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According to IEC International Standards

The Electrical Installation Guide is a single document covering the techniques, regulations and standards related to electrical installations. It is intended for electrical professionals in companies, design offices, inspection organisations, etc.

Electrical Installation Guide - Schneider Electric
Electrical Installation Guide – Schneider Electric

This Technical Guide is aimed at professional users and is only intended to provide them guidelines for the defnition of an industrial, tertiary or domestic electrical installation. Information and guidelines contained in this Guide are provided AS IS.

The purpose of this guide is to facilitate the implementation of International installation standards for designers and contractors, but in all cases the original text of International or local standards in force shall prevail.

This new edition has been published to take into account changes in techniques, standards and regulations, in particular electrical installation standard IEC 60364.We thank all the readers of the previous edition of this guide for their comments that have helped improve the current edition.


What’s new in version 2015

  • Updated list of relevant IEC standards.
    For example, the new standard IEC60364-8-1 “Low-voltage electrical installations – Part 8-1: Energy efficiency” published in October 2014
  • New content about LED lighting: characteristics and particular constraints of LED luminaires, selection tables to choose the proper circuit-breakers and relays
  • New content about Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDD), as defined by new IEC 62606 (2013) and updated IEC60364-4-42 (November 2014)
  • “Connection to the MV utility distribution network” chapter completely re-written and updated, with more detailed information about protection in electrical installations, including the introduction of service continuity classes.
  • “MV and LV architecture selection guide for buildings” chapter partly re-written and including a description of the barycentre method, recommended by the new IEC 60364-8-1, to select the optimal location for the transformers and switchboards
  • New content about the selection of busways (busbar trunking systems) in presence of harmonics
  • Updated Energy Management architectures

Schneider Electric also thank the many people and organisations, to numerous to name here, who have contributed in one way or another to the preparation of this guide.

This guide has been written for electrical Engineers who have to design, realize, inspect or maintain electrical installations in compliance with international Standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).


Complete study

The aim of the present guide is to provide a clear, practical and step-by-step explanation for the complete study of an electrical installation, according to IEC 60364 and other relevant IEC Standards.

General contents

  • Connection to the MV utility distribution network
  • Connection to the LV utility distribution network
  • MV & LV architecture selection guide
  • LV Distribution
  • Protection against electric shocks
  • Sizing and protection of conductors
  • LV switchgear: functions & selection
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Energy Efficiency in electrical distribution
  • Power factor correction
  • Harmonic management
  • Characteristics of particular sources and loads
  • Photovoltaic Installations
  • Residential and other special locations
  • EMC guidelines

Therefore, the frst chapter (B) presents the methodology to be used, and each chapter deals with one out of the eight steps of the study. The two last chapter are devoted to particular supply sources, loads and locations, and appendix provides additional information.

Special attention must be paid to the EMC appendix, which is based on the broad and practical experience on electromagnetic compatibility problems.

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36 Comments


  1. Mohamed Bilal Abdulla
    Apr 30, 2020

    Very useful guide for all Electrical Engineers.


  2. enstanto andri
    Jan 31, 2020

    below link is the update document 2018, hopefully usefull.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MBACqVpgV65335M5b_547c1QTkoHqKUN


  3. Irfan Hassan
    Apr 20, 2019

    Thank You very much for sharing this a very useful and comprehensive book..


  4. Taibi
    May 23, 2018

    Thank you


  5. D McGregor
    Oct 08, 2015

    Thank you it’s very interesting and useful


  6. TNT
    Sep 08, 2015

    I couldn’t download the file. Please help.


  7. Dipak Dodiye
    Sep 07, 2015

    Thank you very much Sir


  8. Harvey Venier
    Aug 30, 2015

    Thank for the very useful articles.


  9. Haruna to
    Aug 23, 2015

    Thanks but I find it difficult to download


    • Edvard
      Aug 23, 2015

      Why? Have you downloaded this guide?


  10. Mario Tovar MBA
    Apr 22, 2015

    It is very interesting but I have a need for more detailed information on retrofiting actual CFL and Fluorescent buildings lighting with LEDs so what criteria we need to resize the breackers for the new low consumption and higher inrush current? harmonics? utilization?


  11. George g.
    Feb 17, 2015

    Thank u!!


    • vamshhi krishnaw
      Mar 08, 2015

      how to install inverter in house


  12. ODUM ISAAC
    Jan 17, 2015

    please am using 0.5kw frige but the moment i switch it on all my apartment go off automatically


    • saidou jallow
      Jun 21, 2017

      the compressor of your fridge is faulty,disconnect the fridge from the socket outlet and switch on the Residual current device connected to your house


    • Kevin korir
      Jul 28, 2019

      Or you might have used the wrong cable

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