BRITISH STANDARD BS 5486-13

:
1989
Incorporating
Amendment No. 1

Low-voltage switchgear
and controlgear
assemblies —

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Part 13: Specification for particular
requirements of consumer units


UDC 621.316.3:621.3.021:621.3.016.31:[621.3 77.002.72]:[.001.2:001.4]:620.1

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BS 5486-13:1989

Committees responsible for this
British Standard

The preparation of this British Standard was entrusted by the Power Electrical
Engineering Standards Policy Committee (PEL/-) to Technical Committee
PEL/12, upon which the following bodies were represented:

ASTA Certification Services
Association of British Mining Equipment Companies
Association of Supervisory and Executive Engineers
British Gas plc
Building Employers’ Confederation
Department of Trade and Industry (Consumer Safety Unit, C A Division)
ERA Technology Ltd.
Electrical Contractors’ Association
Electrical Installation Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEAMA Ltd.)
Electricity Supply Industry in England and Wales
Engineering Equipment and Materials Users’ Association
GAMBICA (BEAMA Ltd.)
Health and Safety Executive
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
Transmission and Distribution Association (BEAMA Ltd.)

This British Standard, having
been prepared under the
direction of the Power
Electrical Engineering
Standards Policy Committee,
was published under the
authority of the Board of BSI
and comes into effect on
30 June 1989

© BSI 02-1999 Amendments issued since publication
First published April 1979
First revision June 1989
Amd. No. Date of issue Comments

6554 April 1991 Indicated by a sideline in the margin
The following BSI references
relate to the work on this
standard:
Committee reference PEL/12
Draft for comment 87/20531 DC

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.6 Definitions concerning protective measures with regard to electric shock 1 2.`.7 Rated fused short-circuit current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) 2 4.2 Definitions concerning constructional units of ASSEMBLIES 1 2..1 General definitions 1 2.8 Definitions relating to electronic functions 1 3 Classification of ASSEMBLIES 1 4 Electrical characteristics of ASSEMBLIES 1 4. BS 5486-13:1989 Contents Page Committees responsible Inside front cover Foreword iii 1 Scope and general requirements 1 1.4 Rated peak withstand current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) 2 4.3 Conditions during transport.9 Rated frequency 2 5 Information to be given regarding the ASSEMBLY 2 5. storage and erection 3 7 Design and construction 3 7.1 Nameplates 2 5.3 Definitions concerning the external design of ASSEMBLIES 1 2..7 Gangways within ASSEMBLIES 1 2.1 Scope 1 --`.`-`-`. operation and maintenance 3 6 Service conditions 3 6.2 Special service conditions 3 6.2 Markings 2 5.`--- 1.3 Rated short-time withstand current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) 1 4.2 Rated current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) 1 4.3 Instructions for installation.3 Temperature rise 4 7.1 Normal service conditions 3 6.6 Rated conditional short-circuit current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) 2 4.5 Definitions concerning the conditions of installation of ASSEMBLIES 1 2.`.4 Definitions concerning the structural parts of ASSEMBLIES 1 2.1 Mechanical design 3 7.4 Protection against electric shock 4 7..1 Rated voltages 1 4.2 General requirements 1 2 Definitions 1 2.5 Short-circuit protection and short-circuit withstand strength 5 © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution i Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale .8 Rated diversity factor 2 4.`.5 Rated prospective short-circuit withstand current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) 2 4.2 Enclosure and degree of protection 4 7.

.`.`--- iiBritish Standards Institution © BSI 02-1999 Copyright Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale .6 Components installed in ASSEMBLIES 5 7.3 Routine tests 13 Appendix A Minimum and maximum cross-sections of copper conductors suitable for connection 15 Appendix B Method of calculating the cross-sectional area of protective conductors with regard to thermal stresses due to currents of short duration 15 Appendix C Typical examples 15 Appendix D Typical arrangements of forms of separation by barriers or partitions 15 Appendix E Items subject to agreement between manufacturer and user 15 Figure 101 — Test circuit to prove coordination of characteristics 11 Figure 102 — Ball-pressure apparatus 13 Table VIII — Standard cross sections of copper conductors corresponding to the test current 8 Table 101 — Requirements for final circuit protective devices: Miniature circuit-breakers complying with BS 3871-1 9 Table 102 — Requirements for final circuit protective devices: Semi-enclosed fuses complying with BS 3036 and cartridge fuses complying with BS 1361.`..2 Type tests 7 8. Type 1 9 Table 103 — Cross sections of copper conductors on load side of protective device under test 9 Table 104 — Preparation for test B 10 Table 105 — Cross sections of copper conductors suitable for connection 15 Publications referred to Inside back cover --`...`. BS 5486-13:1989 Page 7.`-`-`.8 Electrical connections inside an ASSEMBLY: Bars and insulated conductors 6 7.7 Internal separation of ASSEMBLIES by barriers or partitions 6 7.9 Requirements for electronic equipment supply circuits 6 8 Test specifications 6 8.1 Classification of tests 6 8.

Summary of pages This document comprises a front cover.`. --`. BS 5486-13:1989 Foreword This Part of BS 5486 has been prepared under the direction of the Power Electrical Engineering Standards Policy Committee. where no reference is made to Part 1.. Compliance with a British Standard does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations. This standard has been updated (see copyright date) and may have had amendments incorporated.. It supersedes BS 5486-13:1979. The clause and subclause numbering from clause 2 onwards of this Part of BS 5486 follows that of BS 5486-1:1986.. Many subclauses refer to the equivalent subclause in BS 5486-1 as either applicable or not applicable. Users of British Standards are responsible for their correct application. regarding requirements described as “under consideration”. an inside back cover and a back cover. This will be indicated in the amendment table on the inside front cover..`--- © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution iii Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . pages i to iv.`-`-`. pages 1 to 16. The opportunity has been taken to modify the requirements for short-circuit testing.`. an inside front cover. Reference should be made to the note contained in the foreword to BS 5486-1. which is withdrawn. A British Standard does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. This Part has been revised to align it with BS 5486-1:1986.`. the subclause replaces the equivalent subclause in that Part.

