BS EN 61243-3:2014 - Live working. Voltage detectors. Two-pole low-voltage type

BS EN 61243-3:2014

Live working. Voltage detectors. Two-pole low-voltage type

Status : Current   Published : January 2015



This part of IEC 61243 is applicable to hand-held two-pole voltage detectors with their accessories (crocodile clips and detachable leads) to be used in contact with parts of electrical systems:

  • for a.c. voltages not exceeding 1 000 V at nominal frequencies between 16 2/3 Hz and up to 500 Hz,


  • for d.c. voltages not exceeding 1 500 V.


The a.c. voltages defined in this standard refer either to phase-to-phase voltages or phase to neutral voltages.

Contact electrode extensions are not covered by this standard.

Voltage detectors covered by this standard are intended to be used under dry and humid conditions, both indoor and outdoor. They are not intended to be used under rain conditions.

Voltage detectors covered by this standard are not intended to be used for continuous operation.

Voltage detectors covered by this standard are intended to be used up to 2 000 m above sea level.

This standard also includes provisions for the following supplementary functions when available (see Annex B):

  • phase indication,

  • rotating field indication, and

  • continuity check.

Other supplementary functions are not covered by this standard.

Voltage detectors covered by this standard are not considered as measuring devices. Relevant safety requirements for measuring devices are included in IEC 61010 series.

Standard NumberBS EN 61243-3:2014
TitleLive working. Voltage detectors. Two-pole low-voltage type
Publication Date31 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61180-2, IEC 60417, IEC 61318, IEC 61672-1, IEC 60529:1989, EN 60695-10-2:2003, IEC 61140:2001, ISO 286-1, EN 61477, ISO 3744:19944, EN 60529:1991+A1:2000, IEC 61010-1:20013, ISO 3745, IEC 61477, EN 61140:2002, IEC 60304, IEC 60664-3, IEC 60529:1989/AMD1:1999, EN 60942, IEC 60529:1989/AMD2:20131, EN 60068-2-6, EN 60068-2-31, IEC 61260, ISO 354, EN 60664-3:2017, IEC 61140:2001/AMD1:2004, HD 402 S2, IEC 60068-2-31, IEC 60068-2-75:1997, EN 60529:1991, IEC 60112, ISO 7000, EN 60112, EN 60068-2-75:1997, IEC 61010-031:2002/AMD1:20082, EN 61318, EN 61326-1:2006, IEC 60942, EN 60529:1991+A2:2013, IEC 61180-2, IEC 61557-7:2007, EN 61010-031:2002, EN 61010-031:2002+A1:2008, IEC 60068-2-6, EN 61140:2002+A1:2006, EN 60664-1:2007, EN 61557-7:2007, IEC 61010-031:2002, IEC 61180-1, IEC 60695-10-2:2003, EN 60529:1991+corrigendum May:1993, IEC TS 60479-1:2005, EN 61010-1:2001+corrigendum Jun.:2002, ISO 286-2, IEC 60664-1:2007, EN 61672-1, EN 61010-1:2001, IEC 61326-1:2005, EN 61180-1, EN 61260
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050-651:2014, IEC 60743:2013, ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999, HD 478.2.1 S1:1989, IEC 60050-151:2001, EN ISO 9000:2005, IEC Guide 104:2010, EN 60743:2013, ISO 9000:2005, IEC 60721-2-1:1982, IEC 60050-604:1987/AMD1:1998, IEC 60050-601:1985, IEC 60721-2-1:1982/AMD1:1987, IEC 60050-604:1987, IEC 60050-441:1984
ReplacesBS EN 61243-3:2010
International RelationshipsIEC 61243-3:2014/COR1:2015
Amended ByCorrigendum, February 2015
DescriptorsSurges (electrical), Instructions for use, Classification systems, Electric cables, Measuring instruments, Safety measures, Low-voltage equipment, Clearance distances, Thermal resistance, Performance testing, Vibration testing, Temperature, Dimensions, Live working, Dielectric-strength tests, Electrical safety, Drop tests, Adhesion tests, Electrical insulation, Signal devices, Environmental testing, Acoustic measurement, Type testing, Audible signals, Current measurement, Voltage, Equipment safety, Bend testing, Tensile testing, Detectors, Leakage paths, Humidity, Electrical testing, Impact testing, Electrical equipment, Testing conditions
Title in FrenchTravaux sous tension. Détecteurs de tension. Type bipolaire basse tension
Title in GermanArbeiten unter Spannung. Spannungsprüfer. Zweipoliger Spannungsprüfer für Niederspannungsnetze
ISBN978 0 580 89448 0
File Size1.168 MB

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