IEC 60947-5-2:2019 applies to inductive and capacitive proximity switches that sense the presence of metallic and/or non-metallic objects, ultrasonic proximity switches that sense the presence of sound reflecting objects, photoelectric proximity switches that sense the presence of objects and non-mechanical magnetic proximity switches that sense the presence of objects with a magnetic field. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2007 and Amendment 1:2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:  update of the scope; adaptation and update of the construction requirements according to IEC Guide 116 (e.g. material requirements, artificial optical radiation, instruction requirements, hot surface, unattended operation, foreseeable misuse…); modification of the specifications concerning the sensing range and operating distance; new definitions for photoelectric proximity switch type D with background suppression; integration of the requirements and test procedures of photoelectric proximity switch type D with background suppression; update of EMC requirements in Table 9 and Table 10; integration of environmental information requirements and environmental condition by referencing Annexes O, W and Q of IEC 60947-1:2007, IEC 60947-1:2007/AMD1:2010 and IEC 60947-1:2007/AMD2:2014; modification of impulse withstand voltage test (5.3.1.3, 9.3.3.4.5); modification of the references in the (normative) standard body to the (informative) Annex A; major update of Annex A (definitions update, new dimensions and shapes); update of C.9.1.1; update of Annex D in order to consider new connector types and normative references; update of Annex F (additional symbols for photoelectric proximity switches).

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2020-11-24: EC formal rejection for citation under EMCD
2019-11-13: D164/C065: BT approved the Annex ZA and Annexes ZZ for LVD and EMC and asked CCMC to make the standard available without further delay with the inclusion of the approves Annexes.

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2019-04-16: Formal Vote assessment documents (ZA, RA) sent to Production on 2019-04-16 by the TC and revised Annex ZZ sent to Production on 2019-04-18. Consider the possibility to go to BT to validate the Annex ZZ, since not included in the Formal Vote documentation. Furthermore, Consultant suggests modifications to the foreword. Check with PM before publication.
2019-03-20: Annex ZZ not included in the FV documents. Check with PM before requesting Formal Vote assessment.
2018-12-07: positive LVD assessment at ENQ. The updated Annex ZZ which received a positive assessment has not been included in the public Enquiry. It will have to be included for FV.

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IEC 62026-1:2019 is available as IEC 62026-1:2019 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 62026-1:2019 applies to interfaces between low-voltage switchgear, controlgear, and controllers (e.g. programmable controllers, personal computers, etc.). This document does not apply to higher level industrial communication networks that have become known as fieldbuses and are considered by IEC subcommittee 65C. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) additional requirements for safety information and instructions, including the measures to be taken, if any, for achieving EMC compliance; b) EMC immunity requirements aligned with current IEC 61000-6 series of standards. Radiated radio-frequency electromagnetic fields test level increased to 6 GHz; c) EMC emissions requirements aligned with current CISPR 11 publication.

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IEC 60947-9-1:2019 covers low-voltage arc quenching devices, hereinafter referred to as AQDs, which are intended to eliminate arc-faults in low-voltage assemblies (typically low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies in accordance with the IEC 61439 series), by creating a lower impedance current path, to cause the arcing current to transfer to the new current path. This new current path is maintained until a short-circuit protection device (SCPD) interrupts the short-circuit current. AQDs are installed in low-voltage assemblies, connected to the main circuit, preferably as close as possible to all primary power sources. Their rated voltage does not exceed 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC.

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IEC 60947-4-1:2018 is available as IEC 60947-4-1:2018 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 60947-4-1:2018 is applicable to the following equipment: - electromechanical contactors and starters including motor protective switching device (MPSD); - actuators of contactor relays; - contacts dedicated exclusively to the coil circuit of this contactor or this contactor relay; - dedicated accessories (e.g. dedicated wiring, dedicated latch accessory); intended to be connected to distribution circuits, motors circuits and other load circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2009 and its Amendment 1:2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - Scope structure and exclusions - Editorial correction of notes and hanging paragraphs - Reference to IEC 62683-1 - Motor protective switching device (MPSD) with its requirements - Safety aspects related to: - General aspects; - Limited energy circuits; - Electronic circuits; - Assessment procedure for electromechanical overload protection used in safety -applications (new Annex L) - Introduction of provisions covering the impact of higher locked rotor current to achieve high efficiency class - Mention of dedicated wiring accessories - Pickup power measurement - Alignment to IEC 60947-1:2007, IEC 60947-1:2007/AMD1:2010, and IEC 60947‑1:2007/AMD2:2014 - Direct current requirements for covering photovoltaic application (new Annex M) - Load monitoring indicators (new Annex O) - Short-circuit breaking tests of MPSD (new Annex P) - Co-ordination under short-circuit conditions between a MPSD and another short-circuit protective device associated in the same circuit (new Annex Q).

