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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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  27-02-2009

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 3190:2009 APPROVAL AND TEST SPECIFICATION-RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICES (CURRENT-OPERATED EARTH-LEAKAGE DEVICES)
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - 1 SCOPE AND REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    6 - 1.1 Scope
    6 - 1.2 Referenced documents
    7 - 2 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 2.1 Break time
    7 - 2.2 Minimum non-actuating time
    8 - 2.3 Portable residual current device (PRCD)
    8 - 2.4 Portable socket outlet assembly (PSOA)
    8 - 2.5 Rated conditional short-circuit current
    8 - 2.6 Rated frequency
    8 - 2.7 Rated load current
    8 - 2.8 Rated residual current
    8 - 2.9 Rated voltage
    8 - 2.10 Reeling or coiling arrangement
    8 - 2.11 Residual current
    8 - 2.12 Residual current device
    9 - 2.13 Residual current relay or residual current unit
    9 - 2.14 Switched neutral pole
    9 - 2.15 Terminal devices
    9 - 2.16 Test facility
    9 - 2.17 Unprotected pole
    9 - 3 COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS
    9 - 3.1 General requirements of AS/NZS 3100
    9 - 3.2 Specific requirements of this Standard
    9 - 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 or PSOA
    11 - 5.2 Encapsulation and sealing
    11 - 5.3 Corrosion protection
    11 - 5.4 Mounting facilities
    11 - 5.5 Insulating material
    12 - 5.6 Spacing between terminals intended for field wiring
    13 - 5.7 Portable devices
    13 - 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
    15 - 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 - 5.9 Mechanical protection of PSOA socket-outlets
    16 - 5.10 PSOA RCD location protection
    17 - 6 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
    17 - 6.1 General
    17 - 6.1.1 Means of isolation associated with the operation of the RCD
    18 - 6.1.2 Test facility
    18 - 6.2 PRCDs
    18 - 6.2.1 Rating
    18 - 6.2.2 Socket-outlets
    18 - 6.2.3 Operation
    19 - 6.2.4 Switching requirements
    19 - 6.2.5 Lampholders
    19 - 6.2.6 Requirements for reeling or coiling arrangement
    20 - 7 MARKING
    20 - 7.1 Marking of RCDs
    20 - 7.1.1 ERROR !!!
    21 - 7.1.2 Function identification
    21 - 7.2 Marking of relays
    21 - 7.3 Marking of PRCDs
    21 - 7.3.1 General
    22 - 7.3.2 Additional marking requirements for PRCDs incorporating a reeling or coiling arrangement
    22 - 7.3.3 Location of marking
    22 - 7.4 Identification of terminals
    22 - 7.5 Installation instructions
    23 - 7.6 User instructions
    23 - 8 TESTS
    23 - 8.1 General
    23 - 8.1.1 Application
    25 - 8.1.2 Enclosures
    25 - 8.1.3 Mounting position
    26 - 8.1.4 Conditioning of PRCDs
    26 - 8.2 Insulation resistance test
    26 - 8.3 High voltage test
    26 - 8.4 Test facility
    26 - 8.5 Impulse withstand test
    26 - 8.6 High frequency disturbance test
    27 - 8.7 Operating temperature test and Type FSE device no-trip test
    27 - ¿8.8 Tripping tests at I¿n and Type FS and Type FSE device tests
    27 - 8.8.1 Connection of RCD or relay
    27 - 8.8.2 Test voltage
    27 - 8.8.3 Test procedure
    28 - 8.8.4 Test for failure of supply voltage for Type FS and Type FSE devices
    28 - 8.9 Maximum break times and minimum non-actuating times
    28 - 8.9.1 Tests of tripping times at and minimum non-actuating times
    28 - 8.9.2 Test for non-tripping zones
    29 - 8.10 Tests at low and high temperatures
    29 - 8.10.1 Low temperature
    29 - 8.10.2 High temperature
    29 - 8.10.3 Test procedure
    29 - 8.11 Test for tripping time without pre-loading or prior energization
    29 - 8.11.1 RCD
    31 - 8.11.2 Relay
    32 - 8.12 Additional tests for RCDs with d.c. pulse sensitivity
    32 - 8.12.1 Test condition
    32 - 8.12.2 Procedure for test with prior energization
    33 - 8.12.3 Procedure for testing without prior energization
    33 - 8.12.4 Tripping times
    33 - 8.13 Additional tests for Type FS and Type FSE devices
    33 - 8.13.1 Verification of the resistance of the earth path
    33 - 8.13.2 Additional operational test for Type FSE RCDs
    33 - 8.13.3 Verification of the limitation of the standing current in the earth circuit of a Type FS or Type FSE device
    34 - 8.14 Endurance test
    34 - 8.14.1 RCD
    34 - 8.14.2 Relay
    34 - 8.14.3 Sensitivity
    34 - 8.15 Short-time through-current withstand test
    34 - 8.15.1 Application of test
    35 - 8.15.2 Test circuit and conditions
    35 - 8.15.3 Requirements
    36 - 8.16 Test under earth fault conditions
    36 - 8.16.1 Test circuit and conditions
    36 - 8.16.2 Requirements
    36 - 8.17 Inspection of RCD or relay
    36 - 8.18 Reliability
    36 - 8.19 Ageing of electronic components
    37 - 8.20 Mechanical strength tests for PRCDs
    37 - 8.20.1 Drop test
    37 - 8.20.2 Impact hammer test
    37 - 8.21 Socket-outlet overcurrent protection for Class L PRCDs
    37 - 8.21.1 General
    37 - 8.21.2 Test 1
    37 - 8.21.3 Test 2
    38 - 8.22 Resistance to fire test
    38 - 8.23 IP tests for portable RCDs
    39 - APPENDIX A - RELIABILITY
    39 - A1 SCOPE
    39 - A2 CLIMATIC TEST
    39 - A2.1 General
    39 - A2.2 Testing chamber
    39 - A2.3 Severity
    39 - A2.4 Testing procedure
    42 - A3 TEST AT A TEMPERATURE OF 40°C
    42 - A3.1 Testing procedure
    43 - A3.2 RCD operation
    44 - APPENDIX B - IMPULSE WITHSTAND TEST
    44 - B1 SCOPE
    44 - B2 APPARATUS
    44 - B3 PROCEDURE
    44 - B4 CRITERIA OF ACCEPTANCE

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

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    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/NZS 3111 or AS/NZS 60898.1; or(ii) devices intended to protect an electricity authority distribution system; or(iii) devices for the protection of equipment for mines and covered by the AS 2081 series of Standards.

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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.Seventh edition 2009. Originated as AS 3190 1974. Previous edition AS/NZS 3190:2002. Seventh edition 2009.

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