Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-6: Fireman's switches for exterior and interior signs and luminaires (IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modified)

Will supersede EN 50425:2008

Schalter für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste elektrische Installationen - Teil 2-6: Besondere Anforderungen - Feuerwehrschalter für äußere und innere Anzeigen und Leuchten (IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modifiziert)

Interrupteurs pour installations électriques fixes domestiques et analogues - Partie 2-6: Interrupteurs pompiers pour enseignes lumineuses et luminaires extérieurs et intérieurs (IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modifiée)

La CEI 60669-2-6:2012 est applicable aux interrupteurs pompiers utilisés pour la coupure des circuits à basse tension pour les enseignes lumineuses et les luminaires intérieurs et extérieurs, par exemple des enseignes lumineuses à néons, pour courant alternatif seulement, de tension assignée ne dépassant pas 440 V et de courant assigné ne dépassant pas 125 A. Cette publication doit être lue conjointement avec la CEI 60669-1:1998.

Stikala za gospodinjstva in podobne nepremične električne inštalacije - 2-6. del: Stikala za gasilce za zunanje in notranje znake in svetilke (IEC 60669-2-6:2012, spremenjen)

Ta del standarda IEC 60669 se uporablja za stikala za gasilce, ki se uporabljajo za prekinitev tokokrogov z nizko napetostjo za zunanje in notranje znake ter svetilke, npr. za neonske znake samo za izmenično napetost, pri čemer nazivna napetost ne presega 440 V, nazivni tok pa ne presega 125 A.

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Published
Publication Date
18-Apr-2012
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
03-Apr-2012
Due Date
08-Jun-2012
Completion Date
19-Apr-2012

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Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-6: Fireman's

switches for exterior and interior signs and luminaires (IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modified)

Schalter für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste elektrische Installationen - Teil 2-6:

Besondere Anforderungen - Feuerwehrschalter für äußere und innere Anzeigen und
Leuchten (IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modifiziert)

Interrupteurs pour installations électriques fixes domestiques et analogues - Partie 2-6:

Interrupteurs pompiers pour enseignes lumineuses et luminaires extérieurs et intérieurs

(IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modifiée)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60669-2-6:2012
ICS:
29.120.40 Stikala Switches
SIST EN 60669-2-6:2012 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 60669-2-6:2012
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 60669-2-6
NORME EUROPÉENNE
March 2012
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 29.120.40 Supersedes EN 50425:2008
English version
Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations -
Part 2-6: Particular requirements -
Fireman's switches for exterior and interior signs and luminaires
(IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modified)
Interrupteurs pour installations électriques Schalter für Haushalt und ähnliche
fixes domestiques et analogues - ortsfeste elektrische Installationen -
Partie 2-6: Prescriptions particulières - Teil 2-6: Besondere Anforderungen -
Interrupteurs pompiers pour enseignes Feuerwehrschalter für äußere und innere
lumineuses et luminaires extérieurs et Anzeigen und Leuchten
intérieurs (IEC 60669-2-6:2012, modifiziert)
(CEI 60669-2-6:2012, modifiée)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2012-02-22. CENELEC members are bound to comply

with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard

the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified

to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,

the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,

Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,

Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
CENELEC
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Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B - 1000 Brussels

© 2012 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 60669-2-6:2012 E
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Foreword

The text of document 23B/990/CDV, future edition 1 of IEC 60669-2-6, prepared by SC 23B, "Plugs,

socket-outlets and switches", of IEC TC 23, "Electrical accessories" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC

parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as EN 60669-2-6:2012.

A draft amendment, which covers common modifications to IEC 60669-2-6, was prepared by CLC/TC 23BX,

"D.C. plugs and socket-outlets and switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations" and

approved by CENELEC.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has
(dop) 2013-02-22
to be implemented at national level
by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national
(dow) 2015-02-22
standards conflicting with this document
have to be withdrawn
This document supersedes EN 50425:2008.

EN 60669-2-6:2012 is to be used in conjunction with EN 60669-1:1999 + A1:2002 + A2:2008. It lists the

changes necessary to convert that standard into a specific standard for fireman’s switches.

In this publication, the following print types are used:
– requirements proper: in roman type;
– test specifications: in italic type;
– notes: in smaller roman type.

Subclauses, figures, tables or notes which are additional to those in part 1 are numbered starting from 101.