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IEC 60947-7-4:2019 is available as IEC 60947-7-4:2019 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 60947-7-4:2019 specifies requirements for PCB terminal blocks primarily intended for industrial or similar use. Mounting and fixing on the printed circuit board is made by soldering, press-in or equivalent methods to provide electrical and mechanical connection between copper conductors and the printed circuit board. This document applies to PCB terminal blocks intended to connect copper conductors, with or without special preparation, having a cross-section between 0,08 mm2 and 300 mm2 (AWG 28-600 kcmil), intended to be used in circuits of a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V AC up to 1 000 Hz or 1 500 V DC. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) additional test for PCB terminal blocks with clamping units, where contact pressure is transmitted through insulating materials; b) tightening torques for screws now given in Table 4 of this document (previously given in Table 4 of IEC 60947-1:2007); tightening torques added for an additional type of screw; c) new criteria for verification of contact resistance introduced; d) clarification in the description of the temperature-rise test (current-temperature derating); corrections in the test sequence according to Figure 4.

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IEC 60947-5-1:2016 is available as IEC 60947-5-1:2016 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition. IEC 60947-5-1:2016 applies to control circuit devices and switching elements intended for controlling, signalling, interlocking, etc., of switchgear and controlgear. It applies to control circuit devices having a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. (at a frequency not exceeding 1 000 Hz) or 600 V d.c. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2003 and its Amendment 1:2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) update of normative references; b) update and restructuration of subclauses in 7.1; c) addition of material requirements and test; d) udpate of EMC requirements; e) clarification of requirements and update of 8.2; f) addition of requirements for screwless-type clamping units; g) udpate of existing Tables 4 and 5; h) addition of new Tables 6, 7, 8 and 9; i) addition of a new Figure 10 ; j) addition of a new Annex N. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1:2007.

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IEC 60715:2017 specifies dimensional and functional requirements for the compatible mounting of switchgear, controlgear and accessories on some types of rails. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1981 and Amendment 1:1995. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) the electrical function of the rail for protective earthing is covered by the relevant product standard. b) the document has been editorially updated to bring it into compliance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2:2016, and drawings have been updated to bring them in compliance with ISO tolerancing and drawing standards.It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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IEC 60947-2:2016 is available as IEC 60947-2:2016 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition. IEC 60947-2:2016 applies to circuit-breakers, the main contacts of which are intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c.; it also contains additional requirements for integrally fused circuit-breakers. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2006, Amendment 1:2009 and Amendment 2:2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant additions with respect to the previous edition: - tests for verification of selectivity in Annex A (see A.5.3); - critical load current tests for d.c. circuit-breakers (see 8.3.9); - new Annex P for circuit-breakers for use in photovoltaic applications; - new Annex R for residual-current circuit-breakers with automatic reclosing functions.

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IEC 62683-1:2017 establishes the reference dictionary of the general description of low-voltage switchgear and controlgear classes based on defined properties. This dictionary is used to facilitate the exchange in electronic format of data describing low-voltage switchgear and controlgear. This document provides clear and unambiguous definitions of a limited number of properties and classes which are mainly used for presentation, selection and identification of products particularly in electronic catalogues. Each property has an unambiguously defined meaning and naming, and, where relevant, a defined value list, a defined format and a defined unit. The intention is not to cover manufacturer-specific features.

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2017-05-02: D156/C084 - Ratified standards not being made available.
DOP = DAV + 6 months
DOW = DAV + 36 months
Annex ZZ for MD 2006/42/EC available in EN 60947-5-5:1997/A11.

