IEC 63210:2021 is applicable to both self-healing capacitor units and self-healing capacitor banks intended to be used, particularly, for power-factor correction of AC power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V and fundamental frequencies of 15 Hz to 60 Hz.
The following capacitors are excluded from this document:
- shunt power capacitors of the self-healing type for AC systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1 000 V (IEC 60831-1, -2);
- shunt power capacitors of the non-self-healing type for AC systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1 000 V (IEC 60931-1, -2 and -3);
- shunt capacitors of the non-self-healing type for AC power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V (IEC 60871-1, -2, -3 and -4);
- capacitors for inductive heat-generating plants operating at frequencies between 40 Hz and 24 000 Hz (IEC 60110-1 and -2);
- series capacitors (IEC 60143-1, -2, -3 and -4);
- AC motor capacitors (IEC 60252-1 and -2);
- coupling capacitors and capacitor dividers (IEC 60358-1, -2, -3, -4);
- capacitors for power electronic circuits (IEC 61071);
- small AC capacitors to be used for fluorescent and discharge lamps (IEC 61048 and IEC 61049);
- capacitors for suppression of radio interference;
- capacitors intended to be used in various types of electrical equipment, and thus considered as components;
- capacitors intended for use with DC voltage superimposed on the AC voltage.
Requirements for accessories such as insulators, switches, instrument transformers and external fuses are given in the relevant IEC standards and are not covered by the scope of this document.
The object of this document is to:
a) formulate uniform rules regarding performances, testing and rating;
b) formulate specific safety rules;
c) provide a guide for installation and operation.

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IEC 60358-4:2018 applies to DC or AC single-phase capacitor-dividers connected between line and ground used for manufacturing Voltage Transformers as well as for other applications. IEC 60358-4:2018 is to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of IEC 60358-1 and its amendments. IEC 60358-4:2018 was established on the basis of the IEC 60358-1:2012. IEC 60358-4:2018 supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses in IEC 60358-1:2012. This standard cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60358 (1990), and constitutes a technical revision.

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IEC 61071:2017 is also available as IEC 61071:2017 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61071:2017 applies to capacitors for power electronics applications. The operating frequency of the systems in which these capacitors are used is usually up to 15 kHz, while the pulse frequencies may be up to 5 to 10 times the operating frequency. The document distinguishes between AC and DC capacitors which are considered as components when mounted in enclosures. This document covers an extremely wide range of capacitor technologies for numerous applications, e.g. overvoltage protection, DC and filtering, switching circuits, energy storage, auxiliary inverters, etc. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2007. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Introduction of new terms and definitions;
- clarifications for surge discharge test;
- indications for measuring procedure during thermal stability test;
- clarifications for self-healing test;
- clarifications for endurance test;
- clarifications for destruction test;
- update of normative references;
- general editorial review.

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IEC 61921:2017 is also available as IEC 61921:2017 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61921:2017 is applicable to low-voltage AC shunt capacitor banks intended to be used for power factor correction purposes, possibly equipped with a built-in switchgear and controlgear apparatus capable of connecting to or disconnecting from the mains part(s) of the bank with the aim to correct its power factor. Low-voltage power factor correction banks if not otherwise indicated hereinafter and where applicable comply with the requirements of IEC 61439-1 and IEC 61439-2. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: numerous changes regarding verification methods to align with IEC 61439-1; modification of marking; add routine verification of rated output; new Annex D with guidance on methods for temperature rise verification; update of normative references; general editorial review.
Keywords: low-voltage AC shunt capacitor banks