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4 Definitions concerning the structural parts of ASSEMBLIES 1. for the control and 2.1 Scope The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 This Part of BS 5486 specifies particular apply as appropriate. 3 Classification of ASSEMBLIES Individual components. BS 5486-13:1989 1 Scope and general requirements 2. of 50 Hz and supplied through a type II fuse 2. such as circuit-breakers.3 Rated short-time withstand current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 apply.5 Definitions concerning the conditions of distribution of electrical energy from a single phase installation of ASSEMBLIES earthed neutral system having a declared voltage The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 not exceeding 250 V a. This premises.2 Rated current 2..`-`-`. The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 apply. no standard values can be given. and shall also comply with the supplementary requirements contained in this Part.1 Rated voltages 2.1 General definitions The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. see foreword..`. fuses. NOTE Consumer units are also known as consumer control units and consumers’ electricity control units.`--- units of ASSEMBLIES 4. 4. 2. currents.8 Definitions relating to electronic functions comply with all the requirements of Part 1 of this The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 standard unless otherwise indicated hereinafter apply.3 of Part 1 when tested according outgoing circuits: to 8. c) protective devices (residual current or fault If the consumer unit has only one incoming circuit. requirements for consumer units such as are installed in consumers’ premises. shall comply with the relevant British Standards and in this 4 Electrical characteristics of respect are not covered by this standard. The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 do 1.2 General requirements not apply to consumer units. voltage operated). The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 NOTE 1 All references to Part 1 relate to BS 5486-1:1986. principally in domestic consumers’ assembly. apply. at a nominal frequency apply as appropriate.c. The provisions of this clause in Part 1 shall apply. the rated current of this incoming circuit determines the rated current of the consumer unit. their disposition and application. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 are not applicable.2 Definitions concerning constructional --`. ASSEMBLIES known as consumer units shall 2.3 Definitions concerning the external design of ASSEMBLIES The definitions given in this subclause in Part 1 apply as appropriate. switches and wiring accessories.`.2. © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution 1 Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . 2. 2. a) fuses..`. The rated current of the incoming circuit(s) shall not exceed 100 A.6 Definitions concerning protective complying with BS 1361:1971 rated at not more measures with regard to electric shock than 100 A and with outgoing ways not exceeding 50 A rating. together with the following.101 The rated current of a circuit of a consumer unit is consumer unit stated by the manufacturer. NOTE Due to the complex factors determining the rated b) miniature circuit-breakers.1.2. ASSEMBLIES 2 Definitions 4. taking into consideration the ratings of the components of the an ASSEMBLY for the control and distribution of electrical equipment in the circuit within the electrical energy. incorporating manual means of double current shall be carried without the temperature pole isolation on the incoming circuit(s) and an rise of its several parts exceeding the limits assembly of one or more of the following on the specified in 7.7 Gangways within ASSEMBLIES NOTE 2 The titles of the publications referred to in this standard are listed on the inside back cover..

1 of Part 1).2 Markings other way. Each ASSEMBLY shall be provided with one or outgoing circuit-breaker way or outgoing protective more plates.. manufacturer either on the nameplate or in some 5.`.. in the relevant documents. 4. shall ascertainable.e. outdoor use The rated frequency of the ASSEMBLY is the value or special use. where applicable. The rated current. Consumer units are rated and tested at the rated l) degree of protection (see 7.1. The accuracy of such a claim is therefore solely the responsibility of the person making the claim. The following information shall be given by the r) rated current of consumer unit (see 4. current of the isolating means for the incoming m) measures for the protection of persons circuit (see 4.5 Rated prospective short-circuit withstand a) the manufacturer’s name or trademark. stating that the rated current must not be exceeded. applicable.1 of Part 1. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 are not the circuit diagrams or in the manufacturer’s list or applicable. located in a place such that they are visible and Where the means of identification is detachable. 2 © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . i. width 5 Information to be given regarding (or length).9 Rated frequency n) service conditions for indoor use. 50 Hz. BS 5486-13:19891).1.4 Rated peak withstand current (of a circuit Information from d) to q) may.1 of Part 1). consumer units. BS 5486-13:1989 4. operating conditions are referred.. the legible when the ASSEMBLY is installed.4). a claim by or on behalf of the manufacturer that the product meets the requirements of the standard.2. the ASSEMBLY q) mass. be 50 Hz. 4.8 Rated diversity factor h) limits of operation (see clause 4).2. d) rated frequency. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 are not i. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 are not g) rated voltages of auxiliary circuits applicable. expressed in Table I of Part 1 does not apply to see 4.2). (if applicable). (see 7. which may also be desirable.`-`-`.. which may be --`.e. owing to the flexibility of selection k) short-circuit withstand strength (see 7. depth. if different from the usual service of frequency which designates it and to which the conditions as given in 6. be of an ASSEMBLY) given on the nameplates. relationship between the identification and the Information specified under a).1.1.2).6 Rated conditional short-circuit current from the manufacturer.1.1 Nameplates circuit connected to each outgoing fuseway. current (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) NOTE The final assembler of the ASSEMBLY is deemed to be its manufacturer (see note 2 to 2.2).`. of outgoing protective devices (see 8. marked in a durable manner and device way. A rated diversity factor as defined in Part 1 and i) rated current of each circuit (if applicable.e. r).2). The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 are not b) type designation or identification number applicable. in either case it shall be clearly visible designated.7 Rated fused short-circuit current e) rated operational voltages (see 4. b) and c) shall be appropriate outgoing way shall be readily given on the nameplate. Means shall be provided for the identification of the 5. i. (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) f) rated insulation voltage (see 4.5. For o) type of system earthing for which the ASSEMBLIES in this Part the rated frequency shall ASSEMBLY is designed. p) dimensions (see Figure C3 of Part 1). Such a declaration is not to be confused with third party certification of conformity. be given either on the nameplate or on the means of Where items of equipment in the consumer unit are isolation. (of a circuit of an ASSEMBLY) c) the number and date of this Part of BS 5486. A warning notice shall be with those in the wiring diagrams.3). the designations used shall be identical after installation.`. catalogues: 4.`--- provided and be clearly visible after installation supplied with the consumer unit. making it possible to get relevant information 4. 1) Marking BS 5486-13:1984 on or in relation to a product represents a manufacturer’s declaration of conformity.2 of Part 1). 4.1 of Part 1). given preferably in the order of height.

