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BS EN IEC 62040-2:2018 Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements

BS EN IEC 62040-2:2018

Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements

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Standard number:BS EN IEC 62040-2:2018
ISBN:978 0 580 84735 6

BS EN IEC 62040-2:2018

This standard BS EN IEC 62040-2:2018 Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 17.220 Electricity. Magnetism. Electrical and magnetic measurements
  • 33.100.10 Emission
  • 17.220.01 Electricity. Magnetism. General aspects
  • 33.100.01 Electromagnetic compatibility in general
  • 29.200 Rectifiers. Converters. Stabilized power supply

This part of IEC 62040 is a type test product standard for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and applies to movable, stationary, fixed or built-in, pluggable and permanently connected UPS for use in low-voltage distribution systems with an environment being either residential, commercial, light industrial or industrial, which deliver output voltage with port voltages not exceeding 1 500 V DC or 1 000 V AC and which include an energy storage device.

Subject to installing, operating and maintaining the UPS in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer, this standard defines emission limits, immunity levels, test methods and performance criteria for a complete UPS to comply with the essential EMC requirements necessary to avoid the UPS interfering with other apparatus, e.g. radio receivers, and to avoid the UPS being affected by external phenomena.

This standard does not address EMC phenomena produced by loads connected to the UPS or situations created by any apparatus external to the UPS other than as described in the immunity requirements.

This standard is harmonized with applicable IEC standards for electromagnetic emission limits and immunity levels. It contains additional requirements applicable to UPS.

This standard does not cover:

  1. low-voltage DC power supply devices covered by IEC 61204 standards;

  2. systems wherein the output voltage is derived from a rotating machine.


UPS generally connect to their energy storage device through a DC link. A chemical battery is an example of an energy storage device. Alternative devices can be suitable, and as such, where “battery” appears in the text of this standard, this can be understood as “energy storage device”.


This type test-based product standard allows EMC conformity assessment of UPS included in one of categories C1, C2 and C3 before placing them on the market. It also provides guidance for conformity assessment of UPS included in category C4 (see Clause 4).


The differing test conditions necessary to encompass the range of physical sizes and power ratings of a complete UPS are taken into account. A complete UPS can consist of one or more interconnected units. For UPS configuration details refer to IEC 62040‑3:2011, Annex A .


The requirements have been selected so as to permit an adequate level of EMC for UPS installed in residential, commercial, light industrial and industrial locations. The requirements are not always sufficient to cover situations with low probability of occurrence including UPS faults.