• IEC 60998-1:2002

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    Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes - Part 1: General requirements

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    Language(s):  English - French, English, Spanish, Castilian

    Published date:  13-12-2002

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    FOREWORD
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General
    5 General notes on tests
    6 Main characteristics
    7 Classification
    8 Marking
    9 Protection against electric shock
    10 Connection of conductors
    11 Construction
    12 Resistance to ageing, to humidity conditions, to ingress
       of solid objects and to harmful ingress of water
    13 Insulation resistance and electric strength
    14 Mechanical strength
    15 Temperature rise
    16 Resistance to heat
    17 Clearances and creepage distances
    18 Resistance of insulating material to abnormal heat and fire
    19 Resistance of insulating material to tracking
    20 EMC requirements
    Annex A (informative) Schematic presentation of connecting
            devices as a basis for the definitions
    Annex B (informative) Approximate relationship between
            conductors of cross-sectional areas in square
            millimeters and American Wire Gauge (AWG) sizes
            as used in North America
    Figures
    Tables

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    This part of IEC 60998 applies to connecting devices as separate entities for the connection of two or more electrical copper conductors (complying with IEC 60228 or IEC 60344) rigid (solid or stranded) or flexible, having a cross-sectional area of 0,2 mm2 up to and including 35 mm2 and equivalent AWG conductors with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. up to and including 1 000 Hz and 1 500 V d.c. where electrical energy is used for house-hold and similar purposes. This standard constitutes Part 1 of the IEC 60998 series, published under the general title Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes. This series consists of this Part 1, devoted to general requirements, and various Parts 2, devoted to particular requirements. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1990 and constitutes a technical revision. The contents of the interpretation sheet of March 2005 have been included in this copy.

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    Committee TC 23
    Development Note Supersedes IEC 60685-1 (03/2001) Stability Date: 2022. (09/2017)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    NBR 6527 : 1998 ERRATA 2000 SWITCHES FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR FIXED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
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    CSA E61558.1 : 2012 : INC : UPD 1 : 2014 SAFETY OF POWER TRANSFORMERS, POWER SUPPLIES, REACTORS AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
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    CSA E61558.1:2012 SAFETY OF POWER TRANSFORMERS, POWER SUPPLIES, REACTORS AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    CAN/CSA-E61558-1:12 (R2017) Safety of power transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - Part 1: General requirements and tests (Adopted IEC 61558- 1:1997 + A1:1998, edition 2.1, 2009-04 with Canadian deviations) | Scurit des transformateurs, alimentations, bobines d\'inductance et produits analogues - Partie 1: Exigences gnrales et essais (norme CEI 61558-1:1997 + A1:1998 adopte, dition 2.1, 2009-04 avec exigences propres au Canada)
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    I.S. EN 60898-1:2003 ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES - CIRCUIT BREAKERS FOR OVERCURRENT PROTECTION FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR INSTALLATIONS - PART 1: CIRCUIT-BREAKERS FOR A.C. OPERATION (IEC 60898-1:2002 (MOD))
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    I.S. EN 62368-1:2014 AUDIO/VIDEO, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT - PART 1: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS (IEC 62368-1:2014, MODIFIED)
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    IEC TR 60755:2008 General requirements for residual current operated protective devices
    I.S. EN 60950-1:2006 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT - SAFETY - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (IEC 60950-1:2005 (MOD))
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