1. The ASSEMBLY shall incorporate 7. a) a double pole switch. BS 5486-13:1989 5.1.`. 6.2 Isolating distances. surface.3 Instructions for installation.1. and multi-terminal protective conductor bar(s). manual means of double pole isolation on the incoming circuit(s) and an assembly of one or more 7. 7. The terminals shall adequate resistance to rusting when tested in correspond in number to the number of outgoing accordance with 8. Not applicable.3 Terminals for external conductors The ASSEMBLIES shall be constructed only of 7.1 Mechanical design provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.1. erection Doors and similar parts provided with hinges shall The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall open to at least 90°. apply.1 Clearances and creepage distances. terminals shall be so normal service. loss or fracture of any part of the 6. The 7. shall have an the neutral conductors.4 A multi-terminal bar shall be provided for consumer units.10.9.3 Isolation. necessary degree of safety.1 General. Ferrous structural parts of 7. the user is the person or authority responsible for selecting the equipment for the Protection against corrosion shall be ensured by the intended use.2 Clearances.2. including enclosures.1.`-`-`. miniature circuit-breakers. taking account of the intended conditions of use and maintenance. For parts of consumer units which designed that conductors and cables of the indicated are made of plastics materials the resistance to material.2..3 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 equivalent protective coatings to the exposed shall apply. shall apply.. The apparatus and circuits in the ASSEMBLIES 6.3.2.1. their identification or location shall ensure that the final circuit neutral conductors can be readily connected in the same sequence as that of their respective phase conductors in relation to the associated outgoing circuits. can be connected NOTE Parts which only serve aesthetic purposes. shall be provided with a considered a special condition (see 6.3. means of attaching and fastening which shall guard against omission. other than those provided The requirements of Part 1 apply except that solely for aesthetic purposes. circuits.1.2. --`.1. from the smallest to the largest thermal stresses shall be verified according cross-sectional areas corresponding to the to 8.2. which are not (see Appendix A)..2 Special service conditions The covers of enclosures. storage and fastening device.1.3 Conditions during transport.2. electrical and thermal stresses as well as the effects 7. NOTE For the purpose of this standard. use of suitable materials or by the application of 7. protective devices/residual current or fault voltage operated connected to common busbar(s) c) a double pole earth fault protective device with associated multi-terminal neutral bar(s) (residual current or fault voltage operated).2.2 Unless otherwise agreed between the of humidity which are likely to be encountered in manufacturer and the user.1 Normal service conditions shall be so arranged as to facilitate their operation The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall and maintenance and at the same time ensure the apply.1 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 materials capable of withstanding the mechanical.. apply. Means of isolation from the of the following on the outgoing circuits: incoming phase and neutral supply conductors shall be provided by means of one of the following: fuses.3. that are intended to be recessing of Flush type units into walls is not opened without tools. creepage distances and 7 Design and construction isolating distances 7. intended for protection against electric shock. 7.`. Enclosures of consumer units shall in addition withstand an impact strength test in accordance 6 Service conditions with 8.3.`.8.`--- © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution 3 Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . appropriate rated currents. operation and All enclosures or partitions shall be of a mechanical maintenance strength sufficient to withstand the stresses to The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall which they may be subjected in normal service.1. 7. b) a double pole miniature circuit-breaker.9 of Part 1). and which are not in contact with live parts need not be tested.

Terminals for outgoing phase conductors having a Where there is provision for a fuse or miniature current rating of 30 A or 32 A shall be capable of circuit-breaker rated in excess of 35 A. at least one clamping either one 6 mm2 conductor. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. where requirements for the appropriate rating.4. It is permissible to provide an provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.2. The user shall indicate the protective cable entry for the incoming cables and for all measure which is applied to the installation for outgoing cables shall be made. this may require information to be also be capable of clamping two 2. conductor. means of an incorporated connection or by a 7.4. The outgoing way.3.5 A multi-terminal bar shall be provided for the protective conductors.. back-entry wiring.4.2.1 Protection by insulation of live parts. Not applicable. protective conductors. cover plates.9 of In non-metallic enclosures suitable provision for Part 1). ensure that the final circuit protective conductors 7.4 Protection against electric shock can be readily connected in the same sequence as that of their respective phase conductors in relation 7.g. or two or three 2.. In addition. 4 © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale .5 mm2 conductors.6 Openings in cable entries. The terminals shall also capable of clamping conductors from 1 mm2 be capable of clamping two or three 2. opening or openings at the rear of the enclosure for 7.1.3 Temperature rise correspond in number to the number of outgoing The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 including circuits and their identification or location shall Table III shall apply.6. Protection against electric shock in normal bar.1 Protection against both direct and indirect to the associated outgoing circuits.5 mm2 to 4 mm2 inclusive. e.2 Protection by barriers or enclosures. or three 1.4.7 Terminals for outgoing phase conductors --`.3 Protection by obstacles. hereinafter may be selected. terminals shall be provided for the earthing lead 7. 7. In particular. BS 5486-13:1989 Terminals for outgoing neutral conductors shall be 7. etc.. The least one conduit entry of appropriate size for the provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. or two 4 mm2 terminal shall be capable of clamping one 16 mm2 conductors.6. catalogues may take the place of such an agreement.`-`-`.2 Protection against direct contact (see 2. conductors or two 4 mm2 conductors.2 Enclosure and degree of protection conductor of appropriate rating connected to terminals. Terminals for outgoing phase conductors having a Connections between the neutral pole of the means current rating of between 35 A and 50 A shall be of isolation and the neutral bar shall be made by capable of clamping one 16 mm2 conductor. This implies the selection of means of user. taking into account the shall be so designed that when the cables are requirements laid down in the following subclauses. Entries shall be Installations” published by the Institution of of sufficient size to accommodate sheathed cables of Electrical Engineers. The terminals shall installation.1. the stated protective measures The choice of the protective measure shall be subject against contact and degree of protection shall be to an agreement between the manufacturer and the obtained. The terminals shall 7.2.`. the use of making of cable entries.. entry suitable for the application as stated by the NOTE Information given in the manufacturer’s current manufacturer. 7. In metal enclosures provision shall be made for at 7.. properly installed.`.4. sections in the sides and one or more openings in the attention is drawn to “Regulations for Electrical back are suitable for this purpose.5 mm2 conductors. One or more of the protective measures defined 7.`. service can be obtained either by appropriate All terminals for outgoing conductors shall be constructional measures on the ASSEMBLY itself capable of clamping a single conductor of or by additional measures to be taken during between 1 mm2 and 6 mm2. The timber of any wooden protection against shock in case of a fault are frames shall be of a suitable quality to facilitate the specified for the complete installation.8 of and two bonding conductors to be connected to the Part 1).5 mm2 conductors given by the manufacturer.4.1. Both reduced which the ASSEMBLY is intended.3 Protection against indirect contact (see 2. Not applicable. contact.3.3. incoming cables and for one conduit entry for each 7.`--- capable of clamping a single conductor from 1 mm2 having a current rating of less than 30 A shall be up to and including 6 mm2.

