DS/EN 60831-1/AC:2014

Shunt power capacitors of the self-healing type for a.c. systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1000 V - Part 1: General - Performance, testing and rating - Safety requirements - Guide for installation and operation

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Harmonized under:
  • Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits Text with EEA relevance

Harmonized standards:


This part of IEC 60831 is applicable to both capacitor units and capacitor banks intended to be used, particularly, for power-factor correction of a.c. power systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1000 V and frequencies 15 Hz to 60 Hz.
This part of IEC 60831 also applies to capacitors intended for use in power filter circuits.
Additional definitions, requirements, and tests for filter capacitors are given in annex A.
The following capacitors are excluded from this part of IEC 60831:
– Shunt power capacitors of the non-self-healing type for a.c. systems having a rated
voltage up to and including 1000 V (IEC 60931).
– Shunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1000 V (IEC 60871).
– Capacitors for inductive heat-generating plants operating at frequencies between 40 Hz
and 24 000 Hz (IEC 60110).
– Series capacitors (IEC 60143).
– Capacitors for motor applications and the like (IEC 60252).
– Coupling capacitors and capacitor dividers (IEC 60358).
– Capacitors to be used in power electronic circuits (IEC 61071).
– Small a.c. capacitors to be used for fluorescent and discharge lamps (IEC 61048 and
IEC 61049).
– Capacitors for suppression of radio interference (under consideration).
– Capacitors intended to be used in various types of electrical equipment, and thus
considered as components.
– Capacitors intended for use with d.c. voltage superimposed on the a.c. voltage.
Accessories such as insulators, switches, instrument transformers, fuses, etc., should be in
accordance with the relevant IEC standards.
The object of this part of IEC 60831 is to:
a) formulate uniform rules regarding performances, testing and rating;
b) formulate specific safety rules;
c) provide a guide for installation and operation.

Number of pages: 7

Published: 2014-10-16

Date of approval: 2014-10-07

International relationships : EN 60831-1:2014/AC:2014 IDT IEC 60831-1:2014/COR1:2014 IDT

ICS: 29.240.99 - Other equipment related to power transmission and distributi

Item number: M290194



  • CLC/SR 33
  • IEC/TC 33

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