Auxiliaries for lamps - Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamp circuits - General and safety requirements

This International Standard states the requirements for both self-healing and non-self-healing continuously rated a.c. capacitors of up to and including 2,5 kVAr, and not less than 0,1 µF, having a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V, which are intended for use in discharge lamp circuits operating at 50 Hz or 60 Hz and at altitudes up to 3 000 m.

Geräte für Lampen - Kondensatoren für Leuchtstofflampen- und andere Entladungslampenkreise - Allgemeine Anforderungen und Sicherheitsanforderungen

Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes - Condensateurs destinés à être utilisés dans les circuits de lampes tubulaires à fluorescence et autres lampes à décharge - Prescriptions générales et de sécurité

La présente Norme internationale énonce les exigences pour les condensateurs autorégénérateurs et non autorégénérateurs pour usage permanent en courant alternatif, d'une puissance inférieure ou égale à 2,5 kVAr, de capacité supérieure à 0,1 µF et dont la tension assignée n'excède pas 1 000 V, qui sont destinés à être utilisés dans les circuits de lampes à décharge fonctionnant à 50 Hz ou 60 Hz à des altitudes jusqu'à 3 000 m.

Pribor za sijalke – Kondenzatorji za uporabo v tokokrogih s cevastimi fluorescenčnimi in drugimi sijalkami – Splošne in varnostne zahteve (IEC 61048:2006)

Ta mednarodni standard navaja zahteve tako za samoozdravljive kot nesamoozdravljive kondenzatorje za neprekinjeni nazivni tok zmogljivosti največ 2,5 kVAr in najmanj 0,1 µF z nazivno napetostjo največ 1000 V, ki so namenjeni za uporabo v tokokrogih s sijalkami, ki delujejo pri frekvenci 50/60 Hz in nadmorski višini največ 3000 m. OPOMBA: Te sijalke in povezane dušilke so obravnavane v ustreznih standardih IEC 60081, IEC 60901, IEC 60188, IEC 60192, IEC 60662 in IEC 61167 ter IEC 61347-2-8 in IEC 61347-2-9. Zajema kondenzatorje, namenjene za povezavo v sklopu, povezavo zaporedno s krogotokom sijalke ali delujočo kombinacijo obeh možnosti. Zajema samo impregnirane ali neimpregnirane kondenzatorje z dielektrikom iz papirja, plastične folije ali kombinacije obojega, bodisi z metalizirano folijo bodisi z elektrodami kovinske folije. Ta standard ne zajema kondenzatorjev za preprečevanje radijskih motenj, zahteve za katere so podane v standardu IEC 60384-14. Preskusi, obravnavani v tem standardu, so tipski preskusi. Zahteve za preskušanje posameznih kondenzatorjev med proizvodnjo niso vključene.

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SLOVENSKI SIST EN 61048:2006
STANDARD
oct 2006
Pribor za sijalke – Kondenzatorji za uporabo v tokokrogih s cevastimi
fluorescenčnimi in drugimi sijalkami – Splošne in varnostne zahteve (IEC
61048:2006)

Auxiliaries for lamps - Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent and other discharge

lamp circuits - General and safety requirements (IEC 61048:2006)
ICS 29.140.30; 31.060.01 Referenčna številka
SIST EN 61048:2006(en)

© Standard je založil in izdal Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje ali kopiranje celote ali delov tega dokumenta ni dovoljeno

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 61048
NORME EUROPÉENNE
July 2006
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 29.140.30 Supersedes EN 61048:1993 + A1:1996 + A2:1999
English version
Auxiliaries for lamps -
Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent
and other discharge lamp circuits -
General and safety requirements
(IEC 61048:2006)
Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes - Geräte für Lampen -
Condensateurs destinés à être utilisés Kondensatoren für Leuchtstofflampen-
dans les circuits de lampes tubulaires und andere Entladungslampenkreise -
à fluorescence et autres lampes Allgemeine Anforderungen und
à décharge -
Sicherheitsanforderungen
Prescriptions générales et de sécurité (IEC 61048:2006)
(CEI 61048:2006)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2006-05-01. 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 Central Secretariat 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 Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

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Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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© 2006 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 61048:2006 E
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EN 61048:2006 - 2 -
Foreword

The text of document 34C/720/FDIS, future edition 2 of IEC 61048, prepared by SC 34C, Auxiliaries for

lamps, of IEC TC 34, Lamps and related equipment, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote

and was approved by CENELEC as EN 61048 on 2006-05-01.
This European Standard replaces EN 61048:1993 + A1:1996 +A2:1999.

