IEC 60998-1 pdf download – Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes – Part 1: General requirements

IEC 60998-1 pdf download – Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes – Part 1: General requirements

IEC 60998-1 pdf download – Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes – Part 1: General requirements
This part of lEC 60998 applies to connecting devices as separate entities for the connection oftwo or more electrical copper conductors (complying with IEC 60228 or lEC 60344) rigid (solidor stranded) or flexible, having a cross-sectional area of 0,2 mm 2 up to and including 35 mm 2and equivalent AWG conductors with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 v a.c. up to andincluding 1 000 Hz and 1 500 v d.c. where electrical energy is used for household and similarpurposes.
NOTE Rated connecting capacities lower than 0,5 mm a are referred to lEC 60344 and rated connecting capacitiesequal to, or higher than, o,5 mma are referred to lEC 60228.
Connecting devices that require the use of special tools other than for twist-on connectingdevices and insulation piercing connecting devices do not comply with this standard.
This standard contains the general requirements to be used together with the relevant Part 2.containing detailed particular requirements for
– devices with screw-type clamping units (IEC 60998-2-1);- devices with screwless-type clamping units (IEC 60998-2-2);- devices with insulation piercing clamping units(IEC 60998-2-3);- devices with twist-on connecting devices (IEC 60998-2-4);
– devices with connecting boxes (junction and/or tapping) (IEC 60998-2-5).
2Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.Fordated references, only the edition cited applies.For undated references, the latest edition ofthe referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60068-2-32:1975,Basic environmental testing procedures – Part 2:Tests – Test Ed:Free fall
lEC 60068-2-75:1997,Environmental testing – Part 2:Tests -Test Eh:Hammer tests
IEC 60112:1979,Method for determining the comparative and the proof tracking indices of solidinsulating materials under moist conditions
lEC 60228:1978,Conductors of insulated cablesAmendment 1 (1993)
IEC 60344:1980,Guide to the calculation of resistance of plain and coated copper conductorsof low-frequency cables and wires
IEC 60529:1989,Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 60695-2-10:2000, Fire hazard testing – Part 2-10:Glowing/hot-wire based test methods -Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure
IEC 60695-10-2:1995,Fire hazard testing – Part 10: Guidance and test methods for theminimization of the effects of abnormal heat on electrotechnical products involved in fires -Section 2: Method for testing products made from non-metallic materials for resistance to heatusing the ball pressure test – Basic safety publication
IEC 61032:1997,Protection of persons and equipment by enclosures – Probes for verification
ISO 1456:1988,Metallic coatings – Electrodeposited coatings of nickel plus chromium and ofcopper plus nickel plus chromium
ISO 2081:1986,Metallic coatings – Electroplated coatings of zinc on iron or steel
ISO 2093:1986,Electroplated coatings of tin – Specification and test methods
3Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this standard, the following definitions apply.
electrical connection between two or more conductors or between a conducting part and one ormore conductors
connection between two or more conductor ends
connection of a conductor end (called “tapped conductor”) on any point of another conductor(called “main conductor”)
connecting device
device for the electrical connection of two or more conductors comprising one or moreterminals and, if necessary, insulation andor ancillary parts (see Annex A)
conductive part of one pole composed of one or more clamping unit(s) and insulation ifnecessary (see Annex A)
clamping unit
part(s) of a terminal necessary for the mechanical clamping and the electrical connection
of the conductor(s), including the parts which are necessary to ensure correct contact pressure(see Annex A)