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IEC 60143-1:2015 applies both to capacitor units and capacitor banks intended to be used connected in series with an a.c. transmission or distribution line or circuit forming part of an a.c. power system having a frequency of 15 Hz to 60 Hz. The primary focus of this standard is on transmission application. The series capacitor units and banks are usually intended for high-voltage power systems. This standard is applicable to the complete voltage range. This standard does not apply to capacitors of the self-healing metallized dielectric type. The following capacitors, even if connected in series with a circuit, are excluded from this standard:
- capacitors for inductive heat-generating plants (IEC 60110-1);
- capacitors for motor applications and the like (IEC 60252 (all parts));
- capacitors to be used in power electronics circuits (IEC 61071);
- capacitors for discharge lamps (IEC 61048 and IEC 61049). For standard types of accessories such as insulators, switches, instrument transformers, external fuses, etc. see the pertinent IEC standard. The object of this standard is:
- to formulate uniform rules regarding performance, testing and rating;
- to formulate specific safety rules;
- to serve as a guide for installation and operation. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition, published in 2004. This edition constitutes a technical revision. The main change with respect to the previous edition is that the endurance test has been replaced by an ageing test because voltage cycling is already performed in the cold duty test. The guide section has been expanded regarding long line correction and altitude correction. In addition the insulation tables and references to other standards have been updated.
Keywords: a.c. transmission or distribution line, capacitor units and banks for high-voltage power systems
The contents of the corrigendum of April 2017 have been included in this copy.

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IEC/TS 60871-3:2015(E) which is a technical specification, gives guidance on the protection of shunt capacitors and shunt capacitor banks. it applies to capacitors according to IEC 60871-1. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Clearer writing of formulas on energy limitation for expulsion fuses;
- Updated normative references and bibliography;
- A new clause for synchronized switching has been added. Keywords: shunt capacitors, shunt capacitor banks

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IEC 60143-3:2015 applies to internal fuses designed to isolate faulty capacitor elements, to allow operation of the remaining parts of that capacitor unit and the bank in which the capacitor unit is connected. Such fuses are not a substitute for a switching device such as a circuit-breaker, or for external protection of the capacitor bank, or any part thereof. The object of this part of IEC 60143 is:
- to formulate requirements regarding performance and testing;
- to provide a guide for coordination of fuse and bank protection. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1998. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: The test procedure has been largely simplified. Keywords: faulty capacitor elements, fuse and bank protection

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IEC/TS 60871-2:2014 which is a technical specification, applies to capacitors according to IEC 60871-1 and gives the requirements for ageing tests of these capacitors. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1999. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: The overvoltage cycling test has been moved to IEC 60871-1:2014. Keywords: ageing tests of capacitors

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IEC 60871-1:2014 is applicable to both capacitor units and capacitor banks intended to be used, particularly, for power-factor correction of a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V and frequencies of 15 Hz to 60 Hz. This part of IEC 60871 also applies to capacitors intended for use in power filter circuits. The object of this part of IEC 60871 is as follows:
- to formulate uniform rules regarding the performance and rating of units and banks, and the testing of units; to formulate specific safety rules;
- to provide a guide for installation and operation. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2005. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- the overvoltage cycling test has been moved to this standard from the IEC 60871-2;
- the ranges of the standardized values of the highest voltage for equipment have been modified;
- for installations installed on altitudes above 1 000 m a correction factor to all insulation requirements has been introduced;
- new standard insulation tables have been defined. Keywords: capacitor units and capacitor banks, power filter circuits

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IEC 60871-4:2014 applies to internal fuses which are designed to isolate faulty capacitor elements, in order to allow operation of the remaining parts of that capacitor unit and the bank in which the capacitor unit is connected. Such fuses are not a substitute for a switching device such as a circuit-breaker, or for external protection of the capacitor bank or any part thereof. The object of this part of IEC 60871 is to formulate requirements regarding performance and testing and to provide a guide for coordination of fuse protection. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1996. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: The disconnecting requirements have been modified. Keywords: internal fuses, faulty capacitor elements, fuse protection

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IEC 60831-2:2014 applies to capacitors according to IEC 60831-1 and gives the requirements for the ageing test, self-healing test and destruction test for these capacitors. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1995. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Updating of the normative references;
- Discharge cycles before ageing test carried out at ambient temperature;
- Alternative Self-healing test at d.c. voltage;
- Modified acceptance conditions after Self-healing test;
- Modifications to Destruction test. Keywords: IEC 60831-1, requirements for the ageing test, self-healing test and destruction test for capacitors

