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NEMA Standard is reaffirmed for general requirements.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 02, 2008 - Reaffirmed ICS 61800 Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems Part 1: General Requirements (R2007) includes set of rating specifications applicable to low-voltage, adjustable-speed DC power drive systems that include power conversion, control equipment, and motor or motors. Approved as an American National Standard, solution excludes elements such as traction and electrical vehicle drives.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Reaffirms ICS 61800 Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems Part 1: General Requirements

Press release date: Dec 21, 2007

Rosslyn, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has reaffirmed ICS 61800 Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems Part 1: General Requirements - Rating Specifications for Low Voltage Adjustable Speed D.C. Power Drive Systems.

ICS 61800 (R2007) applies to general purpose adjustable speed D.C. drive systems that include power conversion, control equipment, and a motor or motors. Excluded are traction and electrical vehicle drives. It is approved as an American National Standard.

The contents and scope may be viewed, or a copy purchased for $124 by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/ics61800-1.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Web at global.ihs.com.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

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