• IEC 60669-1:2017 RLV

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

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  22-02-2017

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    FOREWORD
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General requirements
    5 General remarks on tests
    6 Ratings
    7 Classification
    8 Marking
    9 Checking of dimensions
    10 Protection against electric shock
    11 Provision for earthing
    12 Terminals
    13 Constructional requirements
    14 Mechanism
    15 Resistance to ageing, protection provided by
       enclosures of switches and resistance to humidity
    16 Insulation resistance and electric strength
    17 Temperature rise
    18 Making and breaking capacity
    19 Normal operation
    20 Mechanical strength
    21 Resistance to heat
    22 Screws, current-carrying parts and connections
    23 Creepage distances, clearances and distances
       through sealing compound
    24 Resistance of insulating material to abnormal
       heat, to fire and to tracking
    25 Resistance to rusting
    26 EMC requirements
    Annex A (normative) - Additional requirements for
            switches having facilities for the outlet and
            retention of flexible cables
    Annex B (informative) - Changes planned for the
            future in order to align IEC 60669-1 with the
            requirements of IEC 60998 (all parts),
            IEC 60999 (all parts) and IEC 60228
    Annex C (informative) - Circuit development
    Annex D (informative) - Additional requirements for
            insulation-piercing terminals
    Annex E (informative) - Additional requirements and
            tests for switches intended to be used at a
            temperature lower than -5 degrees C
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    IEC 60669-1:2017 RLV contains both the official IEC International Standard and its Redline version. The Redline version is available in English only and provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between the official IEC Standard and its previous edition.

    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.
    This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 1998, Amendment 1:1999 and Amendment 2:2006. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
    This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
    a) change of the scope for motor load switches;
    b) deletion of some dated normative references;
    c) changes to the definitions;
    d) in Clause 5 the number of specimens to be used for the tests are clearly given in Table 1 (Corresponding Annex A of IEC 60669-1:1998 was therefore deleted);
    e) in Clause 5 it was clarified on which switches the tests of Clause 19 shall be carried out;
    f) requirements concerning 13 A switches have been included;
    g) mandatory indication that a terminal is suitable for rigid conductor only;
    h) requirements and test conditions for flexible conductors have been included in Clause 12;
    i) requirements for pilot light units have been included;
    j) new test for self-ballasted lamp loads in 19.3;
    k) Table 20 has been completely redrawn to cover normal, mini and micro-gap switches and renumbered Table 21;
    l) new informative Annex B including changes planned for the future in order to align IEC 60669-1 with the requirements of IEC 60998 (all parts), IEC 60999 (all parts) and IEC 60228;
    m) new informative Annex C about the circuit development for 19.3;
    n) new informative Annex D including additional requirements for insulation-piercing terminals;
    o) new informative Annex E including additional requirements and tests for switches intended to be used at a temperature lower than -5 °C.
    The contents of the corrigendum of January 2020 have been included in this copy.
    Key words: Home switches, fixed electrical installation

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    Committee TC 23/SC 23B
    Development Note Also available in CD-ROM format. Stability Date: 2021. (02/2017)
    Document Type Redline
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    IEC 60038:2009 IEC standard voltages
    IEC 60245-1:2003+AMD1:2007 CSV Rubber insulated cables - Rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V - Part 1: General requirements
    IEC 60998-1:2002 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes - Part 1: General requirements
    IEC 60227-4:1992+AMD1:1997 CSV Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V - Part 4: Sheathed cables for fixed wiring
    IEC 60669-2-5:2013 Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-5: Particular requirements - Switches and related accessories for use in home and building electronic systems (HBES)
    IEC 60228:2004 Conductors of insulated cables
    IEC 60212:2010 Standard conditions for use prior to and during the testing of solid electrical insulating materials
    IEC 60998-2-3:2002 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for connecting devices as separate entities with insulation-piercing clamping units
    IEC 60670-1:2015 Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements
    IEC 60364-4-41:2005+AMD1:2017 CSV Low voltage electrical installations - Part 4-41: Protection for safety - Protection against electric shock
    IEC 60998-2-4:2004 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for twist-on connecting devices
    IEC 60050-151:2001 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 151: Electrical and magnetic devices
    IEC TR 60083:2015 Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in member countries of IEC
    IEC 60227-3:1993+AMD1:1997 CSV Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V - Part 3: Non-sheathed cables for fixed wiring
    IEC 60364-5-53:2001+AMD1:2002+AMD2:2015 CSV Electrical installations of buildings - Part 5-53: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Isolation, switching and control
    IEC 61347-1:2015 RLV Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements
    IEC 60669-2-1:2002+AMD1:2008+AMD2:2015 CSV Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations -Part 2-1: Particular requirements - Electronic switches
    IEC 60695-2-11:2014 Fire hazard testing - Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)
    IEC 60669-2-6:2012 Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-6: Particular requirements - Fireman's switches for exterior and interior signs and luminaires
    IEC 60050-442:1998 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 442: Electrical accessories
    ISO 2081:2008 Metallic and other inorganic coatings Electroplated coatings of zinc with supplementary treatments on iron or steel
    IEC 60227-1:2007 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V - Part 1: General requirements
    ISO 2039-2:1987 Plastics Determination of hardness Part 2: Rockwell hardness
    IEC 60999-1:1999 Connecting devices - Electrical copper conductors - Safety requirements for screw-type and screwless-type clamping units - Part 1: General requirements and particular requirements for clamping units for conductors from 0,2 mm2 up to 35 mm2 (included)
    ISO 1456:2009 Metallic and other inorganic coatings Electrodeposited coatings of nickel, nickel plus chromium, copper plus nickel and of copper plus nickel plus chromium
    ISO/IEC Guide 51:2014 Safety aspects Guidelines for their inclusion in standards
    IEC 60998-2-2:2002 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for connecting devices as separate entities with screwless-type clamping units
    IEC 60969:2016 Self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps for general lighting services - Performance requirements
    IEC 60529:1989+AMD1:1999+AMD2:2013 CSV Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
    IEC 60245-4:2011 Rubber insulated cables - Rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V - Part 4: Cords and flexible cables
    ISO 2093:1986 Electroplated coatings of tin — Specification and test methods
    IEC 60068-2-75:2014 Environmental testing - Part 2-75: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer tests
    IEC 60669-2-4:2004 Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Isolating switches
    AS/NZS 3133:2013 Approval and test specification - Air-break switches
    IEC 60669-2-2:2006 Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-2: Particular requirements - Electromagnetic remote-control switches (RCS)
    IEC 61032:1997 Protection of persons and equipment by enclosures - Probes for verification
    IEC 61545:1996 Connecting devices - Devices for the connection of aluminium conductors in clamping units of any material and copper conductors in aluminium bodied clamping units
    IEC 60695-2-10:2013 Fire hazard testing - Part 2-10: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure
    IEC 60998-2-1:2002 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for connecting devices as separate entities with screw-type clamping units
    IEC 60669-2-3:2006 Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Time-delay switches (TDS)
    IEC 60227-5:2011 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V - Part 5: Flexible cables (cords)
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