IEC 62271-100:2021 ED3

High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 100: Alternating-current circuit-breakers

Publication date:   Jul 7, 2021

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60.60 Standard published   Jul 7, 2021


TC 17/SC 17A Switching devices

International Standard

29.130.10   High voltage switchgear and controlgear



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IEC 62271-100:2021 is applicable to three-phase AC circuit-breakers designed for indoor or outdoor installation and for operation at frequencies of 50 Hz and/or 60 Hz on systems having voltages above 1 000 V. This document includes only direct testing methods for making-breaking tests. For synthetic testing methods refer to IEC 62271-101.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008, Amendment 1:2012 and Amendment 2:2017. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:
– the document has been updated to IEC 62271-1:2017;
– Amendments 1 and 2 have been included;
– the definitions have been updated, terms not used have been removed;
– Subclauses 7.102 through 7.108 have been restructured.
The contents of the corrigendum of December 2021 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 62271-100:2021 ED3
60.60 Standard published
Jul 7, 2021


Corrected by
IEC 62271-100:2021/COR1:2021 ED3