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    Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-2002

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 3190:2002 APPROVAL AND TEST SPECIFICATION-RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICES (CURRENT-OPERATED EARTH-LEAKAGE DEVICES)
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - CONTENTS
    7 - 1 SCOPE AND REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.1 Scope
    7 - 1.2 Referenced documents
    8 - 2 DEFINITIONS
    8 - 2.1 Portable residual current device
    8 - 2.2 Rated conditional short-circuit current
    8 - 2.3 Rated frequency
    8 - 2.4 Rated load current
    9 - 2.5 Rated residual current
    9 - 2.6 Rated voltage
    9 - 2.7 Reeling or coiling arrangement
    9 - 2.8 Residual current
    9 - 2.9 Residual current device
    9 - 2.10 Residual current relay or residual current unit
    9 - 2.11 Switched neutral pole
    9 - 2.12 Unprotected pole
    9 - 2.13 Test facility
    9 - 2.14 Break time
    9 - 2.15 Minimum non-actuating time
    10 - 3 COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS
    10 - 3.1 General requirements of AS/NZS 3100
    10 - 3.2 Specific requirements of this Standard
    10 - 3.3 Requirements of other Standards
    10 - 4 CLASSIFICATION
    10 - 4.1 General
    10 - 4.2 PRCDs
    11 - 5 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
    11 - 5.1 Enclosures
    11 - 5.1.1 Relay enclosure(s)
    11 - 5.1.2 Enclosure of a PRCD
    11 - 5.2 Encapsulation and sealing
    11 - 5.3 Corrosion protection
    11 - 5.4 Mounting facilities
    11 - 5.5 Insulating material
    11 - 5.6 Spacing between terminals intended for field wiring
    12 - 5.7 Portable devices
    12 - 5.7.1 Socket outlet faceplate
    13 - 5.7.2 Flexible cord
    13 - 5.7.3 Connection by pins
    13 - 5.7.4 Mechanical strength
    13 - 5.7.5 Outlet facilities
    14 - 5.7.6 Earthing continuity
    14 - 5.7.7 Means of connection to the supply
    15 - 5.7.8 Power supply cord assembly
    16 - 5.8 Moving contact coupling
    16 - 5.8.1 General
    16 - 5.8.2 Switched neutral
    16 - 5.8.3 PRCDs
    16 - 5.8.4 Earth switching contact
    16 - 6 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
    16 - 6.1 General
    16 - 6.1.1 Means of isolation associated with the operation of the RCD
    17 - 6.1.2 Test facility
    17 - 6.2 PRCDs
    17 - 6.2.1 Rating
    17 - 6.2.2 Socket-outlets
    17 - 6.2.3 Operation
    17 - 6.2.4 Switching requirements
    18 - 6.2.5 Lampholders
    18 - 6.2.6 Requirements for reeling or coiling arrangement
    19 - 7 MARKING
    19 - 7.1 Marking of RCDs
    19 - 7.1.1 General
    20 - 7.1.2 Function identification
    20 - 7.2 Marking of relays
    20 - 7.3 Marking of PRCDs
    20 - 7.3.1 General
    21 - 7.3.2 Additional marking requirements for PRCDs incorporating a reeling or coiling arrangement
    21 - 7.3.3 Location of marking
    21 - 7.4 Identification of terminals
    21 - 7.5 Installation instructions
    22 - 7.6 User instructions
    22 - 8 TESTS
    22 - 8.1 General
    22 - 8.1.1 Application
    23 - 8.1.2 Enclosures
    23 - 8.1.3 Mounting position
    23 - 8.1.4 Conditioning of PRCDs
    25 - 8.2 Insulation resistance test
    25 - 8.3 High voltage test
    25 - 8.4 Test facility
    25 - 8.5 Impulse withstand test
    25 - 8.6 High frequency disturbance test
    26 - 8.7 Operating temperature test and Type FSE device no-trip test
    26 - 8.8 Tripping tests at I delta n and Type FS and Type FSE device tests
    26 - 8.8.1 Connection of RCD or relay
    26 - 8.8.2 Test voltage
    27 - 8.8.3 Test procedure
    27 - 8.8.4 Test for failure of supply voltage for Type FS and Type FSE devices
    27 - 8.9 Maximum break times and minimum non-actuating times
    27 - 8.9.1 Tests of tripping times at and minimum non-actuating times
    27 - 8.9.2 Test for non-tripping zones
    28 - 8.10 Tests at low and high temperatures
    28 - 8.10.1 Low temperature
    28 - 8.10.2 High temperature
    28 - 8.10.3 Test procedure
    28 - 8.11 Test for tripping time without pre-loading or prior energization
    29 - 8.11.1 RCD
    29 - 8.11.2 Relay
    29 - 8.12 Endurance test
    29 - 8.12.1 RCD
    29 - 8.12.2 Relay
    29 - 8.12.3 Sensitivity
    30 - 8.13 Short-time through-current withstand test
    30 - 8.13.1 Application of test
    30 - 8.13.2 Test circuit and conditions
    31 - 8.13.3 Requirements
    31 - 8.14 Test under earth fault conditions
    31 - 8.14.1 Test circuit and conditions
    31 - 8.14.2 Requirements
    31 - 8.15 Inspection of RCD or relay
    31 - 8.16 Reliability
    32 - 8.17 Ageing of electronic components
    32 - 8.18 Mechanical strength tests for PRCDs
    32 - 8.18.1 Drop test
    32 - 8.18.2 Impact hammer test
    32 - 8.19 Socket-outlet overcurrent protection for Class L PRCDs
    32 - 8.19.1 General
    32 - 8.19.2 Test 1
    35 - 8.19.3 Test 2
    35 - 8.20 Determination of ignitability and combustion propagation
    35 - 8.21 Additional tests for RCDs with d.c. pulse sensitivity
    35 - 8.21.1 Test condition
    35 - 8.21.2 Procedure for test with prior energization
    35 - 8.21.3 Procedure for testing without prior energization
    35 - 8.21.4 Tripping times
    36 - 8.22 Additional tests for Type FS and Type FSE devices
    36 - 8.22.1 Verification of the resistance of the earth path
    36 - 8.22.2 Additional operational test for Type FSE RCDs
    36 - 8.22.3 Verification of the limitation of the standing current in the earth circuit of a Type FS or Type FSE device
    38 - APPENDIX A - IMPULSE WITHSTAND TEST
    38 - A1 SCOPE
    38 - A2 APPARATUS
    38 - A3 PROCEDURE
    38 - A4 CRITERIA OF ACCEPTANCE
    39 - APPENDIX B - RELIABILITY
    39 - B1 SCOPE
    39 - B2 CLIMATIC TEST
    39 - B2.1 General
    39 - B2.2 Testing chamber
    39 - B2.3 Severity
    39 - B2.4 Testing procedure
    42 - B3 TEST AT A TEMPERATURE OF 40°C
    42 - B3.1 Testing procedure
    42 - B3.2 RCD operation
    44 - APPENDIX C - REQUIREMENTS FROM THE 1994 EDITION
    44 - C1 GENERAL
    44 - C2 TESTS OF TRIPPING TIMES AT I delta n AND HIGH I delta

