• IEC 60898:1995

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    Electrical accessories - Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations

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    Superseded date:  24-01-2002

    Language(s):  English - French

    Published date:  22-02-1995

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    Foreword
    1. General
        1.1 Scope
        1.2 Object
    2. Normative references
    3. Definitions
        3.1 Devices
        3.2 General terms
        3.3 Constructional elements
        3.4 Conditions of operation
        3.5 Characteristic quantities
    4. Classification
        4.1 According to the number of poles
        4.2 According to the protection against external influences
        4.3 According to the method of mounting
        4.4 According to the method of connection
        4.5 According to the instantaneous tripping current
        4.6 According to the I2t characteristic
    5. Characteristics of circuit-breakers
        5.1 List of characteristics
        5.2 Rated quantities
        5.3 Standard and preferred values
    6. Marking and other product information
    7. Standard conditions for operation in service
        7.1 Ambient air temperature range
        7.2 Altitude
        7.3 Atmospheric conditions
        7.4 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 Uninterrupted duty
        8.6 Automatic operation
        8.7 Mechanical and electrical endurance
        8.8 Performance at short-circuit currents
        8.9 Resistance to mechanical shock and impact
        8.10 Resistance to heat
        8.11 Resistance to abnormal heat and to fire
        8.12 Resistance to rusting
    9. Tests
        9.1 Type tests and test sequences
        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 Test of protection against electric shock
        9.7 Test of dielectric properties
        9.8 Test of temperature rise and measurement of power loss
        9.9 28-day test
        9.10 Test of tripping characteristic
        9.11 Test of mechanical and electrical endurance
        9.12 Short-circuit tests
        9.13 Test of resistance to mechanical shock and impact
        9.14 Test of resistance to heat
        9.15 Resistance to abnormal heat and to fire (glow-wire test)
        9.16 Test of resistance to rusting
    Tables
    1 Preferred values of rated voltage
    2 Ranges of instantaneous tripping
    3 Clearances and creepage distances
    4 Connectable cross-sections of copper conductors for screw-type
        terminals
    5 Temperature-rise values
    6 Time-current operating characteristics
    7 List of type tests
    8 Cross-sectional areas (S) of test copper conductors
        corresponding to the rated currents
    9 Screw thread diameters and applied torques
    10 Pulling forces
    11 Conductor dimensions
    12 Maximum power loss per pole
    13 List of short-circuit-tests
    14 Power factor ranges of the test circuit
    15 Ratio k between service short-circuit capacity (Ics) and rated
        short-circuit capacity (Icn)
    16 Test procedure for Ics in the case of single- and two-pole
        circuit breakers
    17 Test procedure for Ics in the case of three- and four-pole
        circuit-breakers
    18 Test procedure for Ics in the case of three-phase test for
        single-pole circuit-breakers of rated voltage 230/400 V
    19 The test procedure for Icn
    20 Test procedure for Icn the case of three-phase tests for single-
        and two-pole circuit breakers of rated voltage 230/400 V
    Figures
    Annexes
    A Determination of short-circuit power factor
    B Determination of clearances and creepage distances
    C Number of samples to be submitted and test sequences to be
        applied for verification of conformity
    D Coordination of circuit-breakers with separate fuses associated
        in the same circuit
    E Special requirements for auxiliary circuits for safety extra-low
        voltage
    F Examples of terminals
    G Correspondence between ISO and AWG copper conductors
    H Arrangements for short-circuit tests

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    Applies to a.c. air-break circuit-breakers for operation at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, having a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V (between phases), a rated current not exceeding 125 A and a rated short-circuit capacity not exceeding 25 000 A.These circuit-breakers are intended for the protection against overcurrents of wiring installations of buildings and similar applications; they are designed for use by uninstructed people and for not being maintained.Also applies to circuit-breakers having more than one rated current, provided that the means for changing from one discrete rating to another is not accessible in normal service and that the rating cannot be changed without the use of a tool.

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    Committee TC 23/SC 23E
    Development Note BS DRAFTS 92/05857 DC, 95/205461 DC + 96/211300 DC REFER TO AMD'S
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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