Clauses, subclauses, notes, tables, figures and annexes which are additional to those in

IEC 60669-2-6:2012 are prefixed “Z”.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. CENELEC [and/or CEN] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This standard covers the Principle Elements of the Safety Objectives for Electrical Equipment Designed for

Use within Certain Voltage Limits (LVD - 2006/95/EC).
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Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60669-2-6:2012 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard with agreed common modifications.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards indicated:

IEC 60669-2-4 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60669-2-4.
IEC 60364-5-51 NOTE Harmonized as HD 60364-5-51.
COMMON MODIFICATIONS
1 Scope
Replace the text of NOTE 101 by:

NOTE 101 The working voltage for the signs and luminous-discharge-tube installations is higher than 1 kV but lower

than 10 kV and these should be in accordance with EN 50107.
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD

applies.
Addition to Annex ZA of EN 60669-1:1999:
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60669-1 (mod) 1998 Switches for household and similar fixed- EN 60669-1 1999
+ A1 (mod) 1999 electrical installations - + A1 2002
+ A2 (mod) 2006 Part 1: General requirements + A2 2008
IEC 62262 - Degrees of protection provided by enclosures EN 62262 -
for electrical equipment against external
mechanical impacts (IK code)
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Annex ZB
(normative)
Special national conditions

Special national condition: National characteristic or practice that cannot be changed even over a

long period, e.g. climatic conditions, electrical earthing conditions.

NOTE If it affects harmonization, it forms part of the European Standard / Harmonization Document.

For the countries in which the relevant special national conditions apply these provisions are normative,

for other countries they are informative.
Clause Special national condition
Foreword United Kingdom
Add an additional paragraph:

"Fireman’s switches which cover applications suited to light industrial units, retail

units and petrol station forecourts fall under the scope of EN 60947-3."
since the scope of EN 60669-1 only covers household and similar fixed electrical
installations.
13.108 France
The enclosure of the fireman’s switch and of the actuating handle could be of an

other colour than red if it is equipped with an red illuminated indicator according to

13.107.
The colours yellow, green and blue are not allowed (according to NF X 08-003-1).
13.108 Portugal
Fireman’s switches may have colours different from red for the enclosure and
different from black for the actuating handle, if they are equipped with a red
illuminated indicator, according to 13.107.
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Annex ZC
(informative)
A-deviations

A-deviation: National deviation due to regulations, the alteration of which is for the time being outside

the competence of the CENELEC national member.
This European Standard falls under Directive 2006/95/EC.

NOTE (from CEN/CENELEC IR Part 2:2011, 2.17) Where standards fall under EU Directives, it is the view of the Commission

of the European Communities (OJ No C 59, 1982-03-09) that the effect of the decision of the Court of Justice in case 815/79

Cremonini/Vrankovich (European Court Reports 1980, p. 3583) is that compliance with A-deviations is no longer mandatory and

that the free movement of products complying with such a standard should not be restricted except under the safeguard

procedure provided for in the relevant Directive.

In the relevant CENELEC countries these A-deviations are valid instead of the provisions of the European

Standard/Harmonization Document until they have been removed.
Clause Deviation
1 Italy (Installation Rules)

The Italian installation rules may require different protection switching devices in order

to comply with the function given in the scope of this standard. The installation

practice shall be in accordance with the requirements of the following Italian
legislative decrees, applicable to the various types of installations.
Decree Title
DPR 27/04/55 Norme per la prevenzione degli infortuni sul lavoro
No. 547
DPR 09/04/59 Norme di polizia delle miniere e delle cave
No. 128

DM 12/01/71 Norme di sicurezza per gli impianti di distribuzione stradale di gas di petrolio liquefatto per

No. 208 autotrazione

DM 08/03/85 Direttive sulle misure più urgenti ed essenziali di prevenzione incendi ai fini del rilascio del

nullaosta provvisorio di cui alla legge 7 dicembre 1984, n. 818
DM 11/01/88 Norme prevenzioni incendi nelle metropolitane

DM 20/05/92 Regolamento contenente norme di sicurezza antincendio per gli edifici storici e artistici destinati

No. 569 a musei, gallerie, esposizioni e mostre
DM 26/08/92 Norme di prevenzione incendi per l'edilizia scolastica

DM 09/04/94 Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la costruzione e l'esercizio delle

attività ricettive turistico-alberghiere.

