General requirements for arc fault detection devices (IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017)

IEC 62606:2013 applies to arc fault detection devices (AFDD) for household and similar uses in a.c. circuits. An AFDD is designed by the manufacturer:  - either as a single device having opening means able to open the protected circuit in specified conditions; or  - as a single device integrating a protective device; or  - as a separate unit, according to Annex D assembled on site with a declared protective device.

Allgemeine Anforderungen an Fehlerlichtbogen-Schutzeinrichtungen (IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017)

Exigences générales des dispositifs pour la détection de défaut d’arcs (IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017)

La CEI 62606:2013 s'applique aux dispositifs pour la détection de défaut d'arc (DPDA) utilisés à des fins domestiques et analogues dans des circuits en courant alternatif (AC). Un DPDA est conçu par le constructeur:  - comme un dispositif unique doté d'un système d'ouverture pouvant ouvrir le circuit protégé dans les conditions spécifiées; ou  - comme un dispositif unique doté d'un dispositif de protection; ou  - comme une unité séparée, conformément à l'Annexe D, assemblée sur site avec un dispositif de protection déclaré.

Splošne zahteve za obločne detektorje - Dopolnilo A1 (IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017)

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Published
Publication Date
05-Mar-2018
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
07-Dec-2017
Due Date
11-Feb-2018
Completion Date
06-Mar-2018

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Allgemeine Anforderungen an Fehlerlichtbogen-Schutzeinrichtungen (IEC
62606:2013/A1:2017)
Exigences générales des dispositifs pour la détection de défaut d’arcs (IEC
62606:2013/A1:2017)
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SIST EN 62606:2014/A1:2018
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 62606:2013/A1
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
December 2017
ICS 29.120; 29.120.50
English Version
General requirements for arc fault detection devices
(IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017)

Exigences générales des dispositifs pour la détection de Allgemeine Anforderungen an Fehlerlichtbogen-

défaut d'arcs Schutzeinrichtungen
(IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017) (IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017)

This amendment A1 modifies the European Standard EN 62606:2013; it was approved by CENELEC on 2017-03-16. CENELEC members

are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this amendment 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 amendment 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.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,

Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2017 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

Ref. No. EN 62606:2013/A1:2017 E
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EN 62606:2013/A1:2017 (E)
European foreword

The text of document 23E/993/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017, prepared by

IEC/SC 23E "Circuit-breakers and similar equipment for household use", of IEC/TC 23, "Electrical

accessories" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as

EN 62606:2013/A1:2017.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has (dop) 2018-09-01
to be implemented at national level by
publication of an identical national
standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national (dow) 2020-12-01
standards conflicting with this document
have to be withdrawn

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

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

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU

Directive(s).

For the relationship with EU Directives see informative Annex ZZA and ZZB, which are integral parts

of this document.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 62606:2013/A1:2017 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 60038 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60038 (modified).
IEC 61000-3-2 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61000-3-2 (not modified).
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EN 62606:2013/A1:2017 (E)
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements 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 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.
Add the following references to the Annex ZA of EN 62606:2013:
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60228 2004 Conductors of insulated cables EN 60228 2005
IEC 61000-3-2 2014 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part EN 61000-3-2 2014
3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current
emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A
per phase)
IEC 61543 1995 Residual current-operated protective EN 61543 1995
devices (RCDs) for household and similar
use - Electromagnetic compatibility
- - + corrigendum Dec. 1997
- - + A11 2003
- - + A12 2005
+ A1 2004 + A1 2004
+ A2 2005 + A2 2006
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EN 62606:2013/A1:2017 (E)
Annex ZZA
(informative)
Relationship between this European standard and the essential requirements
of Directive 2014/30/EU [2014 OJ L96] aimed to be covered

This European standard has been prepared under the European Commission standardisation request

C(2016) 7641 final of 30.11.2016 , ('M/552'), as regards harmonised standards in support of Directive

2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility, to provide one voluntary means of conforming to

essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26

February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic

compatibility [2014 OJ L96].

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive,

compliance with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZZA.1 confers, within the limits

of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential

requirements of that Directive, and associated EFTA regulations.
Table ZZA.1 – Correspondence between this European standard and the Essential
Requirements set out in Directive 2014/30/EU [2014 OJ L96]
Essential requirements of Clause(s) / sub-clause(s)
Remarks / Notes
Directive 2014/30/EU of this EN
Annex I. 1(a) (electromagnetic 9.21 In accordance with
disturbances) EN 61543:1995 Clause 4.
Annex I. 1(b) (electromagnetic 8.15 All immunity requirements are
immunity) covered by complying with
9.21 clauses 8.15 and 9.21 of the
standard.

WARNING 1: Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to this European

standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Users of this

standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union.

WARNING 2: Other Union legislation may be applicable to the product(s) falling within the scope of

this standard.

