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    ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES - RESIDUAL CURRENT MONITORS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USES (RCMS)

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    Superseded date:  08-05-2021

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    Published date:  12-01-2013

    Publisher:  European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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    Foreword
    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Definitions
        3.1 Definitions relating to currents flowing from
              live parts to earth
        3.2 Definitions relating to the energization of an
              RCM
        3.3 Definitions relating to the operation and to the
              functions of residual current monitors
        3.4 Definitions relating to values and ranges of
              energizing quantities
        3.5 Definitions relating to values and ranges of
              influencing quantities
        3.6 Definitions relating to terminals
        3.7 Conditions of operation
        3.8 Test
    4 Classification
        4.1 According to the method of operation
        4.2 According to the type of installation
        4.3 According to the number of current paths
        4.4 According to the ability to adjust the residual
              operating current
        4.5 According to the possibility of adjusting the
              time-delay
        4.6 According to the protection against external
              influences
        4.7 According to the method of mounting
        4.8 According to the method of connection
        4.9 According to the type of connection of the load
              conductors
        4.10 According to fault indicating means
        4.11 According to ability to directionally discriminate
              between supply side and load side residual currents
    5 Characteristics of RCMs
        5.1 Summary of characteristics
        5.2 Rated quantities and other characteristics
        5.3 Standard and preferred values
        5.4 Coordination with short-circuit protective devices
              (SCPDs) (only valid for RCMs classified according
              to 4.9.2)
    6 Marking and other product information
    7 Standard conditions for operation in service and for
        installation
        7.1 Standard conditions
        7.2 Conditions of installation
    8 Requirements for construction and operation
        8.1 Mechanical design
        8.2 Protection against electric shock
        8.3 Dielectric properties
        8.4 Temperature rise
        8.5 Operating characteristic
        8.6 Directional discrimination
        8.7 Operational endurance
        8.8 Performance at short-circuit currents
        8.9 Resistance to mechanical impact
        8.10 Resistance to heat
        8.11 Resistance to abnormal heat and to fire
        8.12 Test device
        8.13 Correct operation RCMs within the supply voltage
              range
        8.14 Behaviour of RCMs in case of overcurrents in the
              main circuit
        8.15 Resistance of RCMs to unwanted tripping due to
              current surges caused by impulse voltages
        8.16 Behaviour of RCMs in case of earth fault currents
              comprising d.c. components
        8.17 Reliability
        8.18 Electromagnetic compatibility (Based on IEC 61543)
        8.19 Connection of an external current transformer (CT)
    9 Tests
        9.1 General
        9.2 Test conditions
        9.3 Test of indelibility of marking
        9.4 Test of reliability of screws, current-carrying parts
              and connections
        9.5 Test of reliability of terminals for external
              conductors
        9.6 Verification of protection against electric shock
        9.7 Test of dielectric properties
        9.8 Test of temperature rise
        9.9 Verification of operating characteristics
        9.10 Verification of operation endurance
        9.11 Verification of short-circuit withstand capability
        9.12 Verification of resistance to mechanical impact
        9.13 Test of resistance to heat
        9.14 Test of resistance to abnormal heat and to fire
        9.15 Verification of the operation of the test device
              at the limits of rated voltage
        9.16 Verification of limiting values of the non-operating
              current under overcurrent conditions
        9.17 Verification of resistance against unwanted
              operation due to current surges caused by impulse
              voltages
        9.18 Verification of resistance of the insulation against
              impulse voltages
        9.19 Verification of the correct operation at residual
              currents with d.c. components
        9.20 Verification of reliability
        9.21 Verification of ageing of electronic components
        9.22 Verification of EMC requirements
        9.23 Response of the RCM to temporary overvoltages
              on the LV-side, due to fault conditions on the HV-side
    Annex A (normative) Test sequence and number of samples to be
                         submitted for verification of conformity to
                         the standard
    Annex B (normative) Determination of clearances and creepage
                         distances
    Annex ZA (normative) Normative references to international
                         publications and their corresponding European
                         publications

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    Applicable to residual current monitors with rated voltages not in excess of 440 V a.c. and rated currents not in excess of 125 A for household and similar purposes.

