Miniature fuses - Part 2: Cartridge fuse-links

IEC 60127-2:2014 relates to special requirements applicable to cartridge fuse-links for miniature fuses with dimensions measuring 5 mm x 20 mm and 6,3 mm x 32 mm for the protection of electric appliances, electronic equipment and component parts thereof, normally intended for use indoors. It does not apply to cartridge fuse-links for appliances intended to be used under special conditions, such as in corrosive or explosive atmospheres. This standard applies in addition to the requirements of IEC 60127-1. The object of this standard is to define special and additional test methods for cartridge fuse-links applying in addition to the requirements of IEC 60127-1. This third edition of IEC 60127-2 cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2010.This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: add 4 new standard sheets 7 up to 10. Keywords: cartridge fuse-links for miniature fuses, protection of electric appliances, electronic equipment and component

Geräteschutzsicherungen - Teil 2: Feinsicherungseinsätze

Coupe-circuit miniatures - Partie 2: Cartouches

L'IEC 60127-2:2014 se rapporte à des exigences particulières applicables aux éléments de remplacement à cartouche pour coupe-circuit miniatures de dimensions de 5 mm x 20 mm et de 6,3 mm x 32 mm pour la protection d'appareils électriques, de matériels électroniques et de leurs composants, destinés normalement à être utilisés à l'intérieur de bâtiments. Elle n'est pas applicable aux éléments de remplacement à cartouche pour les appareils destinés à être utilisés dans des conditions particulières, telles que les atmosphères corrosives ou explosives. La présente norme s'applique en plus des exigences de l'IEC 60127-1. La présente norme a pour objet de définir des méthodes d'essai particulières et supplémentaires applicables aux éléments de remplacement à cartouche venant s'ajouter aux exigences de l'IEC 60127-1. Cette troisième édition de l'IEC 60127-2 annule et remplace la deuxième édition, parue en 2010. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente: ajout de 4 feuilles de norme 7 à 10. Mots clés: éléments de remplacement à cartouche pour coupe-circuit miniatures, la protection d'appareils électriques, de matériels électroniques et de leurs composants

Miniaturne varovalke - 2. del: Taljivi vložki varovalke (IEC 60127-2:2014)

Ta del standarda IEC 60127 se navezuje na posebne zahteve v zvezi s taljivimi vložki varovalke za miniaturne varovalke velikosti 5 × 20 mm in 6,3 × 32 mm za zaščito električnih naprav in elektronske opreme ter njihovih sestavnih delov, ki so običajno namenjeni za uporabo v zaprtih prostorih.
Ne velja za taljive vložke varovalke za naprave, namenjene za uporabo pod posebnimi pogoji, na primer v korozivnem ali eksplozivnem ozračju. Ta standard se poleg tega uporablja za zahteve iz standarda IEC 60127-1.
Cilj tega standarda je opredeliti posebne in dodatne preskusne postopke za taljive vložke varovalke, ki se uporabljajo skupaj z zahtevami standarda IEC 60127-1.

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Publication Date
23-Oct-2014
Technical Committee
Drafting Committee
Current Stage
6060 - Document made available
Due Date
24-Oct-2014
Completion Date
24-Oct-2014

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 60127-2:2015
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SIST EN 60127-2:2004
SIST EN 60127-2:2004/A1:2004
SIST EN 60127-2:2004/A2:2010
Miniaturne varovalke - 2. del: Taljivi vložki varovalke (IEC 60127-2:2014)
Miniature fuses - Part 2: Cartridge fuse-links (IEC 60127-2:2014)
Geräteschutzsicherungen - Teil 2: Feinsicherungseinsätze (IEC 60127-2:2014)
Coupe-circuit miniatures - Partie 2: Cartouches (CEI 60127-2:2014)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60127-2:2014
ICS:
29.120.50 9DURYDONHLQGUXJD Fuses and other overcurrent
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SIST EN 60127-2:2015 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 60127-2:2015
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 60127-2
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
October 2014
ICS 29.120.50 Supersedes EN 60127-2:2003
English Version
Miniature fuses -
Part 2: Cartridge fuse-links
(IEC 60127-2:2014)
Coupe-circuit miniatures - Geräteschutzsicherungen -
Partie 2: Cartouches Teil 2: Feinsicherungseinsätze
(CEI 60127-2:2014) (IEC 60127-2:2014)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2014-10-24. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the

same status as the official versions.

