New fuseholder standard IEC 60127-6
The fuseholder standard IEC 60127-6 has been revised with the aim of improving fire protection. Accordingly, Edition 2.0 has been set up in October 2017 and all fuseholders placed on the market have to meet these new requirements.
The requirements are based on the already valid household appliance standard IEC 60335-1, which requires in particular increased resistance to glow wire for unattended electrical appliances. Tests of devices with built-in fuseholders have shown that their installation position has a major influence on heat generation and fire development.
Glow wire resistance
The glow wire resistance test is carried out in accordance with IEC 60695-2-12 and -13. It essentially examines the extinction or re-burning of the plastic material used to hold power-carrying components.
The change of a plastic material is accompanied by various changes to the component. The changed and stricter requirements of the applicable standards not only result in technical changes, but also change the appearance of the plastic parts. Slight differences in colour for glow wire resistant plastic parts are primarily due to the absence of halogenated flame retardants.
SCHURTER strives to keep the effects of a material change for the customer as low as possible. However, the restriction of the choice of material leaves little room for the consideration of slight colour differences.
Identification / batch date
All product variants that have been modified during production are listed in this overview table. The production batch date from which the new configuration was delivered is also listed here.
This batch date is also listed on the packaging label (included in the barcode). This makes it possible to visually identify whether the products in the packaging have been tested according to the new standard. The batch data information can also be read into inventory management via the barcode.
Overview Changed Fuseholders
Cross Reference Fuse holder
Thanks to a broad range of products, SCHURTER is in a position to offer replacements for a competitive product that does not (yet) meet the new fuse holder standard.
Cross Reference Fuseholder