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Effects of current on human beings and livestock - Part 2: Special aspects guideline

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
2019, IEC 60479-2:2019: 1-56, ISBN 978-2-8-3226689-2


The second part of the standard IEC 60479 describes the effects on the human body when a sinusoidal alternating current in the frequency range above 100 Hz passes through it. The effects of current passing through the human body for alternating sinusoidal current with DC components, alternating sinusoidal current with phase control and alternating sinusoidal current with multicycle control are given but are only deemed applicable for alternating current frequencies from 15 Hz up to 100 Hz. Means of extending the frequency of applicability of pure sinusoids to a frequency of 150 kHz are given, supplementing the data in IEC 60479-1 .

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