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IEC 62026-3:2014 specifies an interface system between single or multiple controllers, and control circuit devices or switching elements. The interface system uses two conductor pairs within one cable - one of these pairs provides a differential communication medium and the other pair provides power to the devices. This part establishes requirements for the interoperability of components with such interfaces. This third edition of IEC 62026-3 cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008. This third edition constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are the followings: - specification of group 4 messages (5.1.2); - clarifications on messaging protocol (5.2); - addition of I/O multicast poll messages (5.5.2 and 5.5.8); - clarifications on slave behaviour (5.5.4 and 5.5.9); - clarifications on physical layer (transceiver) in 5.7; - miscellaneous corrections/clarifications on cable (8.2); - clarifications on EMC testing (9.2.10) and logical testing (9.3).

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IEC 60947-4-3:2014 applies to a.c. semiconductor non-motor load controllers and contactors intended for performing electrical operations by changing the state of a.c. electric circuits between the ON-state and the OFF-state. Typical applications are classified by utilization categories given in Table 2. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1999, Amendment 1:2006 and Amendment 2:2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) Update of the marking requirements (6.1); b) Update of the EMC requirements (8.3.2); and c) Update of the tests requirements (9.3.1, 9.4, 9.4.1.1, 9.4.1.2, 9.4.2.1, 9.4.2.2, 9.4.2.3, 9.4.2.4, 9.4.2.6).

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IEC 62626-1:2014 applies to enclosed switches-disconnectors with rated voltages up to 1 000 V a.c. for repair and maintenance work or cleaning work in load circuits. Devices within the scope of this standard are derived from switch-disconnectors according to IEC 60947-3. Enclosed switch-disconnectors in this standard are suitable for isolation according to IEC 60947 series and are not supposed to be equipped with means for remote control or automatic switching to avoid unexpected or accidental start. These devices are not intended to be used for operational switching, quick start and stop or jogging.

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IEC 60947-5-3:2013 series provides additional requirements to those given in IEC 60947-5-2. It addresses the fault performance aspects of proximity devices with a defined behaviour under fault conditions (PDDB). It does not address any other characteristics that can be required for specific applications. This second edition replaces the first edition published in 1999 and its amendment published in 2005. It is a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) general principles of IEC 61508 series; b) classification according to the requirements of IEC 62061; c) classification according to ISO 13849-1.

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IEC 60947-7-4:2013 specifies requirements for PCB terminal blocks primarily intended for industrial or similar use. Mounting and fixing on the printed circuit board is made by soldering, press-in or equivalent methods to provide electrical and mechanical connection between copper conductors and the printed circuit board. This standard applies to PCB terminal blocks intended to connect copper conductors, with or without special preparation, having a cross-section between 0,05 mm2 and 300 mm2 (AWG 30/600 kcmil), intended to be used in circuits of a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. up to 1 000 Hz or 1 500 V d.c.

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This part of IEC 60947 applies to inductive and capacitive proximity switches that sense the presence of metallic and/or non-metallic objects, ultrasonic proximity switches that sense the presence of sound reflecting objects, photoelectric proximity switches that sense the presence of objects and non-mechanical magnetic proximity switches that sense the presence of objects with a magnetic field. These proximity switches are self-contained, have semiconductor switching elements(s) and are intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 250 V 50 Hz/60 Hz a.c. or 300 V d.c. This Standard is not intended to cover proximity switches with analogue outputs. The object of this standard is to state for proximity switches: - definitions; - classification; - characteristics; - product information; - normal service, mounting and transport conditions; - constructional and performance requirements; - tests to verify rated characteristics.

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IEC 60947-4-2:2011 applies to a.c. semiconductor motor controllers and starters, which may include a series mechanical switching device, intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. This standard characterizes a.c. semiconductor motor controllers and starters with and without bypass means. This third edition replaces the second edition published in 1999 and its Amendments 1 (2001) and 2 (2006). It is a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition and its amendments: - updated EMC normative references and associated requirements, - new references to IEC 60947-1, - marking of electronic relays without thermal memory, - marking of tripping time at 0 °C ambient or below, - new test requirements for limits of operation of time-delay overload relays, - new classes of overload current withstand time, - damp heat, salt mist, vibration and shock tests, - short-circuit test in the smallest enclosure, - update of the routine and sampling tests. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1:2007.

