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DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE

Standards [CURRENT]

DIN VDE 0100-540 ; VDE 0100-540:2012-06
Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 5-54: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Earthing arrangements and protective conductors (IEC 60364-5-54:2011); German implementation HD 60364-5-54:2011

Title (German)

Errichten von Niederspannungsanlagen - Teil 5-54: Auswahl und Errichtung elektrischer Betriebsmittel - Erdungsanlagen und Schutzleiter (IEC 60364-5-54:2011); Deutsche Übernahme HD 60364-5-54:2011


This part of the DIN VDE 0100 (VDE 0100) standard series applies for the earthing arrangements and protective conductor, including protective bonding conductors, in order to satisfy the safety of the electrical installation. The following significant modifications have been made with respect to DIN VDE 0100-540 (VDE 0100-540):2007-06: a) term "foundation earth electrode" has been newly defined. A distinction is now made between: - 541.3.4 "concrete-embedded foundation earth electrode" - 541.3.5 "soil-embedded foundation earth electrode"; b) the following clauses have been incorporated: - 542.1.5 "Consideration of high-frequency currents", - 542.1.6 "Modification of the grounding resistance due to corrosion, dehydration and frost"; c) requirements for "protective conductor connections and terminals" have been supplemented; d) the treatment of PEN, PEL or PEM conductors is described in more detail; e) informative national Annex NA "Overview of the conductors in connection with equipotential bonding and earthing". The responsible committee is Subcommittee UK 221.1 "Schutz gegen elektrischen Schlag" ("Protection against electric shock") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Informational Technologies) at DIN and VDE.

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Responsible national committee

DKE/UK 221.1 - Schutz gegen elektrischen Schlag  

Edition 2012-06
Original language German
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