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    Electrical accessories - Residual current monitors for household and similar uses (RCMs)

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    Superseded date:  31-12-2021

    Language(s):  English - French

    Published date:  21-11-2003

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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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 of 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 the operating characteristics
      9.10 Verification of operational 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
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    Applies to residual current monitors having rated voltages not exceeding 440 V a.c. and rated currents not exceeding 125 A for household and similar purposes. This standard applies to monitors performing simultaneously the functions of detection of the residual current, or comparison of the value of this current with the residual operating current of the device and of providing the prescribed warning signal(s) when the residual current exceeds this value. This consolidated version consists of the first edition (1998) and its amendment 1 (2003). Therefore, no need to order amendment in addition to this publication.

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    Committee TC 23/SC 23E
    Development Note Also numbered as BS EN 62020. (09/2005) Stability date: 2017. (09/2017)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Superseded

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    S.R. HD 60364-4-41:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 4-41: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK
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    IEC 60364-7-740:2000 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS OF BUILDINGS - PART 7-740: REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS OR LOCATIONS - TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS FOR STRUCTURES, AMUSEMENT DEVICES AND BOOTHS AT FAIRGROUNDS, AMUSEMENT PARKS AND CIRCUSES
    I.S. HD 60364-4-41:2007 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 4-41: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK
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    I.S. HD 60364-4-444:2010 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 4-444: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - PROTECTION AGAINST VOLTAGE DISTURBANCES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC DISTURBANCES
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    IEC 60755:2017 General safety requirements for residual current operated protective devices
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    I.S. EN 61800-5-1:2007 ADJUSTABLE SPEED ELECTRICAL POWER DRIVE SYSTEMS - PART 5-1: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS - ELECTRICAL, THERMAL AND ENERGY
    PD IEC/TS 63053:2017 General requirements for residual current operated protective devices for DC systems
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    EN 62353:2014 MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - RECURRENT TEST AND TEST AFTER REPAIR OF MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (IEC 62353:2014)
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