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Reference EN 61643-11:2002
Title Low-voltage surge protective devices - Part 11: Surge protective devices connected to low-voltage power systems - Requirements and tests
Project Number 11708
Abstract/Scope Is applicable to devices for surge protection against indirect and direct effects of lightning or other transient overvoltages. These devices are packaged to be connected to 50/60 Hz a.c. and d.c. power circuits, and equipment rated up to 1 000 V r.m.s or 1 500 V d.c. Performance characteristics, standard methods for testing, and ratings are established for these devices that contain at least one nonlinear component that is intended to limit surge voltages and divert surge currents.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-05-22
Current Stage code deadline 2002-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 37A
Reference Document IEC 61643-1:1998 (MOD) + corrigendum Dec. 1998 (MOD)
ICS 29.240.10 - Substations. Surge arresters
Keywords Surge; Protective device; LV; Power system; Test
Note D118/101: CLC/TC 37A set up * Superseded by EN 61643-11:2012
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2002-05-22 2002-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2001-10-01 2002-05-01  
5061 2001-08-29 2001-10-01  
5020 2000-12-22 2001-06-22  
3090 2000-10-03 2001-04-03  
2020 2000-06-30 2000-08-31  
5092 1998-03-10 1998-09-15  
5062 1998-01-16 1998-04-01  
5020 1997-09-05 1997-11-17  
1090 1997-09-01 1998-01-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-05-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2004-10-01


Superseded by EN 61643-11:2012
Normative reference (6) HD 588.1 S1:1991
HD 214 S2:1980
IEC 60227-1:1993
IEC 60245-1:1994
IEC 60364-4-442:1993
IEC 60364-5-534:1997
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60664-1:2003
EN 60695-2-1/1:1996
IEC 60884-1:1994
IEC 60898:1995
EN 60947-1:1997
EN 60947-5-1:1991
corr. March 1993
corr. June 1997
EN 60999-1:1993
corr. March 1997
EN 61180-1:1994

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