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Reference EN 60974-6:2011
Title Arc welding equipment - Part 6: Limited duty equipment
Project Number 22045
Abstract/Scope IEC 60974-6:2010 specifies safety and performance requirements applicable to limited duty arc welding and cutting power sources, and auxiliaries designed for use by laymen. Electrically powered equipment is intended to be connected to the single phase public low-voltage supply system. Engine driven power sources can not exceed output power of 7,5 kVA. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. The main significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are the following:
- extension of the scope;
- amendment of the title;
- touch current at fault condition (see 6.3.7);
- new definition of thermal requirements based two independent devices, one for thermal protection and one for thermal control (see 7.1);
- new definition for thermal performances at 20 °C (see 7.2);
- thermal safety requirements are based on operating temperature for normal condition and maximum temperature in overload condition (see 7.4);
- addition of abnormal operation test for thermal control device (see 10.4);
- new requirement for auxiliaries (see Clause 16);
- new rating plate definition (see Clause 17);
- introduction of new mandatory warning symbols (see, Box 17b) and 19.2);
- induced changes due to publication of IEC 60974-1:2005.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60974-1:2005.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-01-14
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 26
Reference Document IEC 60974-6:2010 (EQV)
ICS 25.160.30 - Welding equipment
Keywords Welding; Arc welding; Limited duty
Note Supersedes EN 60974-6:2003 + corr. May.2005
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-01-14   export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-03 2011-01-31  
5060 2010-10-25 2010-11-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-08-20 2010-10-22  
3090 2010-06-18 2010-06-30  
5060 2009-09-28 2009-10-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-07-24 2009-09-25  
3090 2009-04-10 2009-06-30  
5060 2009-03-09 2009-03-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-10-24 2009-03-06  
1090 2008-09-30 2008-10-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-01-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-01


Supersedes EN 60974-6:2003
EN 60974-6:2003/corrigendum May 2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 2503:2009
IEC 60529:2001
EN 60974-1
EN 60974-5:2008
EN 60974-7:2005
EN 60974-10:2007
EN 60974-11:2010
EN 61032

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