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IEC 61439

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K_rishma
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IEC 61439

Is there any exceptions in IEC61439, which states that the short circuit tests are not required. If so, can you elaborate and quote those clauses.

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SaravananS
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Re: IEC 61439

IEC61439-1 doesn't warrant for short circuit performance evaluation under the following conditions:

 

  1. Assemblies protected by short circuit protective devices whose cut off current is not more than 17kA with prospective current set at the incoming terminals of the assembly under test.
  2. Assemblies protected by frequency converters where the outputs are provided with electronic short-circuit protection that limits the cut-off current with in 17 kA,
  3. Assemblies whose rated short-time withstand rating or rated conditional short-circuit current are not not more than 10 kA .
  4. Control power circuits that are fed by control transformers whose rating doesn't exceed 10kVA for a rated secondary voltage of not less than 110v or of an 1.6 kVA transformer for a rated secondary voltage less than 110 V, and whose short-circuit impedance is not less than 4 %.

 

For further information on the topic, kindly refer to clause 10.11.2 under short circuit performance.

 

Regards

S.Saravanan

Principal Technical Expert

 

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MaheshReganti
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Re: IEC 61439

IEC 61439 standard has clearly defined 12 tests ( 7 Verification of Constructional and 5 Verification of Performance )

These 12 type tests are must to be conducted as per IEC guidelines.

Based on the successful completion of the 12 type test, the product is certified as IEC 61439 verified.

 

To specifically answer to your question on "Short circuit" withstand test,

      Yes Short circuit test is one of the 5 performance test that a LV panel to be tested.

 

Hope i have clarified your question

please feel free to reply and also do share further inputs which can enable your business and differentiate with competition technically .

 

Mahesh Reganti
Product manager - Blokset, LV switchboard
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ARJUN_SOMALA
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Re: IEC 61439

Thanks for your informative talks regards to latest IEC 61439..

 

Needs small clarifications in respect of the following...

 

Clause 10.10.2.3.7 a) Main bus-bars shall be tested separately.

  • In this case shall the main breaker to be taken in the circuit (or) shall we have to test only on HBB alone bypassing Main breaker ?
  • The test shall be carried out at the rated current. The test current
    shall pass through the full length of the bus bars. Q:Can this current be different from rated current of the Assembly?
  • Where the design of the assembly permits, and, to minimize the influence of the external test conductors on the temperature rise,the length of the main bus bar within the enclosure for the test shall be a minimum of
    2 m and include a minimum of one joint when the bus bars are extendable.  Q: Can the main bus bar length can be less than 2m due to design constraints.

 

Could you please give your comments..

 

Regards

Arjuna

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