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Reference EN 61008-1:2012
Title Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCBs) - Part 1: General rules
Project Number 22787
Abstract/Scope IEC 61008-1:2010 applies to residual current operated circuit-breakers functionally independent of, or functionally dependent on, line voltage, for household and similar uses, not incorporating overcurrent protection (hereafter referred to as RCCBs), for rated voltages not exceeding 440 V a.c. with rated frequencies of 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz and rated currents not exceeding 125 A, intended principally for protection against shock hazard. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1996, amendment 1 (2002) and amendment 2 (2006). This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - complete revision of EMC sequences, including the new test T.2.6 already approved in IEC 61543; - clarification of RCDs current/time characteristics reported in Tables 1 and 2; - revision of test procedure for IΔn< /sub> between 5 A and 200 A; - testing procedure regarding the 6mA d.c. current superimposed to the fault current; - improvement highlighting RCDs with multiple sensitivity; - tests for the use of RCCBs in IT systems.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-12-14
Current Stage code deadline 2013-06-18
Deadline date for vote 2012-02-15


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), EMC (2004/108/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23E
Reference Document IEC 61008-1:2010 (MOD)
ICS 29.120.50 - Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices
Keywords Circuit-breaker; Residual; Current operated; Overcurrent; Household
Note 2012-05-21 - Publication editing allocated to *Supersedes EN 61008-1:2004 + A11:2007 + A12:2009 + A13:2012 + A13:2012, EN 61008-1:2004/IS1:2007
A-Deviation(s) AT
Special National Condition(s) DE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-12-14 2013-06-18 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2012-06-18 2012-07-16  
5060 2012-05-14 2012-06-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-09 2012-05-11 export to doc file  EN  FR
5000 2011-11-16 2011-12-02  
2020 2011-03-24 2011-11-01  
1099 2010-03-01 2010-09-01  
1000 2009-11-12 2010-02-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-06-18
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-12-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-12-18
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-06-18
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2017-06-18


Supersedes EN 61008-1:2004
EN 61008-1:2004/A11:2007
EN 61008-1:2004/A12:2009
EN 61008-1:2004/A13:2012
EN 61008-1:2004/A13:2012/AC:2012
EN 61008-1:2004/IS1:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 55014-1:2006
ISO 7000:1989
EN 60038:2011
EN 60051 series
HD 588.1 S1:1991
EN 60060-2:1994
EN 60068-2-30:2005
EN 60112:2003
EN 60228:2005
corr. May 2005
HD 60364 series
IEC 60529
EN 60664-1:2007
EN 60695-2-10:2001
IEC/TR 60755:2008
IEC 60884-1
EN 61009 series
EN 61543:1995
corr. December 1997
IEC 60417-DB

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