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ITU-T K.11 (01/2009)

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Principles of protection against overvoltages and overcurrents
Recommendation ITU-T K.11 deals with protection principles, e.g., risk management, safety and reliability, surge protective devices and surge protective components. It gives guidance for the protection of telecommunication equipment, installations and cable plants exposed to the results of external sources of interference such as overvoltages and overcurrents due to lightning or effects related to power lines and electric traction systems.It gives general information about:- the origin of overvoltages and overcurrents (lightning, power induction, power contacts, earth potential rises);- types of protective devices (voltage-limiting and current-limiting devices) and their residual effects;- risk assessment;- protection of telecommunication lines;- protection of exchange and transmission equipment;- protection in access networks.Reference is made, in the bibliography, to some ITU-T K-series Recommendations and IEC standards related to:- power supply effects and low frequency interference;- lightning effects;- surge protective devices and components;- resistibility of telecommunications equipment.
Approval date: 2009-01-13
Approval process:AAP
Status: In force
Maintenance responsibility: ITU-T Study Group 5
Further details: Patent statement(s)
Development history
Ed. ITU-T Recommendation Status Summary Table of Contents Download
7 K.11 (01/2009) In force
6 K.11 (10/1993) Superseded -
5 K.11 (03/1991) Superseded -
4 K.11 (11/1988) Superseded -
3 K.11 (10/1984) Superseded - - Not available
2 K.11 (11/1980) Superseded - - Not available
1 K.11 (10/1976) Superseded - - Not available