Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60669-1:2017 , modified)

This part of IEC 60669 applies to manually operated general purpose functional switches, for
alternating current (AC) only with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V with a rated current not
exceeding 63 A, intended for household and similar fixed electrical installations, either indoors
or outdoors.
For switches provided with screwless terminals, the rated current is limited to 16 A.
NOTE 1 The rated current is limited to 16 A for switches provided with insulation piercing terminals (IPT’s)
according to Annex D.
Switches covered by this document are, where applicable, intended for the control in normal
use of all of the following loads:
– a circuit for a tungsten filament lamp load;
– a circuit for an externally ballasted lamp load (for example LED, CFL, fluorescent lamp
load);
– a circuit for a self ballasted lamp load (for example LEDi or CFLi);
– a circuit for a substantially resistive load with a power factor not less than 0,95;
– a single phase circuit for motor load with a rated current not exceeding 3 A at 250 V
(750 VA) and 4,5 A at 120 V (540 VA) and a power factor not less than 0,6. This applies to
both switches rated not less than 10 A that have not undergone additional tests and to
momentary switches rated not less than 6 A that have not undergone additional tests.
NOTE 2 In the following country the suitability of a switch intended to control the inrush current of a motor shall
be tested: AU.
This document also applies to boxes for switches, with the exception of mounting boxes for
flush-type switches.
NOTE 3 General requirements for boxes for flush-type switches are given in IEC 60670-1.
It also applies to switches such as
– switches incorporating pilot lights;
– electromagnetic remote control switches (particular requirements are given in
IEC 606692-
2);
– switches incorporating a time-delay device (particular requirements are given in
IEC 60669-2-3);
– combinations of switches and other functions (with the exception of switches combined
with fuses);
– electronic switches (particular requirements are given in IEC 60669-2-1);
– switches having facilities for the outlet and retention of flexible cables (see Annex A);
– isolating switches (particular requirements are given in IEC 60669-2-4);
– switches and related accessories for use in home and building electronic systems
(particular requirements are given in IEC 60669-2-5);
– firemen’s switches (particular requirements are given in IEC 60669-2-6).
Switches complying with this document are suitable for use at ambient temperatures not
normally exceeding +40 °C, but their average over a period of 24 h does not exceed +35 °C,
with a lower limit of the ambient air temperature of –5 °C.
NOTE 4 For lower temperatures see Annex E.
Switches complying with this document are suitable only for incorporation in equipment in
such a way and in such a place that it is unlikely that the surrounding ambient temperature
exceeds +35 °C.
In locations where special conditions prevail, such as in ships, vehicles and the like and in
hazardous locations, for example where explosions are liable to occur, special construction
and/or additional requirements may be required.

Schalter für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste elektrische Installationen - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen (IEC 60669-1:2017 , modifiziert)

Interrupteurs pour installations électriques fixes domestiques et analogues - Partie 1: Exigences générales (IEC 60669-1:2017 , modifiée)

