IEC 61557-16:2023 

Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 16: Equipment for testing the effectiveness of the protective measures of electrical equipment and/or medical electrical equipment


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IEC 61557-16:2023 specifies the requirements applicable to the performance for test and measurement equipment in order to determine the effectiveness of the protective measures for electrical equipment and/or medical electrical equipment described in IEC 62353.
This International Standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 61557-1:2019.
IEC 61557-16:2023 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) splitting of uncertainty requirements for medical and non-medical electrical equipment in 4.2.1;
b) addition of a definition of ranges with defined uncertainty in 4.2.1 to 4.2.7;
c) addition of an optional measuring device (MD) for non-medical devices in 4.2.1;
d) addition of a limitation of the maximum intrinsic uncertainty for medical applications at leakage current in 4.2.1;
e) change of 4.2.3 from test sockets to sockets for service purposes;
f) addition of a warning in the operating instructions;
g) integration of former 6.3 into 6.2;
h) update of Table 1;
i) alignment of the structure with that of the whole IEC 61557 series.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2023-08-25
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 85 - Measuring equipment for electrical and electromagnetic quantitiesrss
ICS17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
29.080.01 - Electrical insulation in general
Stability date  2028
File size1023 KB

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