DPR 30/06/95 Regolamento concernente norme di sicurezza antincendio per gli edifici di interesse storico-

No. 418 artistico destinati a biblioteche ed archivi

DM 12/04/96 Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la progettazione, la costruzione e

l'esercizio degli impianti termici alimentati da combustibili gassosi

DM 19/08/96 Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la progettazione, costruzione ed

esercizio dei locali di intrattenimento e di pubblico spettacolo

DM 18/09/02 Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la progettazione, la costruzione e

l'esercizio delle strutture sanitarie pubbliche e private

DM 28/04/05 Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la progettazione, la costruzione e

l'esercizio degli impianti termici alimentati da combustibili liquidi

DM 18/03/96 Norme di sicurezza per la costruzione e l'esercizio degli impianti sportivi

DM 16/05/05

DM 22/02/06 Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la progettazione, la costruzione e

l'esercizio di edifici e/o locali destinati ad uffici

DM 31/08/06 Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la progettazione, costruzione ed

esercizio degli impianti di distribuzione di idrogeno per autototrazione
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1 Portugal
(Installation Rules and Safety Code on Fire in Buildings)

The Portuguese Electrical Installation Rules and the Safety Code on Fire in Buildings

also cover fireman’s switches, for which the applicable requirements must follow the

Portuguese legislation.
Decree Title

Decreto-Lei Nº 226/2005 Regras Técnicas das Instalações Eléctricas de Baixa Tensão

Portaria Nº 949-A/2006
Clauses: 64- Exploração das instalações
536.4 -Dispositivos de corte de emergência
802- Instalações de alta tensão alimentadas a partir de instalações de baixa
tensão
Decreto-Lei Nº 220/2008
Regulamento Técnico de Segurança contra Incêndio em Edifícios (SCIE)
Portaria Nº1532/2008
8.3 United kingdom
(UK wiring rules) Building and Buildings, England and Wales - The Building
(Amendment) Regulations 2003 {Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 2692} which require
compliance with UK Wiring Rules BS 7671:2001 (incl. Amendment 2), Clause 537-04-
06.

The following information shall be distinctly and durably marked on the fireman’s switch in

a position where it can be clearly seen from a person standing on the ground at the

intended site, without opening the enclosure and when the switch is installed:
– “ON” and “OFF” positions, in letters not less than 10 mm high;
– letters reading “FIREMAN’S SWITCH" or “FIRE SWITCH” in letters not less than
10 mm high.
13.101 United kingdom
(UK wiring rules) Building and Buildings, England and Wales - The Building
(Amendment) Regulations 2003 {Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 2692} which require
compliance with UK Wiring Rules BS 7671:2001 (incl. Amendment 2), Clause 537-04-
06.
Once installed, the handle off position shall be up.
NOTE The on position means powered and the off position means unpowered.
Compliance is checked by inspection.
13.107 United kingdom

(UK wiring rules) Building and Buildings, England and Wales - The Building (Amendment)

Regulations 2003 {Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 2692} which require compliance with UK

Wiring Rules BS 7671:2001 (incl. Amendment 2), Clause 537-04-06.
This subclause does not apply.

In the UK, indication must be ‘clearly indicated’ as required by BS 7671 which means

that use of an illuminated indicator is considered unsafe since a false indication will

occur if there is a failure of the illumination indicator or circuit.
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24 France
th th
(Regulation of 1980 the 25 of June modified by the Regulation of 2001 the 19 of
November)
All the tests shall be carried out at a temperature of 850 °C.
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IEC 60669-2-6
Edition 1.0 2012-01
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations –
Part 2-6: Particular requirements – Fireman's switches for exterior and interior
signs and luminaires
Interrupteurs pour installations électriques fixes domestiques et analogues –
Partie 2-6: Prescriptions particulières – Interrupteurs pompiers pour enseignes
lumineuses et luminaires extérieurs et intérieurs
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION
COMMISSION
ELECTROTECHNIQUE
PRICE CODE
INTERNATIONALE
CODE PRIX R
ICS 29.120.40 ISBN 978-2-88912-888-4

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope ............................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references ....................................................................................................... 6

3 Definitions ........................................................................................................................ 6

4 General requirements ....................................................................................................... 7

5 General notes on tests ..................................................................................................... 7

6 Ratings ............................................................................................................................. 7

7 Classification .................................................................................................................... 7

8 Marking ............................................................................................................................ 8

9 Checking of dimensions .................................................................................................... 8

10 Protection against electric shock ...................................................................................... 8

11 Provision for earthing ....................................................................................................... 8

12 Terminals ......................................................................................................................... 8

13 Constructional requirements ........................................................................................... 12

14 Mechanism ..................................................................................................................... 14

15 Resistance to ageing, protection provided by enclosures of switches and

resistance to humidity ..................................................................................................... 15

16 Insulation resistance and electric strength ...................................................................... 15

17 Temperature rise ............................................................................................................ 16