In this EN 61048:2006 conformity of production has been changed from "informative" to "normative", thus

providing a higher degree of safety for capacitors.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2007-02-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2009-05-01
Annex ZA has been added by CENELEC.
__________
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 61048:2006 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards indicated:

IEC 60068-2-78 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-78:2001 (not modified).
IEC 60081 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60081:1998 (not modified).
IEC 60901 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60901:1996 (not modified).
IEC 60188 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60188:2001 (not modified).
IEC 60192 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60192:2001 (not modified).
IEC 60384-14 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60384-14:2005 (not modified).
IEC 60662 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60662:1993 (not modified).
IEC 61167 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61167:1994 (not modified).
IEC 61347-2-8 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61347-2-8:2001 (not modified).
IEC 61347-2-9 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61347-2-9:2001 (not modified).
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- 3 - EN 61048:2006
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD

applies.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60269 Series Low-voltage fuses EN 60269 Series
IEC 60529 1989 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures EN 60529 1991
(IP Code) + corr. May 1993
1) 2)
IEC 60598-1 (mod) - Luminaires EN 60598-1 2004
Part 1: General requirements and tests
1) 2)
IEC 60695-2-11 - Fire hazard testing EN 60695-2-11 2001
Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test
methods - Glow-wire flammability test method
for end-products
1) 2)
IEC 60695-11-5 - Fire hazard testing EN 60695-11-5 2005
Part 11-5: Test flames - Needle-flame test
method - Apparatus, confirmatory test
arrangement and guidance
IEC 61049 (mod) 1991 Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent and EN 61049 1993
+ corr. January 1992 other discharge lamp circuits - Performance
requirements
ISO 4046-4 2002 Paper, board, pulps and related terms - - -
Vocabulary
Part 4: Paper and board grades and
converted products
Undated reference.
Valid edition at date of issue.
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NORME CEI
INTERNATIONALE
IEC
61048
INTERNATIONAL
Deuxième édition
STANDARD
Second edition
2006-03
Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes –
Condensateurs destinés à être utilisés
dans les circuits de lampes tubulaires à
fluorescence et autres lampes à décharge –
Prescriptions générales et de sécurité
Auxiliaries for lamps –
Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent
and other discharge lamp circuits –
General and safety requirements
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61048  IEC:2006 – 3 –
CONTENTS

FOREWORD...........................................................................................................................7

INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................11

1 Scope.............................................................................................................................13

2 Normative references .....................................................................................................13

3 Terms and definitions .....................................................................................................15

4 General requirements .....................................................................................................17

5 General notes on tests ...................................................................................................17

6 Marking ..........................................................................................................................19

6.1 Required marking ..................................................................................................19

6.2 Additional information............................................................................................19

6.3 Durability and legibility of marking .........................................................................21

7 Terminations ..................................................................................................................21

8 Creepage distances and clearances ...............................................................................21

9 Voltage rating.................................................................................................................23

10 Fuses .............................................................................................................................25

11 Discharge resistors.........................................................................................................25

12 Testing sequence ...........................................................................................................25

13 Sealing and heating test .................................................................................................27

13.1 Sealing and heating test for type A capacitors .......................................................27

13.2 Sealing and heating test for type B capacitors .......................................................27

14 High-voltage test ............................................................................................................27

14.1 High-voltage test between terminals ......................................................................27

14.2 High-voltage test between terminals and case.......................................................29

15 Resistance to adverse operating conditions....................................................................29

15.1 Humidity test with voltage applied .........................................................................31

15.2 Current (discharge) test.........................................................................................31

16 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking...............................................................................33

17 Self-healing test .............................................................................................................35

