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  • AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2009

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    Electrical installations - Selection of cables

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

    Superseded date:  25-06-2021

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    Published date:  01-01-2009

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies current-carrying capacity, voltage drop and short-circuit temperature rise of cables, to provide a method of selection for those types of electric cables and methods of installation that are in common use at working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV at 50 Hz a.c. Applicable to typical Australian installation conditions where the ambient air temperature is 40 degrees Celsius and ambient soil temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.

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    This Standard sets out a method for cable selection for those types of electrical cables and methods of installation that are in common use at working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV at 50 Hz a.c.Three criteria are given for cable selection, as follows:(a) Current-carrying capacity.(b) Voltage drop.(c) Short-circuit temperature rise.This Standard provides sustained current-carrying capacities and voltage drop values for those types of electrical cable and installation practices in common use in Australia. A significant amount of explanatory material is also provided on the application of rating factors that arise from the particular installation conditions of a single circuit or groups of circuits. Also, provided in Section 5 is information on cable selection based on short-circuit temperature limits.NOTE: A number of worked examples on cable selection are included in Appendix A.This Standard does not take into account the effects that may occur owing to temperature rise at the terminals of equipment and reference is necessary to AS/NZS 3000 and the individual equipment Standards.NOTE: For ease of reference, an index of the Tables included in this Standard is provided in Appendix B.

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    Committee EL-001
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published in Australia as AS 3008.1-1984.Second edition 1989.Jointly revised and redesignated AS/NZS 3008.1.1:1998.Fourth edition 2009. Originated in Australia as AS 3008.1 1984. Second edition 1989. Jointly revised and redesignated AS/NZS 3008.1.1:1998. Fourth edition 2009.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 5000.2:2006 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 450/750 V (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 60702.1:2005 Mineral insulated cables and their terminations with a rated voltage not exceeding 750 V Cables
    AS/NZS 4026:2008 Electric cables - For underground residential distribution systems
    AS 1746-1991 Conductors - Bare overhead - Hard-drawn copper
    AS/NZS 3560.2:2003 Electric cables - Cross-linked polyethylene insulated - Aerial bundled - For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV Copper conductors
    AS 3158-2004 Electric cables - Glass fibre insulated - For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1125:2001 Conductors in insulated electric cables and flexible cords (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 5000.1:2005 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3191:2008 Electric flexible cords (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS/NZS 3008.1.2:1998 Electrical installations - Selection of cables - Cables for alternating voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV - Typical New Zealand installation conditions
    AS 1531-1991 Conductors - Bare overhead - Aluminium and aluminium alloy (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 5000.3:2003 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated Multicore control cables (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 4961:2003 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated - For distribution and service applications (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3560.1:2000 Electric cables - Cross-linked polyethylene insulated - Aerial bundled - For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1(1.2) kV Aluminium conductors (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)

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    AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
    AS/NZS 1300:2009 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries - Bolted explosion-protected three-phase cable coupling devices (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters Installation requirements
    AS/NZS 4871.1:2010 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries General requirements
    AS/NZS 3003:2011 Electrical installations - Patient areas
    AS/NZS 3008.1.2:2010 Electrical installations - Selection of cables
    AS 1049.1:2014 Telecommunication cables - Insulation, sheath and jacket Materials
    AS/NZS 5033:2012 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays
    AS/NZS 4509.1:2009 Stand-alone power systems Safety and installation
    AS/NZS 61009.1:2011 Residual current operated circuit breakers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCBOs) General rules (IEC 61009-1, Ed. 3.0 (2010) MOD)
    AS 2067:2016 Substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.
    AS/NZS 4871.1:2012 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries General requirements
    AS/NZS 1299:2009 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries - Explosion-protected three-phase restrained plugs and receptacles for working voltages up to and including 3.3 kV (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 3007:2013 Electrical equipment in mines and quarries - Surface installations and associated processing plant
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