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Power capacitors and their applications



Reference EN 60831-2:201X
Title Shunt power capacitors of the self-healing type for a.c. systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1000 V - Part 2: Ageing test, self-healing test and destruction test
Project Number 24007
Abstract/Scope IEC 60831-2:2014 applies to capacitors according to IEC 60831-1 and gives the requirements for the ageing test, self-healing test and destruction test for these capacitors. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1995. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - Updating of the normative references; - Discharge cycles before ageing test carried out at ambient temperature; - Alternative Self-healing test at d.c. voltage; - Modified acceptance conditions after Self-healing test; - Modifications to Destruction test. Keywords: IEC 60831-1, requirements for the ageing test, self-healing test and destruction test for capacitors


Current Stage code 5099
Current Stage code date 2014-03-19
Current Stage code deadline 2014-04-16
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 33
Reference Document IEC 60831-2:2014 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.99 - Other electrical accessories
31.060.70 - Power capacitors
Note Will supersede EN 60831-2:1996*2014-02-20: Publication allocated to
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5099 2014-03-19 2014-04-16  
5060 2014-01-13 2014-02-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-11-08 2014-01-10  
3090 2013-11-05 2013-11-08  
5060 2012-07-02 2012-07-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-01-27 2012-06-29  
1090 2012-01-24 2012-01-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-03-19
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-06-19
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-12-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2017-03-19


Supersedes EN 60831-2:1996
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60831-1:2014

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.