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IEC 60831-1:2014 is available as IEC 60831-1:2014 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60831-1:2014 is applicable to both capacitor units and capacitor banks intended to be used, particularly, for power-factor correction of a.c. power systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1 000 V and frequencies of 15 Hz to 60 Hz. This part of IEC 60831 also applies to capacitors intended for use in power filter circuits. Additional definitions, requirements, and tests for power filter capacitors are given in Annex A. The object of this part of IEC 60831 is to:
- formulate uniform rules regarding performances, testing and rating;
- formulate specific safety rules;
- provide a guide for installation and operation. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1996 and Amendment 1:2002. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Updating of the normative references;
- Test conditions have been clarified;
- Thermal stability test has been clarified;
- Maximum permissible voltage and current have been clarified;
- The protection of the environment has been amended with safety concerns and plastic quality requirements.
The contents of the corrigendum of May 2014 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60358-3:2013 applies to AC or DC single-phase coupling capacitor, with rated voltage higher than 1 000 V, connected line to ground with the low voltage terminal either permanently earthed or connected to a tuning device for harmonic-filters applications. It replaces Clause 1 of IEC 60358-1:2012. Keywords: AC or DC single-phase coupling capacitor
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60358-1:2012.

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IEC 62146-1:2013 is applicable to grading capacitors used on circuit-breakers. Their function is to control the voltage distribution across the individual interrupter units of a multi-break circuit-breaker. Grading capacitors can also be used in parallel to the interrupter unit on single break circuit-breakers to modify the Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV). The grading capacitor is a sub-component for the circuit-breaker and shall be specified in accordance with the circuit-breaker specifications. This standard applies to grading capacitors falling into one or both of the following categories for:
- mounting on air-insulated circuit-breakers;
- mounting on enclosed circuit-breakers (for example immersed in SF6, in oil, etc.). The testing for each of the above applications is in some cases different. The object of this standard is:
- to define uniform rules regarding performances, testing and rating;
- to define specific safety rules;
- to provide a guidance for installation and operation. Keywords: grading capacitors, circuit-breakers

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This is an informative document covering the broadest aspects of automatic monitor systems as they apply to traction battery applications. The subject of the guide covers those monitor characteristics and features which need to be controlled, though not necessarily currently available. In addition it accommodates those characteristics which are measurable and provides interpretations of accuracy and reliability of the information generated.[
]This publication has the status of a Technical Report - type 3.

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This International Standard defines the conditions of utilization of the recycling symbol of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) associated with the chemical symbols indicating the electrochemical system of the battery. This standard applies to lead-acid batteries (Pb) and nicke-cadmium batteries (Ni-Cd).

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IEC 60358-2:2013 applies to AC or DC single-phase coupling capacitors, with rated voltage > 1 000 V, connected between line and ground with a low voltage terminal either permanently earthed or connected to a device for power line carrier-frequency (PLC) applications at frequencies from 30 kHz to 500 kHz or similar applications (DC or AC) at power frequencies from 15 Hz to 60 Hz. The transmission requirements for coupling devices for power line carrier (PLC) systems are defined in IEC 60481. Keywords: AC or DC single-phase coupling capacitors, power line carrier-frequency (PLC). This standard cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60358 (1990), and constitutes a technical revision.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60358-1:2012.

