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Reference EN 60669-1:1999/A2:2008
Title Switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 16574
Abstract/Scope Applies to manually operated general purpose switches for a.c. only, with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 63 A.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-10-29
Current Stage code deadline 2009-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23B
Reference Document IEC 60669-1:1998/A2:2006 (MOD)
ICS 29.120.40 - Switches
Keywords Switch; Household installation
Note TC advice on VR: To be ratified with dow = dor + 60 months (same date as during the vote)
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-10-29 2009-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-10-01 2009-02-01  
5061 2008-08-26 2008-10-01  
5060 2008-05-14 2008-06-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-03-07 2008-05-09 export to doc file  EN
3090 2006-09-12 2008-04-22  
5062 2006-08-25 2006-09-12  
5020 2006-07-14 2006-09-15  
4099 2006-03-01 2006-06-01  
4060 2005-05-24 2005-06-30  
4020 2004-12-17 2005-05-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-10-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-10-01


Superseded by prEN 60669-1
Normative reference (6)  

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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