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Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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© 2014 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

Ref. No. EN 60127-2:2014 E
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EN 60127-2:2014 - 2 -
Foreword

The text of document 32C/493/FDIS, future edition 3 of IEC 60127-2, prepared by SC 32C "Miniature

fuses" of IEC/TC 32 "Fuses" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by

CENELEC as EN 60127-2:2014.
The following dates are fixed:
(dop) 2015-07-24
• latest date by which the document has to be
implemented at national level by
publication of an identical national
standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national (dow) 2017-10-24
standards conflicting with the
document have to be withdrawn
This document supersedes EN 60127-2:2003.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC [and/or CEN] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such

patent rights.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60127-2:2014 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following note has to be added for the standard indicated:

IEC 61249-2-7:2002 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61249-2-7:2002 (not modified).
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE 1 When an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant

EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available here:

www.cenelec.eu
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60068-2-20 - Environmental testing - EN 60068-2-20 -
Part 2-20: Tests - Test T: Test methods for
solderability and resistance to soldering
heat of devices with leads
IEC 60068-2-21 2006 Environmental testing - EN 60068-2-21 2006
Part 2-21: Tests - Test U: Robustness of
terminations and integral mounting devices
IEC 60127-1 2006 Miniature fuses - EN 60127-1 2006
Part 1: Definitions for miniature fuses and
+A1 2011 +A1 2011
general requirements for miniature fuse-
links
ISO 3 - Preferred numbers; Series of preferred - -
numbers
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SIST EN 60127-2:2015
IEC 60127-2
Edition 3.0 2014-09
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Miniature fuses –
Part 2: Cartridge fuse-links
Coupe-circuit miniatures –
Partie 2: Cartouches
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION
COMMISSION
ELECTROTECHNIQUE
PRICE CODE
INTERNATIONALE
CODE PRIX
ICS 29.120.50 ISBN 978-2-8322-1844-0

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Attention! Veuillez vous assurer que vous avez obtenu cette publication via un distributeur agréé.

® Registered trademark of the International Electrotechnical Commission
Marque déposée de la Commission Electrotechnique Internationale
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ......................................................................................................................... 4

INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 6

1 Scope and object ........................................................................................................... 7

2 Normative references..................................................................................................... 7

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................... 7

4 General requirements .................................................................................................... 7

5 Standard ratings ............................................................................................................ 7

6 Marking ......................................................................................................................... 8

7 General notes on tests ................................................................................................... 8

8 Dimensions and construction ....................................................................................... 14

9 Electrical requirements ................................................................................................ 16

10 Standard sheets .......................................................................................................... 18

Annex A (normative) Miniature fuse-links with wire terminations .......................................... 38

A.1 General ............................................................................................................... 38

A.2 Scope ................................................................................................................. 38

A.3 General notes on tests ........................................................................................ 38

A.3.1 Type tests .................................................................................................... 38

A.3.2 Testing schedule .......................................................................................... 38

A.3.3 Test bases for tests ...................................................................................... 39

A.4 Dimensions and construction ............................................................................... 41

A.4.1 Dimensions .................................................................................................. 41

A.4.2 Mechanical tests on terminations .................................................................. 41

A.4.3 Solderability of terminations ......................................................................... 42

A.4.4 Resistance to soldering heat ........................................................................ 42

A.5 Electrical requirements ........................................................................................ 42

A.5.1 Voltage drop ................................................................................................ 43

A.5.2 Time/current characteristic at normal ambient temperature ........................... 43

A.5.3 Breaking capacity ......................................................................................... 43

A.5.4 Fuse-link temperature .................................................................................. 43

Bibliography ....................................................................................................................... 44

Figure 1 – Test fuse-base for 5 mm × 20 mm and 6,3 mm × 32 mm fuse-links – Rated

currents up to and including 6,3 A (see 7.3) ......................................................................... 11

Figure 2 – Test fuse-base for 5 mm × 20 mm and 6,3 mm × 32 mm fuse-links – Rated

currents exceeding 6,3 A (see 7.3) ...................................................................................... 12

Figure 3 – Test fuse-base for breaking capacity tests (see 7.3) ............................................ 13

Figure 4 – Axial pull test apparatus ..................................................................................... 15

