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Reference EN 62271-103:2011
Title High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 103: Switches for rated voltages above 1 kV up to and including 52 kV
Project Number 22885
Abstract/Scope IEC 62271-103:2011 is applicable to three-phase, alternating current switches and switch-disconnectors for their switching function, having making and breaking current ratings, for indoor and outdoor installations, for rated voltages above 1 kV up to and including 52 kV and for rated frequencies from 162/3 Hz up to and including 60 Hz. This standard is also applicable to single-pole switches used on three phase systems. This standard cancels and replaces the third edition of IEC 60265-1, published in 1998. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 60265-1:1998: - the rated voltage of 52 kV is now included; - the document is aligned with IEC 62271-1 and IEC 62271-100;
- addition of a test procedure for short-circuit making tests; - introduction of notion of NSDD (non-sustained disruptive discharge) as defined in IEC 62271-1 and restrikes; - new classes C1 and C2 for capacitive switching; - new Annex A defining tolerances. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 62271-1:2007.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-09-02
Current Stage code deadline 2012-04-21
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17A
Reference Document IEC 62271-103:2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.130.10 - High voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords High voltage; Switchgear; Controlgear
Note Supersedes EN 60265-1:1998
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6060 2011-09-02 2012-04-21 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-07-21 2011-08-18  
5060 2011-04-26 2011-05-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-18 2011-04-22  
3090 2010-10-29 2011-03-01  
5060 2010-09-06 2010-09-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-03-26 2010-09-03  
1090 2010-03-16 2010-03-19  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-07-21
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-09-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-10-21
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-04-21
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-07-21


Supersedes EN 60265-1:1998
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-441:1984
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 62271-1:2008
EN 62271-100:2009
EN 62271-102:2002
corr. March 2005
corr. July 2008
EN 62271-110:2009

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