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Reference EN 61000-5-7:2001
Title Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 5-7: Installation and mitigation guidelines - Degrees of protection by enclosures against electromagnetic disturbances (EM code)
Project Number 12552
Abstract/Scope Describes performance requirements, test methods and classification procedures for degrees of protection provided by empty enclosures against electromagnetic disturbances for frequencies between 10 kHz and 40 GHz. The shielding protection is measured for the purpose of demonstrating that the enclosure provides adequate shielding of electromagnetic energy to support acceptable performance of the complete assembled units when tested to applicable IEC standards. The purpose of this standard is to provide a repeatable means for evaluating the electromagnetic shielding performance of empty mechanical enclosures, including cabinets and subracks, and to specify a marking code to allow a manufacturer to select an enclosure with a known capability for attenuating electromagnetic fields. The requirements for immunity to various types of electromagnetic disturbances, including lightning and high-altitude electro-magnetic pulse (HEMP) will need to be considered by manufacturers when determining the need for application of this standard for specific equipment and applications, and for the specific enclosure shielding requirements which are necessary as a function of frequency.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2001-04-02
Current Stage code deadline 2001-11-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) EMC related (2004/108/EC)
Mandate(s) M/490
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 77C
Reference Document IEC 61000-5-7:2001 (EQV)
ICS 33.100.01 - Electromagnetic compatibility in general
Keywords Electromagnetic compatibility; Mitigation; Protection; Disturbance; Enclosure
Note EN following parallel vote
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2001-04-02 2001-11-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2001-01-01 2004-05-01  
5062 2000-11-10 2001-01-01  
5020 2000-08-04 2000-10-16  
4099 2000-07-31 2000-08-04  
4020 1998-10-30 1999-03-31  
3099 1998-10-26 1998-10-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-04-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2001-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2001-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2004-01-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-161:1990
HD 384.2 S2:2001
EN 60068-1:1994
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 61000-4-3:1996
EN 61000-4-23:2000

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