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  • AS/NZS 60990:2002

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    Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current (Reconfirmed 2016)

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

    Superseded date:  05-02-2018

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2002

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Defines methods for measuring electric currents flowing through the human body or through the protective conductor. This Standard is identical with and has been reproduced from IEC 60990:1999.

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    This International Standard defines measurement methods for– d.c. or a.c. of sinusoidal or non-sinusoidal waveform, which could flow through the human body, and– current flowing through a protective conductor.The measuring methods recommended for TOUCH CURRENT are based upon the possible effects of current flowing through a human body. In this standard, measurements of current through networks representing the impedance of the human body are referred to as measurements of TOUCH CURRENT. These networks are not necessarily valid for the bodies of animals.The specification or implication of specific limit values is not within the scope of this standard. IEC 60479-1 provides information regarding the effects of current passing through the human body from which limit values may be derived.This standard is applicable to all classes of EQUIPMENT, according to IEC 60536.The methods of measurement in this standard are not intended to be used for– TOUCH CURRENTS having less than 1 s duration,– patient currents as defined in IEC 60601-1,– a.c. at frequencies below 15 Hz,– a.c. in combination with d.c. The use of a single network for a composite indication of the effects of combined a.c. and d.c. has not been investigated,– currents above those chosen for ELECTRIC BURN limits.This basic safety publication is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies.One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply, unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.

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    Committee TE-001
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 07/10/2016.This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2016 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 7/10/2016
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS/NZS 60990:2002.Reconfirmed 2016. First published as AS/NZS 60990:2002.

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