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БДС EN 61800-5-1:2007

Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy

Nov 30, 2007

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60.60     Nov 30, 2007



European Standard

29.130     29.2     29.130.99     13.11     29.200     13.110  




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It specifies requirements for adjustable speed power drive systems, or their elements, with respect to electrical, thermal and energy safety considerations. It does not cover the driven equipment except for interface requirements. It applies to adjustable speed electric drive systems which include the power conversion, drive control, and motor or motors. Excluded are traction and electric vehicle drives. It applies to d.c. drive systems connected to line voltages up to 1 kV a.c., 50 Hz or 60 Hz and a.c. drive systems with converter input voltages up to 35 kV, 50 Hz or 60 Hz and output voltages up to 35 kV. The major areas of change in this edition are the following: addition of alphabetical Table 1 in Clause 3; addition of Table 2 in 4.1 for relevance to PDS/CDM/BDM; addition of Table 4 summary of decisive voltage class requirements; expansion of subclause on protective bonding (; clarification of distinction between touch current and protective conductor current; revision of section on insulation (now 4.3.6) to include solid insulation; addition of overvoltage categories I and II to HV insulation voltage; revision of section on Solid insulation (now; addition of high-frequency insulation requirements (, Annex E); addition of requirements for liquid-cooled PDS (4.4.5); addition of climatic and vibration tests (5.2.6); clarification of voltage test procedure to avoid over-stress of basic insulation (; revision of short-circuit test requirement for large, high-voltage and one-off PDS (now; addition of informative Annex B for overvoltage category reduction

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 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (codified version)


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


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