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High-voltage switchgear and controlgear



Reference EN 62271-101:2013
Title High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 101: Synthetic testing
Project Number 23370
Abstract/Scope IEC 62271-101:2012 mainly applies to a.c. circuit-breakers within the scope of IEC 62271-100. It provides the general rules for testing a.c. circuit-breakers, for making and breaking capacities over the range of test duties described in 6.102 to 6.111 of IEC 62271-100:2008, by synthetic methods. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2007 and its Amendment 1 published in 2011. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the first edition: - addition of the new rated voltages of 1 100 kV and 1 200 kV; - revision of Annex F regarding circuit-breakers with opening resistors; - alignment with the second edition of IEC 62271-100:2008 and its Amendment 1 (2012). This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 62271-100:2008.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-01-11
Current Stage code deadline 2013-08-16
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17A
Reference Document IEC 62271-101:2012 (EQV)
ICS 29.130.10 - High voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Switchgear; Controlgear; HV; Synthetic testing
Note Supersedes EN 62271-101:2006 + A1:2010 * 2012-11-06: Publication processing allocated to
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6060 2013-01-11 2013-08-16 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-11-16 2012-12-14  
5060 2012-09-10 2012-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-06-29 2012-09-07  
3090 2011-08-12 2012-03-31  
5060 2011-07-25 2011-08-15 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-18 2011-07-22  
1090 2011-02-15 2011-02-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-11-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-01-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-02-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-08-16
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-11-16


Supersedes EN 62271-101:2006
EN 62271-101:2006/A1:2010
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 62271-100:2009

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