NEW!IEC 60669-1:2017 est disponible sous forme de IEC 60669-1:2017 RLV qui contient la Norme internationale et sa version Redline, illustrant les modifications du contenu technique depuis l'édition précédente.La présente partie de l'IEC 60669 s'applique aux interrupteurs fonctionnels pour courant alternatif seulement à commande manuelle pour usages courants, de tension assignée ne dépassant pas 440 V et de courant assigné ne dépassant pas 63 A, destinés aux installations électriques fixes domestiques et analogues soit intérieures soit extérieures. Pour les interrupteurs équipés de bornes sans vis, le courant assigné est limité à 16 A. Cette quatrième édition annule et remplace la troisième édition parue en 1998, l’Amendement 1:1999 et l’Amendement 2:2006. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente: a) modification du domaine d’application concernant les interrupteurs pour charge moteur; b) suppression de certaines références normatives datées; c) modifications relatives aux définitions; d) dans l’Article 5, le nombre d’échantillons à utiliser pour les essais est clairement indiqué dans le Tableau 1 (L’Annexe A correspondante de l’IEC 60669-1:1998 a donc été supprimée en conséquence); e) dans l’Article 5, ajout de précisions concernant les interrupteurs sur lesquels les essais de l’Article 19 doivent être effectués; f) ajout d’exigences relatives aux interrupteurs 13 A; g) indication obligatoire signalant qu’une borne est adaptée pour un conducteur rigide uniquement; h) ajout d’exigences et de conditions d’essai pour les conducteurs souples à l’Article 12; i) ajout d’exigences relatives aux lampes indicatrices; j) ajout d’un nouvel essai pour les charges par lampe à ballast intégré en 19.3; k) Tableau 20 entièrement refait afin de couvrir les interrupteurs à distance normale d’ouverture des contacts, à faible distance d’ouverture des contacts et à microdistance d’ouverture des contacts et renuméroté Tableau 21; l) ajout d’une nouvelle Annexe B informative comprenant les modifications prévues pour aligner l'IEC 60669-1 avec les exigences de l'IEC 60998 (toutes les parties), de l'IEC 60999 (toutes les parties) et de l'IEC 60228; m) ajout d’une nouvelle Annexe C informative relative au développement du circuit pour 19.3; n) ajout d’une nouvelle Annexe D informative comprenant des exigences complémentaires pour les bornes à perçage d'isolant; o) ajout d’une nouvelle Annexe E informative comprenant des exigences et des essais supplémentaires pour les interrupteurs à utiliser à une température inférieure à −5 °C. Mots clés: interrupteur mural, interrupteurs muraux, installation électrique maison

Stikala za gospodinjske in podobne fiksne električne napeljave - 1. del: Splošne zahteve (IEC 60669-1:2017, spremenjen)

Ta del standarda IEC 60669 se uporablja za ročno upravljana funkcionalna stikala za splošno uporabo v gospodinjstvih in podobnih notranjih ali zunanjih fiksnih električnih inštalacijah, pri čemer njihova nazivna napetost ne presega 440 V pri nazivnem izmeničnem toku največ 63 A.
Za stikala z brezvijačnimi priključki je nazivni tok omejen na 16 A.
OPOMBA 1: Nazivni tok je za izolirane prebodne priključke (IPT) v skladu z dodatkom A omejen na 16 A.
Stikala, vključena v ta dokument, so po potrebi namenjena za upravljanje vseh naslednjih obremenitev (pri običajni uporabi):
– obremenitveni tokokrog volframove sijalke;
– obremenitveni tokokrog sijalke z vgrajeno zunanjo predstikalno napravo (npr. LED, CFL, fluorescenčne svetilke);
– obremenitveni tokokrog sijalke z vgrajeno predstikalno napravo (npr. LEDi ali CFLi);
– tokokrog z občutno uporno obremenitvijo s faktorjem moči najmanj 0,95;
– enofazni tokokrog za motorske obremenitve z nazivnim tokom, ki pri 250 V (750 VA) ne presega 3 A in pri 120 V (540 VA) 4,5 A, ter ima faktor moči najmanj 0,6. To velja za stikala, ki imajo nazivni tok vsaj 10 A in niso bila dodatno preskušena, in za tipkala, ki imajo nazivni tok vsaj 6 A in niso bila dodatno testirana.
OPOMBA 2: Primernost stikala za nadzor vklopnega ali zagonskega toka motorja mora biti preskušena v tej državi: AU.
Ta dokument se uporablja tudi za montažne doze za stikala z izjemo montažnih doz za podometna stikala.
OPOMBA 3: Splošne zahteve za montažne doze za podometna stikala so podane v standardu IEC 60670-1.
Uporablja se tudi za ta stikala:
– stikala s signalnim svetilom;
– daljinska elektromagnetna stikala (posebne zahteve so podane v standardu IEC 606692-2);
– stikala z napravo za časovnik zamik (posebne zahteve so podane v standardu IEC 60669-2-3);
– kombinacija stikal in drugih funkcij (z izjemo stikal, kombiniranih z varovalkami);
– elektronska stikala (posebne zahteve so podane v standardu IEC 60669-2-1);
– stikala z možnostjo vtičnice in pritrditve prožnih kablov (glej dodatek A);
– ločilna stikala (posebne zahteve so podane v standardu IEC 60669-2-4);
– stikala in pripadajoča dodatna oprema za uporabo v stanovanjskih in stavbnih elektronskih sistemih (posebne zahteve so podane v standardu IEC 60669-2-5);
– gasilska stikala (posebne zahteve so podane v standardu IEC 60669-2-6);
Stikala, ki so v skladu s tem dokumentom, so primerna za uporabo pri temperaturah okolja, ki običajno ne presegajo 40 °C, njihovo povprečje v 24 h pa ne presega 35 °C. Spodnja meja temperature okolja je –5 °C.
OPOMBA 4: Za nižje temperature glej dodatek E.
Stikala, ki so v skladu s tem dokumentom, so primerna samo za vgradnjo v opremo, pri kateri je malo verjetno, da bo temperatura okolja presegla 35 °C.
V območjih, kjer prevladujejo posebne razmere, npr. na ladjah, v vozilih in podobno, ter v nevarnih območjih, npr. kjer so možne eksplozije, je morda treba upoštevati posebne konstrukcijske in/ali dodatne zahteve.

