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Reference EN 60243-1:2013
Title Electric strength of insulating materials - Test methods - Part 1: Tests at power frequencies
Project Number 23942
Abstract/Scope IEC 60243-1:2013 provides test methods for the determination of short-time electric strength of solid insulating materials at power frequencies between 48 Hz and 62 Hz. This standard does not cover the testing of liquids and gases, although these are specified and used as impregnates or surrounding media for the solid insulating materials being tested. NOTE: Methods for the determination of breakdown voltages along the surfaces of solid insulating materials are included.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-07-12
Current Stage code deadline 2014-01-30
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 112
Reference Document IEC 60243-1:2013 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
29.035.01 - Insulating materials in general
Keywords Electric strength; Insulating materials; Test method; Power; Frequency
Note Supersedes EN 60243-1:1998
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6060 2013-07-12 2014-01-30 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-04-30 2013-05-28  
5060 2013-03-18 2013-04-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-01-11 2013-03-15  
3090 2013-01-08 2013-01-11  
5060 2012-05-21 2012-06-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-16 2012-05-18  
1090 2011-12-13 2011-12-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-04-30
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-07-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-07-31
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-01-30
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-04-30


Supersedes EN 60243-1:1998
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 293:2004
ISO 294-1:1996
ISO 294-3:2002
ISO 295:2004
ISO 10724:1994
EN 60212
EN 60296:2012
EN 60455-2:1999
EN 60464-2:2001
EN 60684-2:2011
EN 60836:2005
EN 61099:2010

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