Product categories & certification
Certification is often a key issue for electrotechnical products in the market. Because market conditions and certification requirements for such a huge array of products vary widely around the world, the IEC has found it most practical and convenient to distinguish four categories of products for EMC standardization purposes:
These are single finished products with a direct function and intended for final use, such as domestic appliances, medical equipment, tools and circuit-breakers. In principle, EMC Product standards must be developed for all such apparatus and, again, these standards may serve for certification purposes.