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION C(2016) 7641 final of 30.11.2016 on a standardisation request to the

European Committee for Standardisation, to the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation and to the

European Telecommunications Standards Institute as regards harmonised standards in support of Directive 2014/30/EU

of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member

States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
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EN 62606:2013/A1:2017 (E)
Annex ZZB
(informative)
Relationship between this European standard and the safety
objectives of Directive 2014/35/EU [2014 OJ L96] aimed to be
covered

This European Standard has been prepared under a Commission’s standardization request relating to

harmonized standards in the field of the Low Voltage Directive, M/511, to provide one voluntary

means of conforming to safety objectives of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of

the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to

the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage

limits [2014 OJ L96].

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive,

compliance with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZZB.1 confers, within the limits

of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential

requirements of that Directive, and associated EFTA regulations.
Table ZZB.1 – Correspondence between this European standard and Article 3 of
Directive 2014/35/EU [2014 OJ L153]
Clause(s) / sub-clause(s)
Safety Objectives of Directive
Remarks / Notes
of this EN
2014/35/EU
(1)(a) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – 9.3
(1)(b) 8.1 and 8.2 – 9.4 and 9.5,
Annex D, Annex J, Annex K,
Annex L
(1)(c) 7 – 9.1 and 9.2, 8.6 – 9.9, 8.18
– 9.23, 9.22, 8.Z1 – 9.Z1,
Annex E
(2) (a) 8.3 – 9.6, 8.7 – 9.10, 8.17 –
9.17, 8.12 - 9.17, 8.13 - 9.18
(2) (b) 8.5 – 9.8, 8.7 – 9.10, 8.8 - 9.11
and Annex C, 8.6 – 9.9, 8.14 –
9.19 and 9.20, Annex A
(2) (c) 8.2.2 – 9.15
(2) (d) 8.2.3 – 9.7, Annex B, 8.4 – 9.7
(3) (a) 8.9 – 9.12, 8.2.4 – 9.16
(3) (b) 8.10 – 9.13, 8.11 – 9.14, 8.16 –
9.9.4, 8.15 – 9.21
(3) (c) 8.12 – 9.17, 8.8 – 9.11 and
Annex C

WARNING 1 — Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to this European

standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Users of this

standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union.

WARNING 2 — Other Union legislation may be applicable to the product(s) falling within the scope of

this standard.
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General requirements for arc fault detection devices
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FOREWORD

This amendment has been prepared by subcommittee 23E: Circuit-breakers and similar

equipment for household use, of IEC technical committee 23: Electrical accessories.

The text of this amendment is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
23E/993/FDIS 23E/1003/RVD

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

on voting indicated in the above table.

The committee has decided that the contents of this amendment and the base 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.
_____________
1 Scope
Replace the existing first paragraph by the following new first paragraph:

This International Standard applies to arc fault detection devices (AFDDs) for household and

similar uses, intended to be used in a.c. circuits, for rated voltages not exceeding 440 V a.c,

with rated frequencies of 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz and rated currents not exceeding 63 A.

Replace, in the fourth paragraph, the words “final circuits” by “a final circuit”.

Delete the eighth and ninth paragraphs.
Add, at the end of this clause, the following new note:
NOTE 5 AFDD for d.c. applications are under consideration.
2 Normative references
Add the following new references:
IEC 60228, Conductors of insulated cables

IEC 61000-3-2:2014, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-2: Limits – Limits for

harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)
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IEC 61543:1995, Residual current-operated protective devices (RCDs) for household and

similar use – Electromagnetic compatibility
IEC 61543:1995/AMD1:2004
IEC 61543:1995/AMD2:2005
3 Terms and definitions
3.2
arc fault
arcing fault
Replace the existing definition by the following new definition:
dangerous unintentional arc
3.4
arc fault detection unit
AFD unit
Replace, at the end of the note, the reference “see (4.1.3)” by “(see 4.1.3)”.
4.1 According to the method of construction
4.1.1 Replace the existing text by the following new text:

4.1.1 AFDD as one single device, comprising an AFD unit and opening means not providing

overcurrent or residual current protection.
4.3 According to the number of poles and current paths
Add to the existing list the following two new dashes:
– Three-pole AFDD;
– Four-pole AFDD.
Delete NOTE 1 and renumber “NOTE 2” as “NOTE”.
5.3.1 Preferred values of rated voltage (U )
Replace the existing text by the following new text:
Preferred values of rated voltage are as indicated in Table 22.
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Table 22 – Preferred values of rated voltage
Rated voltage of Rated voltage of
AFDDs for use in AFDDs for use in
systems 230 V or systems 120/240 V or
AFDD Circuit supplying the AFDD
230/400 V or 400 V 240 V
V V
Single phase
Single-pole (with
(phase to earthed middle conductor or 230 120
two current paths)
phase to neutral)
Single phase
Two-pole (phase to neutral or phase to phase or 230, 400 120, 240
phase to earthed middle conductor)
230
Three phases (3-wire or 4-wire)
Three-pole
(400 V or 230/400 V or 230 V-system)
400
Three phases (4-wire)
Four-pole 400
(230/400 V-system)

NOTE 1 In IEC 60038 the network voltage value of 230/400 V has been standardized. This value is likely to

progressively supersede the values of 220/380 V and 240/415 V.

