The limits in this SAE Standard are designed to provide protection for receivers of all types of radio transmissions when used in buildings. As a result, receivers of radio transmissions used out-of-doors may not be protected by the limits specified. This publication applies to the emission of electromagnetic energy which may cause interference to radio reception and which is emitted from: a. vehicles propelled by an internal combustion engine, electrical means or both (see SAE J551/1 for definition); b. motorboats propelled by an internal combustion engine, electrical means or both; and c. devices equipped with spark-ignited internal combustion engines (see SAE J551/1 for definition). This publication does not apply to aircraft, traction systems (railway, tramway, and trolley bus), or incomplete vehicles.
This document is being cancelled in favor of using the technically identical international standards CISPR 12 and CISPR 25. The linkage to these documents is included in the revised SAE J551-1 and SAE J1113-1.