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Component EMC Specifications FMC1278 & FMC1280

FMC1278 and FMC 280 delineate electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for electrical and/or electronic (E/E) components and subsystems for Ford Motor Company (FMC).  These requirements were developed to assure compliance with present and anticipated domestic and foreign regulations in addition to customer satisfaction regarding the EMC of vehicle E/E systems.  Specifically:

FMC1278 delineates EMC requirements for low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) electrical/electronic (E/E) components and subsystems during normal vehicle operation.

FMC 280 delineates EMC requirements for HV E/E components and subsystems specifically associated with Electric and Hybrid Electric vehicles and that are active during HV battery charging while the vehicle is connected to the AC mains power grid or an external DC charging device.

Processes associated with the FMC1278 and FMC1280 are contained in a separate specification called FMC1279.  Processes include test plan creation, data reporting and re-validation requirements. 

FMC 1278, 1279 and 1280 are not publically available.  Ford automotive suppliers seeking to obtain these specifications must do so by contacting the appropriate design activity within Ford Motor Company.