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Reference EN 62423:2012
Title Type F and type B residual current operated circuit-breakers with and without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses
Project Number 22786
Abstract/Scope The scope of IEC 61008-1 and IEC 61009-1 applies with the following additions. IEC 62423:2009 specifies requirements and tests for Type F and Type B RCDs (Residual Current Devices). Requirements and tests given in this standard are in addition to the requirements of Type A residual current devices. This standard can only be used together with IEC 61008-1 and IEC 61009-1. Type F RCCBs (Residual Current Circuit Breaker) and Type F RCBOs (Residual current Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent protection) with rated frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz are intended for installations when frequency inverters are supplied between phase and neutral or phase and earthed middle conductor and are able to provide protection in case of alternating residual sinusoidal at the rated frequency, pulsating direct residual currents and composite residual currents that may occur. Type B RCCBs and Type B RCBOs are able to provide protection in case of alternating residual sinusoidal currents up to 1 000 Hz, pulsating direct residual currents and smooth direct residual currents. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes from the first edition are as follows: - requirements and tests for Type F RCD have been introduced; - requirements and test for two-pole Type B RCD have been introduced; - new additional requirements and tests for Type B RCDs have been introduced to cover requirements for Type F too.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-12-14
Current Stage code deadline 2013-06-19
Deadline date for vote 2012-02-15


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), EMC (2004/108/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23E
Reference Document IEC 62423:2009 (MOD) + corrigendum Dec. 2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.120 - Electrical accessories
29.120.50 - Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices
Keywords circuit-breaker; Residual current; Overcurrent; Protection; Household
Note 2012-05-21 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 62423:2009
Special National Condition(s) NL


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-12-14 2013-06-19 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2012-06-19 2012-07-17  
5060 2012-05-15 2012-06-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-09 2012-05-11 export to doc file  EN  FR
5000 2011-11-16 2011-12-02  
2020 2011-03-24 2011-11-01  
1099 2010-03-01 2010-09-01  
1000 2009-11-12 2010-02-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-06-19
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-12-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-12-19
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-06-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2017-06-19


Supersedes EN 62423:2009
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 55014-1:2006
IEC/TS 60479-1
IEC/TS 60479-2
EN 61008 series
EN 61009 series
EN 61543:1995
corr. December 1997

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