Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements

To be launched for vote and published with prEN IEC=66754.

Dosen und Gehäuse für Installationsgeräte für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste elektrische Installationen - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen

Boîtes et enveloppes pour appareillage électrique pour installations électriques fixes pour usages domestiques et analogues - Partie 1: Exigences générales

Škatle in ohišja za električno opremo za gospodinjstvo in podobne nepremične električne inštalacije - 1. del: Splošne zahteve

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Status
Published
Public Enquiry End Date
30-Dec-2018
Publication Date
08-Sep-2021
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
28-Apr-2021
Due Date
03-Jul-2021
Completion Date
09-Sep-2021

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021
01-oktober-2021
Škatle in ohišja za električno opremo za gospodinjstvo in podobne nepremične
električne inštalacije - 1. del: Splošne zahteve

Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical

installations - Part 1: General requirements
Dosen und Gehäuse für Installationsgeräte für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste
elektrische Installationen - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen

Boîtes et enveloppes pour appareillage électrique pour installations électriques fixes

pour usages domestiques et analogues - Partie 1: Exigences générales
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021
ICS:
29.120.99 Druga električna dodatna Other electrical accessories
oprema
SIST EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021 en,fr,de

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

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SIST EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
April 2021
ICS 29.120.10
English Version
Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household
and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General
requirements

Boîtes et enveloppes pour appareillage électrique pour Dosen und Gehäuse für Installationsgeräte für Haushalt

installations électriques fixes pour usages domestiques et und ähnliche ortsfeste elektrische Installationen - Teil 1:

analogues - Partie 1: Exigences générales Allgemeine Anforderungen

This amendment A11 modifies the European Standard EN IEC 60670-1:2021; it was approved by CENELEC on 2020-11-09. CENELEC

members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this amendment 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 amendment 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, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2021 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

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SIST EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021
EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021) has been prepared by CLC/TC 23BX “Switches, boxes and

enclosures for household and similar purposes, plugs and socket outlet for D.C.”
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has (dop) 2021-10-16
to be implemented at national level by
publication of an identical national
standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national (dow) 2023-04-09
standards conflicting with this document
have to be withdrawn

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

rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission and

the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For the relationship with EU Directive(s) see informative Annex ZZ, which is an integral part of this document.

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SIST EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021
EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021 (E)
7 Classification
Delete classifications 7.2.2.2 and 7.2.2.3 from Table 1.
8 Marking
Replace f) by:
“f) void”
Replace j) by:

“j) the letter Ha or information for boxes and enclosures classified according to 7.2.2.1”

Replace the penultimate paragraph by:

“Unless self-evident, further information for the correct installation and use of the box or enclosure shall be

given in the manufacturer’s instructions which need not be provided with the product. E.g. information on

dimensions to ensure compatibility with the accessories to be accommodated.”
9 Dimensions
Replace the first sentence by:

“Boxes and enclosures shall comply with the appropriate standard sheets if any, see Annexes ZB and ZC for

the countries concerned.”
11 Provision for earthing
Replace 11.2 by:
“11.2 Void”
Delete Figures 3, 4, and replace the relevant titles with “deleted text”.
12 Construction
In 12.4, add the following after the 3 paragraph:

“In case there is a cavity, the head of the screw can be protected by an additional cap of insulating material.

In this case the manufacturers instruction shall give information concerning the cap to be used.

In case there is no cavity the head of the screw shall be protected with a cap of insulating material and in this

case, the cap shall be delivered with the box.
The cap shall stay in position during normal use.
Compliance is checked by the following test.

The caps are fixed to the boxes according to the manufacturer’s instructions and subjected to the ageing test

of 13.1.

After 1 h, the boxes are then turned to a position with the opening in the direction of the floor.

The cap shall not come detached.”
In 12.6, delete the words ”and/or IEC 60981” in the second paragraph.
In 12.9.4, replace last sentence by:
“Compliance is checked by inspection.”
Replace 12.13 with:
“12.13 Void”
Delete Figure 16 and replace the relevant titles by “deleted text”.
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EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021 (E)
In 12.15.1, delete the words “or IEC 60981” in the fourth paragraph.
13 Resistance to ageing, protection against ingress of solid objects and against
harmful ingress of water
In 13.3.2, replace the first paragraph after Figure 19 by:

