AS / NZS 3190:2016 Approval and Test Specification - Residual Current Devices (Current-operated Earth-leakage Devices) - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture or install residual current devices.

This standard specifies essential safety requirements for residual current devices and residual current relays intended to isolate supply or initiate a 'tripping' signal to isolate supply to protected circuits, socket-outlets or equipment in the event of a current flow to earth, which exceeds a predetermined level and:

  • have rated residual currents not exceeding 300 milliamperes
  • have rated load currents not exceeding 125 amperes a.c.
  • are designed for use at low voltage
  • are classified in accordance with Clause 4.

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Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Regulations 1947 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

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