18 Making and breaking capacity ........................................................................................ 16

19 Normal operation ............................................................................................................ 16

20 Mechanical strength ....................................................................................................... 17

21 Resistance to heat .......................................................................................................... 17

22 Screws, current-carrying parts and connections .............................................................. 18

23 Creepage distances, clearances and distances through sealing compound .................... 18

24 Resistance of insulating material to abnormal heat, to fire and to tracking ...................... 18

25 Resistance to rusting ...................................................................................................... 18

26 EMC requirements .......................................................................................................... 18

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 20

Figure 101 – Minimum area of visibility ................................................................................. 14

Figure 102 – Sketches showing the application of blows ....................................................... 19

Table 2 – Relationship between rated currents and connectable cross-sectional areas

of copper conductors for screw type terminals ........................................................................ 9

Table 3 – Tightening torque for verification of the mechanical strength of screw-type

terminals ............................................................................................................................... 10

Table 4 – Test values for flexion and pull-out for copper conductors ..................................... 11

Table 5 – Test values for pull-out test ................................................................................... 11

Table 6 – Composition of conductors .................................................................................... 11

Table 7 – Relationship between rated currents and connectable cross-sectional areas

of copper conductors for screwless terminals ........................................................................ 12

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Table 8 – Test current for the verification of electrical and thermal stresses in normal

use of screwless terminals .................................................................................................... 12

Table 9 – Cross-sectional areas of rigid copper conductors for deflection test of

screwless terminals .............................................................................................................. 12

Table 10 – Deflection test forces ........................................................................................... 12

Table 101 – Test voltage across the open contacts for verifying the suitability for

isolation, referred to the rated voltage of the fireman's switch and to the altitude where

the test is carried out ............................................................................................................ 16

Table 15 – Temperature-rise test currents and cross-sectional areas of copper

conductors ............................................................................................................................ 16

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
____________
SWITCHES FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR
FIXED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS –
Part 2-6: Particular requirements –
Fireman's switches for exterior
and interior signs and luminaires
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patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60669-2-6 has been prepared by subcommittee 23B: Plugs,

socket-outlets and switches, of IEC technical committee 23: Electrical accessories.

The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
CDV Report on voting
23B/990/CDV 23B/1032/RVC

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

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60669-2-6 © IEC:2012 – 5 –
This part of IEC 60669 is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60669-1:1998,

Amendment 1:1999 and Amendment 2:2006. It lists the changes necessary to convert that

standard into a specific standard for fireman’s switches.
In this publication, the following print types are used:
– requirements proper: in roman type;
– test specifications: in italic type;
– notes: in smaller roman type.

Subclauses, figures tables or notes which are additional to those in part 1 are numbered

starting from 101.

A list of all the parts in the IEC 60669 series, published under the general title Switches for

household and similar fixed electrical installations, can be found on the IEC website.

The following differing practices exist in the countries indicated below.

– Clause 1: in all CENELEC countries, the rated voltage for the signs and luminous-

discharge-tube installations is higher than 1 kV but lower than 10 kV and these should be

in accordance with EN 50107 series.

– Clause 1: in Italy, installation rules and/or laws may require different protection switching

devices in order to comply with the function given in the scope of this standard.

– Subclause 13.108: in France, the enclosure of the fireman’s switch and of the actuating

handle could be of another colour than red if the fireman’s switch is equipped with a red

illuminated indicator according to 13.107. The colours yellow, green and blue are not

allowed (according to ISO 3864-1:2002).

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the stability date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data

related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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SWITCHES FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR
FIXED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS –
Part 2-6: Particular requirements –
Fireman's switches for exterior
and interior signs and luminaires
1 Scope
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows:
Replacement of the first paragraph by:

This part of IEC 60669 is applicable to fireman's switches used for the breaking of the low-

voltage circuits for exterior and interior signs and luminaires e.g. neon signs for a.c. only with

a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 125 A.

NOTE 101 In the following countries, the rated voltage for the signs and luminous-discharge-tube installations is

higher than 1 kV but lower than 10 kV and these should be in accordance with EN 50107 series: all CENELEC

countries.

Replacement of the 6 paragraph and Note 6 by the following paragraph and new notes:

Fireman’s switches complying with this standard are suitable for use between –25 °C and

+70 °C.

NOTE 102 Fireman’s switches are designed for overvoltage category III and used in environment of pollution

degree 2 according to IEC 60664-1.

NOTE 103 In the following country installation rules and/or laws may require different

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