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IEC 61915-2:2011 specifies root device profiles as defined by IEC 61915-1 for starters and similar equipment covered by the following product standards: - electromechanical contactors and motor-starters (IEC 60947-4-1), - AC semiconductor motor controllers and starters (IEC 60947-4-2), - AC semiconductor controllers and contactors for non-motor loads (IEC 60947-4-3), - control and protective switching devices (or equipment) (CPS) (IEC 60947-6-2), - control units for built-in thermal protection (PTC) for rotating electrical machines (IEC 60947-8).

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The purpose of this standard is to harmonize as far as practicable all rules and requirements of a general nature applicable to low-voltage switchgear and controlgear in order to obtain uniformity of requirements and tests throughout the corresponding range of equipment and to avoid the need for testing to different standards. All those parts of the various equipment standards which can be considered as general have therefore been gathered in this standard together with specific subjects of wide interest and application, e.g. temperature-rise, dielectric properties, etc.

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IEC 60947-4-1:2009 applies to the types of equipment whose main contacts are intended to be connected to circuits the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c. Starters and/or contactors dealt with in this standard are not normally designed to interrupt short-circuit currents. Therefore, suitable short-circuit protection forms part of the installation but not necessarily of the contactor or the starter. This third edition replaces the second edition published in 2000 and its Amendments 1 (2002) and 2 (2005). It is a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition (2000) and its Amendments 1 (2002) and 2 (2005): - deletion of the test at -5 °C and +20 °C for thermal overload relays that are not compensated for ambient air temperature; - addition of conditions of the tests according to Annex Q of IEC 60947-1; - EMC tests: clarification of acceptance criteria and alignment with IEC 60947-1 for fast transient severity level; - Annex B, test for Icd: modification of the duration of the dielectric test voltage from 5 s to 60 s; - Annex B, electrical durability: improvement of the statistical aspects; - Annex H: clarification and introduction of new extended functions within electronic overload relays; - Annex K, procedure to determine data for electromechanical contactors used in functional safety applications: creation of this new annex. This standard shall be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1, Low voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 1: General rules. The provisions of the general rules are applicable to this standard, where specifically called for. This publication shall be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1 :2007.

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IEC 60947-7-3:2009 applies to fuse terminal blocks with screw-type or screwless-type clamping units for the connection of rigid (solid or stranded) or flexible copper conductors for the reception of cartridge fuse-links in accordance with IEC 60127-2, intended primarily for industrial or similar use in circuits not exceeding 1 000 V a.c., up to 1 000 Hz or 1 500 V d.c., and having a maximum short-circuit breaking capacity of 1 500 A. They are intended for installation in electrical equipment with enclosures which surround the fuse terminal blocks to such an extent that they are accessible only with the aid of a tool. For certain applications, for example in control circuits, the fuse terminal blocks may be designed exclusively for short-circuit protection. The object of this standard is to specify safety requirements and test methods for the mechanical, electrical and thermal characteristics of fuse terminal blocks, to ensure the compatibility between terminal blocks and standardized fuse-links. This standard may be used as a guide for - fuse terminal blocks requiring the fixing of special devices to the conductors, for example quick connect terminations or wrapped connections, etc.; - fuse terminal blocks providing direct contact to the conductors by means of edges or points penetrating the insulation, for example insulation displacement connections, etc. Where applicable in this standard, the term 'clamping unit' has been used instead of the term 'terminal'. This is taken into account in case of reference to IEC 60947-1. The main technical modifications of this standard since this previous publication are listed below: - requirements regarding clearances and creepage distances replaced by reference to Annex H of IEC 60947-1; - requirements for the test of the mechanical strength of the clamping units improved in 8.3.3.1; - requirements for tightening torques for the tests improved and referenced to Table 4 of IEC 60947-1; - requirements for the resistance and the dimensions of dummy fuse-links specified in 8.5.2.5. This publication shall be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1:2007 and IEC 60947-7-1:2009.

