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Reference EN 60252-1:2001
Title AC motor capacitors - Part 1: General - Performance, testing and rating - Safety requirements - Guide for installation and operation
Project Number 14103
Abstract/Scope Applies to motor capacitors intended for connection to windings of asynchronous motors supplied from a single-phase system having a frequency up to and including 100 Hz, and to capacitors to be connected to three-phase asynchronous motors so that these motors may be supplied from a single-phase system. This standard covers impregnated or unimpregnated capacitors having a dielectric of paper, plastic film, or a combination of both, either metallized or with metal-foil electrodes, with rated voltages up to and including 660 V.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2001-10-18
Current Stage code deadline 2002-07-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 33
Reference Document IEC 60252-1:2001 (EQV)
ICS 31.060.30 - Paper and plastics capacitors
31.060.70 - Power capacitors
Keywords Capacitor; Motor capacitor; AC; Safety; Testing and rating
Note Supersedes EN 60252:1994 * Superseded by EN 60252-1:2011
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Deadline Date
6060 2001-10-18 2002-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2001-09-25 2002-01-25  
5062 2001-07-01 2001-09-25  
5061 2001-05-29 2001-07-01  
5020 2000-10-06 2000-12-15  
1090 2000-10-02 2000-10-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-09-25
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-10-18
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2004-10-01


Supersedes EN 60252:1994
EN 60252:1994/corrigendum May 1994
Superseded by EN 60252-1:2011
Normative reference (6) ISO 4046:1978
HD 323.2.3 S2:1987
EN 60068-2-6:1995
HD 323.2.20 S3:1988
EN 60068-2-21:1999
HD 214 S2:1980
EN 60309-1:1999
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60695-2-1/0:1996
EN 60695-2-1/1:1996

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