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Publication Date
24-Apr-2018
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
01-Mar-2018
Due Date
06-May-2018
Completion Date
25-Apr-2018

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Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General

requirements (IEC 60669-1:2017 , modified)

Schalter für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste elektrische Installationen - Teil 1:

Allgemeine Anforderungen (IEC 60669-1:2017 , modifiziert)

Interrupteurs pour installations électriques fixes domestiques et analogues - Partie 1:

Exigences générales (IEC 60669-1:2017 , modifiée)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60669-1:2018
ICS:
29.120.40 Stikala Switches
SIST EN 60669-1:2018 en,fr,de

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

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SIST EN 60669-1:2018
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 60669-1
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
February 2018
ICS 29.120.40 Supersedes EN 60669-1:1999, EN 60669-
1:1999/IS1:2009
English Version
Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations -
Part 1: General requirements
(IEC 60669-1:2017 , modified)

Interrupteurs pour installations électriques fixes Schalter für Haushalt und ähnliche ortsfeste elektrische

domestiques et analogues - Partie 1: Exigences générales Installationen - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen

(IEC 60669-1:2017 , modifiée) (IEC 60669-1:2017 , modifiziert)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2017-02-13. 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, 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.
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.

Ref. No. EN 60669-1:2018 E
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EN 60669-1:2018 (E)
European foreword

The text of document 23B/1235/FDIS, future edition 4 of IEC 60669-1, prepared by IEC/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 60669-1:2018.

A draft amendment, which covers common modifications to IEC 60669-1 (23B/1235/FDIS),

was prepared by CLC/TC 23BX "Switches, boxes and enclosures for household and similar

purposes, plugs and socket outlets for d.c. and for the charging of electrical vehicles including

their connectors" and approved by CENELEC.
The following dates are fixed:
(dop) 2018-08-16
• latest date by which this document has
to be implemented at national level
by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement
(dow) 2019-02-16
• latest date by which the national
standards conflicting with this document
have to be withdrawn
EN 60669-1:2018 supersedes EN 60669-1:1999.

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

IEC 60669-1:2017 are prefixed “Z”.

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.

For the relationship with EU Directive see informative Annex ZZ, which is an integral part of this

document.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60669-1:2017 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard with agreed common modifications.
COMMON MODIFICATIONS
1 Scope
Replace NOTE 2 by “Void”
2 Normative references
Replace the text of Clause 2 by:

NOTE Normative references to international publications are listed in Annex ZA (normative).

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3 Terms and definitions
Add the following definitions:
3.Z1
surface-type switch

switch, which when mounted, projects wholly above the surface on which it is mounted

3.Z2
flush-type switch
switch mainly intended to be mounted in a flush-type box
3.Z3
semi flush-type switch
switch mainly intended to be mounted in a semi flush-type box
3.Z4
panel-type switch

switch mainly intended for mounting to a panel having an aperture through which the

intended accessible surface of the switch protrudes
3.Z5
architrave-type switch

switch having a cover plate of such proportions that it may be accommodated within an

architrave
3.Z6
live part

[IEV 442-01-40] conductor or conductive part intended to be energized in normal use,

including a neutral conductor, but, by convention, not the combined protective and neutral

conductor (PEN)

Note 1 to entry: This concept does not necessarily imply a risk of electric shock.

