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Reference EN 60871-1:1997
Title Shunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1 kV - Part 1: General - Performance, testing and rating - Safety requirements - Guide for installation and operation
Project Number 11488
Abstract/Scope Applies to capacitor units and capacitor banks intended to be used in particular for power-factor correction of a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1000 V and a frequency of 15 Hz to 60 Hz.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1997-11-06
Current Stage code deadline 1998-07-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 33
Reference Document IEC 60871-1:1997 (EQV)
ICS 31.060.70 - Power capacitors
Keywords Capacitor; Shunt capacitor; AC; Safety
Note EN following parallel vote * Supersedes HD 525.1 S1 + A1 * Superseded by EN 60871-1:2005
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
23 Hazardous substances - PCB Use B2B, B2C
Annex A Others Use, Disposal B2B, B2C
25.3 Hazardous substances Use B2B, B2C


Deadline Date
6060 1997-11-06 1998-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1997-10-01 1997-11-01  
5062 1997-09-09 1997-10-01  
5020 1997-05-30 1997-08-15  
1090 1997-05-26 1997-09-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1997-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1997-11-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1998-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1998-07-01


Supersedes HD 525.1 S1:1989
HD 525.1 S1:1989/A1:1991
Superseded by EN 60871-1:2005
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-436:1990
HD 588.1 S1:1991
EN 60071-1:1995
HD 540.2 S1:1991
EN 60099-1:1994
HD 207 S1:1977
EN 60143-1:1993
corr. October 1994
EN 60252:1994
corr. May 1994
HD 597 S1:1992
corr. March 1992
IEC 60549:1976
EN 60831-1:1996
EN 60871-4:1996
EN 60931-1:1996
EN 61048:1993
corr. December 1998
EN 61049:1993
EN 61071-1:1996
EN 61270-1:1996

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