All WLAN Routers are now defined as Base Stations

SAR robot DASY5 in TESTiLABS laboratory

CE RED  harmonized standard,  EN 50385 “Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure limits (110 MHz – 100GHz), when placed on the market” defines WLAN access points now as base stations. The standard notes radio-relays, wireless local area network access points and base stations for cordless telephony as examples of base stations. This means that the compliance to human exposure requirements needs to be now shown even though a router would normally be used further than 20 cm away from the human body.

As per EN 50385, the evaluation of compliance shall be done in accordance to EN 62232.  The alternative evaluation methods are:

  • SAR measurements

  • Calculation of the exposure

  • Field strength measurements

TESTiLABS offers to provide the required evidence either by measuring the SAR or by calculating the exposure.

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