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IEC 61347-2-7 Testing

Lamp controlgear – Part 2-7: battery supplied electronic controlgear for emergency lighting (self-contained)

IEC 61347-2-7 Scope:

IEC 61347 2 7 and EN 61347 2 7 testing specifies particular safety requirements for battery supplied electronic controlgear for maintained and non-maintained emergency lighting purposes. It includes specific requirements for electronic controlgear and control units for self-contained luminaires for emergency lighting as specified by IEC 60598-2-22. It is intended for controlgear for fluorescent lamps, but it is also applicable to other lamp types e.g. incandescent, high pressure discharge lamps and LEDs.

IEC 61347-2-7 testing covers the emergency mode operation of a controlgear. For controlgear with a combination of normal and emergency lighting operation, the normal lighting operation aspects are covered by the appropriate part 2 of IEC 61347. DC supplied electronic controlgear for emergency lighting may or may not include batteries.

IEC 61347-2-7 also includes operational requirements for electronic controlgear, which, in the case of D.C. supplied electronic controlgear, are regarded as performance requirements. This is because non-operational emergency lighting equipment presents a safety hazard. It does not apply to D.C. supplied electronic controlgear for emergency lighting, which are intended for connection to a centralized emergency power supply system. A centralized emergency power system could be a central battery system.

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Related Standards:

IEC 61347-1 General requirements

IEC 61347-2-1 Starting devices (other than glow starters)

IEC 61347-2-2 D.C. or A.C. supplied electronic step-down convertors for filament lamps

IEC 61347-2-3 A.C. and/or D.C. supplied electronic control gear for fluorescent lamps

IEC 61347-2-8 Ballasts for fluorescent lamps

IEC 61347-2-9 Electromagnetic controlgear for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)

IEC 61347-2-10 Electronic invertors and convertors for high-frequency operation of cold start tubular discharge lamps (neon tubes)

IEC 61347-2-11 Miscellaneous electronic circuits used with luminaires

IEC 61347-2-12 D.C. or A.C. supplied electronic ballasts for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)

IEC 61347-2-13 D.C. or A.C. supplied electronic controlgear for LED modules