Weidmüller has introduced six new versions of two-pole voltage testers that more than fulfil the revised standard for these types of testers ie. DIN VDE 0682-401:2011 and DIN EN-61243-3:2010).
The revised standard for two-pole voltage testers came into force on 1st May 2010 – and took effect on 1s October 2010, with a three-year transitional period. A two-pole voltage tester is the only test instrument approved to determine safe isolation from the power supply that complies fully with occupational health and safety law.
The standard covering two-pole voltage testers calls for a variety of changes – amongst others, these affect the protection class, the voltage category, and climatic conditions, as well as EMC compliance.
Weidmüller’s new testers are not entering the market, as required by the revised standards, with a minimum degree of protection of IP54. They offer more in that they are rated to IP65, which means they are effectively sealed to offer protection against the ingress of dust and offer all-round protection against jets of water – a very high degree of protection.