3.Z7
type test

test of one or more switches made to a certain design to show that the design meets

certain specifications
3.Z8
routine test

test to which each individual switch is subjected during and/or after manufacture to

ascertain whether it complies with certain criteria
3.Z9
switch without gap construction
switch having a semiconductor switching device which has no contact gap
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6 Ratings
6.1 Replace all subclause by:
Preferred values of rated voltage are 230 V, 250 V, 400 V, or 440 V.
6.2 Replace Table 2 by:
Table 2 - Relationship between rated current of the switch
and rated power of the SBL circuit
Rated power of the SBL
Rated current of the switch [A] circuit [W]
Up to and including 10 100
Above 10 up to and including 13 150
Above 13 up to and including 16 200
Above 16 up to and including 20 250
7 Classification
7.7 Add NOTE Z1 and renumber existing note as NOTE 1:
NOTE Z1 See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
8 Marking
8.1 Replace NOTE 4 and NOTE 5 by:
NOTE 4 See Annex ZB for special national conditions.

Convenor note: The relevant national committees should propose the exact text for Annex ZB, SNC related to

the notes in this paragraph.
8.3 Replace NOTE 2 by:
NOTE 2 See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
10 Protection against electric shock
10.2 Add note after first paragraph:
NOTE See Annex ZB for special national conditions.

10.3.2 Replace “Cover or cover plate” by “covers, cover-plates and other parts of the enclosure”.

10.3.3 Replace “Cover or cover plate” by “covers, cover-plates and other parts of the enclosure”.

Add note:
NOTE See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
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10.5 Add NOTE Z1 and renumber existing note as NOTE 1
NOTE Z1 See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
11 Provision for earthing
11.2 Add note:
NOTE See Annex ZC for A-deviations.
12 Terminals
12.2.5 Replace the text of index a in Table 6 by “Void”
Add at the end of the subclause NOTE Z1 and renumber existing note as NOTE 1:
NOTE Z1 See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
Renumber NOTE by NOTE 1
12.2.6 Replace NOTE 2 by:
NOTE 2 See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
13 Constructional requirements
13.15.2 Replace note by:
NOTE See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
15 Resistance to ageing, protection provided by enclosures of switches, and
resistance to humidity
15.1 Replace in the 10 paragraph, the value “55 %” by “75 %”.
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19 Normal operation
19.3 Replace Table 19 by:
and I t
Table 19 – Values for I
peak
Rated power
of the SBL
Ipeak I t circuit
(A) [A] [A²s] [W]
Up to and
108 2,8 100
including 10
Above 10 up to
142 5,5 150
and including 13
Above 13 up to
170 9 200
and including 16
Above 16 up to
192 13 250
and including 20
Delete the paragraph before Table 20.
Replace Table 20 by:
Table 20 – Calculated circuit parameters
230 V
Rated current (A)
R [Ω]
C [µF]
Up to and including 10 1,9 125
Above 10 up to and including 13 1,25 180
Above 13 up to and including 16 0,95 240
Above 16 up to and including 20 0,8 310
20 Mechanical strenght
20.1 Replace the first dash by:

– for all types of switches and their dedicated boxes, where applicable…………….20.2

Delete the third dashed item.
22 Screws, current-carrying parts and connections
22.1 Delete the second sentence of the second paragraph.
23 Creepage distances, clearances and distances through sealing compound
Add the following subclause after 23.2:

23.Z1 Surface-type switches shall not have bare current-carrying strips at the back.

Compliance is checked by inspection.
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Add the following clause after Clause 26:
Z1 Electromagnetic fields (EMF) requirements

Electromagnetic field generated by switches covered by this part of the standard are

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

performing any test.