18 Destruction test ..............................................................................................................37

18.1 Test A ...................................................................................................................37

18.2 Test B ...................................................................................................................43

18.3 Non-self-healing capacitors ...................................................................................49

Annex A (normative) Test voltage ........................................................................................61

Annex B (normative) Temperature adjustment of test enclosure...........................................63

Annex C (normative) Test for conformity of manufacture......................................................65

Annex D (informative) Guide to calculating equipment settings for tests in 15.2 and

18.1.3 ...................................................................................................................................67

Bibliography..........................................................................................................................71

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Figure 1 – AC conditioning circuit .........................................................................................51

Figure 2 – DC conditioning circuit .........................................................................................51

Figure 3 – Self-healing breakdown test equipment ................................................................53

Figure 4 – Voltage and current waveform for the tests in 15.2 and 18.1.3 .............................55

Figure 5 – Typical test circuit for the tests in 15.2 and 18.1.3................................................57

Figure 6 – Summary of test procedure ..................................................................................59

Table 1 – Minimum creepage distances and clearances........................................................23

Table 2 – Voltage and test duration for endurance test, first test sequence...........................37

Table 3 – Voltage and test duration for endurance test, second test sequence .....................39

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61048  IEC:2006 – 7 –
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS –
CAPACITORS FOR USE IN TUBULAR FLUORESCENT AND
OTHER DISCHARGE LAMP CIRCUITS –
GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
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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governmental organizations liaising with the IEC also participate in this preparation. IEC collaborates closely

with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in accordance with conditions determined by

agreement between the two organizations.

2) The formal decisions or agreements of IEC on technical matters express, as nearly as possible, an international

consensus of opinion on the relevant subjects since each technical committee has representation from all

interested IEC National Committees.

3) IEC Publications have the form of recommendations for international use and are accepted by IEC National

Committees in that sense. While all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the technical content of IEC

Publications is accurate, IEC cannot be held responsible for the way in which they are used or for any

misinterpretation by any end user.

4) In order to promote international uniformity, IEC National Committees undertake to apply IEC Publications

transparently to the maximum extent possible in their national and regional publications. Any divergence

between any IEC Publication and the corresponding national or regional publication shall be clearly indicated in

the latter.

5) IEC provides no marking procedure to indicate its approval and cannot be rendered responsible for any

equipment declared to be in conformity with an IEC Publication.

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

members of its technical committees and IEC National Committees for any personal injury, property damage or

other damage of any nature whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, or for costs (including legal fees) and

expenses arising out of the publication, use of, or reliance upon, this IEC Publication or any other IEC

Publications.

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.

9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

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

This International Standard has been prepared by subcommittee 34C: Auxiliaries for lamps, of

IEC technical committee 34: Lamps and related equipment.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1991 and its amend-

ments 1 (1995) and 2 (1999). It constitutes a technical revision. In this new edition conformity

of production has been changed from “informative” to “normative”, thus providing a higher

degree of safety for capacitors.
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61048  IEC:2006 – 9 –
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
34C/720/FDIS 34C/736/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.

In this standard, the following print types are used:
– requirements proper: in roman type;
– test specifications: in italic type;
– notes: in smaller roman type.

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

the maintenance result 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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61048  IEC:2006 – 11 –
INTRODUCTION

This International Standard covers general and safety requirements for certain capacitors for

use in tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamp circuits.
Performance requirements for these capacitors are the subject of IEC 61049.

NOTE Safety requirements ensure that electrical equipment constructed in accordance with these requirements,

does not endanger the safety of persons, domestic animals or property when properly installed and maintained and

used in applications for which it was intended.
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61048  IEC:2006 – 13 –
AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS –
CAPACITORS FOR USE IN TUBULAR FLUORESCENT AND
OTHER DISCHARGE LAMP CIRCUITS –
GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
1 Scope

This International Standard states the requirements for both self-healing and non-self-healing

continuously rated a.c. capacitors of up to and including 2,5 kVAr, and not less than 0,1 µF,

having a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V, which are intended for use in discharge lamp

circuits operating at 50 Hz or 60 Hz and at altitudes up to 3 000 m.

