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Power capacitors and their applications



Reference EN 60252-2:2011/A1:2013
Title AC motor capacitors - Part 2: Motor start capacitors
Project Number 24574
Abstract/Scope IEC 60252-2:2010 applies to motor start capacitors intended for connection to windings of asynchronous motors supplied from a single-phase system having the frequency of the mains. Covers impregnated or unimpregnated metallized motor start capacitors having a dielectric of paper or plastic film, or a combination of both and electrolytic motor start capacitors with non-solid electrolyte, with rated voltages up to and including 660 V. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are: - definition of segmented film capacitors; - clearer definition of the purpose of d.c. conditioning in destruction test.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-11-01
Current Stage code deadline 2014-07-03
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 33
Reference Document IEC 60252-2:2010/A1:2013 (EQV)
ICS 31.060.30 - Paper and plastics capacitors
31.060.70 - Power capacitors
Keywords AC; Motor; Capacitor; Start
Note 2013-09-09: Publication allocated to
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5099 2013-10-03 2013-10-31  
5060 2013-08-05 2013-08-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-05-31 2013-08-02  
3090 2013-05-28 2013-05-31  
5060 2013-03-04 2013-03-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-11-23 2013-03-01  
1090 2012-11-20 2012-11-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-10-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-11-01
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-01-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-07-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-10-03


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 4046:1978
IEC 60529:2001

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