Annex A Additional requirements for switches having facilities for the outlet and retention of

flexible cables
Add the following after Subclause 7.10
8 Marking
8.1 Add the following paragraph at the end of this subclause:

In addition for switches where a cord anchorage is intended to clamp effectively flexible

cables other than those nominal cross-sectional areas appropriate to the rating of the

switch as given in Table 2, then the minimum and maximum size for which the anchorage

is provided may be marked in an area adjacent to the anchorage, e.g. “6 mm – 16 mm“ or

“6 – 16“. This information shall be put on the switch and/or the packaging unit.
13 Construction requirements
13.Z1 Add at the end of the subclause:
For flexible cable outlet switches:

- it shall be clear how the reliefs from strain and the prevention of twisting is intended to

be effected,

- the cord anchorage, or at least part of it, shall be integrated with or permanently fixed

to one of the components parts of the switch,

- makeshift methods, such as tying the flexible cable in a knot or tying the ends with a

string, shall not be used,

- cord anchorage shall be suitable for the different types of flexible cables for which they

are intended.

Rewirable switches with earthing connection shall be designed with ample space for

slack of the earthing conductors in such a way that, if the strain relief should fail, the

connection of the earthing conductor is subjected to strain after the connection of current

carrying conductors and that, in the case of excessive stresses, the earthing conductor

will break after the current carrying conductors.
Annex D Additional requirements for insulation-piercing terminals
Change “informative” by “normative”
Annex E Additional requirements and tests for switches intended to be used at a
temperature lower than −5 °C
Replace NOTE 4 by:
NOTE See Annex ZB for special national conditions.
Add the following Annex after Annex ZC:
Annex ZD
Routine test
(Under consideration)
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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 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 60038 (mod) 2009 IEC standard voltages EN 60038 2011
IEC 60068-2-75 2014 Environmental testing - EN 60068-2-75 2014
Part 2-75: Tests - 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
+A1 2009 +A1 2009
IEC 60212 2010 Standard conditions for use prior to and EN 60212 2011
during the testing of solid electrical
insulating materials
IEC 60227-5 2011 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated - -
voltages up to and including 450/750 V -
Part 5: Flexible cables (cords)
IEC 60228 2004 Conductors of insulated cables EN 60228 2005
+ corr. May 2005
IEC 60245-4 2011 Rubber insulated cables - Rated voltages - -
up to and including 450/750 V -
Part 4: Cords and flexible cables
IEC 60417-DB - Graphical symbols for use on equipment - -
IEC 60529 1989 Degrees of protection provided by EN 60529 1991
enclosures (IP Code) + corr. May 1993
+A1 1999 +A1 2000
+A2 2013 +A2 2013
IEC 60669-2-1 2002 Switches for household and similar fixed EN 60669-2-1 2004
(mod) electrical installations - + corr. December 2007
Part 2-1: Particular requirements -
Electronic switches
+A12 2010
+A1 (mod) 2008 +A1 2009
+A2 2015 +A2 201X
To be published.
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Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60695-2-10 2000 Fire hazard testing - EN 60695-2-10 2001
Part 2-10: Glowing/hot-wire based test
methods - Glow-wire apparatus and
common test procedure
IEC 60695-2-11 2014 Fire hazard testing - EN 60695-2-11 2014
Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test
methods - Glow-wire flammability test
method for end-products (GWEPT)

IEC 60998-1 (mod) 2002 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits EN 60998-1 2004

for household and similar purposes -
Part 1: General requirements
IEC 60998-2-1 - Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits EN 60998-2-1 -
(mod) for household and similar purposes -
Part 2-1: Particular requirements for
connecting devices as separate entities
with screw-type clamping units
IEC 60998-2-2 - Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits EN 60998-2-2 -
for household and similar purposes -
Part 2-2: Particular requirements for
connecting devices as separate entities
with screwless-type clamping units
IEC 60998-2-3 - Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits EN 60998-2-3 -
for household and similar purposes -
Part 2-3: Particular requirements for
connecting devices as separate entities
with insulation-piercing clamping units
IEC 60998-2-4 - Connecting devices for low voltage circuits EN 60998-2-4 -
for household and similar purposes -
Part 2-4: Particular requirements for twist-
on connecting devices
IEC 61032 1997 Protection of persons and equipment by EN 61032 1998
enclosures - Probes for verification
ISO 1456 2009 Metallic and other inorganic coatings - EN ISO 1456 2009
Electrodeposited coatings of nickel, nickel
plus chromium, copper plus nickel and of
copper plus nickel plus chromium
ISO 2081 2008 Metallic and other inorganic coatings - EN ISO 2081 2008
Electroplated coatings of zinc with
supplementary treatments on iron or steel
ISO 2093 1986 Electroplated coatings of tin; Specification - -
and test methods
Superseded by EN 60695-2-10:2013 (IEC 60695-2-10:2013).
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Annex ZB
(normative)
Special national conditions

