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IEEE C62.45

2002 Edition, November 11, 2002

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Recommended Practice on Surge Testing for Equipment Connected to Low-Voltage (1000 V and Less) AC Power Circuits

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , December 10, 2008

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This recommended practice is the result of ten years of use as a guide, and it incorporates only minor additions or updates of the original 1987 document, which was revised in 1992. These earlier versions were published independently, and not concurrently with their intended companion, IEEE Std C62.41-1991, with the result that a “catch-up” situation was created as each document was separately updated.

With the approval of the Surge-Protective Devices Committee, the companion IEEE Std C62.41-1991 was split into two separate documents, IEEE Std C62.41.1-2002 and IEEE Std C62.41.2-2002. Together with the present recommended practice, the two IEEE Std C62.41.1-2002 and IEEE Std C62.41.2-2002 present a “Trilogy” concerning the occurrence, characterization, and testing of surges in low-voltage ac power circuits, to be published concurrently and thus avoid the previous ambiguities of the catch-up updates.


The scope of this recommended practice is the performance of surge testing on electrical and electronic equipment connected to low-voltage ac power circuits, specifically using the recommended test waveforms defined in IEEE Std C62.41.2™-2002.1 Nevertheless, these recommendations are applicable to any surge testing, regardless of the specific surges that may be applied.