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Reference EN 60358-1:2012
Title Coupling capacitors and capacitor dividers - Part 1: General rules
Project Number 23088
Abstract/Scope IEC 60358-1:2012 applies to capacitors, with rated voltage >1 000 V, connected line to ground with the low voltage terminal either permanently earthed or connected to devices, for applications listed hereunder and other similar uses. This standard serves as basic standard for the coupling capacitor, the different parts of this standard will present the supplementary specifications and tests, for example IEC 60358-2, IEC 60358-3 or IEC 60358-4. This standard cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60358 (1990), and constitutes a technical revision. This edition of IEC 60358-1 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the former edition of IEC 60358: - the standard has been split into different parts; Part 1 is the general rules and Parts 2, 3, 4 will be specific to the PLC, filters and dividers applications. - the routine and type test have been reviewed and are presented in Figure 2. Keywords: coupling capacitor, capacitor dividers


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-08-10
Current Stage code deadline 2013-04-17
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 33
Reference Document IEC 60358-1:2012 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.99 - Other electrical accessories
29.240.99 - Other equipment related to power transmission and distribution networks
31.060.70 - Power capacitors
Keywords Capacitors; Dividers; Common clauses
Note Partly supersedes HD 597 S1:1992 (pr=546) together with Parts 2, 3 and 4 * 2012-06-13: Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2012-08-10 2013-04-17 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-07-17 2012-08-14  
5060 2012-05-14 2012-06-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-03-09 2012-05-11  
3090 2011-10-21 2011-10-30  
5060 2011-01-18 2011-02-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-08-13 2011-01-14  
1090 2010-08-10 2010-08-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-07-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-08-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-10-17
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-04-17
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-07-17


Supersedes HD 597 S1:1992
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) CISPR 18-2:2010
EN 60038
IEC 60050-321:1986
IEC 60050-436:1990
IEC 60050-601:1985
IEC 60050-604:1987
EN 60060-1
EN 60068-2-17
EN 60071-1
EN 60270
EN 60721 series
EN 61462

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