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IEC 60143-2:2012 covers protective equipment for series capacitor banks, with a size larger than 10 Mvar per phase. Protective equipment is defined as the main circuit apparatus and ancillary equipment, which are part of a series capacitor installation, but which are external to the capacitor part itself. The recommendations for the capacitor part are given in IEC 60143-1:2004. The protective equipment is mentioned in Clause 3 and 10.6 of IEC 60143-1:2004. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1994. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are:
- updated with respect to new and revised component standards;
- updates with respect to technology changes. Outdated technologies have been removed, i.e. series capacitors with dual self-triggered gaps. New technologies have been added, i.e. current sensors instead of current transformers;
- the testing of spark gaps has been updated to more clearly specify requirements and testing procedures. A new bypass making current test replaces the old discharge current test;
- Clause 5, Guide, has been expanded with more information about different damping circuits and series capacitor protections. Keywords: protective equipment for series capacitor banks

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IEC 60358-1:2012 applies to capacitors, with rated voltage >1 000 V, connected line to ground with the low voltage terminal either permanently earthed or connected to devices, for applications listed hereunder and other similar uses. This standard serves as basic standard for the coupling capacitor, the different parts of this standard will present the supplementary specifications and tests, for example IEC 60358-2, IEC 60358-3 or IEC 60358-4. This standard cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60358 (1990), and constitutes a technical revision. This edition of IEC 60358-1 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the former edition of IEC 60358:
- the standard has been split into different parts; Part 1 is the general rules and Parts 2, 3, 4 will be specific to the PLC, filters and dividers applications.
- the routine and type test have been reviewed and are presented in Figure 2.
Keywords: coupling capacitor, capacitor dividers The contents of the corrigendum of July 2013 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60252-2:2010 applies to motor start capacitors intended for connection to windings of asynchronous motors supplied from a single-phase system having the frequency of the mains. Covers impregnated or unimpregnated metallized motor start capacitors having a dielectric of paper or plastic film, or a combination of both and electrolytic motor start capacitors with non-solid electrolyte, with rated voltages up to and including 660 V. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are:
- definition of segmented film capacitors;
- clearer definition of the purpose of d.c. conditioning in destruction test.

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IEC 60143-4:2010 specifies testing of thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC) installations used in series with transmission lines. This standard also addresses issues that consider ratings for TCSC thyristor valve assemblies, capacitors, and reactors as well as TCSC control characteristics, protective features, cooling system and system operation. This part of IEC 60143 is to be used in conjonction with the following standards: IEC 60143-1:2004, IEC 60143-2:1994 and IEC 60143-3:1998.

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IEC 60252-1:2010 applies to motor capacitors intended for connection to windings of asynchronous motors supplied from a single-phase system having a frequency up to and including 100 Hz, and to capacitors to be connected to three-phase asynchronous motors so that these motors may be supplied from a single-phase system. This standard covers impregnated or unimpregnated capacitors having a dielectric of paper, plastic film, or a combination of both, either metallized or with metal-foil electrodes, with rated voltages up to and including 660 V. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- the definition of "segmented capacitors" has been added in 3.6;
- the definition of "classes of operation" has been clarified, with the addition of the concept of "probable life" with reference to statistics, in 3.9;
- the following wording "Operation above the rated voltage will reduce the life expectancy of the capacitor" has been introduced in 6.1.
- some clarifications have been added to Clause 8, Marking, mainly for small capacitors.

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Is applicable to capacitors according to IEC 60110-1 and gives the requirements for the ageing test, destruction test and requirements for disconnecting internal fuses for these capacitors.

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Is applicable both to indoor capacitor units and indoor capacitor banks intended to be used, particularly, for power factor correction in induction heating, melting, stirring or casting installations, and similar applications with controlled or adjustable a.c. voltage systems in a frequency range up to 50 kHz, and with a rated voltage not exceeding 3,6 kV.

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Gives guidance for the use of passive a.c. harmonic filters and shunt capacitors for the limitation of harmonics and power factor correction intended to be used in industrial applications, at low and high voltages. The measures proposed in this standard are applicable to harmonic orders greater than 1 and up to and including 25.

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Applies to internal fuses which are designed to isolate faulty capacitor elements or capacitor unit, in order to allow operation of the remaining parts of that capacitor unit and the bank. Such fuses are not a substitute for a switching device such as a circuit-breaker, or for external protection of the capacitor bank. This publication, together with IEC 60871-4 (1996) cancels and replaces IEC 60593 (1977).

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