5.3 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 for each of the incoming units in accordance shall apply. current-limiting fuses or other current-limiting switching devices).5. within the ASSEMBLY.1 Constructional precautions shall be taken incoming unit.2.4.`--- shall apply. 7. Copyright British Standards Institution © BSI 02-1999 5 Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . 7.1..4.6.4.1.`-`-`.4 Discharging of electrical charges. Not applicable.m.3.1 For an ASSEMBLY having only one 7. or other specifications having by authorized personnel.5 Circuits within an ASSEMBLY.1.3.1 Selection of components.5.4.3.4.1.2. 7.3..5 Short-circuit protection and short-circuit protective circuit in an ASSEMBLY consists of withstand strength either a separate protective conductor or the 7.5. powder coatings. miniature circuit-breakers shall comply with BS 3871-1. be suitable for the particular application with 7.1. The provisions of this ensured by effective interconnections either directly subclause in Part 1 including Table V shall apply for or by means of protective conductors.`. values of 7. etc.2.6).5.1 of Part 1.3.1. 7.4.5 Operating and maintenance gangways within current of the ASSEMBLY.4. A 7.) 7.3 Not applicable.g.3. c).6 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.4. accordance with the provisions of items a).4. Special precautions may be necessary with devices.. shall apply. Incoming switches shall comply with BS 5419 and have utilization category at least AC-21 at the rated 7.1. e.3. making and breaking capacities. Not applicable. e).1. the manufacturer shall state the to ensure electrical continuity between the exposed short-circuit withstand strength of any short-circuit conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY (see 7.2. BS 5486-13:1989 7.3 Relationship between peak and r. rated currents.5 Continuity of protective circuits shall be short-circuit current. the short-circuit withstand strength may be indicated 7. ASSEMBLIES.5.4.1.1. of the installation (see 7.2 For an ASSEMBLY having several incoming 7.4 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 7.4. 7.2.2 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 units incorporating short-circuit devices which are shall apply.3.1 Protection by using protective circuits.9 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.s.1.4.5.`. The provisions of this subclause Fuses shall comply with either BS 1361 or BS 3036.1 General.3. --`. NOTE The short-circuit stresses may be reduced by the use of b) protection against the consequences of faults in current-limiting devices (inductances. f) and g) of this subclause in 7. It provides the constructed as to be capable of withstanding the following: thermal and dynamic stresses resulting from a) protection against the consequences of faults short-circuit currents up to the rated values. Fault voltage operated protective devices shall comply with BS 842.4.3.5.4. 7.4.2. 7. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 metal parts of the assembly where abrasion shall apply.5. (See also 7. with 7. 7.2 Information concerning the short-circuit withstand strength The requirements to be complied with are given in the following subclauses. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. Components incorporated in the ASSEMBLIES shall comply with the relevant British Standards. external circuits supplied through the ASSEMBLY.7 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 7.3. short-circuit withstand strength. safety and performance requirements no less suitable.6 Components installed in ASSEMBLIES 7.2 Protection by measures other than using protective circuits.3..4 Co-ordination of short-circuit protective Part 1.4.3. ASSEMBLIES shall be so conductive structural parts or both. shall apply.3.`. The components shall shall apply.5) protective device incorporated in the incoming unit and between these parts and the protective circuits in accordance with 7. d).8 The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 respect to their rated voltages. and in tests other than those detailed in 8. Residual current operated protective devices shall 7. are used. in Part 1 shall apply.3. The 7. unlikely to be in operation simultaneously.1.1. 7.6 Requirements related to accessibility in service comply with BS 4293. service life.5. resistant finishes.2.5.

6.. or provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply to 20 A breakers. --`. 7. b) in certain cases. a) type tests (see 8.`.3).2 and 8. The provisions of this into circuit a breaker of greater current rating than subclause in Part 1 shall apply.1.2 Dimensions and rating of busbars and interchange miniature circuit-breakers so as to put insulated conductors.6.1. separation of functional units from each other as well as from the busbars. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. The provisions of this subclause verify compliance with the requirements laid down in Part 1 shall apply. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. be the subject of an agreement between the When fuses are incorporated the design shall be manufacturer and the user.6. barriers or partitions Type tests shall be carried out on a sample of an ASSEMBLY having the least number of ways. breakers of these ratings are (see also 7.`. The provisions of this subclause in 8. This requirement does not apply 7.7 Internal separation of ASSEMBLIES by ASSEMBLY.6.3).4 Removable parts and withdrawable parts. Typical forms of separation are as follows: a) separation of the busbars from the functional units. 7. apply. in this standard for a given type or range of 7. supply circuits NOTE It is assumed that for normal applications there would be no requirements for more than one fuse or miniature The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall circuit-breaker rated in excess of 35 A. requirements of this standard together with c) protection against the passage of solid foreign detailed drawings and a record of any alterations bodies from one unit of an ASSEMBLY to an that have been made subsequent to the type tests. to 16 A. NOTE For the purposes of this Part a fuse-link is not considered to be a removable part (i. BS 5486-13:1989 Means of isolation shall have provision to prevent The purpose and extent of internal separation shall unintentional reclosure. Type tests are intended to 7. 8 Test specifications 7. adjacent unit. This 7.8. or to 20 A carriers.2).1 Classification of tests Part 1 shall apply.5 Identification.. Not ASSEMBLY include the following: applicable.. that which is intended without the use of tools.1 Type tests (see 8.1.2 Installation of components.2 of Part 1).2). When miniature circuit-breakers are incorporated the design shall be such that it is not possible to 7. who shall arrange for a recognized authority to b) limitation of the probability of accidentally make type tests for which he is not equipped.1 and 8. the use of tools.3 Fixed parts. or on One or more of the following conditions can be such parts of ASSEMBLIES manufactured to the attained by dividing ASSEMBLIES by means of same design.8.`--- 6 British Standards Institution © BSI 02-1999 Copyright Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . a part having a removed b) routine tests (see 8. such that it is not possible to interchange fuse Internal reliable separation of circuits with carriers so as to put into circuit a carrier of greater different voltages shall be provided where current rating than that which is intended without necessary..`-`-`.9 Requirements for electronic equipment by marking. initiating arcs. The tests to verify the characteristics of an 7. NOTE The effects of an accidental arc can be reduced The manufacturer shall hold available certificates of considerably by the use of means limiting the magnitude and such type tests as evidence of compliance with the duration of the short-circuit current.1 General. The type tests shall be made by the manufacturer. a) protection against contact with live parts belonging to the adjacent functional units.8 Electrical connections inside an to 15 A. 8.3 Wiring (see also 7. dimensionally identical and are distinguished only 7. The requirement does not apply to 15 A. position).8.`. partitions or barriers into separate compartments or barriered subsections: They shall be carried out on the initiative of the manufacturer.8.e.1. carriers of these ASSEMBLY: Bars and insulated conductors ratings may have identical fixing arrangements and are distinguished only by marking. to 16 A.

