EN 50598-3:2015

Ecodesign for power drive systems, motor starters, power electronics and their driven applications - Part 3: Quantitative eco design approach through life cycle assessment including product category rules and the content of environmental declarations EN 50598-3:2015

Publication date:   Jul 16, 2015

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Apr 8, 2020


CLC/TC 22X Power electronics

European Norm

13.020.20   Environmental economics. Sustainability | 29.160.30   Motors



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This part of EN 50598 specifies the process and requirements to implement environmentally conscious product design principles, to evaluate ecodesign performance and to communicate potential environmental impacts for power electronics (e.g. complete drive modules, CDM), power drive systems and motor starters, all used for motor driven equipment in the power range of 0,12 kW up to 1 000 kW and low voltage (up to 1 000 V) applications over the whole life cycle.
It defines the content for 2 different environmental declarations based on EN ISO 14021:
- The basic version - which, in this context, will be referred to as an environmental declaration type II, with basic data and qualitative statements on ecodesign.
- The full version - which, in this context, will be referred to as an environmental declaration type II+, based upon a life cycle assessment and including quantitatively evaluated potential environmental impacts. For that the general principles of EN ISO 14025 are taken into account and product category rules [PCR] for motor system components are included to ensure a harmonized approach.
This part of EN 50598 is harmonized with the applicable generic and horizontal environmental standards and contains the additional details relevant in this context for the above mentioned products.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 of 22 July 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for electric motors

Life cycle


EN 50598-3:2015
90.93 Standard confirmed
Apr 8, 2020