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IEC 61010-1

IEC 61010-1 also referred to as EN 61010 serves as the standard for safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use. IEC 61010 covers a myriad of testing including but not limited to:

  • Effects of fluids including fluid pressure
  • Effects of radiation
  • Electric shock
  • Fire
  • Gas explosion
  • Gas implosion
  • Insulation
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Multimeters and current-measuring circuits
  • Power cord, conduit and grounding
  • Single-fault conditioning
  • Temperature and heating

There are two types of tests detailed in IEC 61010: type tests, which are conducted by the independent test lab and routine tests, which are conducted by the manufacturer. Type tests review the manufacturer’s ratings and instructions and evaluate products considering the following ratings:

  • Altitude of 2000 m
  • Indoor use
  • Mains supply-voltage fluctuations of ±10%
  • Pollution degree 2
  • Presence of typical transients on the mains supply (those of installation, or overvoltage, category II)
  • Relative humidity of 80%
  • Temperature range of 5° to 40°C

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