ASSEMBLY after its assembly or on each transport If the consumer unit includes fuses.`--- the test.2 Arrangement of the ASSEMBLY. The provision of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. the temperature shall be measured when operation test (see 8.3 Temperature-rise test using current on all adversely affect the results of these tests.7 of type of duty for which the sample is designed.2.2.2. ASSEMBLY new type tests have to be carried out with all covers etc.. shall be supplied with rated voltages.3. Another routine test at the place of installation fitted with fuse-links as specified by the is not required.2.`. through the circuits.2. etc.. exceeding 8 h). manufacturer..9). these shall be unit.2. the current busbars) (see 8. this condition is reached Routine tests are as follows: when the variation does not exceed 1 K/h.5 of Part 1).1). The test shall be carried out in accordance with the g) verification of the degree of protection (8. The test shall be made on one or more 8.3). if necessary.2 of Part 1).3). electrical --`. They are carried out on every new conditions for which the consumer unit is designed. The temperature-rise test on the individual circuits shall be made with the type of current for which l) verification of impact strength (8.1.2).10). it being reduced to the specified test current afterwards. BS 5486-13:1989 Type tests include: 8.`-`-`..1. c) checking of protective measures and of the electrical continuity of the protective circuit (see 8.2. the manufacturer for this purpose. These tests may be carried out in any order and/or releases.1). by the exclusive The size and the disposition of external conductors use of parts and accessories specified or supplied by used for the test shall be stated in the test report.3 flows to heat (8. f) verification of mechanical operation (8. if the devices allow it. on different samples of the same type.3 with the apparatus of the ASSEMBLY installed. If fuse-links complying with BS 1361 ASSEMBLIES which are assembled from are fitted for the test the power losses of the standardized components outside the works of the fuse-links shall be stated in the test report. Coils of relays.2. apparatus.`. test voltages used shall be such that a current equal n) verification of resistance of plastics materials to the current determined according to 8. e) verification of clearances and creepage The test shall normally be carried out at the values distances (8. The m) verification of resistance to rusting (8. manufacturer of these components.2. they are intended.3). may be increased during the first part of the test. These tests may be carried out in any order. and at the design frequency. In practice. shall be The test shall be made for a time sufficient for the routine-tested by the firm which has assembled the temperature rise to reach a constant value (but not ASSEMBLY. only in so far as such modifications are likely to 8. a) inspection of the ASSEMBLY including When a control electromagnet is energized during inspection of wiring and. The If modifications are made to the components of the ASSEMBLY shall be arranged as in normal use.3.2.6 of Part 1).3 Testing of devices of self-contained components a) verification of temperature-rise limits (8.1.2. thermal equilibrium is reached in both the main b) dielectric test (applies only for consumer units circuit and the control electromagnet.1.`. d) verification of the continuity of the protective circuit (8. incorporated in the ASSEMBLY. as distinct from NOTE To shorten the test. in place.8). c) verification of the short-circuit withstand strength (8.1.2. 8. Routine tests are representative combinations of circuits so chosen as intended to detect faults in materials and to cover with reasonable accuracy the worst workmanship. containing internal wiring..2.3. b) verification of the dielectric properties (8.2 Routine tests (see 8. © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution 7 Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . of rated current in accordance with 8.2. Part 1).1. contactors.4).

