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British Standard BS EN 60669-1 Switches For Household And Similar Fixed-electrical Installations Updated

BSEN60669 1BS EN 60669-1:2018
Switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations.
General requirements

Publication Date: 30 July 2018
Replaces: BS EN 60669-1:1999+A2:2008
Amended By: Corrigendum, December 2018

What is this standard about?

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.

 

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