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IEC 60947-7-2:2009 specifies requirements for protective conductor terminal blocks with PE function up to 120 mm2 (250 kcmil) and for protective conductor terminal blocks with PEN function equal to and above 10 mm2 (AWG 8) with screw-type or screwless-type clamping units, primarily intended for industrial applications. Protective conductor terminal blocks are used to form the electrical and mechanical connection between copper conductors and the fixing support. lt is applicable to protective conductor terminal blocks for the connection of round copper conductors with or without special preparation having a cross-section between 0,2 mm2 and 120 mm2 (AWG 24 and 250 kcmil), intended to be used in circuits of a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. up to 1 000 Hz or 1 500 V d.c., most commonly in conjunction with terminal blocks according to IEC 60947-7-1. This standard may be used as guide for - protective conductor terminal blocks requiring the fixing of special devices to the conductors, for example quick connect terminations or wrapped connections, etc.; - protective conductor terminal blocks providing direct contact to the conductors by means of edges or points penetrating the insulation, for example insulation displacement connections, etc. Where applicable in this standard, the term 'clamping unit' has been used instead of the term 'terminal'. This is taken into account in case of reference to IEC 60947-1. The main technical modifications of this standard since this previous publication are listed below: - requirements for tightening torques for the tests improved and referenced to Table 4 of IEC 60947-1, Annex B deleted; - the wording of the short-time withstand current test improved in 8.4.6. This publication shall be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1:2007 and IEC 60947-7-1:2009.

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IEC 60947-7-1:2009 specifies requirements for terminal blocks with screw-type or screwless-type clamping units primarily intended for industrial or similar use and to be fixed to a support to provide electrical and mechanical connection between copper conductors. lt applies to terminal blocks intended to connect round copper conductors, with or without special preparation, having a cross-section between 0,2 mm2 and 300 mm2 (AWG 24/600 kcmil), intended to be used in circuits of a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. up to 1 000 Hz or 1 500 V d.c. This standard may be used as a guide for - terminal blocks requiring the fixing of special devices to the conductors, for example quick connect terminations or wrapped connections, etc.; - terminal blocks providing direct contact to the conductors by means of edges or points penetrating the insulation, for example insulation displacement connections, etc.; - special types of terminal blocks, for example with diodes or varistors or similar component holders, etc. Where applicable in this standard, the term 'clamping unit' has been used instead of the term 'terminal'. This is taken into account in case of reference to IEC 60947-1. The main technical modifications of this standard since this previous publication are listed below: - added in the scope that this standard may be used as a guide for special types of terminal blocks, for example with diodes or varistors or similar component holders; - the conventional free air thermal current added in 5.2 in the list of information to be stated by the manufacturer; - update of 7.1.4 that the colour combination green-yellow is not allowed for terminal blocks; - the consequences in case of failed single tests and failed tests within test sequences specified in 8.2; - requirements regarding clearances and creepage distances replaced by reference to Annex H of IEC 60947-1, Annex A deleted; - requirements for tightening torques for the tests improved and referenced to Table 4 of IEC 60947-1, Annex C deleted; - in 8.3.3.3 changed reference for pull-out force to IEC 60947-1; - the wording of the test of the voltage drop improved in 8.4.4; - the wording of the short-time withstand current test improved in 8.4.6; - Annex D with additional requirements for test disconnect terminal blocks added. The scope modified accordingly. This publication shall be read in conjunction with IEC 60947-1:2007.

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IEC 60947-3:2008 applies to switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units to be used in distribution circuits and motor circuits of which the rated voltage does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c. This part does not apply to equipment coming within the scope of IEC 60947-2, IEC 60947-4-1 and IEC 60947-5-1; however, when switches and fuse-combination units coming into the scope of this part are normally used to start, accelerate and/or stop an individual motor they shall also comply with the additional requirements given in Annex A. The requirements for single pole operated three pole switches are included in Annex C. Auxiliary switches fitted to equipment within the scope of this part shall comply with the requirements of IEC 60947-5-1. This part does not include the additional requirements necessary for electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - alignment with the fifth edition of IEC 60947-1; - a switching operation without current allowed between making and breaking operation (Table 3); - increased number of operations for AC-23 allowed with agreement of the manufacturer (Table 3); - simplified test procedure amended, f) added to 8.3.2.1.3; - temperature rise test shall be made at the rated operational current /e instead of the conventional enclosed thermal current /the (8.3.3.1).