Figure 5 – Alignment gauge (see 8.4) .................................................................................. 16

Figure 6 – Typical test circuit for breaking-capacity tests for high-breaking capacity

fuse-links (see 9.3) ............................................................................................................. 17

Figure 7 – Typical test circuit for breaking-capacity tests for low- and enhanced-

breaking capacity fuse-links (see 9.3) .................................................................................. 17

Figure A.1 – Test board ...................................................................................................... 39

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Figure A.2 – Test base ........................................................................................................ 40

Figure A.3 – Dimensions of fuse-link with wire terminations ................................................. 41

Table 1 – Testing schedule for individual ampere ratings ....................................................... 9

Table 2 – Testing schedule for maximum ampere rating of a homogeneous series ................. 9

Table 3 – Testing schedule for minimum ampere rating of a homogeneous series ................ 10

Table A.1 – Testing schedule .............................................................................................. 39

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
____________
MINIATURE FUSES –
Part 2: Cartridge fuse-links
FOREWORD

1) The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising

all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote

international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To

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6) All users should ensure that they have the latest edition of this publication.

7) No liability shall attach to IEC or its directors, employees, servants or agents including individual experts and

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8) Attention is drawn to the Normative references cited in this publication. Use of the referenced publications is

indispensable for the correct application of this publication.

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patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60127-2 has been prepared by subcommittee 32C: Miniature fuses,

of IEC technical committee 32: Fuses.

This third edition of IEC 60127-2 cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2003,

amendment 1 (2003) and amendment 2 (2010). This edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous

edition:
a) add 4 new standard sheets 7 up to 10.
This International Standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60127-1:2006.
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The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
32C/493/FDIS 32C/498/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

The clauses of this standard supplement, modify or replace the corresponding clauses in IEC

60127-1.

Where there is no corresponding clause or subclause in this standard, the clause or

subclause of IEC 60127-1 applies without modification as far as is reasonable. When this

standard states “addition”, “modification” or “replacement”, the relevant text in IEC 60127-1 is

to be adapted accordingly.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the stability date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data

related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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INTRODUCTION
According to the wish expressed by the users of miniature fuses, all standards,

recommendations and other documents relating to miniature fuses should have the same

publication number in order to facilitate reference to fuses in other specifications, for example,

equipment specifications.

Furthermore, a single publication number and subdivision into parts would facilitate the

establishment of new standards, because clauses and subclauses containing general

requirements need not be repeated.
The new IEC 60127 series is thus subdivided as follows:
IEC 60127, Miniature fuses (general title).

IEC 60127-1, Miniature fuses – Part 1: Definitions for miniature fuses and general

requirements for miniature fuse-links
IEC 60127-2, Miniature fuses – Part 2: Cartridge fuse-links
IEC 60127-3, Miniature fuses – Part 3: Sub-miniature fuse-links

IEC 60127-4, Miniature fuses – Part 4: Universal modular fuse-links (UMF) – Through-hole

and surface mount types

IEC 60127-5, Miniature fuses – Part 5: Guidelines for quality assessment of miniature fuse-

links
IEC 60127-6, Miniature fuses – Part 6: Fuse-holders for miniature fuse-links

IEC 60127-7, Miniature fuses – Part 7: Miniature fuse-links for special applications

IEC 60127-8, (Free for further documents)
IEC 60127-9, (Free for further documents)
IEC 60127-10, Miniature fuses – Part 10: User guide for miniature fuses

This Part of IEC 60127 covers additional requirements, test equipment and standard sheets.

The SI system of units is used throughout this standard.
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MINIATURE FUSES –
Part 2: Cartridge fuse-links
1 Scope and object

This part of IEC 60127 relates to special requirements applicable to cartridge fuse-links for

miniature fuses with dimensions measuring 5 mm × 20 mm and 6,3 mm × 32 mm for the

protection of electric appliances, electronic equipment and component parts thereof, normally

intended for use indoors.

It does not apply to cartridge fuse-links for appliances intended to be used under special

conditions, such as in corrosive or explosive atmospheres.
This standard applies in addition to the requirements of IEC 60127-1.

The object of this standard is to define special and additional test methods for cartridge fuse-

links applying in addition to the requirements of IEC 60127-1.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and

are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any
amendments) applies.

