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Reference EN 61800-5-1:2007
Title Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy
Project Number 20665
Abstract/Scope It specifies requirements for adjustable speed power drive systems, or their elements, with respect to electrical, thermal and energy safety considerations. It does not cover the driven equipment except for interface requirements. It applies to adjustable speed electric drive systems which include the power conversion, drive control, and motor or motors. Excluded are traction and electric vehicle drives. It applies to d.c. drive systems connected to line voltages up to 1 kV a.c., 50 Hz or 60 Hz and a.c. drive systems with converter input voltages up to 35 kV, 50 Hz or 60 Hz and output voltages up to 35 kV. The major areas of change in this edition are the following: addition of alphabetical Table 1 in Clause 3; addition of Table 2 in 4.1 for relevance to PDS/CDM/BDM; addition of Table 4 summary of decisive voltage class requirements; expansion of subclause on protective bonding (; clarification of distinction between touch current and protective conductor current; revision of section on insulation (now 4.3.6) to include solid insulation; addition of overvoltage categories I and II to HV insulation voltage; revision of section on Solid insulation (now; addition of high-frequency insulation requirements (, Annex E); addition of requirements for liquid-cooled PDS (4.4.5); addition of climatic and vibration tests (5.2.6); clarification of voltage test procedure to avoid over-stress of basic insulation (; revision of short-circuit test requirement for large, high-voltage and one-off PDS (now; addition of informative Annex B for overvoltage category reduction


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-09-07
Current Stage code deadline 2008-05-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 22G
Reference Document IEC 61800-5-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 29.130 - Switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Power drive; Adjustable speed; Thermal; Energy; Safety
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Deadline Date
6060 2007-09-07 2008-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-08-01 2007-10-01  
5060 2007-06-25 2007-07-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-04-20 2007-06-22  
3090 2007-01-12 2007-01-31  
5060 2006-10-09 2006-10-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-05-05 2006-10-06  
1090 2006-05-02 2006-05-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-09-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-08-01


Supersedes EN 61800-5-1:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 3864-1:2002
ISO 7000:2004
EN 60034-1:2004
EN 60034-5:2001
IEC 60050-111:1996
IEC 60050-151:2001
IEC 60050-161:1990
IEC 60050-191:1990
IEC 60050-441:1984
IEC 60050-442:1998
IEC 60050-551:1998
IEC 60050-601:1985
HD 588.1 S1:1991
EN 60068-2-2:1993
EN 60068-2-6:1995
EN 60068-2-78:2001
EN 60112:2003
EN 60204-11:2000
corr. February 2010
EN 60309-1:1999
HD 60364-1:2008
HD 60364-5-54:2007
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60664-1:2003
EN 60664-3:2003
EN 60664-4:2006
corr. October 2006
EN 60695-2-10:2001
EN 60695-2-13:2001
EN 60695-11-10:1999
EN 60695-11-20:1999
IEC/TR 60755:1983
EN 60947-7-1:2002
EN 60947-7-2:2002
EN 60990:1999
EN 61230:1995
EN 61800-1:1998
EN 61800-2:1998
EN 61800-4:2003
IEC 62020:2003
EN 62271-102:2002
corr. March 2005
corr. July 2008
IEC 60417-DB
IEC 60617-DB

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