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  • AS 3111-1994

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    Approval and test specification - Miniature overcurrent circuit-breakers

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    Superseded date:  17-05-2018

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    Published date:  01-01-1994

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 3111-1994 APPROVAL AND TEST SPECIFICATION - MINIATURE OVERCURRENT CIRCUIT-BREAKERS
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - 1 SCOPE
    6 - 2 APPLICATION
    6 - 2.1 General requirements of AS 3100
    6 - 2.2 Specific requirements of this Specification
    6 - 2.3 Requirements of other specifications
    6 - 2.4 Circuit-breakers with earth-leakage features
    6 - 3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 4 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 4.1 Case
    7 - 4.2 Cover
    7 - 4.3 Enclosure
    7 - 4.4 Enclosure type circuit-breaker
    7 - 4.5 Open-mounting type circuit-breaker
    7 - 5 RATINGS AND MARKINGS
    7 - 5.1 Preferred current ratings
    7 - 5.2 Marking
    8 - 6 DESIGN
    8 - 6.1 Contact position
    8 - 6.2 Breaking capacity
    9 - 6.3 Overcurrent device sealing and calibration
    9 - 6.4 Temperature limits
    9 - 6.5 Multi-pole breakers
    9 - 6.6 Insulation
    9 - 6.7 Case
    10 - 6.8 Protection against corrosion
    10 - 6.9 Method of operation
    10 - 6.10 Mechanical stability
    10 - 6.11 Spacing between terminals intended for field wiring
    11 - 7 TESTS
    11 - 7.1 General
    12 - 7.2 Earthing facilities
    12 - 7.3 Dielectric tests
    13 - 7.4 Mechanical tests
    13 - 7.5 Load test
    13 - 7.6 Temperature test
    14 - 7.7 Performance test
    14 - 7.8 Breaking capacity test
    15 - 7.9 Additional tests
    15 - 7.10 Inspection of circuit-breaker
    15 - 7.11 Determination of ignitability and combustion propagation
    18 - APPENDIX A - EXAMPLE OF THE APPLICATION OF AS 3111, AS 2184 AND AS 3858 TO OVERCURRENT CIRCUIT-BREAKERS BY ELECTRICAL REGULAT
    18 - A1 EXAMPLE OF APPLICATION
    18 - A2 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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    Specifies essential safety requirements for approval and test purposes of miniature overcurrent circuit-breakers. It is intended to be read in conjunction with AS 3100.

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    This Specification applies to miniature overcurrent air-break circuit-breakers, referred to hereinafter as 'circuit- breaker(s)', having the following characteristics:(a) Intended for the prevention of continued overloading of electrical circuit wiring.(b) Have current ratings up to and including 125 A.(c) Have current breaking capacities up to but not including 10 kA.(d) Intended for use at low voltage.A circuit-breaker intended only for the protection of electrical equipment as distinct from circuit wiring, and which is appropriately marked as such, is not within the scope of this Specification.NOTES:1 Voltages and currents referred to in this Specification relate to alternating currents except where otherwise specified and values quoted are r.m.s. values.2 Attention is drawn to AS 2184 and AS 3858 which cover circuit-breakers having breaking capacities above 3 kA.3 In the application of AS 3111, AS 2184 and AS 3858 to overcurrent circuit-breakers, the Electrical Regulatory Authorities have modified, or intend to modify the above Scope and will apply additional conditions for approvals purposes. An example of this is given in Appendix A.

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    Committee EL-004
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note To run concurrently with AS/NZS 4898:1997 for 10 years
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS C111-1938.Second edition 1951.Third edition 1956.Fourth edition 1968.Revised and redesignated AS 3111-1974.Second edition 1980.Third edition 1983.Fourth edition 1994. First published as AS C111-1938. Second edition 1951. Third edition 1956. Fourth edition 1968. Revised and redesignated AS 3111-1974. Second edition 1980. Third edition 1983. Fourth edition 1994.

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    AS 2184-1985 Low voltage switchgear and controlgear - Moulded-case circuit-breakers for rated voltages up to and including 600 V a.c. and 250 V d.c.

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