BS EN 61439-1 PDF

date BS EN is withdrawn and BS EN and BS EN In addition IEC and IEC have been amended, clarified and. For each type of electrical AssEMBLY only two parts of the standard are necessary to determine all requirements: the basic standard IEC “ General rules. What changes does BS EN bring? • New testing procedure including design and routine verification. • Alternative testing routes. • Clear requirements for.

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See Annex E for further details. A specific ASSEMBLY standard may not require and hence need not call up a general rule where it is not applicable, or it may add requirements if the general rule is deemed inadequate in the particular case but it may not deviate from it wn there is substantial technical justification detailed in the specific ASSEMBLY standard.

Verification shall be made using a resistance measuring instrument which is capable of driving a current of at least 10 A a. They shall be mounted in the ASSEMBLY enclosure as b normal use with all covers and all partitions that separate the main busbars from other compartments, in place. Barriers and enclosures shall be firmly secured in place and have sufficient stability and durability to maintain the required degrees of protection and appropriate separation from live parts under normal service conditions, taking account of relevant external influences.

Where appropriate, routine verification shall confirm that design verification is available.

BS EN Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. General rules

At higher currents additional eddy current losses may be significant which are not included in the values of the table. This symbol is not required where the external protective conductor is intended to be connected to an internal protective conductor, which is clearly identified with the colours green and yellow. Fuse-link power loss may be determined by measurement or alternatively as declared by the fuse-link manufacturer.

With the forefinger wrapped in a dry piece of rough cloth, the sample is pressed with a force of 5 N. Distribution busbars shall be connected to the main busbar.

NOTE 4 The relationship between the prospective fault current in the fusible element circuit and the diameter of the copper wire should be in accordance with Table Tests – Test Db: An example of additional measures to be taken is the installation of an open-type ASSEMBLY without further provisions in a location where access is only permitted for authorized personnel. The ASSEMBLY manufacturer shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the product based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant product standard.


They shall be distinctly located in these positions. Not dependent upon a SCPD.

Functional units mounted on the same support mounting plate, mounting frame and their terminals for external conductors shall be so arranged as to be accessible for mounting, wiring, maintenance and replacement. For an acceptable result there shall be no unintentional disruptive discharge during the tests. Individual functional units shall be verified bss in accordance with Where an empty enclosure in accordance with IEC is used, and it b not been modified so as to degrade the performance of the enclosure, no repetition of the enclosure testing to Clearances shall be verified by measurement, or verification of measurements on design drawings, employing the measurement methods stated in Annex F.

However, a short-circuit protective device shall not be provided if its operation is liable to cause a danger. To avoid the large number of tests that may be necessary this clause describes a verification method where only one test is made with simultaneous load on all circuits. Clearances and creepage distance paths are as uncemented joint with a groove on one side shown.

The cross-sectional area of protective conductors PE, PEN in an ASSEMBLY to which external conductors are intended to be connected shall be not less than the value calculated with the aid of the formula indicated in Annex B using the highest fault current and fault duration that may occur and taking into account the limitation of the short-circuit protective devices SCPDs that protect the corresponding live conductors see To minimize danger when replacing fuse-links, interphase barriers shall be applied, unless the design and location of hs fuses eh this unnecessary.

Because the actual local temperatures of the current-carrying parts cannot be calculated by these methods, some limits 64139-1 safety margins are necessary and are included. It should be recognized that control of ej with respect to the values in Table G. We would be grateful if anyone finding an inaccuracy or ambiguity whileEmail: Non-sheathed cables for fixed wiring IEC Particular attention shall be given to joints in conductors and terminals within the main circuits.


A list of organizations represented on this subcommittee can be obtained on request to its secretary.

British Standards

The requirements are that any insulation material used to support current carrying parts must be able to withstand a glow-wire test at o C. Tables and figures in this Part 2 that are new are numbered starting with Worldwide Standards We can source any standard from anywhere in the world. The temperature of the tip of the glow-wire shall be as follows: It is incorporated by Royal Charter.

This test need not be carried out if the original manufacturer can provide data from the synthetic material supplier to demonstrate that materials of the same thickness or thinner comply with this requirement.

Introduction to 61439-1

This test need not be made on auxiliary circuits: Type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies AMD If the main busbar has joints, then they shall be included in the test. If, after the removal of a withdrawable part, the original degree of protection is not maintained, an agreement shall be reached between the ASSEMBLY manufacturer and user as to what measures shall be taken to ensure adequate protection.

The fusible element see These enclosures may also be constructed from various materials e. The degree of protection shall be at least IP 2X. Ratio of cross section of the neutral conductor to phase 8. The test shall be made for a time sufficient for the temperature rise to reach a constant value. The data used, calculations made and comparison undertaken shall be recorded. Ingress of water is permissible only if its route of entry is obvious and the water is only in contact with the enclosure at a location where it will not impair safety.