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Reference EN 62561-6:2011
Title Lightning protection system components (LPSC) - Part 6: Requirements for lightning strike counters (LSC)
Project Number 22870
Abstract/Scope IEC 62561-6:2011 specifies the requirements and tests for devices intended to count the number of lightning strike pulses flowing in a conductor. This conductor may be part of a lightning protection system (LPS) or connected to an SPD installation (or other conductors which are not intended to conduct a significant portion of lightning currents).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-09-16
Current Stage code deadline 2012-07-28
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 81
Reference Document IEC 62561-6:2011 (MOD)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
91.120.40 - Lightning protection
Keywords Lightning; Protection; Strike; Counter
Note Supersedes EN 50164-6:2009 * D137/026: dow fixed to dor+ 36 months (TC request for 72 months refused) * Incorporates EN 62561-6:2011/AA (pr=23488)
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6060 2011-09-16 2012-07-28 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-07-28 2011-08-25  
5060 2011-05-30 2011-06-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-03-25 2011-05-27  
3090 2010-10-01 2010-12-06  
5060 2010-08-09 2010-08-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-03-05 2010-08-06  
1090 2010-03-02 2010-03-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-07-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-09-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-01-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-07-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-07-28


Supersedes EN 50164-6:2009
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 4892-2:2006
ISO 4892-3:2006
ISO 4892-4
ISO 6957:1988
ISO 6988:1985
EN 60060-1
EN 60068-2-52:1996
EN 60068-2-75:1997
IEC 60529
EN 61000-6-4
EN 61180-1
EN 62305-1:2011

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