• I.S. EN IEC 62688:2018

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    CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC (CPV) MODULES AND ASSEMBLIES - SAFETY QUALIFICATION

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2018

    Publisher:  National Standards Authority of Ireland

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    National Foreword
    FOREWORD
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Sampling
    5 Marking
    6 Report
    7 Requirements for construction - Module application classes
    8 Construction
    9 Modifications
    10 Requirements for supplied documents
    11 Overcurrent protection
    12 Metal parts
    13 Polymeric materials
    14 Internal wiring and current-carrying parts
    15 Connections
    16 Bonding and grounding
    17 Protection against electric shock and energy hazards
    18 Field wiring compartments with covers
    19 Requirements for testing - Test categories
    20 Testing
    Annex A (informative) Bimetallic junction
    Annex B (normative) Recommendations for testing
            of modules from production
    Annex C (normative) Alternative test method to
            electricity safety of CPV receivers
    Bibliography
    Annex ZA (normative) - Normative references to
             international publications with their
             corresponding European publications

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    Explains the fundamental construction and testing requirements for Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies in order to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation during their expected lifetime.

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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. (03/2018)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher National Standards Authority of Ireland
    Status Current

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