• BS 7288:2016

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    Specification for residual current devices with or without overcurrent protection for socket-outlets for household and similar uses

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Withdrawn date:  18-05-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  30-11-2016

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    This British Standard applies to residual current-operated devices (RCD) incorporated in, or specifically intended for use with, single pole and neutral and single pole and switched neutral and double pole socket-outlets, with provision of earthing of the socket-outlet for household and similar uses (SRCD: socket-outlet residual current devices). SRCDs, according to this standard, are intended to be used in single phase systems such as phase to neutral. SRCDs are only intended to provide supplementary protection downstream of the SRCD. SRCDs are intended for use in circuits where the fault protection and additional protection are already assured upstream of the SRCD.

    NOTE 1 Void

    NOTE 2 Void

    NOTE 3 Void

    SRCDs are neither intended to provide an isolation function nor intended to be used in IT systems.

    NOTE 4 For SRCDs intended to provide isolation or fault protection, or to be used in IT systems, BS EN 61008-1 or BS EN 61009-1 should be used, as applicable, in conjunction with the requirements of BS 1363-2 for socket-outlets.

    NOTE 5 Requirements and testing for SRCDs intended to be used in IT systems are under consideration.

    SRCDs are not used in distribution boards. They are not intended for the protection of a complete distribution circuit or a complete final circuit. These products are intended to be installed:

    • in boxes in compliance with BS EN 60670-1; or

    • in cable trunking systems in compliance with the BS EN 61084 series; or

    • in power track systems in compliance with the BS EN 61534 series; or

    • in boxes according to one of the above standards adjacent to socket-outlet boxes.

    They are not intended to be used in enclosures or distribution boards in conformity with BS EN 60670-24, BS EN 61439-1 or BS EN 61439-3.

    RCDs for household and similar use not covered by the scope of this standard are covered by BS EN 61008-1 or BS EN 61009-1. SRCDs energized from batteries, or a circuit other than the one powering the loads, are not covered by this standard.

    The residual current device incorporates the functions of detection of the residual current, of comparison of the value of this current with the residual operating value and of opening the protected circuit when the residual current exceeds this value.

    The maximum rated residual operating current is 30 mA.

    The maximum rated current is 16 A for devices with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V a.c.

    NOTE 6 Void

    NOTE 7 Void

    This British Standard applies to SRCDs incorporating overload or overcurrent protection.

    This standard also applies to a connection unit incorporating a residual current device intended to protect fixed electrical equipment.

    NOTE 8 SRCDs are designed to be operated by uninstructed persons and not to require maintenance.

    The requirements of this standard apply for normal conditions of temperature and environment. Additional requirements may be necessary for devices used in locations having more severe environmental conditions.

    The socket-outlet part of an SRCD is covered by BS 1363-2. The connection unit part of an SRCD is covered by BS 1363-4.

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    Committee PEL/23/1
    Development Note Supersedes 16/30337150 DC. Supersedes BS 7288(1990), which remains current and will be withdrawn on 30/11/2019. (11/2016)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Withdrawn
    Supersedes

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    BS EN 60664-1:2007 Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems Principles, requirements and tests
    BS EN 61543:1996 Residual current-operated protective devices (RCDs) for household and similar use - Electromagnetic compatibility
    IEC 60050-471:2007 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 471: Insulators
    IEC 60050-441:1984 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 441: Switchgear, controlgear and fuses
    BS EN 61439-3:2012 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies Distribution boards intended to be operated by ordinary persons (DBO)
    BS EN 60068-3-4:2002 Environmental testing Supporting documentation and guidance - Damp heat tests
    BS EN 61439-1:2011 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies General rules
    BS EN 50525-2-11:2011 Electric cables. Low voltage energy cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750V (U0/U) Cables for general applications. Flexible cables with thermoplastic PVC insulation
    BS 7671(2008) : 2008 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IET WIRING REGULATIONS
    BS EN 61032:1998 Protection of persons and equipment by enclosures. Probes for verification
    BS EN ISO 2039-2:2000 Determination of Rockwell hardness. Rockwell hardness Rockwell hardness
    IEC 60050-426:2008 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 426: Equipment for explosive atmospheres
    BS EN 60695-2-10:2013 Fire hazard testing Glowing/hot-wire based test methods. Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure
    BS EN 60112 : 2003 METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE PROOF AND THE COMPARATIVE TRACKING INDICES OF SOLID INSULATING MATERIALS
    BS EN 60670-24:2013 Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations Particular requirements for enclosures for housing protective devices and other power dissipating electrical equipment
    HD 62640:2015/A11:2016 RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICES WITH OR WITHOUT OVERCURRENT PROTECTION FOR SOCKET-OUTLETS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USES (IEC 62640:2011, MODIFIED)
    BS EN ISO 2039-1:2003 Plastics. Determination of hardness Ball indentation method
    IEC 62640:2011+AMD1:2015 CSV Residual current devices with or without overcurrent protection forsocket-outlets for household and similar uses
    BS EN 60670-1 : 2005 BOXES AND ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR FIXED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 60068-2-30:2005 Environmental testing Tests. Test Db and guidance: Damp heat, cyclic (12 h + 12 h cycle)
    BS EN 60529:1992+A2:2013 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code)
    BS EN 60695-2-11:2014 Fire hazard testing Glowing/hot-wire based test methods. Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)
    BS IEC 60050-442:1998 International electrotechnical vocabulary Electrical accessories
    BS EN 60065 : 2014 AUDIO, VIDEO AND SIMILAR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS (IEC 60065:2014, MODIFIED)
    BS EN 60664-3:2017 Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems Use of coating, potting or moulding for protection against pollution
    BS EN 61008-1 : 2012 RESIDUAL CURRENT OPERATED CIRCUIT-BREAKERS WITHOUT INTEGRAL OVERCURRENT PROTECTION FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USES (RCCBS) - PART 1: GENERAL RULES (IEC 61008-1:2010, MODIFIED)
    BS EN 61009-1 : 2012 RESIDUAL CURRENT OPERATED CIRCUIT-BREAKERS WITH INTEGRAL OVERCURRENT PROTECTION FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USES (RCBOS) - PART 1: GENERAL RULES
    BS 1362:1973 Specification for general purpose fuse links for domestic and similar purposes (primarily for use in plugs)
    BS EN ISO 306:2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)
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