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies essential safety requirements for residual current devices for approval and test purposes. It is to be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3100.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard applies to residual current devices and residual current relays intended to isolate supply or initiate a ‘tripping’ signal to isolate supply to protected circuits, socket-outlets or equipment in the event of a current flow to earth, which exceeds a predetermined level, and —(a) have rated residual currents not exceeding 300 mA;(b) have rated load currents not exceeding 125 A a.c.; and(c) designed for use at low voltage.The devices may be fixed or portable or, may be integral with a switching device or miniature overcurrent circuit breaker or, may be supplied as a separate attachment.This Standard does not apply to—(i) devices intended to be used with a particular circuit breaker other than a miniature overcurrent circuit-breaker, as defined in AS 3111; or(ii) devices intended to protect an electricity authority distribution system; or(iii) devices covered by AS 2081 and for protection of equipment for mines.

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    Committee EL-004
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS 3190-1974.Second edition 1980.Third edition 1983.Fourth edition 1990.Fifth edition 1994.Jointly revised and designated in part as AS/NZS 3190:2002. First published as AS 3190-1974. Second edition 1980. Third edition 1983. Fourth edition 1990. Fifth edition 1994. Jointly revised and designated in part as AS/NZS 3190:2002.

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    AS/NZS 3117:2007 Approval and test specification - Bayonet lampholders
    AS/NZS 2081.3:2002 Electrical equipment for coal and shale mines - Electrical protection devices - Earth-leakage protection systems for use on earth-fault current limited systems (IT systems)
    AS 1939-1990 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment (IP Code)
    AS/NZS 3197:2005 Approval and test specification - Portable electrical control or conditioning devices
    AS 3140-1994 Approval and test specification - Edison-type screw lampholders
    AS 3168-1991 Approval and test specifications - Fluorescent lamp ballasts
    AS/NZS 3127:2005 Approval and test specification - Cord-line switches
    AS 1931.1-1996 High-voltage test techniques - General definitions and test requirements
    AS 2081.3-1988 Electrical equipment for coal and shale mines - Electrical protection devices - Earth-leakage protection devices for use on systems incorporating earth-fault current limiters
    AS/NZS 3105:2007 Approval and test specification - Electrical portable outlet devices
    AS/NZS 3100:2002 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 3350.1:2002 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - General requirements (IEC 60335-1:1991, MOD)
    AS/NZS 4898:1997 Approval and test specification - Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations
    AS 3111-1994 Approval and test specification - Miniature overcurrent circuit-breakers
    AS/NZS 3133:2003 Approval and test specification - Air break switches
    AS/NZS 3175.1:1994 Approval and test specification - Residual current-operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCB’s) General rules
    AS/NZS 3350.1:2000 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances General requirements (IEC 60335-1:1994 MOD)
    AS/NZS 3112:2004 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS/NZS 3191:2003 Electric flexible cords
    AS/NZS 3120:1999 Approval and test specification - Cord extension sockets

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    AS/NZS 3111:2009 Approval and test specification - Miniature overcurrent circuit-breakers (Reconfirmed 2020)
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    AS 1418.14-1996 Cranes (including hoists and winches) Requirements for cranes subject to arduous working conditions
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    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 Safety in laboratories Planning and operational aspects
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    AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space
    AS/NZS 60745.1:2003 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety General requirements (IEC 60745-1:2001, MOD)
    AS 1576.4-1991 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding
    AS/NZS 4249:1994 Electrical safety practices - Film, video and television sites
    AS 3439.4-1995 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies - Particular requirements for assemblies for construction sites (ACS)
    AS 3111-1994 Approval and test specification - Miniature overcurrent circuit-breakers
    AS/NZS 3012:2003 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
    AS 2243.7-1991 Safety in laboratories - Electrical aspects
    AS/NZS 3160:2001 Approval and test specification - Hand-held portable electric tools
    AS/NZS 4763(INT):2006 Safety of Portable Inverters
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
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