IEC 60068-2-20, Environmental testing – Part 2-20: Tests – Test T: Test methods for

solderability and resistance to soldering heat of devices with leads

IEC 60068-2-21:2006, Environmental testing – Part 2-21: Tests – Test U: Robustness of

terminations and integral mounting devices

IEC 60127-1:2006, Miniature fuses – Part 1: Definitions for miniature fuses and general

requirements for miniature fuse-links
Amendment 1:2011
ISO 3, Preferred numbers – Series of preferred numbers
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in IEC 60127-1:2006,

Clause 3, apply.
4 General requirements
Clause 4 of IEC 60127-1:2006 applies.
5 Standard ratings
Clause 5 of IEC 60127-1:2006 applies.
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6 Marking
Clause 6 of IEC 60127-1:2006 applies except as follows:
6.1 Addition:

e) A symbol denoting the rated breaking capacity. This symbol shall be placed between the

marking for the rated current and the marking for the rated voltage.
These symbols are
H denoting high breaking capacity,
L denoting low breaking capacity,
E denoting enhanced breaking capacity.
EXAMPLES of marking:
T 3 1 5 L 2 5 0 V
F 4 H 2 5 0 V
T 3 1 5 E 2 5 0 V
6.4 Add the following paragraph after the first paragraph:
The values for “d” and “s” shall be 0,8 mm ± 0,2 mm.
7 General notes on tests
Clause 7 of IEC 60127-1:2006 applies except as follows:
7.2.1 Addition:

For testing individual fuse ratings, the number of fuse-links required is 48, of which 12 are

kept as spares. The testing schedule is shown in Table 1.

For the maximum ampere rating of a homogeneous series, the number of fuse-links required

is 48, of which 22 are kept as spares. The testing schedule is shown in Table 2.

For the minimum ampere rating of a homogeneous series the number of fuse-links required

is 33, of which 16 are kept as spares. The testing schedule is shown in Table 3.
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Table 1 – Testing schedule for individual ampere ratings
Sub- Description Fuse-link no.
clause
1- 7 8 12 16 19 22 23 28 31 34 35 40 43 46
6 9 10 14 17 20 24 25 29 32 36 37 41 44 47
11 13 15 18 21 26 27 30 33 38 39 42 45 48
9.4 Endurance test X
a b
9.2.2 Test at elevated temperature X
9.2.1 Time/current 10 I X
characteristics
4 I X
2,75 I X
2,0 I or 2,1 I X
N N
9.3 Breaking capacity test: X
Rated breaking capacity
5 times the rated current X
10 times the rated current X
50 times the rated current X
250 times the rated current X
8.3 Terminations (end cap test) X X X X
8.5 Soldered joints X X X X X X
6.2 Legibility and indelibility of marking X X X X
These subclauses are to be found in IEC 60127-1.
Applicable only when specified on the standard sheet.
Table 2 – Testing schedule for maximum ampere rating of a homogeneous series
Fuse-link numbers in decreasing value
of voltage drop
Sub-
Description
1-6 7 10 13- 18- 28 31 34 37 40 43 46
clause
8 11 17 27 29 32 35 38 41 44 47
9 12 30 33 36 39 42 45 48
9.4 Endurance test X
a b
9.2.2 Test at elevated temperature X
9.2.1 Time/current 10 I
characteristics
4 I X
2,75 I X
2,0 I or 2,1 I X
N N
9.3 Rated breaking capacity X
8.3 Terminations (end cap test) X X X X
8.5 Soldered joints X X X X X X
6.2 Legibility and indelibility of marking X X X X
These subclauses are to be found in IEC 60127-1.
Applicable only when specified on the standard sheet.
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Table 3 – Testing schedule for minimum ampere rating of a homogeneous series
Fuse-link numbers in decreasing
value of voltage drop
Sub-
Description
7 10 28 31
clause
1-6 8 11 13-17 18-27 29 32
9 12 30 33
9.4 Endurance test X
9.2.1 Time/current characteristics 10 I X
2,0 I or 2,1 I
X
N N
9.3 Rated breaking capacity X
These subclauses are to be found in IEC 60127-1.
Replacement:
7.3 Fuse-bases for tests

For tests that require a fuse-base for mounting the fuse-links, bases according to Figures 1, 2

or 3, shall be used as appropriate.

