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Reference EN 60947-7-3:2009
Title Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 7-3: Ancillary equipment - Safety requirements for fuse terminal blocks
Project Number 21334
Abstract/Scope IEC 60947-7-3:2009 applies to fuse terminal blocks with screw-type or screwless-type clamping units for the connection of rigid (solid or stranded) or flexible copper conductors for the reception of cartridge fuse-links in accordance with IEC 60127-2, intended primarily for industrial or similar use in circuits not exceeding 1 000 V a.c., up to 1 000 Hz or 1 500 V d.c., and having a maximum short-circuit breaking capacity of 1 500 A. They are intended for installation in electrical equipment with enclosures which surround the fuse terminal blocks to such an extent that they are accessible only with the aid of a tool. For certain applications, for example in control circuits, the fuse terminal blocks may be designed exclusively for short-circuit protection. The object of this standard is to specify safety requirements and test methods for the mechanical, electrical and thermal characteristics of fuse terminal blocks, to ensure the compatibility between terminal blocks and standardized fuse-links. This standard may be used as a guide for - fuse terminal blocks requiring the fixing of special devices to the conductors, for example quick connect terminations or wrapped connections, etc.; - fuse terminal blocks providing direct contact to the conductors by means of edges or points penetrating the insulation, for example insulation displacement connections, etc. Where applicable in this standard, the term 'clamping unit' has been used instead of the term 'terminal'. This is taken into account in case of reference to IEC 60947-1. The main technical modifications of this standard since this previous publication are listed below: - requirements regarding clearances and creepage distances replaced by reference to Annex H of IEC 60947-1; - requirements for the test of the mechanical strength of the clamping units improved in; - requirements for tightening torques for the tests improved and referenced to Table 4 of IEC 60947-1; - requirements for the resistance and the dimensions of dummy fuse-links specified in This publication shall be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1:2007 and IEC 60947-7-1:2009.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-11-27
Current Stage code deadline 2010-06-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17B
Reference Document IEC 60947-7-3:2009 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.99 - Other electrical accessories
29.130.20 - Low voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Low-voltage; Switchgear; Controlgear; Ancillary equipment; Terminal block
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6060 2009-11-27 2010-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-09-01 2009-11-01  
5061 2009-06-26 2009-09-01  
5060 2009-04-08 2009-04-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-01-30 2009-04-03  
3090 2008-02-15 2008-09-30  
5060 2007-11-19 2007-12-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-06-15 2007-11-16  
1090 2007-06-12 2007-06-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-11-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-09-01


Supersedes EN 60947-7-3:2002
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 3:1973
ISO 4046-4:2002
EN 60127-1:2006
EN 60127-2:2003
EN 60216-1:2001
EN 60695-11-5:2005
EN 60947-1:2007
EN 60947-7-1:2009

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