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Reference EN 61010-2-032:2012
Title Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-032: Particular requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated current sensors for electrical test and measurement
Project Number 23816
Abstract/Scope IEC 61010-2-032:2012 specifies safety requirements for HAND-HELD and hand-manipulated current sensors described below. These current sensors are for measuring, detecting or injecting current, or indicating current waveforms on circuits without physically opening the current path of the circuit being measured. They may be stand-alone current sensors or accessories to other equipment or parts of combined equipment (see Figure 101). These include measurement circuits which are part of electrical test and measurement equipment, laboratory equipment, or process control equipment. The existence of these current sensors and circuits in equipment requires additional protective means between the current sensor, the circuit and an OPERATOR. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) A new Type D current sensor has been defined. b) The terminology for MEASUREMENT CATEGORY I has changed. In this Part 2-032, it is termed 'not RATED for measurements within MEASUREMENT CATEGORIES II, III, or IV'. c) Requirements for markings of measuring circuit TERMINALS and JAWS have been modified. d) CLEARANCES and CREEPAGE DISTANCES have been added for unmated measuring circuit TERMINALS. e) Requirements have been added for specialized measuring circuit TERMINALS. f) The pull test for endcaps of flexible current sensors has been revised. g) Requirements for output circuit leads have been revised. h) Requirements have been added for temperature limits and resistance to heat to prevent thermal HAZARDS from eddy currents and high currents. i) Requirements for circuits or components used as TRANSIENT OVERVOLTAGE limiting devices have been revised. j) Requirements have been added for low battery indication. k) Requirements have been revised and added pertaining to REASONABLY FORESEEABLE MISUSE of measuring circuits, including usage of the current sensor in a manner that might cause arc flash. l) Requirements for MAINS voltage measuring circuits have been added. m) Requirements to prevent HAZARDs from short-circuits have been revised and located in a new Clause 102. n) ROUTINE TESTS have been modified. o) Insulation requirements for measuring circuits have been primarily located in Annex K. p) Annex AA has been added to describe the characteristics of MEASUREMENT CATEGORIES. q) Annex BB has been added to describe HAZARDS that may be encountered when using measuring circuits.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-11-16
Current Stage code deadline 2013-07-31
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 66
Reference Document IEC 61010-2-032:2012 (EQV)
ICS 19.080 - Electrical and electronic testing
Keywords Laboratory equipment; Sensor; Current sensor; Hand-held; Hand-manipulated
Note Supersedes EN 61010-2-032:2002*2012-10-09: Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2012-11-16 2013-07-31 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-10-31 2012-11-28  
5060 2012-09-10 2012-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-06-22 2012-09-07  
3090 2012-03-16 2012-09-30  
5060 2012-03-12 2012-04-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-10-07 2012-03-09  
1090 2011-10-04 2011-10-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-10-31
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-11-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-01-31
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-07-31
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-10-31


Supersedes EN 61010-2-032:2002
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(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.