Use of conventional touch voltage limits – Application guide Use of conventional touch voltage limits – Application guide
|Publication Date:||1 August 2007|
|ICS Code (Protection against electric shock. Live working):||13.260|
|ICS Code (Electricity supply systems):||91.140.50|
|ICS Code (Electrical engineering in general):||29.020|
IEC/TS 61201, which is a technical specification, provides guidance on the use of conventional touch voltage limits with reference to thresholds given in IEC 60479-5. Consideration is given to different physiological effects, environmental conditions, contact conditions, etc.
This specification only discusses voltages for sinusoidal a.c. at 50/60 Hz and pure d.c. having no significant a.c. component.
This specification does not consider immersion of body parts or medical applications.
Touch voltage limits are for use by technical committees as guidance for the determination of their own specific limits.
This basic safety publication is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies.
One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.