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    Committee TC 23E
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher European Committee for Standards - Electrical
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    UNE-HD 50573.5.57:2014 Co-ordination of electrical equipment for protection, isolation, switching and control
    I.S. EN 61557-11:2009 ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN LOW VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS UP TO 1000 V A.C. AND 1500 V D.C. - EQUIPMENT FOR TESTING, MEASURING OR MONITORING OF PROTECTIVE MEASURES - PART 11: EFFECTIVENESS OF RESIDUAL CURRENT MONITORS (RCMS) TYPE A AND TYPE B IN TT, TN AND IT SYSTEMS
    I.S. HD 50573-5-57:2014 CO-ORDINATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR PROTECTION, ISOLATION, SWITCHING AND CONTROL
    BS EN 62353 : 2014 MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - RECURRENT TEST AND TEST AFTER REPAIR OF MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
    I.S. EN 62109-1:2010 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    S.R. HD 60364-5-53:2015 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-53: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR
    HD 50573-5-57 : 2014 CO-ORDINATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR PROTECTION, ISOLATION, SWITCHING AND CONTROL
    I.S. HD 60364-4-444:2010 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 4-444: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - PROTECTION AGAINST VOLTAGE DISTURBANCES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC DISTURBANCES
    UNE-EN 61557-11:2010 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 11: Effectiveness of residual current monitors (RCMs) type A and type B in TT, TN and IT systems
    UNE-EN 62109-1:2011 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems -- Part 1: General requirements
    BS EN 61557-11 : 2009 ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN LOW VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS UP TO 1000 V A.C. AND 1500 V D.C. - EQUIPMENT FOR TESTING, MEASURING OR MONITORING OF PROTECTIVE MEASURES - PART 11: EFFECTIVENESS OF RESIDUAL CURRENT MONITORS (RCMS) TYPE A AND TYPE B IN TT, TN AND IT SYSTEMS
    BS EN 62109-1 : 2010 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    UNE-HD 60364-5-53:2016 Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 5-53: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Switchgear and controlgear
    EN 61557-11 : 2009 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 11: Effectiveness of residual current monitors (RCMs) type A and type B in TT, TN and IT systems
    EN 62353 : 2014 MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - RECURRENT TEST AND TEST AFTER REPAIR OF MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (IEC 62353:2014)
    HD 60364-5-53:2015/A11:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-53: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR
    HD 60364-4-444:2010/AC:2012 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 4-444: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - PROTECTION AGAINST VOLTAGE DISTURBANCES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC DISTURBANCES
    EN 62109-1 : 2010 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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    IEC 60038:2009 IEC standard voltages
    EN 61543:1995/A2:2006 RESIDUAL CURRENT-OPERATED PROTECTIVE DEVICES (RCDS) FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
    IEC 60695-2-1:1991 FIRE HAZARD TESTING - GLOW-WIRE TEST AND GUIDANCE
    IEC 60050-151:2001 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 151: Electrical and magnetic devices
    IEC 60050-441:1984 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 441: Switchgear, controlgear and fuses
    HD 625.1 : 200S1 INSULATION COORDINATION FOR EQUIPMENT WITHIN LOW-VOLTAGE SYSTEMS - PRINCIPLES, REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    IEC 61008-1:2010+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2013 CSV Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCBs) - Part1: General rules
    IEC 60364-5-53:2001+AMD1:2002+AMD2:2015 CSV Electrical installations of buildings - Part 5-53: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Isolation, switching and control
    IEC 61543:1995 RESIDUAL CURRENT-OPERATED PROTECTIVE DEVICES (RCDS) FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
    HD 472 S1:1989/AC:2013 NOMINAL VOLTAGES FOR LOW-VOLTAGE PUBLIC ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEMS
    HD 323.2.30 : 200S3 BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING PROCEDURES - PART 2: TESTS - TEST DB AND GUIDANCE: DAMP HEAT, CYCLIC (12 + 12-HOUR CYCLE)
    IEC 60050-101:1998 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 101: Mathematics
    HD 323.2.28 : 200S1 BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING PROCEDURES - TESTS - GUIDANCE FOR DAMP HEAT TESTS
    IEC 60529:1989+AMD1:1999+AMD2:2013 CSV Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
    IEC 60755:2017 General safety requirements for residual current operated protective devices
    IEC 60417-2:1998 Graphical symbols for use on equipment - Part 2: Symbol originals
    IEC 60364-4-443:1995+AMD1:1998 CSV ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS OF BUILDINGS - PART 4: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - CHAPTER 44: PROTECTION AGAINST OVERVOLTAGES - SECTION 443: PROTECTION AGAINST OVERVOLTAGES OF ATMOSPHERIC ORIGIN OR DUE TO SWITCHING
    ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004 Standardization and related activities General vocabulary
    IEC 60664-3:2016 INSULATION COORDINATION FOR EQUIPMENT WITHIN LOW-VOLTAGE SYSTEMS - PART 3: USE OF COATING, POTTING OR MOULDING FOR PROTECTION AGAINST POLLUTION
    IEC 60068-2-28:1990 Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests. Guidance for damp heat tests
    EN 60529:1991/AC:2016-12 DEGREES OF PROTECTION PROVIDED BY ENCLOSURES (IP CODE) (IEC 60529 EDITION 2.2 CORRIGENDUM 2:2015)
    EN 45020 : 2006 STANDARDIZATION AND RELATED ACTIVITIES - GENERAL VOCABULARY
    EN 61557-8:2015/AC:2016-06 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems
    IEC 61557-8:2014 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems
    IEC 60664-1:2007 Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 1: Principles, requirements and tests
    EN 60664-3 : 2017 INSULATION COORDINATION FOR EQUIPMENT WITHIN LOW-VOLTAGE SYSTEMS - PART 3: USE OF COATING, POTTING OR MOULDING FOR PROTECTION AGAINST POLLUTION (IEC 60664-3:2016)
    EN 55014-1 : 2017 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY - REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES, ELECTRIC TOOLS AND SIMILAR APPARATUS - PART 1: EMISSION (CISPR 14-1:2016 + COR1:2016)
    IEC 60068-2-30:2005 Environmental testing - Part 2-30: Tests - Test Db: Damp heat, cyclic (12 h + 12 h cycle)
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