This part of IEC 61558 deals with the safety of ignition transformers for gas and oil burners. Ignition transformers incorporating electronic circuits are also covered by this document.
NOTE 1 Safety includes electrical, thermal and mechanical aspects.
Unless otherwise specified, from here onward, the term transformer covers ignition transformers for gas and oil burners.
This document is applicable to fixed single-phase, air-cooled (natural or forced) associated dry-type transformers used in the ignition systems of gas and oil burners. The windings can be encapsulated or non-encapsulated.
The rated supply voltage does not exceed 1 000 V AC and the rated supply frequency and the internal operating frequencies do not exceed 500 Hz.
The rated short-circuit output current does not exceed 500 mA AC. The no-load output voltage or the rated output voltage does not exceed 15 000 V AC.
This part is not applicable to external circuits and their components intended to be connected to the input and output terminals or socket-outlets of the transformers.
NOTE 3 Transformers covered by this part are used in applications where double or reinforced insulation between circuits is not required by the installation rules or by the end product standard.
Attention is drawn to the following, if necessary:
− for transformers intended to be used in vehicles, on board ships, and aircraft, additional requirements (from other applicable standards, national rules, etc.);
− measures to protect the enclosure and the components inside the enclosure against external influences such as fungus, vermin, termites, solar-radiation, and icing;
− the different conditions for transportation, storage, and operation of the transformers;
− additional requirements in accordance with other appropriate standards and national rules may be applicable to transformers intended for use in special environments.
Future technological development of transformers may necessitate a need to increase the upper limit of the frequencies. Until then this document may be used as a guidance document.
This GROUP SAFETY PUBLICATION focusing on SAFETY guidance is primarily intended to be used as a PRODUCT SAFETY STANDARD for the products mentioned in the scope, but is also intended to be used by TCs in the preparation of publications for products similar to those mentioned in the scope of this GROUP SAFETY PUBLICATION, in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and lSO/lEC Guide 51.
One of the RESPONSIBILITIES of a TC is, wherever applicable, to make use of BSPs and/or GSPs in the preparation of its publications.