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AS/NZS 61535.1-2003 installation couplers - general requirements

Standard Number:  AS/NZS 61535.1-2003
Title:  installation couplers - general requirements
Language:  English
Replacing Standard:  AS/NZS 61535.1(Int):2001

Publication Date:  2003/11/28
Adopted International Standard:  IEC 61535-1 Modified
Status:  Withdrawn
International Classification for Standards (ICS)ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING>>Electrical accessories>>Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers
Publisher:  Australia Standards(AS)
Price:  
Number of Pages:40P.;A4  

Description:   
Catalog:Document Contents
AS/NZS 61535.1:2003 INSTALLATION COUPLERS - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
PREFACE
CONTENTS
1 SCOPE
2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
3 DEFINITIONS
3.1 Caps
3.2 Connecting capacity
3.3 Distribution block of an installation coupler
3.4 Installation coupler
3.5 Installation plug
3.6 Installation socket
3.7 Nominal voltage of a system
3.8 Non-rewireable installation coupler
3.9 Non-rewireable moulded-on installation coupler
3.10 Non-rewireable non-moulded-on installation coupler
3.11 Permanent connection
3.12 Rated current
3.13 Rated voltage
3.14 Readily accessible
3.15 Retaining means
3.16 Rewireable installation coupler
3.17 Routine test
3.18 Type test
4 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
4.1 General
4.2 Instructions
5 GENERAL TEST REQUIREMENTS
5.1 General
5.2 Samples
5.3 Cables on non-rewireable samples
5.4 Order of tests
5.5 Number of samples
5.6 Failure of a sample
5.7 Routine testing
6 RATINGS
6.1 Voltage rating
6.2 Current rating
6.3 Compliance
6.4 Rated connecting capacity
7 CLASSIFICATION
8 MARKINGS
8.1 General information
8.2 Symbols
8.3 Visibility of markings
8.4 Marking of terminals
8.5 Test of markings
8.6 Information on suitable cable types
8.7 Use of caps
8.8 Information on PE-conductor
8.9 Cabling information
8.10 Availability of manufacturer?s instructions
8.11 Warning on dangerous compatibility
9 DIMENSIONS AND COMPATIBILITY
9.1 Improper connection
9.2 Compatibility within installation coupler systems
9.3 Compatibility with systems that comply with other Standards
10 PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK
10.1 IP rating
10.2 Access to live parts
10.3 External parts
11 TERMINALS AND TERMINATIONS
11.1 Connection of conductors
11.2 Terminals
11.2.1 Terminals for rewireable couplers
11.2.2 Terminals for non-rewireable couplers
11.3 Cable sizes
11.3.1 Cable sizes for rewireable couplers
11.3.2 Cable sizes for non-rewireable couplers
11.4 Restrictions on the method of clamping conductors
12 CONSTRUCTION
12.1 Earth connection
12.2 Twisting or rotation of contacts
12.3 Fixing of contacts
12.4 Isolation of parts
12.4.1 Isolation of conductors
12.4.2 Isolation of terminals
12.5 Fixing of housing
12.6 Continuity of earth contact
12.7 Design of terminals
12.7.1 Loose conductor strands
12.7.2 Test for rewireable installation couplers
12.7.3 Test for non-rewireable non-moulded-on installation couplers
12.7.4 Inspection of non-rewireable moulded-on installation couplers
12.8 Prohibited items
12.9 Retaining means
12.10 Distribution blocks
12.11 Installation plug shroud
12.12 Wiring of non-rewireable installation couplers
12.13 Space for earthing conductor
12.14 Separation of cable in non-rewireable installation couplers
13 PROTECTION AGAINST SOLID FOREIGN OBJECTS AND INGRESS OF WATER
13.1 Protection against foreign solid objects
13.2 Resistance to harmful ingress of water
14 INSULATION RESISTANCE AND ELECTRIC STRENGTH
14.1 General
14.2 Resistance to humidity
14.3 Insulation resistance test
14.4 Electric strength test
15 CONSTRUCTION OF CONTACTS
15.1 Socket-contact pressure
15.2 Resistance of connections
15.3 Resilience of contacts
16 TEMPERATURE RISE
17 NORMAL AND ABNORMAL OPERATION
18 FORCES NECESSARY TO ENGAGE AND DISENGAGE THE PARTS OF THE INSTALLATION COUPLER
19 CABLES AND THEIR CONNECTION
19.1 Selection and size
19.2 Cable clamping
19.3 Strain relief in rewireable installation couplers
19.4 Tests for cable clamping and strain relief
19.5 Sharp edges
20 MECHANICAL STRENGTH
20.1 General
20.2 Tumbling barrel test
20.3 Mechanical strength test of the shroud
21 RESISTANCE TO HEAT AND AGEING
21.1 General
21.2 Heat test
21.3 Ball pressure test
21.4 Resistance to ageing
21.4.1 General
21.4.2 Ageing conditioning for elastomers
21.4.3 Ageing conditioning for thermoplastics
21.4.4 Ageing test criteria
21.5 Cyclic ageing
21.5.1 General
21.5.2 Cyclic ageing test
22 SCREWS, CURRENT-CARRYING PARTS AND CONNECTIONS
22.1 Screws and nuts
22.2 Alignment of screws
22.3 Contact pressure
22.4 Locking of screws and rivets
22.5 Current-carrying parts
23 CLEARANCES, CREEPAGE DISTANCE AND DISTANCES THROUGH INSULATION
24 RESISTANCE TO ABNORMAL HEAT AND TO TRACKING
24.1 Resistance to heat and fire
24.2 Resistance to tracking
25 RESISTANCE TO RUSTING
APPENDIX A - GUIDE TO USE OF INSTALLATION COUPLER SYSTEMS
A1 GENERAL
A2 APPLICATIONS
A3 INSTALLATION
APPENDIX B - ROUTINE TESTING
B1 GENERAL
B2 EARTH (PE) CONTINUITY
APPENDIX C - MANUFACTURER'S INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
C1 FOR REWIREABLE INSTALLATION COUPLERS
C2 STRAIN RELIEF
C3 NON-REWIREABLE INSTALLATION COUPLERS
C4 DISTRIBUTION BLOCKS
C5 INSTALLATION
APPENDIX D - TEST CIRCUITS FOR TEMPERATURE RISE TESTS (See Clause 16)
  
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