Railway applications - Rolling stock - Pantographs - Characteristics and tests - Part 2: Pantographs for metros and light rail vehicles
|Publication Date:||1 September 2013|
|ICS Code (Railway rolling stock):||45.060|
This part of IEC 60494 defines the general assembly characteristics which are to be applied to pantographs, to enable current collection from the overhead line equipment. It also defines the tests the pantographs have to perform, excluding insulators.
This Standard does not apply to pantograph dielectric tests, which are to be performed on the pantograph installed on the vehicle roof. If no other requirement is agreed between customer and supplier, insulation coordination according to IEC 62497-1 may be used.
This Standard does not apply to pantographs used on main line vehicles: these pantographs are considered in IEC 60494-1.
This Standard relates to conventional suspended overhead line equipment and accessories. The systems (or part of them) which are rigidly suspended will require special consideration between the customer and the supplier.