IEC 62440 pdf download Electric cables with a rated voltage not exceeding 450/750 V – Guide to use
This International Standard provides general guidance for the safe use of electric cables with arated voltage not exceeding 450/750 v. lt is applicable to those cables that are specified inlEC 60227 and lEC 60245.
The guidance given in this standard can also be applicable to low-voltage cables of a similartype to those specified in lEC 60227 and lEC 60245 but not specifically mentioned in thosestandards. In such cases, it is advisable to seek additional advice from the cable manufacturer.
NOTE Whilst this International Standard, which offers guidelines to the user, is a voluntary standard,those whochoose to use it,or who claim conformance to it, must follow the advice contained therein, e.g. with regard tocertain bending radi or certain clip spacings，etc. Notwithstanding this，national laws and regulations (especiallythose relating fo selection and installation of cables via lEC 60364), will always take priority.
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.Fordated references,only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition ofthe referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60050-461, International Electrotechnical Vocabulary – Part 461:Electric cables
IEC 60245-6,Rubber insulated cables – Rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V – Part 6:Arc welding electrode cables
IEC 60287(all parts),Electric cables – Calculation of the current rating
IEC 60335-1，Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: Generalrequirements
lEC 60364(all parts),Low-voltage electrical installations
IEC 60364-5-52，Electrical installations of buildings – Part 5-52: Selection and erection ofelectrical equipment – Wiring systems
3Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in lEC 60050-461 and in thelEC 60364 series, as well as the following, apply.
wiring mechanically protected by being enclosed within a casing of equipment or by otherequivalent means
Safety of a cable means that the product does not present an unacceptable risk of danger to life or property whilst being used in its intended manner.
The duration of acceptable performance of a particular type of cable depends upon:
– the type of use,
– installation, or
– electrical apparatus,
and on the particular combination of influences that the above might incur. For example, the duration of acceptable performance considered as reasonable for a cable used in a fixed installation for the distribution of electricity in a building is more than that for a flexible cord.
Cables shall not be buried directly in the ground, and unless otherwise stated, shall not be used for any purpose other than the transmission and distribution of electricity.