IEC 62230:2006+A1:2013 The spark-test method specified in this standard is intended for the detection of defects in the insulation or sheathing layers of electric cables. For single core cables with no outer metallic layer, the general process is accepted as being equivalent to subjecting samples of those cables to a voltage test in water. This standard specifies the operational requirements for the spark-test equipment, as well as the principal characteristics, functional parameters and calibration procedures for each type oftest equipment. This consolidated version consists of the first edition (2006) and its amendment 1 (2013). Therefore, no need to order amendment inaddition to this publication.