IEC Publishes Second Edition of IEC 60898-1:2015

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The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new edition of IEC 60898-1:2015.

IEC 60898-1:2015 ed2.0 applies to “Electrical accessories – Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations – Part 1: Circuit-breakers for a.c. operation.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.


“IEC 60898-1:2015(E) applies to a.c. air-break circuit-breakers for operation at 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz, having a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V (between phases), a rated current not exceeding 125 A and a rated short-circuit capacity not exceeding 25 000 A. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2002, Amendment 1:2002 and Amendment 2:2003. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Revision of 9.5 Terminals
b) Revision of the test of glow wire
c) Simplification of the figures for short circuit tests.”

*Description from IEC website

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