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Reference EN 62561-2:2012
Title Lightning Protection System Components (LPSC) - Part 2: Requirements for conductors and earth electrodes
Project Number 23244
Abstract/Scope IEC 62561-2:2012(E) specifies the requirements and tests for: - metallic conductors (other than 'natural' conductors) that form part of the air termination system and down conductors; - metallic earth electrodes that form part of the earth termination system.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-06-01
Current Stage code deadline 2012-12-16
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 81
Reference Document IEC 62561-2:2012 (MOD)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
91.120.40 - Lightning protection
Keywords Lightning; Protection; Conductor; Earth; Electrode
Note 2012-03-27 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 50164-2:2008 * Incorporates FprAA covering common modifications (see PR=23964)
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6060 2012-06-01 2012-12-16 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2012-03-16 2012-04-13  
5060 2012-01-31 2012-02-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-11-25 2012-01-27  
3090 2011-06-24 2011-09-02  
5060 2011-05-09 2011-05-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-03 2011-05-06  
1090 2010-12-01 2010-12-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-03-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-06-01
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-06-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-03-16
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-03-16


Supersedes EN 50164-2:2008
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1460
ISO 1461
ISO 2178
ISO 6892-1:2009
ISO 6957:1988
ISO 6988:1985
EN 60068-2-52:1996
IEC 60068-2-52:1996/corrigendum Jul. 1996
EN 62305-3
EN 62305-4
EN 62561-1:2012

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