Changes to Australian Standard on connecting generators

A new version of AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical installations – Generating sets comes into effect in Tasmania on 8 November 2017 and CBOS will  enforce the new requirements contained within the standard from the date of commencement (download Notice of Commencement).

This Standard sets out the minimum safety requirements related to the use of generating sets for the supply of electricity at low voltage, that is, not exceeding 1000 V a.c or 1500 V d.c.

The Standard applies to electricity generating sets that are driven by internal combustion engines, and forms any of the following:

(a) Normal supply source for electrical installations.

(b) Alternative supply source for electrical installations.

(c) Electrical supply source for the connection of electrical appliances and portable tools.

(d) Supply sources that operate in parallel with the normal supply in the electrical installation.

This Standard does not apply to uninterruptible power supplies, PV inverters or solar arrays.

You can download a preview which described the changes from the previous version AS/NZS 3010:2005, as well as purchase the full standard at

Author: TREA

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