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Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 16: Equipment for testing the effectiveness of the protective measures of electrical equipment and/or medical electrical equipment

General information

50.20     May 19, 2023

50.60    Jun 16, 2023



European Standard

17.220.20     29.080.01  


IEC 61557-16:2023 specifies the requirements applicable to the performance for test and measurement equipment in order to determine the effectiveness of the protective measures for electrical equipment and/or medical electrical equipment described in IEC 62353.
This International Standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 61557 1:2019.
IEC 61557-16:2023 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) splitting of uncertainty requirements for medical and non-medical electrical equipment in 4.2.1;
b) addition of a definition of ranges with defined uncertainty in 4.2.1 to 4.2.7;
c) addition of an optional measuring device (MD) for non-medical devices in 4.2.1;
d) addition of a limitation of the maximum intrinsic uncertainty for medical applications at leakage current in 4.2.1;
e) change of 4.2.3 from test sockets to sockets for service purposes;
f) addition of a warning in the operating instructions;
g) integration of former 6.3 into 6.2;
h) update of Table 1;
i) alignment of the structure with that of the whole IEC 61557 series.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits


Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast)

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