Residual current operated circuit-breakers for household and similar use – Part 3-3: Specific requirements for RCDs with screw-type terminals for external untreated aluminium conductors and with aluminium screw-type terminals for use with copper or with aluminium conductors
|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 screw-type terminals of copper - or of alloys containing at least 58 % of copper (if worked cold) or at least 50 % of copper (if worked otherwise), or of other metal or suitably coated metal, no less resistant to corrosion than copper and having mechanical properties no less suitable - for use with untreated aluminium conductors, or with screw-type terminals of aluminium material for use with copper or aluminium conductors.
This part of IEC 62873 cannot be used alone but it is intended to be applied together with an RCD product standard (IEC 61008-1 or IEC 61009-1) if an RCD is equipped with screw-type terminals for external untreated aluminium conductors and with aluminium screw-type terminals for use with copper or with aluminium conductors.
In this part of IEC 62873, copper-clad and nickel-clad aluminium conductors are considered as aluminium conductors.
NOTE In AT, AU and DE, the use of aluminium screw-type terminals for use with copper conductors is not allowed.
- In AT and DE, terminals for aluminium conductors only are not allowed;
- In ES, the use of aluminium conductors is not allowed for final circuits in household and similar installations e.g. offices, shops;
- In DK, the minimum cross-sectional area for aluminium conductors is 16 mm2.