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IEC 61095:2009 applies to electromechanical air break contactors for household and similar purposes provided with main contacts intended to be connected to circuits the rated voltage of which does not exceed 440 V a.c. (between phases) with rated operational currents less than or equal to 63 A for utilization category AC-7a and 32 A for utilization categories AC-7b and AC-7c, and rated conditional short-circuit current less than or equal to 6 kA. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1992 and its Amendment 1 (2000), and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - deletion of switching overvoltages requirements, - addition of a new utilization category AC-7c: switching of compensated electric discharge lamp control, - measuring of Uimp required, but the marking is not required if Uimp equal to 4 kV, - improvement regarding marking concerning direction of movement, - improvement of dielectric properties, - test of resistance to humidity referred to IEC 60068-2-78 instead of IEC 60068-2-3, - amendment to Table B.1 regarding test sequences, - deletion of Table F.2 regarding the correspondence between the nominal voltage of the supply system and the contactor rated impulse withstand voltage, - addition of a new Annex H (normative): degrees of protection of enclosed contactor, - addition of a new Annex I (normative): requirements and tests for equipment with protective separation.

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The IEC 61915 series is intended to improve interoperability of devices, network tools and application software. This part of IEC 61915 defines a framework for common representation of networked industrial devices and provides a template for documenting such a representation, independent of the network used. This framework follows the principles given in IEC/TR 62390, the 'Common automation device - Profile guideline', and refers to ISO 15745, 'Industrial automation systems and integration - Open systems application integration framework'. This first edition cancels and replaces the IEC/TS 61915 technical specification published in 2003. It now has the status of an International Standard.

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This part of IEC 60947 applies to inductive and capacitive proximity switches that sense the presence of metallic and/or non-metallic objects, ultrasonic proximity switches that sense the presence of sound reflecting objects, photoelectric proximity switches that sense the presence of objects and non-mechanical magnetic proximity switches that sense the presence of objects with a magnetic field. These proximity switches are self-contained, have semiconductor switching elements(s) and are intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 250 V 50 Hz/60 Hz a.c. or 300 V d.c. This Standard is not intended to cover proximity switches with analogue outputs. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:-modification of Table 3;-modifications of voltage dips and voltage interruptions immunity tests, in Table 8;-modification of status of Annex A, now informative.

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This part of IEC 60947 applies to flow rate switches that sense the rate of flow of a gas, a liquid or a granular solid. These switches change their output state if a pre-set value for the speed of flow is exceeded. These flow rate switches are self-contained, have semiconductor switching element(s) and are intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 250 V 50 Hz/60 Hz a.c. or 300 V d.c.

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This International Standard applies to interfaces between low-voltage switchgear, controlgear, and controllers (e.g. programmable controllers, personal computers, etc.). This standard does not apply to higher level industrial communication networks that have become known as fieldbuses and are considered by IEC subcommittee 65C. The purpose of this standard is to harmonize and define rules, components and requirements of a general nature applicable to industrial CDIs. Those features of the various CDI standards which can be considered as general have therefore been brought together in this part of IEC 62026.

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The purpose of this standard is to harmonize as far as practicable all rules and requirements of a general nature applicable to low-voltage switchgear and controlgear in order to obtain uniformity of requirements and tests throughout the corresponding range of equipment and to avoid the need for testing to different standards.

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IEC 60947-5-8:2020 is available as IEC 60947-5-8:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 60947-5-8:2020 specifies requirements for three-position enabling switches. These switches are used as components of enabling devices to provide signals that, - when activated, allow machine operation to be initiated by a separate start control, and - when de-activated, -- initiate a stop function, and -- prevent initiation of machine operation. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2006. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - due to the increasing range of useful applications of three-position enabling switches, note of scope, operational characteristics and tests are reviewed; - figures for example of devices incorporating enabling switch are added in Annex A; - new Annex B for procedure to determine reliability data for the switch used in functional safety applications is added.