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

long period, e.g. climatic conditions, electrical earthing conditions. If it affects harmonization, it

forms part of the European Standard.

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
7.7 Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden
Design B is not used due to installation practice.
8.1 United Kingdom
Add after the first paragraph:
The marking of the type reference is not used.
Germany
Add at the index n:

n) the symbol that electrotechnical expertise is required (see IEC 60417-6182) is to

be placed on the packaging.
8.3 United Kingdom
Add at the end:
The marking of the type reference is not used.
10.2 Norway
Add after the first paragraph:

Due to the lack of an earthing conductor in many existing old buildings, accessories

requiring earth connection cannot normally be used.
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EN 60669-1:2018 (E)
Clause Special national condition
10.3.3 Norway
Add after the first paragraph:

Due to the lack of an earthing conductor in many existing old buildings, accessories

requiring earth connection cannot normally be used.
10.5 Norway
Add after the second paragraph:

Due to the lack of an earthing conductor in many existing old buildings, accessories

requiring earth connection cannot normally be used.
12.2.5 Finland, Norway and Sweden
Add at the end:

The test shall be repeated with rigid solid conductors in the case they exist in the relevant

IEC standard, if the first test has been made with rigid stranded conductors.

In the case rigid stranded conductors do not exist, the test may be made with rigid solid

conductors only.
12.2.6 Finland, Norway and Sweden
Add the following paragraph at the end of the subclause:

An additional test with one rigid solid conductor and one rigid stranded conductor with the

same nominal cross-sectional area connected at the same time is required for terminals

allowing the connection of two conductors.
13.15.2 Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland
This subclause is mandatory.
Annex E Finland, Norway and Sweden
This annex is normative.
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Annex ZC
(informative)
A-Deviations

A-Deviation: National deviations due to regulation, the alteration of which is for the time being outside

the competence of CENELEC member.
This European Standard falls under Directive 2014/35/EU.

NOTE (from CEN/CENELEC IR Part 2, 3.1.9): Where standards fall under EC 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 the

products complying with such a standard should not be restricted except under the safeguard

procedure provided for the relevant Directive.

A-deviations in an EFT A-country are valid instead of the relevant provisions of the European

Standard in that country until they have been removed.
Clause Special national condition

11.2 Belgium (Reglement General sur les Installations Electriques, R.G.I.E. § 73.02).

Replace the second paragraph by:

They shall have a capacity not less than that of the corresponding terminals for the

supply conductors except that any additional external earthing terminal shall be of a size

suitable for conductors of at least 4 mm .
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Annex ZZ
(informative)
Relationship between this European standard and the safety objectives of
Directive 2014/35/EU [2014 OJ L96] aimed to be covered

This European Standard has been prepared under a Commission’s standardization request relating to

harmonized standards in the field of the Low Voltage Directive, M/511, to provide one voluntary means

of conforming to safety objectives of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the

Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the

making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

[2014 OJ L96].

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive,

compliance with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZZ.1 confers, within the limits of

the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding safety objectives of

that Directive, and associated EFTA regulations.