The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. outgoing ways. PVC insulated. are. A 0 7. the test current shall be Type tests for temperature rise shall be made on equal to the highest current rating of the fuse or consumer units at their current ratings. The ASSEMBLY shall be set up as in normal use.4 Temperature-rise test using heating resistors unit and each cable entry shall be plugged to with an equivalent power loss.1. The minimum length of each temporary cable from If alternative mounting positions are possible. 8. The ambient temperature between 60 % and 70 % of its current rating. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.2. In the absence of detailed information on service For the purposes of the test. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 including Table X shall apply.2.9 39 43 72 93 117 Cross section. When cartridge fuse-links are used tested in surroundings free from external draughts for the test they shall comply with BS 1361. combination with a switch.5 4 6 10 16 25 35 Values of the rated thermal currentb...2. b These are standard recommended currents and are given for reference purposes only.. mm2 1 1. a current equal to the conditions. The power loss of the fuse-link used for the test shall Each pair of outgoing conductors shall be bunched be recorded in the test report. test shall be so arranged that the means of isolation and the loaded fuses or miniature circuit-breakers As far as practicable the cables shall be in free air.`--- 8 British Standards Institution © BSI 02-1999 Copyright Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . 8.. A <6 10 15 30 40 45 80 100 (16)c (32)c 50 20 60 (63)c a The value of current shall be greater than the value in the first line and less than or equal to the value in the second line. The shall be between 20 °C and 25 °C. preferably to approximately 50 Hz.`-`-`. --`. 8.9 14.3 Verification of the short-circuit withstand strength 8.1.5 Measurement of temperatures. they shall be accommodate.3.9 39 43 72 93 7. Not applicable. Where a unit consists of one outgoing way in b) 2 m for cross sections larger than 10 mm2. The units miniature circuit-breaker which it will shall be in a clean new condition. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.7 Results to be obtained. It will be sufficient to test a single functional unit if the remaining functional units are constructed in the same way and cannot affect the test result. together for the first metre as measured from the 8. taking into account the provisions of The supply shall be alternating current at any the note in 7. the terminal to terminal shall be: unit shall be mounted for test with the fuses or a) 1 m for cross sections up to and miniature circuit-breakers one above the other.6.9 14.2 Verification of dielectric properties. adjacent to one another.1 in such a manner that each fuse or convenient voltage at a frequency of miniature circuit-breaker is loaded.1. and shall be mounted and wired as in service. 8. as far as practicable. the external conductors shall be current rating of the consumer unit shall be single-core.2. copper cables with distributed among the least possible number of cross-sectional areas as given in Table VIII.`.`.2. including 10 mm2.5 2.2.9 22 29. 8.6 Ambient air temperature. BS 5486-13:1989 Table VIII — Standard cross sections of copper conductors corresponding to the test current Range of actual rated currenta. c The rated thermal current values in parentheses are alternatives to the previous values.`.9 22 29.1.2.1 Test arrangements. prevent the unrestricted entry of air.

if an 1a 1.6 ± 0.13.`.25   melted >6 < 10 1.3. shall be is protected by a fuse-link complying with type II of given in the test report. reference.5   > 10 < 20 2.45 Trip air-cored inductor is used. The recovery voltage measured two cycles after operation shall be not less Fuse Time Test current .C. so as to draw current of 10 A B.3 Circuit conditions.5 45 1. the consent of the manufacturer.5     > 20 < 32 6.3. 1.5 (rating < 10 A) Trip neutral. A h and shall be maintained for at least 30 s after the interruption of the short-circuit current.25   intact conductors on load side of protective   45 1. in Figure 101.e.75     A mm2 15(16) 1.5   device under test   Device rating Conductor 5(6) 0..3. BS 5486-13:1989 8. rated in excess of 16 kA. The relative positions of the Table 101 — Requirements for final closing switch.13 No trip per phase at rated voltage from the supply. manufacturer’s name. inductor shall be connected in parallel with it. BS 1361:1971.2 Short-circuit test procedure. This type test shall be deemed to c) The final circuit protective device shall be cover the use of any other short-circuit protective mounted as in service in the manufacturer’s device having a Joule integral (I2 t) and cut-off smallest recommended enclosure complying with current not exceeding the values given in item b) this Part of BS 5486 (metal if offered in the below. a This test to commence within five seconds of the end of the A lower value of shunt current may be used with test at 1.`-`-`..0   Fuse <6 1.35 (rating > 10 A) Trip prospective current. used for the test comply with Table 101 d) The test circuit shall be connected as shown and Table 102 where applicable.2.0   the manufacturer.0   Fuse  1. inductive reactor and resistor are circuit protective devices: Miniature not obligatory. The applied voltage shall protective devices: Semi-enclosed fuses be not less than 100 % and not more than 110 % of complying with BS 3036 and cartridge fuses the rated single phase voltage of the final circuit complying with BS 1361.2.D. protective device under test shall be in a) It shall be verified that the representative accordance with Table 103 and 0.0   20 1. and any of the fuse-links used for the test. Result --------------------------------------------.4 2 1.`. a resistor taking approximately 1 % of the current through the NOTE Test to be conducted at specified reference ambient temperature. Details of the incoming device and its connections.. at the rated voltage. Circuit-breaker Time Test current Result e) The impedance used for limiting the type Rated current prospective short-circuit fault current to the h required value shall be inserted on the supply side of the circuit.2.75     limit of 105 % may be exceeded with the consent of 15(16) 1. prospective current and catalogue).`--- © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution 9 Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale ..05 m in samples of the final circuit protective devices length. Table 102 — Requirements for final circuit 8.0 No trip Resistors shall be connected between line and 1 1. Type 1 protective device. than 95 % nor more than 105 % of the rated single rating Rated current phase voltage of the final circuit protective device.0 --`.0  30(32) 1. other item in the ASSEMBLY not separately rated i.`. when the complete ASSEMBLY current. after the impedances for adjusting the 1. The connection on the load side of the power factor.0  2. The following b) The reference fuse shall be a 100 A fuse-link test procedure is intended to verify the performance complying with type II of BS 1361:1971. 1 1.0 > 32 < 40 10. but the resistor and reactor shall circuit-breakers complying with BS 3871-1 be in series with the master circuit-breaker. The higher 5(6) 0. 20 1. rated voltage and pre-arcing l2 t.0  Table 103 — Cross sections of copper 30(32) 1.

