Guide through Verification on Low-voltage electrical installations: IEC 60364-6

Insulation Resistance Line / Neutral to PE
3 Fuse: Z loop L-PE / Z line L-L, L-N IEC 60364-6 61.3.6.3., 61.3.11., equipment: IEC 61557- 3
Parameters / Limits are characteristics of particular built-in Fuse, designed for trip-out time of:
IEC 60364-6 61.3.3., equipment: IEC 61557-2 0.1s (Explosive), 0.2s (3Phase Circuits), 0.4s (1Phase systems) or 5s (fixed connections).
Measured values of Impedances from the end of the circuit must be lower than Zs from the table.
Parameters: Tip B Tip C Tip G
500 V DC In
Ia=5x Zs=(Ω) Ia=10x Zs=(Ω) In Zs=(Ω)
250 V DC for PELV/SELV (A)
In (A) (0,2 s) In (A) (0,2 s) (A) (0,4 s)
Limits on Circuits: 2 10 22 20 11 16 13,7
R min > 1 MΩ
4 20 11 40 5,5 32 6,8
R min > 0.5 MΩ for PELV/SELV
6 30 7,3 60 3,65 47 4,6
Floor and wall resistance/impedance 10 50 4,4 100 2,2 82 2,6
R > 50 kΩ (insulated) 16 80 2,8 160 1,4 110 2,0
Semiconductive coatings 20 100 2,2 200 1,1 147 1,4
1 MΩ < R > 1 GΩ More Parameters/Limits could be found in Metrel Handbooks and inside Eurotest/Smartec testers.
Protection against static RCD: Trip out time, Trip out Current IEC 60364-6 61.3.6.1., 61.3.7., equipment: IEC 61557- 6
electricity (EN 61340-5-1) RCD trip out at differential current Id (ms) RCD Slope range (from-to)
RCD
Leakage Current - alternative method for testing and tracing insulation 1/2 x I∆N 1 x I∆N 2 x I∆N 5 x I∆N  AC 0.5 ÷ 1.0 x I∆N
problems without disconnection General No trip t∆ < 300 t∆ < 150 t∆ < 40 
A 0.35 ÷ 1.4 x I∆N
Selective No trip 130 x t∆ < 500 60 x t∆ < 200 50 x t∆ < 150 
Parameters: TRMS Low range measurement B 0.5 ÷ 2.0 x I∆N
Limits: 1 mA/kW or 3.5 mA max. per app.
Protection by automatic disconnection of the supply
5 mA max. where heating app.
1/3 x Idn where RCD protected circuits.
4
Leakage < 100 mA for fire protection. AUTO SEQUENCE ®
Continuity of PE conductors / conductive parts
2 IEC 60364-6 61.3.2., equipment: IEC 61557- 4

Parameters:
±200 mA both directions, all exposed conductive
parts to MPE and in between where distance < 2.5 m.
U 50V
R≤ c ≤
Limits: ≤ 0,25Ω
I
or
pfc
200A (where Fuse C20A built-in)

2 Ω max. (where RCD built-in)
Earth Electrode / Earth Loop Resistance
TN system - Two clamps TT system - Two wire IT system - Three wire IEC 60364-6 61.3.6.2., B.3., equipment: 1
- clamps arround main N/PE cable - test from the socket N to PE - test leads to rods in triangle IEC 61557- 5
L1
Limits:
L1 L1 2 Ω above ground
L2 L2 L2
L3
10 Ω whole system
L3 L3
N N N
10 Ω underground per
leg or
TN PE TT PE TT PE 8% of Specific Earth
Limits: Where no RCD, select limit from the FUSE characteristics, test by Z loop. Where RCD: Resistance
Nominal Differntial current I∆N (mA) 10 30 100 300 500 1000 Lightning system & Earth loops - Two clamps - test each loop
R earth (Ω) max. (Uc<25 V) 2500 833 250 833 50 25

Reports and Certificates on Low-voltage electrical installations: IEC 60364-6 .