NOTE These lamps and associated ballasts are covered by IEC 60081, IEC 60901, IEC 60188, IEC 60192,

IEC 60662, and IEC 61167 and by IEC 61347-2-8 and IEC 61347-2-9, respectively.

It covers capacitors intended for connection in shunt or in series with the lamp circuit or an

effective combination of these.

It covers only impregnated or unimpregnated capacitors, having a dielectric of paper, plastic

film or a combination of both, either metallized or with metal foil electrodes.

This standard does not cover radio-interference suppressor capacitors the requirements for

which are found in IEC 60384-14.

Tests given in this standard are type tests. Requirements for testing individual capacitors

during production are not included.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.

For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition

of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60269 (all parts), Low-voltage fuses
IEC 60529:1989, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 60598-1, Luminaires – Part 1: General requirements and tests

IEC 60695-2-11, Fire hazard testing – Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods –

Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products

IEC 60695-11-5, Fire hazard testing – Part 11-5:Test flames – Needle flame method –

Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance

IEC 61049:1991, Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamp circuits –

Performance requirements

ISO 4046-4:2002, Paper, board, pulps and related terms – Vocabulary – Paper and board

grades and converted products
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61048  IEC:2006 – 15 –
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following definitions apply.
3.1
rated voltage
r.m.s. value of the sinusoidal voltage, marked on the capacitor
3.2
rated maximum temperature

temperature, in degrees Celsius, which must not be exceeded by the hottest part of the

capacitor surface during operation

NOTE The internal losses in a capacitor, though small, result in the surface temperature being above ambient air

temperature and due allowance for this should be made.
3.3
rated minimum temperature

temperature, in degrees Celsius, of any part of the surface of the capacitor below which the

capacitor must not be energized
3.4
discharge resistor

resistor connected across the terminals of a capacitor to reduce shock hazard from the

charge stored in the capacitor
3.5
tangent of loss angle
tan δ

power loss of the capacitor divided by the reactive power of the capacitor at a sinusoidal

voltage of rated frequency
3.6
self-healing

process by which the electrical properties of the capacitor, after a local breakdown of the

dielectric, are rapidly and essentially restored to the values before the breakdown

3.7
type test

test or series of tests, made on a type test sample for the purpose of checking compliance of

the design of a given product with the requirements of the relevant specification

3.8
type test sample

sample consisting of one or more similar units submitted by the manufacturer or the

responsible vendor for the purpose of a type test
3.9
capacitor of type A
self-healing parallel capacitor not necessarily including an interrupting device
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61048  IEC:2006 – 17 –
3.10
capacitor of type B

self-healing capacitor used in series lighting circuits or a self-healing parallel capacitor,

containing an interrupter device
4 General requirements

Capacitors shall be so designed that in normal use they function safely and cause no danger

to persons or surroundings.

All exposed metal parts shall be constructed of non-ferrous material or shall be protected

against rusting. Visible rust shall not occur. The test of Clause 15 will show whether the

capacitor is sufficiently protected against rust.
Tests for checking the mechanical robustness are under consideration.

Compliance with the requirements of Clauses 4 to 11 is checked by measurement, inspection

and by carrying out all the tests specified in this standard.

NOTE In Japan an additional capacitor type is permitted, details of which are to be found in JIS C 4908. Inclusion

of the requirements for these capacitors in this standard is under consideration.

5 General notes on tests
Tests according to this standard are type tests, (Annex C excluded).

NOTE The requirements and tolerances permitted by this standard are related to testing of a type test sample

submitted for that purpose. Compliance of the type test sample does not ensure compliance of the whole

production of a manufacturer with this safety standard. Conformity of production is the responsibility of the

manufacturer and includes routine tests and quality assurance in addition to type testing.

Capacitors shall be subjected to the tests detailed in Clause 12.

Unless otherwise specified, tests shall be carried out at a temperature of (20 ± 5) °C, using

where appropriate a voltage source as detailed in Annex A.

Test temperatures specified in particular clauses shall be subject to a tolerance of ±2 °C,

unless otherwise stated.

