EN50561-3: Not an EMC standard, but an unacceptable licence to cause interference

Frank Leferink, Alain Alcaras, Jaap Schuurmans, Maarten Appelman

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The EN 50561-3, a power line communication standard, has been published. It allows very high interference levels, and is neglecting the allocation of the very high frequency band 30 MHz – 87.5 MHz, which is mainly assigned to military communication. It is shown that these communication systems are severely degraded, in our experiment a reduction of performance of 44 dB was measured. The military personal who are, especially after recent terrorist attacks and the following lockdowns, active in our cities to safeguard the citizens are dependant of the use of the very high frequency communication systems, and they will be very seriously hampered when using then communication systems. It is shown that the EN 50561-3 and the power line communication systems are violating the essential requirements of the European EMC Directive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMCEurope 2016)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1416-3, 978-1-5090-1415-6 (USB)
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1417-0
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2016
EventEMC Europe 2016: International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Wroclaw, Poland, Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC EUROPE
PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
ISSN (Electronic)2325-0364


ConferenceEMC Europe 2016
Other5-9 Sept 2016


  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/205294
  • 2023 OA procedure


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