BS IEC 60479-2:2019 - Effects of current on human beings and livestock. Special aspects

BS IEC 60479-2:2019

Effects of current on human beings and livestock. Special aspects

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : May 2019



IEC 60479-2:2019 describes the effects on the human body when a sinusoidal alternating current in the frequency range above 100 Hz passes through it.

The effects of current passing through the human body for:

– alternating sinusoidal current with DC components,

– alternating sinusoidal current with phase control, and

– alternating sinusoidal current with multicycle control

are given but are only deemed applicable for alternating current frequencies from 15 Hz up to 100 Hz.

Means of extending the frequency of applicability of pure sinusoids to a frequency of 150 kHz are given and means of examining random complex irregular waveforms are given.

This document describes the effects of current passing through the human body in the form of single and multiple successive unidirectional rectangular impulses, sinusoidal impulses and impulses resulting from capacitor discharges. The values specified are deemed to be applicable for impulse durations from 0,1 ms up to and including 10 ms.

This document only considers conducted current resulting from the direct application of a source of current to the body, as does IEC 60479-1. It does not consider current induced within the body caused by its exposure to an external electromagnetic field.

This basic safety publication is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies. One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.

This first edition cancels and replaces IEC TS 60479-2:2017. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC TS 60479 2:2017:

a) change in status from Technical Specification to International Standard.

Standard NumberBS IEC 60479-2:2019
TitleEffects of current on human beings and livestock. Special aspects
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date22 May 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60990, ISO/IEC Guide 51, IEC Guide 104, IEC 60479-1:2018
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050-801, IEC 60050-551
ReplacesPD IEC/TS 60479-2:2017
International RelationshipsIEC 60479-2:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30380118 DC
DescriptorsTime, Electrical measurement, Heart, Alternating current, Skin (body), Physiological effects (human body), Test equipment, Electric shocks, Electrical impedance, Testing conditions, Electrical resistance, Electrical safety, Livestock, Human body, Electric current, Safety, Direct current
ISBN978 0 539 01637 6
File Size3.254 MB

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