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IEC 61010 Electric Shock

IEC 61010 provides applicable requirements for product safety testing and certification pertaining to electric shock. As an IEC product safety certified laboratory, Keystone realizes the importance of IEC 61010 electric shock safety testing. Meeting the IEC requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.

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Summary of IEC 61010 Product Safety Compliance Testing

In this IEC compliance product safety standard, protection against electric shock is maintained in normal and single fault conditions. If the test equipment can not prevent the following parts from being both accessible and hazardous live, the equipment is permitted to be accessible to an operator.

  • Parts of lamps and lamp sockets after lamp removal;
  • Parts intended to be replaced by an operator. Additionally, parts that are hazardous live during the replacement or other operator action.

If any parts mentioned above receive a charge from an internal capacitor, the equipment will not be hazardous live 10 seconds after interruption of supply.

          Hazardous live is described as an event capable of causing an electric shock or burn in normal or single fault conditions.

          A single fault condition is described as a condition in which all means for protection against a hazard us defective or one fault is present and can cause a hazard.

Scope of Product Safety IEC 61010-1 Electric Shock

When determining accessible parts, the unit is tested in all positions of normal use. Unless otherwise specified, standardized test fingers and pins are applied without force. Parts are considered accessible if they are touched with any part of the finger or pin. Furthermore, IEC product safety testing classifies parts as accessible if they can be touched in the absence of a covering.

During the normal use of the unit, an operator is required to perform specified actions. These actions may increase the accessibility of parts. Examples of actions include:

  • Removing covers
  • Opening doors
  • Adjusting controls
  • Replacing consumable material
  • Removing parts

IEC 61010 Product Safety Testing Process

The jointed test figure is first applied in every possible position. Additionally, some of the products tested may be accessible by applying force. If this is true, the rigid finger is applied with a force of 10 N. The force is exerted at the tip of the test finger. This is conducted to avoid wedge and lever action.

On equipment accepting plug-in modules, the tip of the rigid finger is inserted only to a depth of 180 mm from opening the unit.

The test finger is applied in the same style mentioned above, to all openings in the enclosure. This includes holes and terminals. In this case, the accessible part of the enclosure is considered to include any part of the test finger which can be inserted into the terminal.

For openings above a hazardous live, an IEC-compliant metal test pin is inserted into any openings mentioned above. The test pin is suspended freely and penetrates up to 100 mm.

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For more information on IEC 61010 product safety compliance testing, please visit the links below:

IEC 61010 Product Safety Testing of Electrical Equipment
IEC 61010 Electric Shock
IEC 61010 Mechanical Hazards
IEC 61010 Resistance to Mechanical Stresses
IEC 61010 Spread of Fire
IEC 61010 Resistance to Heat
IEC 61010 Fluids and Solid Foreign Objects
IEC 61010 Radiation and Sonic Pressure
IEC 61010 Liberated Gases and Substances
IEC 61010 Components, Assemblies, and Interlocks