BS EN 60974-6:2016 - Arc welding equipment. Limited duty equipment

BS EN 60974-6:2016

Arc welding equipment. Limited duty equipment

Status : Current   Published : January 2016



This part of IEC 60974 specifies safety and performance requirements applicable to limited duty arc welding and cutting power sources and auxiliaries designed for use by laymen. Electrically powered equipment is intended to be connected to the single phase public low-voltage supply system. Engine driven power sources cannot exceed output power of 7,5 kVA.


This equipment is typically used by non-professionals in residential areas.

This part of IEC 60974 is not applicable to arc welding and cutting power sources that require for operation:

  • arc striking and stabilizing devices;

  • liquid cooling systems;

  • gas consoles;

  • three-phase input supply;

and which are intended for industrial and professional use only.

This part of IEC 60974 is not applicable to arc welding and cutting power sources and ancillary equipment used in:

  • mechanically guided applications;

  • submerged arc welding process;

  • plasma gouging process;

  • plasma welding process;

that are covered by other parts of IEC 60974.


Power sources, wire feeders, torches and electrode holders designed for industrial and professional use are respectively covered by IEC 60974‑1, IEC 60974‑5, IEC 60974‑7 and IEC 60974‑11.


This part of IEC 60974 does not specify electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements that are given in IEC 60974‑10.

Standard NumberBS EN 60974-6:2016
TitleArc welding equipment. Limited duty equipment
Publication Date31 January 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 61032:1997, ISO 2503, EN 60974-7:2013, EN 60974-10, EN 60529, IEC 60529, EN 60974-11, EN 61032:1998, IEC 60974-5:2013, IEC 60974-10, EN 60974-1:2012, EN 60974-5:2013, EN ISO 2503, IEC 60974-7:2013, IEC 60974-1:2012, IEC 60974-11
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60269-1, EN 61558-1:2005, EN 60127-1, ISO 17846, EN 60085, EN 60974, IEC 60417, IEC 60974, IEC 60269-1, IEC 60050, IEC 61558-1:2005, IEC 60127-1, ISO 7000, IEC 60085
International RelationshipsEN 60974-6:2016,EN 61290-11-1:2008,IEC 60974-6:2015
Draft Superseded By14/30299454 DC
DescriptorsMetal-arc welding, Domestic, Welding, Electric power systems, Safety measures, Ratings, Protected electrical equipment, Rated current, Electrical safety, Thermal testing, Electrical testing, Cut-out devices, Welding equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Arc welding
Title in FrenchMatériel de soudage à l'arc. Matériel à service limité
Title in GermanLichtbogenschweißeinrichtungen. Schweißstromquellen mit begrenzter Einschaltdauer
ISBN978 0 580 86281 6
File Size1.548 MB

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