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Reference EN 61058-1:1992
Title Switches for appliances - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 3414
Abstract/Scope 1.1 This standard EN 61058 applies to switches for appliances actuated by hand, by foot or by other human activity for use in, on or with appliances and other equipment for household and similar purposes, with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 63 A. It also covers the indirect actuation of the switch when the function of the actuating member is provided by a part of an appliance or equipment such as a door. 1.2 This standard applies to switches intended to be incorporated in, on or with an appliance or equipment. NOTES 1. For switches used in tropical climates, additional requirements may be necessary. 2. Attention is drawn to the fact that the standards for appliances and equipment may contain additional or alternative requirements for switches. 3. Throughout this standard the word "appliance" means appliance or equipment. 1.3 This part also applies to switches for appliances such as: - switches intended to be connected to a cord (cord switches); - switches integrated in an appliance (integrated switches); - switches incorporating electronic components (electronic swltches); - switches intended to be mounted apart from the appliance (independently mounted switches) other than those within the scope of EN 60669; - voltage selector switches. for which, however, particular requirements are given in Part 2. NOTE - Part 1 is applicable when testing incorporated switches. When other types of switches for appliances are tested, this Part 1 is applicable together with the relevant Part 2. Part 1 may, however, be applied for other types of switches which are not mentioned in Part 2, provided that the electrical safety is not disregarded. 1.4 EN 61058 is not applicable to switches integrated with an automatic control. Such switches are within the scope of EN 60730-1.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1992-04-09
Current Stage code deadline 1993-01-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23J
Reference Document IEC 61058-1:1990 (EQV)
Keywords Switch; Appliances
Note D73/067: dow modified * D96/132: CECC/SC 23JX disbanded * Superseded by EN 61058-1:2002
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Deadline Date
6060 1992-04-09 1993-01-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1991-07-25 1991-10-25  
5099 1991-06-25 1991-09-23  
5020 1990-11-19 1991-02-28  
1599 1989-06-12 1989-10-12  
1520 1988-11-10 1989-02-28  
1099 1987-12-02 1988-06-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1991-06-25
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1992-04-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1992-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1993-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1995-07-01


Superseded by EN 61058-1:2002
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-441:1984
HD 384.2 S2:2001
EN 60065:1993
corr. November 1993
corr. September 1997
HD 323.2.20 S3:1988
HD 214 S2:1980
IEC 60335-1:1970
HD 243 S12:1995
corr. October 1995
HD 365 S3:1985
IEC 60617-2:1983
IEC 60664:1980
IEC 60664A:1981
EN 60669-1:1995
IEC 60685-2-3:1983
HD 444.2.1 S1:1983
HD 441 S1:1983
EN 60730-1:1991
corr. November 1993
IEC 60760:1983
HD 495 S1:1987

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.