Unless otherwise specified, the type shall be deemed to comply with any one clause or

subclause if not more than one failure occurs in the test of that clause or subclause. If three

or more failures occur, the type shall be rejected. If two failures occur in any one test, that

test, and any preceding tests which may have influenced the test results, shall be repeated on

the same quantity of capacitors and if any further failures occur, the type shall be rejected.

NOTE A repeat test may be permitted only once in a series of tests according to the requirements of this

standard. A repeat test is not permitted in the destruction test, Clause 18, in the case of a catastrophic failure.

For a range of capacitors of the same construction, rated voltage and cross-sectional shape,

each group referred to in Clause 12 shall contain as nearly as possible equal numbers of

capacitors of the highest capacitance and the lowest capacitance in that range.
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61048  IEC:2006 – 19 –

Moreover, the manufacturer shall provide data on the ratio of capacitance per area outer total

surface of the container of each capacitance value in the range. The capacitor with the

maximum capacitance per unit surface area shall also be tested if this ratio exceeds that of

the maximum capacitance value in the range by 10 % or greater. Similarly, the capacitor with

the minimum capacitance per unit area shall also be tested if the ratio is less than that of the

minimum capacitance value in the range by 10 % or greater.

"Area" denotes total outer surface area of capacitor enclosure ignoring small protrusions,

terminals and fixing studs.

With this procedure the tests qualify all intermediate values of capacitance in the range.

NOTE 1 The "same construction" is that which is declared by the manufacturer to be the same dielectric material,

the same dielectric thickness, the same type of case (metal or plastic), the same generic family of filler

or impregnating liquid, the same type of safety device and the same type of metallization (e.g. zinc or aluminium).

NOTE 2 "Cross-sectional shape" means: round, rectangular, oval, etc.
6 Marking
6.1 Required marking
Capacitors shall be legibly marked as follows:
a) name or trade mark of the manufacturer or responsible vendor;
b) manufacturer's catalogue number and/or model reference;
c) rated capacitance and tolerance;
d) rated voltage;
e) when a discharge resistor is fitted, the symbol ;
f) when a current fuse is fitted, the symbol ;
g) rated frequency or frequency range;
h) rated minimum and maximum temperatures, for example –10 °C/70 °C;
i) if the capacitor is self-healing, the symbol ;
j) if a non-self-healing capacitor is exclusively intended for series operation
the symbol ;
This symbol shall not appear on capacitors bearing the self-healing symbol.

NOTE This type of capacitor is not intended to be connected across the mains supply.

k) type A or B as applicable.
6.2 Additional information
a) Declaration of value of discharge resistor, if fitted.

b) Declaration whether the capacitor does not contain substances which are liquid at

(t + 10) °C.
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61048  IEC:2006 – 21 –
6.3 Durability and legibility of marking
Marking shall be durable and legible.

Compliance is checked by inspection and by trying to remove the marking by rubbing lightly,

for 15 s each, with one piece of cloth soaked with water and another with petroleum spirit.

The marking shall be legible after the test.

NOTE The petroleum spirit used should consist of a solvent hexane with a content of aromatics of maximum

0,1 volume percentage, a kauri-butanol value of 29, an initial boiling point of approximately 65 °C, a dry-point of

approximately 69 °C and a density of approximately 0,68 g/cm³.
7 Terminations

7.1 Terminations shall be provided by means of either cables (tails) or terminals (screw,

screwless, solder tag or the like). Terminations shall be capable of accepting the size and

number of conductors appropriate to the rating and application of the capacitor. Cables (tails)

shall be suitable for the rating of the capacitor, but in no case shall they be smaller than

0,5 mm² and their insulation shall be appropriate to the capacitor rated voltage and

temperatures.
Screw terminals shall comply with section 14 of IEC 60598-1.
Screwless terminals shall comply with section 15 of IEC 60598-1.

7.2 The capacitor case, if of metal, shall either be fitted with an earthing terminal or be

capable of being earthed (or connected to other metal parts, if any, of the luminaire) by

clamping or by an appropriate fixing bracket. The part of the case to which such a clamp is

fitted or the fixing bracket attached shall be free from paint or other non-co
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