`--- BS 4293 Fuse complying with Rewire test fuse Replace reference Replace reference BS 3036 fuse. but shall be connected (electrical) on the rising voltage.. With the circuit connected as described determined from a calibration oscillogram taken above.6 ± 0. approximately 100 A.05 a) Test A. the test shall be as in test A.`. shall be 16 kA – 0 % at a power factor of 0.1 mm diameter and not less circuit-breakers are included in the ASSEMBLY. A new ASSEMBLY of the same design may be used for each of the two test sequences. The cheesecloth may be changed following each test B. During the tests cheesecloth shall be placed on 8. when a flame is visible. device of the maximum thermal current rating. The cheesecloth shall be clean and dry bleached If the final circuit protective devices have a plain cotton of approximately 30 g to 40 g per short-circuit rating less than 16 kA.4 Test sequence.3. manner that cut and torn edges will not be In addition. a resistor to limit the circuit-breaker with the test circuit energized. to the neutral of the supply or to a substantially b) Test B. If a copper wire of 0. than 50 mm in length. When placed into position the tests A and B shall be carried out with a device of cheesecloth shall be folded loosely in such a the minimum thermal rating fitted. Details of the l2 t let through by the combination of devices during the test shall be given in the test report.2.`. This connection shall in Table 104 dependent on which of the include a reliable device. open complying with circuit-breaker --`.. A further short-circuit operation shall inductive artificial neutral. including its enclosure. BS 5486-13:1989 The value of the prospective short-circuit current The two tests are as follows.. such as a fuse consisting of alternative results of test A is achieved.. Rewire test fuse fuse Fuse complying with Replace test fuse — — BS 1361 10 © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . with all fuses in place and all with a link of negligible impedance positioned as circuit-breakers closed. Ignition of different types or ranges of outgoing devices. All parts of the equipment with the point-on-wave controlled to provide normally earthed in service. Table 104 — Preparation for test B Result of test A Reference fuse complying with BS 1361 Intact Blown Protective device Operated Not operated Final circuit MCB complying with Nil Replace reference Replace reference preparation for test B BS 3871 or RCCB fuse fuse.g.`-`-`. The ASSEMBLY shall be the outside of the enclosure at all openings. if necessary. initiation of the fault at between 0° and 20° shall be insulated from earth. if the ASSEMBLY is designed to accept exposed directly to the arc or flash.`. Smouldering is not considered to be evidence of ignition. the test voltage is applied shown in Figure 101. each the cheesecloth is considered to have occurred type or range shall be further tested separately. There shall be no outgoing way fitted with a final circuit protective ignition of the cheesecloth. two further square metre. If value of the prospective fault current to fuses are used. for the detection of the fault the test shall be applied by reclosing a current and. subject to the following two tests A and B with the e. arc vents and handles. permitting a prospective be applied after suitable preparation as indicated fault current of at least 100 A.

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4. The values shall be 8. All grease shall be removed from the parts.4. the following.85 times rated removable by rubbing shall be ignored.2. their Where an rccb is included in the ASSEMBLY its surfaces shall show no signs of rust.8 Verification of impact strength.c. 8.4.7 Verification of degree of protection.2. Under device open and with the blown fuse in position or consideration. and shall not be less than provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. by immersion in a suitable cleaning agent parts which are unearthed and exposed in for 10 min.2. 8.2. Not applicable.4 Verification of the effectiveness of the layer of grease may provide sufficient protection protective circuit against rusting. 8. the incoming and/or outgoing devices..2. within 3 min of the conclusion of the series of tests.`-`-`. The condition of the incoming isolating device shall comply with its product specification with regard to Without drying but after shaking off any drops of isolating properties.3.2 are impaired. a 8. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 of a). BS 5486-13:1989 8.g.4.5 Verification of clearances and creepage measured as soon as practical after measurement distances. i. It is permissible to test pieces of fuse rewired. the relevant exposed conductive part of the The earth fault indicating device shall be intact and ASSEMBLY does not exceed 0.`. The conductors shall not be ammonium chloride solution. Such parts are subjected to the test 8.. whichever is rust on the piece taken for testing is the same as applicable. the times of measurement of b) and c) being shall apply.e. It shall be verified that the of the grease.2 Verification of the short-circuit strength of The insulation resistance a) shall be measured the protective circuit by test. the test report shall state carried out to verify that the resistance between the which of the protective devices operated during the terminal for the incoming protective conductor and test. the parts shall be deformed such that the clearance and creepage placed for 10 min in a box containing air saturated distances specified in 7.3. There with moisture and at a temperature of 20 ± 5 °C. or the mcb reclosed. rccb shall open. and with the incoming isolating that in the final construction. or c) 0. or on device terminals and earth.`--- ASSEMBLY are effectively connected to the protective circuit in accordance with the requirements of 7. heating cabinet at a temperature of 100 ± 5 °C.2. and for inaccessible parts exposed to abrasion. different exposed conductive parts of the --`.25 M7 between the final circuit protective carried out either on the whole consumer unit.2. voltage ± 5 % the test device shall be operated. Where the incoming In case of doubt. whichever is applicable. with the incoming isolating 8. with the final circuit separate parts of it. where constructional methods switch is a protective device. With the rccb fully Traces of rust on edges and any yellowish film closed and connected to a supply at 0.. e. miniature other than those quoted in 7. 8. 12 © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale .25 M7 between the final circuit protective representative samples of the consumer unit to be device incoming terminals and any other metal tested.1 7 when measured the degree of protection of the enclosure shall not be by a current of 25 A.`. the final circuit cartridge fuse large parts. the mcb opened.5 Conditions after test.3 Results to be obtained. the test shall be made without removal the protective circuit. operation shall be checked.6 Verification of mechanical operation.. a measurement may be circuit-breaker (rccb).9 Verification of resistance to rusting. for 10 min in a 10 % solution of ammonium chloride in water at a temperature of 20 ± 5 °C. Not applicable.`.2.10 M7 between the final circuit protective provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.1 Verification of effective connection between only if there is doubt about the effectiveness of the the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and grease film.1. The measured at 500 V d.1. The test is b) 0.1. shall be no loosening of parts used for the connection After the parts have been dried for 10 min in a of the conductors.3. device open. The For small helical springs and similar components. device incoming terminal and the corresponding outgoing terminal.4. The a) 0. The parts shall then be immersed service. The insulation resistance for b) and c) shall be 8.2.2.1 of Part 1 are circuit-breaker (mcb) or residual current-operated used to ensure continuity. provided that the protection against replaced. impaired. recorded in the test report.

