ISED Issues the minimum requirements for ISM equipment

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March 10, 2021

The ISED has published Interference-Causing Equipment Standard, ICES-001, issue 5, Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM), Equipment which sets out the minimum requirements applicable to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment, including limits for and methods of measurement of radiated and conducted radio frequency emissions produced by ISM equipment, as well as administrative requirements applicable to such equipment

A transition period is provided, ending one year after the publication of this standard which compliance with either issue 4 or issue 5 of ICES-001 is accepted. After the expiry of this transition period, all products subject to this standard that continue to be manufactured, imported, distributed, leased, offered for sale, or sold in Canada shall comply with issue 5 of ICES-001.

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following CONSULTATION: ICES-001, issue 5, “Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment” sets the minimum requirements applicable to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment. These requirements include limits for and methods of measurement of radiated and conducted radio frequency emissions produced by ISM equipment, as well as administrative requirements applicable to such equipment.

The draft ICES-001 Issue 5 has been revised based on comments received so far. The updates are shown with track changes inside the document and include:

–Extension of the transition period from 6 months to 1 year.

–Clarification that ICES-Gen takes precedence over the normative references (such as CSA CISPR 11:19).

– Clarification that induction cooking appliances are Class B (this clarification is needed for the purpose of labelling, but does not affect in any way the existing limits applicable to these appliances).

–Added requirements for operating induction cooking appliances during the test (by referring to Annex A of CISPR 14-1 Ed. 6).

– Added a new Annex B with deviations from the LLAS validation requirements specified in CISPR 16-1-4: a more relaxed tolerance allowed for the LLAS validation (±3dB, instead of ±2dB) and tabulated values of the reference validation factor. This is consistent with the upcoming amendment 1 to CISPR 16-1-4 Ed.4.0, which has an estimated publication date of July 2020 (see https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28457).

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