IEC Releases IEC 61643-351:2016, Low-Voltage Surge Protective Devices

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 61643-351:2016. This standard applies to components for – Part 351: Performance requirements and test methods for telecommunications and signaling network surge isolation transformers (SIT)and is now available on the IEC webstore.

Description: “IEC 61643-351:2016 defines test circuits and test methods for determining and verifying the SIT surge parameters. Preferred performance values for key parameters are given. Surge isolation transformers (SITs) are used for signal transformer applications with signal levels up to 400 V peak to peak. SITs are transformers, with or without an internal-winding screen, with a rated impulse withstand voltage greater than the peak voltage of the expected common-mode surge environment. SITs are applicable to components for surge protection against indirect and direct effects of lightning or other transient overvoltage. SITs are used to mitigate the onward propagation of common-mode voltage surges. This part of IEC 61643 does not cover SIT operation under differential-mode lightning surge conditions. Keywords: Surge isolation transformers (SITs) .”

*Description from the IEC Website.

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