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IEC 60947-3:2020 applies to switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units and their dedicated accessories to be used in distribution circuits and motor circuits of which the rated voltage does not exceed 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2008, Amendment 1:2012 and Amendment 2:2015. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:  addition of critical load current tests for DC switches (see 9.3.9); addition of requirements for a conditional short-circuit rating for disconnectors, switches, and switch-disconnectors protected by circuit-breakers (see 9.3.7.2); addition of new categories for high-efficiency motors switching (see Annex A); addition of new Annex E for connection to aluminium conductors; addition of new Annex F for power losses measurement.

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IEC 60947-1:2020 applies, when required by the relevant product standard, to low-voltage switchgear and controlgear hereinafter referred to as "equipment" or “device” and intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC. This document states the general rules and common safety requirements for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear, including: - definitions; - characteristics; - information supplied with the equipment; - normal service, mounting and transport conditions, decommissioning and dismantling; - constructional and performance requirements; - verification of characteristics and performance; - energy efficiency aspects (see Annex V); - environmental aspects. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2007, Amendment 1:2010 and Amendment 2:2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: – DC values testing improvement; – update of EMC tests; – Annex B deletion; – update of requirements for environmental tests (Table Q.1); – improvement of Annex R (new examples); – deletion of digital input Type 2, and introduction of Type 3 in Annex S; – example for materials declaration (Annex W); – new Annex X (co-ordination between short-circuit protective devices associated in the same circuit) created.

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This part of IEC 60947 specifies requirements for three-position enabling switches.

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Specifies rules for control units, which perform the switching functions in response to the thermal detectors incorporated in rotating electrical machines according to IEC 60034-11, and the industrial application. It specifies rules for that type of system comprising a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistor detector having particular characteristics, and its associated control unit. The PT100 detectors are covered by IEC 60751, where the resistor values are given according to the temperatures of the detector. The present rules lay down the characteristics of association of this particular positive temperature coefficient thermistor detector and its associated control unit (designated "Mark A detector"" and "Mark A control unit""), when they are used in thermal protection systems. NOTE It is not possible to specify all the requirements for the operating characteristics of a control unit, as they are dependent on some aspects of the thermal detectors. Some aspects of the requirements of the thermal protector system can only be specified when account is taken of the characteristics of the rotating machine to be protected and the method of installation of the detector within the machine. For these reasons, for each characteristic it is necessary to specify who is responsible for stating the required values and who is responsible for compliance with the requirement and for carrying out any confirmatory test.

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This part of EN 60947applies to transfer switching equipment (TSE) to be used in power systems with interruption of the supply to the load during transfer, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c.

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This part of EN 60947 states the requirements for proximity devices with analogue output. They may consist of one or more parts. The requirements of EN 60947-5-2 (proximity switches) apply with the additions or modifications as stated in this standard. The clause numbering in this standard follows the clause numbering of EN 60947-5-2, modified where necessary.

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Applies to screw-type and screwless-type clamping units for connecting devices, either as separate entities or as integral parts of equipment, for the connection of electrical copper conductors (complying with EN 60228), rigid stranded and/or flexible, having a cross-section above 35 mm2 and up to and including 300 mm2 and equivalent AWG/kcmil sizes with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. and a frequency up to and including 1 000 Hz and 1 500 V d.c. It applies to clamping units primarily suitable for connecting unprepared conductors. This standard does not apply to clamping units: - for connection by crimping or soldering; - for non-universal clamping units defined in 3.10.2 of EN 60999-1. Has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.

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Specifies rules for control units, which perform the switching functions in response to the thermal detectors incorporated in rotating electrical machines according to EN 60034-11, and the industrial application. It specifies rules for that type of system comprising a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistor detector having particular characteristics, and its associated control unit. The PT100 detectors are covered by EN 60751, where the resistor values are given according to the temperatures of the detector. The present rules lay down the characteristics of association of this particular positive temperature coefficient thermistor detector and its associated control unit (designated Mark A detector and Mark A control unit), when they are used in thermal protection systems. NOTE It is not possible to specify all the requirements for the operating characteristics of a control unit, as they are dependent on some aspects of the thermal detectors. Some aspects of the requirements of the thermal protector system can only be specified when account is taken of the characteristics of the rotating machine to be protected and the method of installation of the detector within the machine. For these reasons, for each characteristic it is necessary to specify who is responsible for stating the required values and who is responsible for compliance with the requirement and for carrying out any confirmatory test.

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