Table ZZ.1 – Correspondence between this European standard and Annex I of Directive

2014/35/EU [2014 OJ L96]
Clause(s) / sub-clause(s)
Safety objectives of Directive
Remarks / Notes
2014/35/EU
of this EN
1(a) the essential
characteristics, the recognition
and observance of which will
Clause 1 to 7
ensure that electrical equipment
8 - Marking
will be used safely and in
applications for which it was
Annex D
made, shall be marked on the
Annex E (See SNC)
electrical equipment, or, if this is
not possible, on an
accompanying document
Clause 1 to 7
1.(b) ensure that it can be
8 - Marking
safely and properly assembled
9 - Dimensions
and connected;
10 - Protection against electrical
shock
11 - Provision for earthing
12 - Terminals
13 - Constructional
requirements
14 – Mechanism
22 – Screws, current-carrying
parts and connections
Annex A
Annex D
Annex E (See SNC)
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Clause 1 to 7
1( c ) protection against the
10 - Protection against electrical
hazards set out in points 2 and
shock
3 is assured, providing that the
11 - Provision for earthing
equipment is used in
applications for which it was
12 - Terminals
made and is adequately
13 - Constructional
maintained
requirements
14 - Mechanism
16 - Insulation resistance and
electrical strength
17 - Temperature rise
18 - Making and breaking
capacity
19 - Normal operation
23 - Creepage and clearance
distances
Annex A
Annex D
Annex E (See SNC)
2(a) persons and domestic Clause 1 to 7
animals are adequately
10 - Protection against electrical
protected against the danger of
shock
physical injury or other harm
16 - Insulation resistance and
which might be caused by direct
electrical strength
or indirect contact
17 - Temperature rise
20 - Mechanical strength
23 - Creepage and clearance
distances
24 - Resistance of insulating
material to abnormal heat, to fire
and to tracking
Annex A
Annex E (See SNC)
Clause 1 to 7
2(b) temperatures, arcs or
14 - Mechanism
radiation which would cause a
16 - Insulation resistance and
danger, are not produced
electrical strength
17 - Temperature rise
18 - Making and breaking
capacity
19 - Normal operation
21 - Resistance to heat
24 - Resistance of insulating
material to abnormal heat, to fire
and to tracking
25 - Resistance to rusting
27 - EMF requirement
Annex E (See SNC)
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Clause 1 to 7
2(c ) persons, domestic animals
13 - Constructional
and property are adequately
requirements
protected against non-electrical
17 - Temperature rise
dangers caused by the electrical
equipment which are revealed
20 - Mechanical strength
by experience;
Annex A
Annex E (See SNC)
Clause 1 to 7
2(d) the insulation is suitable for
16 - Insulation resistance and
foreseeable conditions
electrical strength
17 - Temperature rise
19 - Normal operation
20 - Mechanical strength
23 - Creepage and clearance
distances
24 - Resistance of insulating
material to abnormal heat, to fire
and to tracking
25 - Resistance to rusting
Annex E (See SNC)
Clause 1 to 7
3(a) meets the expected
13 - Constructional
mechanical requirements in
requirements
such a way that persons,
15 - Resistance to ageing,
domestic animals and property
protection provided by
are not endangered
enclosures of switches, and
resistance to humidity
16 - Insulation resistance and
electrical strength
20 - Mechanical strength
Annex A
Annex E (See SNC)
Clause 1 to 7
3(b) resistant to non-mechanical
15 - Resistance to ageing,
influences in expected
protection provided by
environmental conditions, in
enclosures of switches, and
such a way that persons,
resistance to humidity
domestic animals and property
16 - Insulation resistance and
are not endangered
electrical strength
17 - Temperature rise
Clause 1 to 7
3(c ) not endanger persons,
17 - Temperature rise
domestic animals and property
18 - Making and breaking
in foreseeable conditions of
capacity
overload

WARNING 1 — Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to this European

standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Users of this

standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union.

WARNING 2 — Other Union legislation may be applicable to the product(s) falling within the scope of

this standard.
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 8

1 Scope ............................................................................................................................ 10

2 Normative references .................................................................................................... 11

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................... 12

4 General requirements .................................................................................................... 17

5 General remarks on tests .............................................................................................. 17

6 Ratings .......................................................................................................................... 19

6.1 Rated voltage ....................................................................................................... 19

6.2 Rated current ........................................................................................................ 19

6.3 Preferred combinations of number of poles and ratings ......................................... 20

7 Classification ................................................................................................................. 21

8 Marking ......................................................................................................................... 22

8.1 General ................................................................................................................. 22

8.2 Symbols ................................................................................................................ 23

8.3
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