Free download guide to the new BS EN 16439 from UK trade association GAMBICA


Helpful guide to the new BS EN 16949 published by UK trade association GAMBICA


GAMBICA has published an updated version of their free guide to the requirements of BS EN 61439-1:2011 & BS EN 61439-2:2011.  The guide has been compiled by members of the GAMBICA Controlgear Group Technical Committee.


Power Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies

It is intended provide specifiers, designers and purchasers of Power Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies (PSC-assemblies) with a clearer understanding of BS EN 61439-2 and to assist in the selection of fully compliant and safe products in accordance with this standard.


New standard effective in 2014

In the UK, the new standard is described and embodied within the BS EN 61439 series, replacing the BS EN 60439 series. Either series can be used until 1 November 2014. From that date BS EN 60439-1 is withdrawn and BS EN 61439-1 and BS EN 61439-2 should be used. Since the publication of IEC 61439-2 other parts of the 61439 series have progressively been added until all parts of the 60439 series are now replaced.


In addition IEC 61439-1 and IEC 61439-2 have been amended, clarified and refined, and issued as Edition 2. Accordingly, this guide has been revised to reflect the changes in the standard.


The guide is intended to complement the standard, not to be a substitute for it.  It seeks to highlight the most relevant areas of the standard and to give the purchaser confidence in the safety and reliability of the equipment. In addition, it explains commonly used terminology and areas of customer choice to assist in the decision making process.


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