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EMC testing

Electromagnetic compatibility testing

Are you launching an electrical device or component any time soon? If so, one essential requirement is that it is compatible with other electrical devices. This is referred to as electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC for short. DEKRA is able to perform EMC testing for you. To do this, we operate our own EMC laboratory in Arnhem. In this way, your products will satisfy national and international standards and requirements.

Electrical devices come with an electromagnetic field. This should not interfere with any other electrical devices. Nor, for that matter, should any electrical device suffer interference from other devices. When these devices are functioning normally, without interference from each other, it means that have electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Almost all electrical devices must undergo EMC and RF testing as a pre-requisite, which means anything from mobile telephones to electric trucks and electronic medical devices.

About our EMC testing

DEKRA can perform EMC testing on almost any electrical device and component. These tests have been specially designed to measure immunity and emissions. We check on whether the results satisfy the requirements set down in the standards. Our EMC testing offers the necessary proof that your products are immune to electromagnetic interference, plus the fact that their energy emissions fall below the levels that might be harmful to users or to the environment. These levels have likewise been set down in standards for which we provide certification. Our EMC testing applies to:
  • household appliances
  • power tools
  • electric toys
  • lighting products
  • consumer electronics
  • IT and office equipment
  • audio-visual equipment
  • telecommunication devices
  • smart devices for use in the home
  • portable devices and wireless products
  • industrial, scientific and medical devices
  • measuring and laboratory equipment
  • electrical components (such as switches and dimmers)
  • power sources and electronics (such as batteries, UPS and PV inverters)
Why an EMC test with DEKRA?
Differently sized EMC chambers

Did you know that we had EMC testing chambers of many different sizes? At various locations around the world, we have EMC chambers of up to 10 metres in size. In 2022, for instance, we opened an Open-Area Test Site for large electrically powered vehicles in Arnhem.

Complete and flexible testing

We offer complete type-testing and flexible, independent EMC testing methods which are fully geared up to your needs. Our range of tests includes on-site testing, testing on location and pre-compliance testing.

EMC in DEKRA’s worldwide network

EMC testing can be performed anywhere. As part of DEKRA's global network, we offer EMC test facilities in the Netherlands (1), Spain (1), the United States (1), China (4) and Taiwan (2).

DEKRA’s way of working

DEKRA has a global network of testing labs and specialised EMC experts able to test your products for electromagnetic compatibility. We ensure that all our customers’ products comply fully with any current or necessary EMC requirements in any market. With our wide range of services, we can guarantee that your products meet the requirements on all fronts. This will also enable you to reduce the ‘time to market’ for your products.
We test under an accreditation scheme. This means that the method of testing in the Netherlands is inspected annually by the RvA, the Dutch body which is responsible for accreditation. As such, a report issued by DEKRA is accepted worldwide.
We test with respect to the international standards, both in our laboratories and on site. In this way, we are able to take the whole process off your hands. We decide beforehand on which devices, parts or components exactly will be tested and update the documentation. We book the test facilities to carry out EMC testing and keep you informed about progress and results.
Are you planning to introduce a product in the European market with a wireless radio connection? Starting from August 2025, it is mandatory for your product to comply with the Delegated Act outlined in the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), as determined by the European Commission. The Delegated Act contains a range of cybersecurity standards that manufacturers, importers, and distributors must meet when they intend to sell these wireless devices within the European Union (EU). DEKRA is happy to help your products comply with these new regulations.

Our online guidance session

Want to know if your devices have electromagnetic compatibility? We would be happy to help! During a free online session, we will map out the requirements for you and you can ask specific questions to our expert. Just fill out the form below. We will call you back at your convenience.
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