• IEC 62109-1:2010

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    Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 1: General requirements

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

    Published date:  28-04-2010

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    FOREWORD
    INTRODUCTION
    1 Scope and object
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General testing requirements
    5 Marking and documentation
    6 Environmental requirements and conditions
    7 Protection against electric shock and energy hazards
    8 Protection against mechanical hazards
    9 Protection against fire hazards
    10 Protection against sonic pressure hazards
    11 Protection against liquid hazards
    12 Chemical hazards
    13 Physical requirements
    14 Components
    15 Software and firmware performing safety functions
    Annex A (normative) - Measurement of clearances and creepage
                          distances
    Annex B (normative) - Programmable equipment
    Annex C (normative) - Symbols to be used in equipment markings
    Annex D (informative) - Test probes for determining access
    Annex E (informative) - RCDs
    Annex F (informative) - Altitude correction for clearances
    Annex G (informative) - Clearance and creepage distance
                            determination for frequencies greater
                            than 30 kHz
    Annex H (informative) - Measuring instrument for touch current
                            measurements
    Annex I (informative) - Examples of protection, insulation,
                            and overvoltage category requirements
                            for PCE
    Annex J (normative) - Ultraviolet light conditioning test

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    IEC 62109-1:2010 applies to the power conversion equipment (PCE) for use in photovoltaic systems where a uniform technical level with respect to safety is necessary. Defines the minimum requirements for the design and manufacture of PCE for protection against electric shock, energy, fire, mechanical and other hazards. Provides general requirements applicable to all types of PV PCE.

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    Development Note Stability Date: 2017. (09/2017)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Current

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