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Reference EN 61439-5:2011
Title Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies - Part 5: Assemblies for power distribution in public networks
Project Number 22591
Abstract/Scope IEC 61439-5:2010 gives specific requirements for public electricity network distribution assemblies (PENDAs), which are stationary assemblies verified by verification tests, as defined in this standard. These ASSEMBLIES are used for the distribution of electrical energy in three-phase systems (see Figure 101 for a typical distribution network). Open type ASSEMBLIES are not covered by this standard. This first edition of IEC 61439-5 cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60439-5 (2006), and constitutes a technical revision. This edition of IEC 61439-5 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the latest edition of IEC 60439-5: - alignment on IEC 61439-1 regarding the structure and technical content, as applicable; - introduction of new verifications, accordingly; - harmonisation of the requirements of substation cable distribution boards and cable distribution cabinets, thereby eliminating the need to identify and define two catagories of assembly; - simpler standard as a result of a reduction in the number of assembly types defined and the acronyms used to identify the different assemblies.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-01-21
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), EMC (2004/108/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17D
Reference Document IEC 61439-5:2010 (EQV)
ICS 29.130.20 - Low voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Low-voltage; Switchgear; Controlgear; Public; Network
Note dow aligned with Parts 1 & 2 * Supersedes EN 60439-5:2006 * Initially handled by CLC/TC 17D (dormant)
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6060 2011-01-21   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 2010-06-07 2010-09-30  
5060 2010-01-11 2010-01-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-07-31 2010-01-08  
1090 2009-07-21 2009-07-24  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-01-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-10-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-01-03


Supersedes EN 60439-5:2006
Superseded by FprEN 61439-5:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO 6506-1:2005
ISO 9223
EN 60269-1:2007
EN 60695-11-10:2013
EN 61439-1:2011

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