“The test wall of Figure 19 is made with bricks having smooth surfaces. When the box is mounted in the test

wall, it shall fit tight against the wall, taking into account the manufacturer’s instructions (for example use of

sealing compound).”
16 Resistance to heat
Replace 16.3 by:
“16.3 Void”
Delete Figure 25 and replace the relevant titles by “deleted text”.
17 Creepage distances, clearances and distances through sealing compound
Replace the text of Clause 17 by:

“Clause 17 is only applicable in the relevant Part 21 to 24 of the IEC 60670 series”

18 Resistance of insulating material to abnormal heat and fire
Replace the 2 bullets by:
— By the test made at 850 °C:

for parts of insulating material necessary to retain current-carrying parts and/or parts of the earthing circuit

in position (with the exception of parts of insulating material needed to retain the earth terminal in position

in a box), and

for parts of insulating material of boxes and enclosures classified according to 7.2.2.1, with the exception

of parts protruding from the wall and additional and/or removable internal parts of enclosure (e.g.

separator) not necessary to retain current carrying parts in position.
— By the test made at 650 °C:

for parts of insulating material not necessary to retain current-carrying parts in position (even though they

are in contact with them), and
for parts of insulating material retaining earthing terminal in position;

for parts of insulating material of boxes and enclosures classified according to 7.2.2.1, protruding from the

wall and additional and/or removable internal parts of enclosure (e.g. separator) not necessary to retain

current carrying parts in position.”
Z1 Electromagnetic fields (EMF) requirements
Add the following Clause Z1:
Z1 Electromagnetic fields (EMF) requirements

Products covered by this standard are, in normal use, passive or the electromagnetic field generated is

considered negligible. Therefore, these requirements are deemed to be met without performing any test.”

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SIST EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021
EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021 (E)
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

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

NOTE 1 When an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by

(mod), the relevant EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is

available here: www.cenelec.eu.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year

IEC 60068-2-75 1997 Environmental testing - Part 2–75: Tests - EN 60068-2-75 2014

Test Eh: Hammer tests
IEC 60112 2003 Method for the determination of the proof EN 60112 2003
and the comparative tracking indices of
solid insulating materials
IEC 60423 2007 Conduit systems for cable management - EN 60423 2007
Outside diameters of conduits for electrical
installations and threads for conduits and
fittings
IEC 60529 1989 Degrees of protection provided by EN 60529 1991
enclosures (IP Code)
+EN 60529:1991 1993
/corrigendum May
1993
IEC 60529:1989/A1 1999 EN 60529:1991/A1 2000
IEC 60529:1989/A2 2013 EN 60529:1991/A2 2013
IEC 60695-2-11 2000 Fire hazard testing - Part 2–11: EN 60695-2-11 2014
Glowing/hot-wire based test methods -
Glow-wire flammability test method for end
products
IEC 60695-10-2 2003 Fire hazard testing - Part 10–2: Abnormal EN 60695-10-2 2014
heat - Ball pressure test
IEC 60981 2004 Extra-heavy duty electrical rigid steel - -
conduits
IEC 61032 1997 Protection of persons and equipment by EN 61032 1998
enclosures - Probes for verification
IEC 61140 2001 Protection against electric shock - Common EN 61140 2002
aspects for installation and equipment
IEC 61140:2001/A1 2004 EN 61140:2002/A1 2006
(mod)
ISO/IEC Guide 51 - Safety aspects - Guidelines for their - -
inclusion in standards
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EN IEC 60670-1:2021/A11:2021 (E)
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, ele
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Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical

installations - Part 1: General requirements
Dosen und Gehäuse für Installationsgeräte für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste
elektrische Installationen - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen

Boîtes et enveloppes pour appareillage électrique pour installations électriques fixes

pour usages domestiques et analogues - Partie 1: Exigences générales
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/prA11:2018
ICS:
29.120.99 'UXJDHOHNWULþQDGRGDWQD Other electrical accessories
RSUHPD
oSIST prEN IEC 60670- en,fr,de
1:2018/oprA11:2018

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

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oSIST prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/oprA11:2018
EUROPEAN STANDARD DRAFT
prEN IEC 60670-1
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
prA11
October 2018
ICS 29.120.10
English Version
Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household
and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General
requirements
Boîtes et enveloppes pour appareillage électrique pour To be completed
installations électriques fixes pour usages domestiques et
analogues - Partie 1: Exigences générales

This draft amendment prA11, if approved, will modify the European Standard prEN IEC 60670-1; it is submitted to CENELEC members for

enquiry.
Deadline for CENELEC: 2019-01-11.
It has been drawn up by CLC/TC 23BX.

