This standard applies to fixed inductors designed for electromagnetic interference suppression, which will be connected to an AC mains or other supply with a nominal voltage not exceeding 1000 V AC r.m.s or 1500 V DC with a nominal frequency not exceeding 400 Hz.
This International Standard is restricted to fixed inductors for which safety tests are appropriate. This implies that inductors specified according to this specification will either be connected to mains supplies, when compliance with the mandatory tests of Annex A is necessary, or used in other circuit positions where the equipment specification prescribes that some or all of these safety tests are required.
The object of this standard is to prescribe standard requirements for safety tests, preferred ratings and characteristics, to select from IEC 60938-1 the appropriate methods of test and to give general performance requirements for suppression inductors. Test severities and performance requirements prescribed in detail specifications referring to this sectional specification shall be of equal or higher performance level. In addition, the minimum requirements for safety tests specified herein always apply.