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Reference EN 61071-1:1996
Title Power electronic capacitors - Part 1: General
Project Number 547
Abstract/Scope Applies to capacitors intended to be used in power electronic equipment, particularly for : -semiconductor switching and protection, -filtering and energy storage. The rated voltage of capacitors is limited to 10 000 V. The operating frequency of the systems in which these capacitors are used is usually below 1 000 Hz.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-11-25
Current Stage code deadline 1997-06-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 33
Reference Document IEC 61071-1:1991 (MOD)
ICS 31.060.70 - Power capacitors
Keywords Capacitor; Power electronic capacitor
Note Incorporates AA * New implementation dates * Superseded by EN 61071:2007
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
4.3 Others Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 1996-11-25 1997-06-01  
6020 1995-12-28 1996-03-28  
5099 1995-11-28 1995-12-28  
5062 1995-10-02 1995-11-28  
5020 1995-05-16 1995-09-01  
1599 1995-03-08 1995-09-08  
1591 1994-11-28 1995-03-08  
1520 1994-08-01 1994-10-31  
1099 1994-07-25 1994-08-25  
1591 1992-09-15 1993-03-15  
1591 1992-06-16 1992-12-16  
1520 1992-01-07 1992-04-15  
1099 1991-12-10 1992-01-10  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1996-07-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-11-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1996-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-06-01


Superseded by EN 61071:2007
Normative reference (6) HD 323.2.6 S2:1988
IEC 60146:1973
IEC 60664A:1981

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