NOTE 2 Wherever in this standard there is a reference to 230 V or 400 V, they can be read as 220 V or 240 V,

380 V or 415 V, respectively.

NOTE 3 Wherever in this standard there is a reference to 120 V or 120/240 V or 240 V, they can be read as

100 V, 100/200 V or 200 V, respectively.

NOTE 4 Wherever in this standard there is a reference to 240 V three phases, it can be read as 100 V or

120/208 V.

NOTE In Japan, the phase to neutral conductor and phase to earthed conductor (grounded conductor) are

considered in a different way because single phase 2-wire systems supplied from a 2-wire system source do not

have a neutral point.
5.3.3 Preferred values of rated frequency
Replace the heading of 5.3.3 by the following new heading:
5.3.3 Standard values of rated frequency
Replace, in the first paragraph, “Preferred” by “Standard”.
Delete the second paragraph.

5.3.7.1 Limit values of operating criteria for AFDDs at low arc currents up to 63 A

Table 1 – Limit values of break time for U = 230 V AFDDs
Replace the heading of Table 1 by the following new heading:
Table 1 – Limit values of break time for U = 230 V and 400 V AFDDs

5.3.7.2 Limit values of operating criteria for AFDDs at high arc currents above 63 A

Table 3 – Maximum allowed number of arcing half-cycles within 0,5 s for U 230 V
AFDDs and U = 120 V AFDDs
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Replace the heading of Table 3 by the following new heading:
Table 3 – Maximum allowed number of arcing half-cycles within 0,5 s
6.1 Marking
Replace, in the first sentence of the sixth paragraph, “c & e” by “c and e”.

Replace, in the second sentence of the sixth paragraph, “a, b, d, f & i” by “a, b, d, f, i and j”.

Replace, in the third sentence of the sixth paragraph, “the information under h” by “the

information under i”.
8.2.3 Clearances and creepage distances (see Annex B)

Replace, in the third paragraph, “and arrangements of 9.7.2 items b), c), d) and e)” by “and

arrangements of 9.7.3 items b), c), d) and e)”.

Replace, in the third paragraph, the existing first indent by the following new indent:

– tests according to 9.7.3 to 9.7.6 as applicable;
Replace, in NOTE 1, “9.7.6” by “9.7.7.2”.
8.17 Performance of the AFD test device
Delete, at the end of the penultimate paragraph, the words “is operated”.
Add the following new subclause:
8.18 Performance in case of partial loss of supply connections

Three-pole AFDDs and four-pole AFDDs shall also perform as required for series, parallel and

earth arc fault when connected as follows:
– for three-pole AFDD, with two phases only;

– for four-pole AFDD: with three phases without neutral, with two phases only, and one

phase and neutral.
Compliance is checked by the tests of 9.23.
9.1.2 The characteristics of AFDDs are checked by means of tests
Table 10 – List of type tests
Add, at the end of the table, the following new row:

– Verification of the behaviour in case of partial loss of supply connections 9.23

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9.7.2.4 Condition of the AFDD after the test
Replace “9.7.7” by “9.7.6”.
9.7.3 Insulation resistance of the main circuit
Replace the existing item c) by the following new item c):

c) with the AFDD in the closed position, between all poles connected together and the frame,

including a metal foil or part in contact with the outer surface of the housing of insulating

material but with the terminal areas kept completely free to avoid flashover between

terminals and the metal foil.
9.7.5 Insulation resistance and dielectric strength of auxiliary circuits
Replace the existing item b) by the following new item b):
b) The measurements of the insulation resistance are carried out:
– between the auxiliary circuits connected to each other and to the frame;

– between each of the parts of the auxiliary circuits which might be isolated from the

other parts in normal service and the whole of the other parts connected together;

at a voltage of approximately 500 V d.c. after this voltage has been applied for 1 min.

The insulation resistance shall be not less than 2 MΩ.
9.7.7.1 General testing procedure for the impulse withstand voltage tests
Replace, in NOTE 1, “9.7.6.2” by “9.7.7.2”.
9.7.7.2 Verification of clearances with the impulse withstand voltage
Add, in the first line of the first paragraph, “of” before “Table 7”.
9.8.2 Test procedure
Replace the existing second paragraph by the following two new paragraphs:

For four-pole AFDD, the test is first made by passing the specified current through the three

phase poles only.

The test is then repeated by passing the current through the pole intended for the connection

of the neutral and the pole adjacent to the neutral.
9.9.1 General
Replace the existing fourth paragraph by the following new paragraph:
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For an AFDD having more than one rated frequency, the tests shall be carried out at each

rated frequency.
9.9.2.1 General
Add, after the first paragraph, the following new paragraph:

The AFDD being supplied with all phases, the tests shall be performed, if applicable, between

one phase, chosen at random and neutral, and between two phases chosen at random.

Replace the existing second paragraph by the following new paragraph:

The tests shall be conducted by connecting a cable specimen (prepared in accordance with

9.9.2.6) in series with the AFDD according to Figure 4 for tests of 9.9.2.2 to 9.9.2.5 and

according to Figure 38 for tests of 9.9.2.8 and 9.9.2.9.
Replace the existing third paragraph b
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