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1.1 For the non specialist
1.2 Principle of RCD Operation
1.3Types of Residual Current Device
2.1Risk of Electrocution
2.2Types of Electrocution Risk
2.3Effects of Electric Shock on the Human Body
3.1Principles of shock protection
3.2Earthing Systems
3.3Protection Against Direct and Indirect Contact
3.4 RCDs and Indirect Contact Shock Protection
3.5 RCDs and Direct Contact Shock Protection
3.6 RCDs in Reduced and Extra-low Voltage Applications
4.1Background
4.2Protective Measures as a Function of External Influences
5.1Background
5.2Typical Risks
5.3 Case Histories
6.1.1 Sensitivity
6.1.2Types of RCD
6.1.3 General and Time-Delayed RCDs
6.1.4Types a.c.,A and B RCDs
6.2.1Commercial/industrial system RCD protection options
6.2.2Sub distribution and final circuit RCD protection options
7.1Testing by the End User
7.2.1Time/current performance test
7.2.2 Functional test
7.2.3Insulation tests
7.2.4Earth loop impedance testing
7.3Troubleshooting
7.4 Detailed Fault Finding in RCD Protected Installations
8.1 Voltage Independent RCD
8.2Voltage Dependent RCD
9.1.1.Tripping due to surge currents
9.1.2.Tripping due to transient overvoltage and capacitance to earth
9.2 Capacitance to Earth
9.3Double Pole Switching
9.4Cables and Overhead Lines
9.5 Neutral to Earth Faults
9.6 Double Grounding
9.7 Conclusions
10.1.1The Incidence of Fires in Household Electrical Appliances
10.1.2 Electrically Induced Fire Ignition and Propagation
10.1.3 RCD Protection Against Fire Induced by Surface Tracking Across Insulation
10.1.4 Surface Tracking Induced by Fluid Contamination of Insulation
10.1.5.1 Wiring Installations and Equipment
10.1.5.2 Motors
10.1.5.3 Transformers
10.1.5.4 Switch and Relay Contacts
10.1.5.5 Internal Wiring and Connections
10.1.5.6 Heating Elements
10.1.5.7 Summary
10.1.6 The Comparative Tracking Index Test (BS EN 60112)
10.1.7.1 Background
10.1.7.2 Tracking tests
10.2 Capacitance and Inductance in Overhead Lines and Cables
10.3.1 Documents to which reference is made in the Guide
10.3.2 Other relevant documents not specifically mentioned in the text
10.3.3 Associated Directives and Statutory Regulations
10.4Terms and Definitions
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RCD Handbook

RCD Handbook

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