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Reference EN 60664-5:2007
Title Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 5: Comprehensive method for determining clearances and creepage distances equal to or less than 2 mm
Project Number 20720
Abstract/Scope Specifies the dimensioning of clearances and creepage distances for spacings equal to or less than 2 mm for printed wiring board and equivalent constructions, where the clearance and the creepage distance are identical and are along the surface of solid insulation, such as the paths described in example 1, example 5 and example 11 of 4.2 of Part 1. The dimensioning is more precise than that provided by Part 1 (i.e EN 60664-1). This standard can only be used as an entirety. It is not permitted to select one or more clauses from this standard and to use them in place of the corresponding clauses of Part 1. When this standard is applied to the dimensioning of clearances and creepage distances, all clauses shall be used in place of the corresponding clauses given in Part 1. For clearances and creepage distances larger than 2 mm and for solid insulation in general, Part 1 applies. This standard is based on the following criteria for dimensioning: - minimum clearances independent of the micro-environment (see Table 2); - minimum creepage distances for pollution degrees 1, 2 and 3 to avoid failure due to tracking (see Table 4); - minimum creepage distances to avoid flashover across the insulating surface (see Table 5). A test method is specified for allocating unclassified insulating material to the relevant water adsorption group. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-10-31
Current Stage code deadline 2008-07-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 109
Reference Document IEC 60664-5:2007 (EQV)
ICS 29.080.30 - Insulation systems
Keywords Insulation coordination; LV; Clearance; Creepage distance
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Deadline Date
6060 2007-10-31 2008-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-10-01 2007-12-01  
5061 2007-08-28 2007-10-01  
5060 2006-12-22 2007-01-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-06-16 2006-11-17  
1090 2006-06-13 2006-06-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-10-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-10-01


Supersedes EN 60664-5:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) HD 60364-5-51:2009
EN 60664-1:2007
EN 60721-3-3:1995
EN 60721-3-7:1995
EN 60721-3-9:1993

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