IEC 62896:2024

Hybrid insulators for AC and DC for high-voltage applications greater than 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria


IEC 62896:2024 applies to hybrid insulators for AC and DC applications greater than 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC consisting of a load-bearing insulating solid or hollow core consisting of ceramic or glass, a housing (defined geometry, outside the insulating core) made of polymeric material and end fittings permanently attached to the insulating core.

Hybrid insulators covered by this document are intended for use as suspension/tension long rod and cap and pin type insulators, line post insulators, station post insulators and hollow core insulators for apparatus.

The object of this document is to:

- define the terms used;

- prescribe test methods;

- prescribe acceptance criteria

This document does not include requirements dealing with the choice of insulators for specific operating conditions. This first edition cancels and replaces the IEC TS 62896 published in 2015. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

- modifications of terms and definitions;

- modifications of tests procedures included in IEC TR 62039 and IEC 62217 (Hydrophobicity transfer test);

- harmonization of Table 1 (Tests to be carried out after design and type changes) with other product standards and IEC 62217.




Status Current
Edition 2024
No. of Pages 42
ICS Classification 29.080.10 Insulators
Committee TC 36
Available for Purchase For sale in Singapore only
Adoption IEC : 0