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SRPS EN IEC 61010-031:2023

Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 031: Safety requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated probe assemblies for electrical test and measurement

Nov 30, 2023

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IEC 61010-031:2022 specifies safety requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated probe assemblies for electrical test and measurement, and their related accessories. These probe assemblies are for non-contact or direct electrical connection between a part and electrical test and measurement equipment. They can be fixed to the equipment or be detachable accessories for the equipment.

It has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2015, and Amendment 1:2018. IEC 61010-031 is a stand-alone standard. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
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<li style="text-align:justify">the scope has been made succinct. General information from the scope of Edition 2 has been moved to a new Clause 4. Consequently, Clause 4 to Clause 8 of Edition 2 have been renumbered. Clause 9 of Edition 2 has been deleted;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in Clause 2, normative references have been dated and new normative references have been added;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 3.1.4, the definition of probe tip has been modified;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 4.1, there is no longer any differentiation between high voltage and low voltage probe assemblies. Type C probe assemblies have been merged with Type B probe assemblies;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 4.1 d) "Kelvin" probes have been added to the list of probe assemblies as a new Type E and a new Figure 5;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 4.1 e), probes for voltage measurement without electrical connection to conductors have been added to the list of probe assemblies as a new Type F and a new Figure 6;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 4.2.1, spread of fire is no longer considered as a hazard;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">Subclause from Edition 2 has been deleted;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">Subclause from Edition 2 has been deleted;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify" value="10">in consideration has been given to spacings and impedance;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 6.1.1, removable parts of probe tips which bear markings are allowed;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 6.1.5, the voltage to be marked for measurement categories is the AC line-to-neutral or DC voltage;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in 7.4.2, requirements for unmated connectors have been modified as follows:
<li style="text-align:justify">Table 2 has been modified and expanded,</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">a calculation method for clearances of connectors above 20 kV has been defined,</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">creepage distances have been aligned with clearances;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify" value="14">in and, requirements for IP2X probe tips with retractable sleeve have been added;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in, Probe tips are now applicable to non-contact probe assemblies;</li>
<li style="text-align:justify">in, the values of Table 5 have been modified;</li>
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Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

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