ISO 8528-8:2016 defines design requirements, minimum performances and type tests for low-power generating sets driven by reciprocating internal combustion engines for land and marine use (domestic, recreational and industrial application), excluding generating sets used on aircraft.
It concerns mainly low-power generating sets driven by reciprocating internal combustion engines for the generation of single or multiphase alternating current or direct current up to 500 V. The generating sets are standard manufactured sets.
In this part of ISO 8528, "low-power" is taken to mean rated power of a magnitude up to approximately 10 kW/50 Hz, 12 kW/60 Hz. Low-power generating sets, for the purpose of this International Standard, are determined by the following special features:
- the users normally are laymen (for further details, see 3.1);
- the complete generating set is usually transportable or mobile;
- the electrical output is connected by means of plugs, sockets and screwed terminal except for extra low voltages;
- the generating set is ready for use without any additional installation work by the user.
Generating sets for special applications or of higher rated power conforming to the above special features may, by agreement between manufacturer and customer, be tested in accordance with this part of ISO 8528. If supplementary stipulations are required for certain applications, this is to be done taking this part of ISO 8528 as a basis.
ISO 8528-8:2016 deals with the special requirements of design and test which are observed in addition to the definitions and requirements laid down in ISO 8528-1, ISO 8528-2, ISO 8528-3, ISO 8528-4, ISO 8528-5 and ISO 8528-6, where applicable.
ISO 8528-8:2016 does not deal with safety requirements in order to protect the user from dangers which are laid down in ISO 8528‑13.
NOTE This International Standard does not apply to arc welding equipment (IEC 60974 series).