Residual current operated circuit-breakers for household and similar use – Part 3-2: Particular requirements for RCDs with flat quick-connect terminations
|Publication Date:||1 September 2016|
|ICS Code (Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices):||29.120.50|
This part of IEC 62873 applies to RCDs equipped with flat quick-connect terminations consisting of a male tab (see 3.2) with nominal width 6,3 mm and thickness 0,8 mm, to be used with a mating female connector for connecting electrical copper conductors according to the manufacturer's instructions, for rated currents up to and including 16 A.
NOTE The use of RCDS with flat quick-connect terminations for rated currents up to and including 20 A is accepted in BE, FR, IT, ES, PT and US.
This part of IEC 62873 cannot be used alone but is intended to be applied together with an RCD product standard (IEC 61008-1 or IEC 61009-1) if an RCD is equipped with flat quickconnect terminations.
The connectable electrical copper conductors are flexible, having a cross-sectional area up to and including 4 mm2, or rigid stranded, having a cross-sectional area up to and including 2,5 mm2 (AWG equal to or greater than 12).
This part of IEC 62873 applies exclusively to RCDs having male tabs as an integral part of the device.