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IEC 61558-2-20

Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2-20: Particular requirements and tests for small reactors

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Organization: IEC
Publication Date: 1 June 2010
Status: active
Page Count: 38
ICS Code (Transformers. Reactors): 29.180
scope:

Replacement:

This part of IEC 61558 deals with the safety of small reactors for general applications.

NOTE 1 Safety includes electrical, thermal and mechanical aspects.

Unless otherwise specified, from here onward, the term transformer or reactor covers small reactors.

This part is applicable to stationary or portable, single-phase or polyphase, air-cooled (natural or forced) general purpose reactors including alternating current, premagnetised and current compensated independent or associated reactors.

The rated supply voltage does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500V ripple-free d.c., the rated supply frequency and the internal operational frequencies do not exceed 1 MHz.

The rated power does not exceed:

- 25 kVAR a.c. (25 kW d.c.) for single-phase reactors,

- 50 kVAR a.c. (50 kW d.c.) for poly-phase reactors.

This part is applicable to reactors without limitations of the rated power subject to an agreement between the purchaser and the manufacturer.

This part is applicable to dry-type reactors. The windings may be encapsulated or nonencapsulated.

This part does not apply to:

- reactors covered by IEC 60289;

- ballast for tubular fluorescent covered by IEC 61347-2-8;

- ballast for discharge lamps (excluding tubular fluorescent lamps) covered by IEC 61347-2-9.

NOTE 2 For reactors filled with liquid dielectric or pulverised material such as sand, additional requirements are under consideration.

NOTE 3 Attention is drawn to the following:

- for reactors intended to be used in vehicles, on board ships, and aircraft, additional requirements (from other applicable standards, national rules, etc.) may be necessary;

- measures to protect the enclosure and the components inside the enclosure against external influences such as fungus, vermin, termites, solar-radiation, and icing should also be considered;

- the different conditions for transportation, storage, and operation of the reactor should also be considered;

- additional requirements in accordance with other appropriate standards and national rules may be applicable to reactors intended for use in special environments, such as tropical environment.

NOTE 4 Normally, reactors are intended to be associated with equipment for functional requirements of the equipment or requirements by the installation rules or by other appliance specifications.

NOTE 5 Reactors incorporating electronic circuits and components are also covered by this standard.

NOTE 6 The protection against electric shock may be provided (or completed) by other parts or features of the equipment, such as the body.

NOTE 7 Reactors for particular applications will in the future be covered by complementary normative annexes.

NOTE 8 Future technological development of reactors may necessitate a need to increase the upper limit of the frequencies, until then this part may be used as a guidance document.

Document History

IEC 61558-2-20
June 1, 2010
Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2-20: Particular requirements and tests for small reactors
Replacement: This part of IEC 61558 deals with the safety of small reactors for general applications. NOTE 1 Safety includes electrical, thermal and mechanical aspects. Unless otherwise specified,...
June 1, 2000
Safety of Power Transformers, Power Supply Units and Similar Devices - Part 2-20: Particular Requirements for Small Reactors
This part of IEC 61558 applies to stationary or portable, single-phase or poly-phase, air-cooled (natural or forced) general purpose small reactors, including alternating current, premagnetised and...

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