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This document is applicable to arc striking and stabilizing devices which are stand-alone (separate from the welding equipment) or built in (housed in a single enclosure with other arc welding equipment).
This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2013 and constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- changes induced by the publication of IEC 60974-1:2017;
- reference to IEC 60974-1:2017/AMD1:2019 in Clause 2;
- Figure 2 is updated where a subtraction of the proportion of the no-load voltage is shown;
- requirement for safe operation of the arc striking and stabilising devices in the event of failure, in 11.5;
- requirements for the rating plate as in IEC 60974-1:2017, Clause 15.