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Offline SMPS and Conducted immunity test?

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Hi,
We have a 17W non isolated buck running of Single diode rectifier from mains 100-265vac.
The neutral is ground for the whole circuit, and the "load" circuitry.
There is no impedance in this neutral net, at all, anywhere.
So, Will this fail conducted immunity compliance testing?
 

To put it another way....Can a Half wave rectified offline SMPS pass conducted immunity, when it has no impedance in its ground net? (And the ground net is Neutral)
 

your smps appears not to pass the < 5mA DC in the neutral requirement to prevent earth stake corrosion
Thanks, ayk, thats by dint of the fact that its half wave rectified...but the following...

..states that if equipment is <100W active power, then its OK to use half wave rectification.
 

most countries have their own standards for DC limits on equipment - as too much DC can cause fuses to trip on supply transformers - and of course CT's will not work properly - as well as earth stake corrosion associated with houses and buildings.

In NZ & Australia & the UK & Canada it is < 5mA ave for any 24 hr period
 
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Thanks, i see what you mean, though ayk, with the CT's, the safety ones are the RCD type ones, and they dont mind DC as long as it flows in the Line and then out in the neatral.....as it balances out then...and the fields cancel.
 

Nothing said about RCD, they are in fact unrelated.

I'm still interested to know which standards are addressing the topic. 61010-3-2 is obviously allowing higher DC current.
 
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