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IEC 60269 General Rules Low-voltage power fuses

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IEC 60269 General Rules Low-voltage power fuses
IEC 60269 General Rules Low-voltage power fuses

 

 

 

 

IEC 60269 is a array of standards  for low voltage power fuses used for industrial and commercial use, residential use, for semiconductor devices. It is diversify as follows:

S.NoStandradTitle
1IEC 60269-1Low-voltage fuses – Part 1: General requirements
2IEC 60269-2Low-voltage fuses – Part 2: Supplementary requirements for fuses for use by authorized persons (fuses mainly for industrial application)
3IEC 60269-3Low-voltage fuses – Part 3: Supplementary requirements for fuses for use by unskilled persons (fuses mainly for household and similar applications)
4IEC 60269-4Low-voltage fuses – Part 4: Supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of semiconductor devices
5IEC 60269-5Low-voltage fuses – Part 5: Guidance for the application of low-voltage fuses
6IEC 60269-6 Low-voltage fuses – Part 6: Supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of solar photovoltaic energy systems


Scope

IEC 60269 is a relevant to fuses including enclosed current-limiting fuse-links with rated breaking capacities of not less than 6 kA, deliberated  for protecting power-frequency a.c. circuits of nominal voltages not exceeding 1000 V or d.c. circuits of nominal voltages not exceeding 1500 V.

Fuse-links intended to be included in fuse-switch combinations according to IEC 60947-3 should also comply with the following requirements. The object of this standard is to establish the characteristics of fuses or parts of fuses (fuse base, fuse-carrier, fuse-link) in such a way that they can be replaced by other fuses or parts of fuses having the same features given that they are replaceable as far as their dimensions are agitated.

Test to be performed as per this standard are as follows:
1.Classification
2Mechanical design
3Insulating properties
4Temperature rise test
5Breaking capacity
6Protection against Electric shock
7Over current discrimination of fuse link
8Cut off current characteristics
9Resistance to heat
10Mechanical strength
11Resistance to corrosion
12Resistance to abnormal heat and fire
13EMC tests
14I2t characteristics


Application category & time current characteristics :

 

Application category & time current characteristics
Application category & time current characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

The application category is of 2 digit code.

The first letter is “a” for short circuit protection fuse only, and

The first letter is “g” for fuse is intended to operate even with currents as low as those that cause it to blow in one hour.

The second letter depict the kind of equipment to be protected.

For example:

M –motor, G =general protection for wire and cables., Tr – treansformer.

Types of fuses

  1. D(diazed) type fuse: They have ceramic body in shape of a bottle with metal cap ends fitted in screw-in fuse holder. They are available in five sizes D I(Swiss), D I (NDz), D II, D III, D IV, D **** D1 and DV are not tested as per IEC 60269.
D(diazed) type fuse
D(diazed) type fuse

 

 

 

 

 

  1. NH Fuses: They have blade style terminals with oblong body. They are generally used in electrical substations , junction box and distribution board.
NH Fuses
NH Fuses