The new fuse holder standard IEC/EN 60127-6 Edition 2, requiring increased glow wire resistance, will come into effect the beginning of October 2017. Schurter is ready!
With the updated fuse holder standard IEC / EN 60127-6 Edition 2, more attention is given to the area of fire protection. New requirements focus on the materials being used, which must be glow wire tested according to IEC / EN 60695-2-12 and -13 (GWIT=775°C and GWFI=850°C).
These new requirements are contained in the standard for household appliances IEC/EN 60335-1, which has been a long time established standard, particularly due to the prevalence of such unattended appliances (e.g., coffee machines).
All manufacturers of fuse holders must therefore check the glow wire resistance of the materials being used and, if necessary, replace the material. It is also necessary to update the approvals and to carry out a re-examination by the certification body. In case of a material change, the tests according to UL 4248.1 must also be repeated.
All fuse holders certified Until October 08 2017, SCHURTER will have adapted the complete range of its IEC-certified fuse holders to the new standard, including power entry modules with fuse holders. This will poise SCHURTER as the first manufacturer of fuse holders ready to meet the stringent standard.
All Schurter IEC-certified fuse holders marketed as of October 08 2017 will comply with IEC/EN 60127-6 Edition 2, as well as UL 4248.1, and can therefore be safely installed in all household appliances.
Customer-friendly Schurter has placed great attention on the fact that the same part numbers will be used. This makes it unnecessary for the user to make changes to a parts lists, or be deal with new approvals.
General Rules from VDE
– The manufacturer will lose VDE approval after October 08 2017 for any parts that do not conform with the new requirements for IEC / EN 60127-6 Edition 2 and therefore must no longer sell those products.
– All parts the manufacturer already sold to market (i.e. to end-customers, distributors or resellers) before October 08 2017 maintain valid VDE approval.
– All mixed inventory at end-customers, distributors or resellers can continue to be used or shipped or resold without any limitation.
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