ISED Interference-Causing Equipment Standard, ICES-001, issue 5, January 2020 – Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment

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

Comments are due no later than March 20, 2020.

Letter_ICES-001 Issue 5 2020_03_23

Letter_ICES-001 Issue 5 2020_03_23

ICES-001 Issue 5 – ISM equipment – Draft (March 2020)

ICES-001 Issue 5 - ISM equipment - Draft (March 2020)