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Reference EN 61243-3:2010
Title Live working - Voltage detectors - Part 3: Two-pole low-voltage type
Project Number 21824
Abstract/Scope IEC 61243-3:2009 is applicable to hand-held two-pole voltage detectors with its accessories (crocodile clips and detachable leads) to be used in contact with parts of electrical systems: - for a.c. voltages not exceeding 1 000 V at nominal frequencies between 16 2/3 Hz and up to 500 Hz, and/or - for d.c. voltages not exceeding 1 500 V. Voltage detectors covered by this standard are intended to be used under dry and humid conditions, both indoor and outdoor. They are not intended to be used under rain conditions. Voltage detectors covered by this standard are not intended to be used for continuous operation. Voltage detectors covered by this standard are intended to be used up to 2 000 m above sea level. Voltage detectors covered by this standard are not considered as measuring devices. Relevant safety requirements for measuring devices are included in IEC 61010 series. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1998. It is a technical revision.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-05-07
Current Stage code deadline 2011-02-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 78
Reference Document IEC 61243-3:2009 (EQV)
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
29.240.20 - Power transmission and distribution lines
29.260.99 - Other electrical equipment for working in special conditions
Keywords Live working; Detector; Two-pole; Low-voltage
Note Supersedes EN 61243-3:1998 + corr. Feb. 2002
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Deadline Date
6060 2010-05-07 2011-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-05-01 2010-07-01  
5061 2010-03-26 2010-05-01  
5060 2009-10-06 2009-10-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-07-31 2009-10-02  
3090 2008-12-19 2009-05-31  
5060 2008-09-08 2008-09-22 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-03-28 2008-09-05  
1090 2008-03-26 2008-03-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-05-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-05-01


Supersedes EN 61243-3:1998
EN 61243-3:1998/corrigendum Feb. 2002
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 286-1:1988
ISO 286-2:1988
ISO 354:2003
ISO 3744
ISO 3745:2003
ISO 7000
EN 60068-2-6:2008
EN 60068-2-31
EN 60068-2-75
EN 60112:2003
HD 402 S2:1984
IEC/TS 60479-1
EN 60529
EN 60664-1
EN 60664-3:2003
EN 60695-10-2
EN 60942:2003
EN 61010-1
EN 61010-031
EN 61140
EN 61180-1:1994
EN 61180-2:1994
EN 61260:1995
EN 61318:2008
EN 61326-1
EN 61477:2009
corr. March 2010
EN 61557-7
EN 61672-1:2003
IEC 60417-DB

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