IEC 60494-2:2013 

Railway applications - Rolling stock - Pantographs - Characteristics and tests - Part 2: Pantographs for metros and light rail vehicles


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IEC 60494-2:2013 defines the general assembly characteristics which are to be applied to pantographs, to enable current collection from the overhead line equipment. It also defines the tests the pantographs have to perform, excluding insulators. This Standard relates to conventional suspended overhead line equipment and accessories. The main technical changes with regard to the previous edition are as follows:
- simplification and standardization of the tolerances for static contact force;
- adjustment of terms (static contact force instead of static force);
- new Annex "Static contact force tolerances in Japan".

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2013-09-13
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 9 - Electrical equipment and systems for railwaysrss
ICS45.060.01 - Railway rolling stock in general
Stability date  2024
File size1210 KB

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