• I.S. EN 62477-1:2012

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    SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTER SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT - PART 1: GENERAL

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    Superseded date:  22-02-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2012

    Publisher:  National Standards Authority of Ireland

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    National Foreword
    FOREWORD
    INTRODUCTION
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Protection against hazards
    5 Test requirements
    6 Information and marking requirements
    Annex A (normative) - Additional information for
            protection against electric shock
    Annex B (informative) - Considerations for the
            reduction of the pollution degree
    Annex C (informative) - Symbols referred to in
            IEC 62477-1
    Annex D (normative) - Evaluation of clearance
            and creepage distances
    Annex E (informative) - Altitude correction for
            clearances
    Annex F (normative) - Clearance and creepage
            distance determination for frequencies greater
            than 30 kHz
    Annex G (informative) - Cross-sections of round
            conductors
    Annex H (informative) - Guidelines for RCD
            compatibility
    Annex I (informative) - Examples of overvoltage
            category reduction
    Annex J (informative) - Burn thresholds for touchable
            surfaces
    Annex K (informative) - Table of electrochemical
            potentials
    Annex L (informative) - Measuring instrument for
            touch current measurements
    Annex M (informative) - Test probes for determining
            access
    Annex N (informative) - Guidance regarding
            short-circuit current
    Bibliography
    Annex ZA (normative) - Normative references to
             international publications with their
             corresponding European publications

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    Applicable to Power Electronic Converter Systems (PECS) and equipment, their components for electronic power conversion and electronic power switching, including the means for their control, protection, monitoring and measurement, such as with the main purpose of converting electric power, with rated system voltages not exceeding 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.

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    Development Note For CENELEC adoptions of IEC publications, please check www.iec.ch to be sure that you have any corrigenda that may apply. (01/2017) Partially Supersedes 1998 edition of I.S. EN 50178. (07/2017)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher National Standards Authority of Ireland
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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