If this draft becomes an amendment, CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which

stipulate the conditions for giving this amendment the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft amendment was established by CENELEC 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, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,

Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are aware and to

provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without notice and

shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2018 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

Project: 67936 Ref. No. prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/prA11:2018 E
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oSIST prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/oprA11:2018
prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/prA11:2018 (E)
European foreword

This document (prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/prA11:2018) has been prepared by SC 23B "Plugs, socket-outlets

and switches", of IEC/TC 23 "Electrical accessories".
This document is currently submitted to the Enquiry.
The following dates are proposed:
• latest date by which the existence of this (doa) dor + 6 months
document has to be announced at national
level
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) dor + 12 months
implemented at national level by publication of
an identical national standard or by
endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards (dow) dor + 36 months
conflicting with this document have to be (to be confirmed or
withdrawn modified when voting)

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission and

the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For the relationship with EU Directive(s) see informative Annex ZZ, which is an integral part of this document.

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oSIST prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/oprA11:2018
prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/prA11:2018 (E)
1 Modification to Clause 7, Classification
Delete from Table 1 classifications 7.2.2.2 and 7.2.2.3.
2 Modification to Clause 8, Marking
Replace f) by:
f) void
Replace j) by:

j) the letter Ha or information for boxes and enclosures classified according to 7.2.2.1

3 Modification to Clause 11, Provision for earthing
11.2 Replace by
11.2 Void
Delete Figures 3, 4, and replace the relevant titles by "void".
4 Modification to Clause 12, Construction
12.4 Add the following after the 3 paragraph:

In case there is a cavity, the head of the screw can be protected by an additional cap of insulating material.

In this case the manufacturers instruction shall give information concerning the cap to be used.

In case there is no cavity the head of the screw shall be protected with a cap of insulating material and in this

case, the cap shall be delivered with the box.
The cap shall stay in position during normal use.
Compliance is checked by the following test.

The caps are fixed to the boxes according to the manufacturer’s instructions and subjected to the ageing test

of 13.1.

After 1 h, the boxes are then turned to a position with the opening in the direction of the floor.

The cap shall not come detached.
12.6 Delete in the second paragraph the words " and/or IEC 60981".
12.13 Replace by
12.13 Void
Delete Figure 16 and replace the relevant titles by "void".
12.15 Delete in the second paragraph the words "or IEC 60981".
16.3 Replace by
16.3 Void
Delete Figure 25 and replace the relevant titles by "void".
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prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/prA11:2018 (E)
5 Modification to Clause 18, Resistance of insulating material to abnormal heat
and fire
Replace the 2 bullets by:
• By the test made at 850 °C:

for parts of insulating material necessary to retain current-carrying parts and/or parts of the earthing

circuit in position (with the exception of parts of insulating material needed to retain the earth terminal

in position in a box), and

for parts of insulating material of boxes and enclosures classified according to 7.2.2.1, with the exception

of parts protruding from the wall and additional and/or removable internal parts of enclosure (eg.

separator) not necessary to retain current carrying parts in position.
• By the test made at 650 °C:

for parts of insulating material not necessary to retain current-carrying parts in position (even though they

are in contact with them), and
for parts of insulating material retaining earthing terminal in position;

for parts of insulating material of boxes and enclosures classified according to 7.2.2.1, protruding from

the wall and additional and/or removable internal parts of enclosure (eg. separator) not necessary to

retain current carrying parts in position.
6 Addition of the following new sub-clause:
Z1 Electromagnetic fields (EMF) requirements

Products covered by this standard are, in normal use, passive or the electromagnetic field generated is

considered negligible. Therefore, these requirements are deemed to be met without performing any test.

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oSIST prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/oprA11:2018
prEN IEC 60670-1:2018/prA11:2018 (E)
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
8.1 United Kingdom
Add after (e):
The marking of the type reference is not used.
9 Spain
Boxes shall comply with the standard sheets specified in the Spanish Standard

UNE 20451. Screws are included in some of these standard sheets because screws are

considered as a dimensional requirement.
11.1 Denmark
Due to the lack of an earthing conductor in many existing old buildings,
boxes and enclosures requiring earth connection cannot normally be used.
12.5 Czech Republic, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Inlets according to 7.3.3 in boxes intended to receive switches or socket-
outlets shall have spout(s) with adequate inlet stops.
12.7 Denmark, Germany
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