The contact resistance between each contact and a silvered brass piece having the same

nominal dimensions and shape as the fuse-link to be tested shall not exceed 3 mΩ and is

measured under the following conditions:

a) in order to prevent the breakdown of thin insulating layers on the contacts, the e.m.f. of

the circuit shall not exceed 20 mV (d.c. or a.c. peak);

b) in order to prevent undue heating of the contacts, the current flowing shall not exceed 1 A.

Metal parts of the fuse-base, except the spring and connections, shall be made of brass.

Brass parts of the fuse-base and of the gauge for measuring contact resistance shall have a

copper content of between 58 % and 70 %. Contacts shall be silver-plated.

For fuse-links with rated currents up to and including 6,3 A, a fuse-base according to Figure 1

shall be used. The contact force shall be between 4 N and 6 N. The flexible lead and terminal

wires shall be of copper and shall have a cross-sectional area of 1 mm ; the length of each of

the terminal wires being approximately 500 mm.

For fuse-links with rated currents exceeding 6,3 A, a fuse-base according to Figure 2 shall be

used. The contact force shall be between 8 N and 12 N. The flexible lead and terminal wires

shall be of copper and shall have a cross-sectional area of 6 mm ; the length of each of the

terminal wires being approximately 500 mm.

For breaking capacity tests, a fuse-base according to Figure 3, with the same contact force

and conductor cross-sectional area as for the base in Figure 2, shall be used.
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Dimensions in millimetres with tolerance of 0,1 mm
Fuse-links a b
mm mm
5 mm × 20 mm 20 48
32 60
6,3 mm × 32 mm
Hole ∅1
Fuse-link contact (end cap)
8 b
Fuse-link
Base of low heat conducting insulating material
Terminal wire
IEC
Figure 1 – Test fuse-base for 5 mm × 20 mm and 6,3 mm × 32 mm fuse-links –
Rated currents up to and including 6,3 A (see 7.3)
17,5
∅10
80°± 2°
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Dimensions in millimetres with tolerances of 0,1 mm
Fuse-links a b
mm mm
5 mm × 20 mm 20 48
32 60
6,3 mm × 32 mm
Hole ∅1 5,5
12 b
IEC
Figure 2 – Test fuse-base for 5 mm × 20 mm and 6,3 mm × 32 mm fuse-links –
Rated currents exceeding 6,3 A (see 7.3)
15 24
17,5
∅10
80°± 2°
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Dimensions in millimetres with tolerance of 0,1 mm
Fuse-links a b
mm mm
5 mm × 20 mm 20 67
32 79
6,3 mm × 32 mm
IEC
Figure 3 – Test fuse-base for breaking capacity tests (see 7.3)
120°
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8 Dimensions and construction
Clause 8 of IEC 60127-1:2006 applies except as follows:
8.2 Construction
Addition:

Where a “non-transparent” fuse-link is specified, a transparent case (body) may be used

provided that there is an opaque filler.

This standard is based on the assumption that the case (body) is made of glass, ceramic or

similar non-combustible material.
8.3 Terminations
Additon:
Fuse-links shall have at each end a metallic cap of cylindrical form.

The outer ends of the cylindrical caps shall be substantially flat and at right angles to the axis.

The end caps shall be firmly attached so that it is not possible to remove them without

damaging the fuse-link.
Compliance is checked by inspection and by the following test:

The samples are immersed in water for 24 h at a temperature of between 15 °C and 35 °C.

After removal from the water, and axial pull steadily increasing to 5 N is applied to each cap

for 1 min.
The caps shall remain firmly attached.

A suitable test apparatus for this purpose is given in Figure 4 and shall be used in cases of

dispute. By using this apparatus, the test can be performed without distorting the end caps.

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SIST EN 60127-2:2015
IEC 60127-2:2014 © IEC 2014 – 15 –
Dimensions in millimetres
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The device has 3 tubes (1, 2, 3) sliding within each other.

The outer tube (1) has an opening at its upper end and a fixture receiving one end of the test sample.

The intermediate tube (2) similarly has a recess at its upper end and a fixture receiving the other end of the test

sample.
The inner tube (3) is connected with tube (2) by means of a spring (4).

Moving downward tube (3) by pulling with knob (5) extends spring (4) and thus applies a steadily increasing axial

force to tube (2) and to the test specimen.
The varying le
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