IEC 61482-2:2009

IEC 61482-2:2009

Protection against dangers caused by an electric arc

This standard makes it possible to assess the level of performance of protective clothing against the dangers related to an electric arc.

The person equipped with IEC 61482-2:2009 standardized clothing is protected in the case in which an electric arc appears in an electrical installation following a distrubance (for example, short circuit).

An electric arc is equivalent to lightning which explodes in an electrical installation which may cause severe burns, blindness or even death.

The performances of the IEC 61482-2:2009 standard are divided between the following two classes:

Class 1: Efficient protective performance against an electric arc of 4KA
Class 2: Efficient protective performance against an electric arc of 7KA