BS EN 60871-1:2014 - Shunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V. General

BS EN 60871-1:2014

Shunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V. General

Status : Current   Published : August 2014



This part of IEC 60871 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 above 1 000 V and frequencies of 15 Hz to 60 Hz.

This part of IEC 60871 also applies to capacitors intended for use in power filter circuits. Additional definitions, requirements and tests for filter capacitors are given in Annex B.

Additional requirements for capacitors protected by internal fuses as well as requirements for the internal fuses are given in IEC 60871‑4.

Requirements for capacitors to be protected by external fuses, as well as requirements for the same, are given in Annex C.

This standard does not apply to capacitors of the self-healing metallized dielectric type.

The following capacitors are excluded from this part of IEC 60871:

  • capacitors for inductive heat-generating plants operating at frequencies between 40 Hz and 24 000 Hz ( IEC 60110‑1);

  • series capacitors for power systems (see the IEC 60143 series);

  • capacitors for motor applications and the like (see the IEC 60252 series);

  • coupling capacitors and capacitor dividers ( IEC 60358);

  • shunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having rated voltage up to and including 1 000 V (see the IEC 60831 and IEC 60931 series);

  • small a.c. capacitors to be used for fluorescent and discharge lamps ( IEC 61048 and IEC 61049);

  • capacitors to be used in power electronic circuits ( IEC 61071);

  • capacitors for microwave ovens ( IEC 61270‑1);

  • capacitors for suppression of radio interference;

  • capacitors intended for use with a.c. voltage superimposed on d.c. voltage.

Accessories such as insulators, switches, instrument transformers, external fuses, etc. are in accordance with the relevant IEC standards.

The object of this part of IEC 60871 is as follows:

  1. to formulate uniform rules regarding the performance and rating of units and banks, and the testing of units;

  2. to formulate specific safety rules;

  3. to provide a guide for installation and operation.

Standard NumberBS EN 60871-1:2014
TitleShunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V. General
Publication Date31 August 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60871-4:1996, IEC 60549, IEC/TS 60815, EN 60871-4:1996, EN 60071-1:2006, EN 60549, EN 60060-1, IEC 60060-1, IEC 60071-1:2006
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61270-1, EN 60358, IEC 60143, EN 61642, EN 60099, EN 60252, EN 60931, IEC 61048, EN 61048, IEC 60038:2009, EN 60038:2011, EN 60143, IEC 60252, IEC 60110-1, EN 61049, IEEE 1036, EN 60071-2:1997, EN 60110-1, IEC 60099, IEEE 18, IEC 61049, EN 60831, IEC 61071, IEC 60931, IEC 61642, IEC 60358, IEC 60831, EN 61270-1, EN 61071, IEC 61071:2017, IEC 60071-2:1996
ReplacesBS EN 60871-1:2005
International RelationshipsEN 60871-1:2014,IEC 60871-1:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30263682 DC
DescriptorsInstallation, Instrument shunts, Capacitor banks, Electrical safety, Thermal testing, Alternating current, Electric power systems, Electrical equipment, Power capacitors, Electrical insulation, Fuses, Electrical testing, Classification systems, High-voltage equipment, Approval testing, Quality
Title in FrenchCondensateurs shunt pour réseaux à courant alternatif de tension assignée supérieure à 1 000 V. Généralités
Title in GermanParallelkondensatoren für Wechselspannungs- Starkstromanlagen mit einer Nennspannung über 1 kV. Allgemeines
ISBN978 0 580 79033 1
File Size1.511 MB

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