CENELEC - EN 61009-1
Residual current operated circuit-breakers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCBO's) Part 1: General rules
|Publication Date:||1 September 2004|
|ICS Code (Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices):||29.120.50|
Scope and object
This International Standard applies to residual current operated circuit-breakers with integral over current protection functionally independent of, or functionally dependent on, line voltage for household and similar uses (hereafter referred to as RCBOs), for rated voltages not exceeding 440 V a.c., rated currents not exceeding 125 A for fixed installation and rated short-circuit capacities not exceeding 25 000 A for operation at 50 Hz 60 Hz.
These devices are intended to protect people against indirect contact, the exposed conductive parts of the installation being connected to an appropriate earth electrode and to protect against overcurrents the wiring installations of buildings and similar applications. They may be used to provide protection against fire hazards due to a persistent earth fault current, without the operation of the overcurrent protective device.
RCBOs having a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30 mA are also used as a means for additional in the case of failure of the protective means against electric shock.
This standard applies to devices performing simultaneously the function of detection of the residual current, of comparison of the value of this current with the residual operating value and of opening of the protected circuit when the residual current exceeds this value, and also of performing the function of making, carrying and breaking over currents under specified conditions.
These devices are intended for use in an environment with pollution degree 2.