition(s)  


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Deadline Date
6060 2008-09-30 2009-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-09-01 2008-11-01  
5060 2008-05-19 2008-06-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-03-14 2008-05-16  
3090 2008-01-25 2008-01-31  
5060 2007-11-05 2007-11-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-06-01 2007-11-02  
1090 2007-05-29 2007-06-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-09-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-09-01


Supersedes EN 61000-3-3:1995
EN 61000-3-3:1995/corrigendum Jul. 1997
EN 61000-3-3:1995/A1:2001
EN 61000-3-3:1995/A2:2005
EN 61000-3-3:1995/IS1:2005
Superseded by EN 61000-3-3:2013
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-161:1990
IEC/TR 60725:2005
EN 60974-1:2005
EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 61000-3-11:2000
EN 61000-4-15:1998

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