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Reference EN 61008-1:1994/prAA
Title Electrical accessories - Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCB's) - Part 1: General rules
Project Number 14544
Abstract/Scope This International Standard applies to residual current operated circuit-breakers functionally independent, or functionally dependent on, line voltage, for household and similar uses, not incorporating overcurrent protection (hereafter referred to as RCCB's), for rated voltages not exceeding 440 V a.c. and rated currents not exceeding 125A for fixed installation, intended principally for protection against shock-hazard. These devices are intended to protect persons against indirect contact, the exposed conductive parts of the installation being connected to an appropriate earth electrode. They may be used to provide protection against fire hazards due to a persistent earth fault current, without the operation of the overcurrent protective device. RCCB's having a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA are also used as a means for additional protection in case of failure of the protective means against electric shock. This standard applies to devices performing simultaneously the functions of detection of the residual current, of comparison of the value of this current with the residual operating value and of opening of the protected circuit when the residual current exceeds this value.
Status
Enquiry stage

Status

Current Stage code 4098
Current Stage code date 2002-03-05
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote  

Legal

Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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Details

IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23E
Reference Document IEC 61008-1:1996/A1:2002 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.50 - Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices
Keywords Circuit-breaker; Residual current operated; Overcurrent protection; RCCB
Note D111/175: Upcoming FDIS exempted from parallel vote
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Product Life Cycle
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History

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Date
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Documents
4098 2002-03-05    
4020 2001-06-15 2001-11-16  
3099 2001-06-12 2001-06-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) -
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -

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Normative reference (6)  

(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.