IEC 60947-3:2020 ED4

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 3: Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units IEC 60947-3:2020 ED4

Publication date:   Apr 22, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Apr 22, 2020


TC 121/SC 121A

International Standard

29.120.40   Switches | 29.130.20   Low voltage switchgear and controlgear



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IEC 60947-3:2020 applies to switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units and their dedicated accessories to be used in distribution circuits and motor circuits of which the rated voltage does not exceed 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC.
This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2008, Amendment 1:2012 and Amendment 2:2015. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

addition of critical load current tests for DC switches (see 9.3.9);
addition of requirements for a conditional short-circuit rating for disconnectors, switches, and switch-disconnectors protected by circuit-breakers (see;
addition of new categories for high-efficiency motors switching (see Annex A);
addition of new Annex E for connection to aluminium conductors;
addition of new Annex F for power losses measurement.

The contents of the corrigendum of October 2021 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60947-3:2020 ED4
60.60 Standard published
Apr 22, 2020


IEC 60947-3:2020/COR1:2021 ED4

IEC 60947-3/AMD1 ED4