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IEC 61048

2.1 Edition, July 1, 2015

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Auxiliaries for lamps – Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamp circuits – General and safety requirements



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This International Standard states the requirements for both self-healing and non-self-healing continuously rated a.c. capacitors of up to and including 2,5 kVAr, and not less than 0,1 μF, having a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V, which are intended for use in discharge lamp circuits operating at 50 Hz or 60 Hz and at altitudes up to 3 000 m.

NOTE These lamps and associated ballasts are covered by IEC 60081, IEC 60901, IEC 60188, IEC 60192, IEC 60662, and IEC 61167 and by IEC 61347-2-8 and IEC 61347-2-9, respectively.

It covers capacitors intended for connection in shunt or in series with the lamp circuit or an effective combination of these.

It covers only impregnated or unimpregnated capacitors, having a dielectric of paper, plastic film or a combination of both, either metallized or with metal foil electrodes.

This standard does not cover radio-interference suppressor capacitors the requirements for which are found in IEC 60384-14.

Tests given in this standard are type tests. Requirements for testing individual capacitors during production are not included.

Particular requirements for built-in capacitors having an insulation equivalent to double or reinforced insulation are given in Annex E.