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Reference EN 61786-1:2014
Title Measurement of DC magnetic, AC magnetic and AC electric fields from 1 Hz to 100 kHz with regard to exposure of human beings - Part 1: Requirements for measuring instruments
Project Number 24103
Abstract/Scope IEC 61786-1:2013 provides guidance for measuring instruments used to measure the field strength of quasi-static magnetic and electric fields that have a frequency content in the range 1 Hz to 100 kHz and with DC magnetic fields to evaluate the exposure levels of the human body to these fields. Sources of fields include devices that operate at power frequencies and produce power frequency and power frequency harmonic fields, as well as devices that produce fields within the frequency range of this document, including devices that produce static fields, and the earth's static magnetic field. The magnitude ranges covered by this standard are 0,1 μT to 200 mT in AC (1 μT to 10 T in DC) and 1 V/m to 50 kV/m for magnetic fields and electric fields, respectively. When measurements outside this range are performed, most of the provisions of this standard will still apply, but special attention should be paid to specified uncertainty and calibration procedures. The first editions of IEC 61786-1 and IEC 61786-2 replace IEC 61786:1998. Part 1 deals with measuring instruments, and Part 2 deals with measurement procedures. The content of the standard was revised in order to give up-to-date and practical information to the user.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2014-03-28
Current Stage code deadline 2014-10-16
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 106
Reference Document IEC 61786-1:2013 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
Keywords Magnetic; DC; AC; Exposure; Human
Note 2014-01-07 - Publication editing allocated to
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-01-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2014-03-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-04-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-10-16
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2017-01-16


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 55011
ISO/IEC Guide 98-3
IEC Guide 108
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-4-2
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-4
EN 61000-4-6
EN 61000-4-8

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