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Reference EN 60831-1:1996
Title Shunt power capacitors of the self-healing type for a.c. systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1 kV - Part 1: General - Performance, testing and rating - Safety requirements - Guide for installation and operation
Project Number 7671
Abstract/Scope Applies to self-healing capacitor units and banks intended to be used, in particular, for power-factor correction of a.c. power systems of up to and including 1000 V rated voltage and frequency 15 Hz to 60 Hz. Also applies to capacitors intended for use in power filter circuits.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-12-19
Current Stage code deadline 1997-08-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher BC/CLC/92-02


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 33
Reference Document IEC 60831-1:1996 (EQV)
ICS 31.060.70 - Power capacitors
Keywords Capacitor; Shunt power capacitor; Self-healing; AC; Safety
Note EN following parallel vote
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1996-12-19 1997-08-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1996-11-04 1997-02-04  
5099 1996-10-01 1996-11-01  
5062 1996-07-25 1996-10-01  
5020 1996-05-03 1996-07-15  
1090 1996-04-29 1996-08-29  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1996-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-12-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1997-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-08-01


Supersedes EN 60831-1:1993
Superseded by FprEN 60831-1:2013
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-436:1990
HD 588.1 S1:1991
HD 207 S1:1977
EN 60143-1:1993
corr. October 1994
EN 60252:1994
corr. May 1994
EN 60269-1:1989
HD 597 S1:1992
corr. March 1992
EN 60831-2:1996
HD 525.1 S1:1989
EN 60931-1:1996
EN 60931-3:1996
ENV 61000-2-2:1993
EN 61000-4-1:1994
EN 61048:1993
corr. December 1998
EN 61049:1993
EN 61071-1:1996

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