3 and 8.`. These subjected to a ball pressure test as described tests shall be applied to consumer units after in 8. The test shall be made in a heating cabinet at a according to the relevant specifications.1 General. The 8. This test is only for ASSEMBLIES test representative. After 1 h the ball shall for a lower test voltage. 8.2. 8.2..3.3.3 parts of an earthing circuit are considered to be 8.g.`--- Marking shall remain easily legible. The voltage would cause the flow of a current.10.2. containing internal wiring.10.2. heating cabinet at a temperature of 80 ± 3 °C. panels. Figure 102 — Ball-pressure apparatus Copyright British Standards Institution © BSI 02-1999 13 Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . of the consumer unit.10. these components shall be containing busbars and/or prefabricated main incorporated for the test.3.`-`-`. as distinct from busbars..g. enclosure and covers.2 Dielectric test boxes and enclosures. is designed temperature of 125 ± 2 °C.10 Verification of resistance of plastics 8.1 Inspection of the ASSEMBLY including e.2. The test voltage shall have a The surface of the part to be tested shall be placed practically sinusoidal wave form and a frequency in the horizontal position and a steel ball of 5 mm between 45 Hz and 62 Hz.3. switching temperature of 70 ± 2 °C. shall not undergo any inspection of wiring and. source shall have sufficient ball pressure test by means of the apparatus shown power so as to maintain the test voltage irrespective in Figure 102.1 Compliance shall be checked by the tests even where they are in contact with them. BS 5486-13:1989 8.g.g. if necessary.3 Routine tests The structural parts of the consumer unit.`.1. of all leakage currents.2.3 Parts of plastics material necessary to test voltage according to 8.2. The provisions of this subclause in --`.2 but the test shall be made at a removal of their built-in components. shall be described in 8. NOTE to 8.2 and 8.10.10.10. For the purposes of 8. nor on simple constructions where an inspection under 8. e. indicating lights.4.2 a) is sufficient. except that apparatus which.10. 8. e.2. in which the application of the test temperature by immersion in cold water.10. windings and measuring cooled down within 10 s to approximately room instruments.2. Anti-interference capacitors installed between live and exposed conductive parts shall not be disconnected and shall be capable of withstanding the test voltage.10.2 The consumer unit shall be kept for 1 h in a current carrying parts.2. circuit wiring only. connected for the test.2.2 and 8. Part 1 shall apply. measured and shall not exceed 2 mm.4 of Part 1 shall be retain current-carrying parts shall be subjected to a applied for 1 s.2.10. Where installed components are likely to affect the A dielectric test is not required on ASSEMBLIES result of the test. diameter pressed against this surface with a force All electrical equipment of the ASSEMBLY shall be of 20 N. and current consuming be removed from the sample which shall then be apparatus..10.c.4 Other parts constructed of plastics material materials to heat that do not retain current-carrying parts in position 8. devices..2. provided proper precautions are taken to make the 8.10.2. e. shall be diameter of the impression caused by the ball is disconnected at its terminals. The a. operation test. electrical change impairing further use of the consumer unit.2. It is permissible to test individual parts.2.2. 8.`.

. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply. 8. The test voltage shall be applied between the live parts and the frame of the ASSEMBLY..2. either: a) all switching devices shall be closed. BS 5486-13:1989 For the test. 8. 8.3 Results to be obtained.3.3. or b) the test voltage shall be applied successively to all parts of the circuit.2. The provisions of this subclause in Part 1 shall apply.`--- 14 © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale .2 Value of test voltage.`.3 Checking of protective measures and of the electrical continuity of the prospective circuits.3.4 Verification of insulation resistance.`. 8.3. Not applicable.`-`-`..`. --`.

3.9a Special service conditions.1.1.9. Table 105 — Cross sections of copper 6.2b Value of shunt current.3b Choice of protective measure against --`..3.2b Choice of protective measure against 45 1 to 16 direct contact.1.4. temperature-rise test.`. other than the reshaping of the conductor before its introduction 6. a The rated current values in parentheses are alternatives to the previous values. conductor (solid or stranded) conductors 6. climate.1a Degree of protection required for the 15 (16)a 1 to 10 intended installation.1a Input voltage variations for electronic b Provision for accommodation of conductors up to 50 mm2 may equipment supply.2.4a Co-ordination of short-circuit protective devices.3. 10 1 to 10 7.7b Form of separation.3. duration b Subclause of this Part of BS 5486..`-`-`.2. Copyright British Standards Institution © BSI 02-1999 15 Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . BS 5486-13:1989 Appendix A Minimum and maximum Appendix D Typical arrangements of cross sections of copper conductors forms of separation by barriers or suitable for connection partitions (See 7. Appendix B Method of calculating the 8.2a (Note) Use of ASSEMBLIES in arctic into the terminal. stresses due to currents of short a Subclause of BS 5486-1:1986. A mm2 7.3b Recovery voltage exceeding 105 %. storage and erection. Provision shall be made for the connection of one incoming copper cable per terminal. 40 1 to 16 7.2.3a Conditions during transport.`.3a (Note) Use of electronic equipment at conductors suitable for connection altitudes above 1 000 m.2b Cross-sectional area of cables to be 5 (6)a 1 to 10 connected. 50 1 to 16 7.1a Repetition of electrical operation test on site. cross-sectional area of protective conductors with regard to thermal 8.2) This appendix in Part 1 is not applicable. 7.3.4.`. be required. The provisions of this appendix in Part 1 shall apply. Appendix C Typical examples For the purposes of this Part Figure C1 to Figure C10 of this appendix in Part 1 are illustrative of the definitions but do not necessarily apply to consumer units.5.`--- 60 (63)a 6 to 25 indirect contact.6a Ambient air temperatures for additionally by the user. 8.1.2.1. For floor-mounted ASSEMBLIES also the 20 1 to 10 degree of protection of the bottom to be 30 (32)a 1 to 10 indicated.1.. Rated current of incoming Cross sections of rigid 6. at least over the Appendix E Items subject to range of sizes specified in Table 105. In this event such provision should be specified 8. 80 10 to 35 7..2. 100 16 to 35b 7.1. Apart from the agreement between manufacturer removal of the insulation no special preparation of and user the end of the conductor is permitted.

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BS 1361.c. Specification for a. BS 5486-1.c. circuits. BS 3871-1.c. --`.`. BS 5486. circuits in domestic and similar premises. air-break switch disconnectors and fuse-combination units for voltages up to and including 1 000 V a. Specification for residual current-operated circuit-breakers. and 1 200 V d.`.`--- © BSI 02-1999 Copyright British Standards Institution Provided by IHS under license with BSI No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale .`. Specification. BS 3871. Specification for type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies (general requirements).. Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies.c.. Specification for miniature and moulded case circuit-breakers. BS 5486-13:1989 Publications referred to BS 842. voltage-operated earth-leakage circuit-breakers. air-break disconnectors. Specification for air-break switches. Semi-enclosed electric fuses (ratings up to 100 amperes and 240 volts to earth). BS 5419. BS 4293.. BS 3036. Specification for cartridge fuses for a.`-`-`.. Miniature air-break circuit-breakers for a.c.

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