International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN 50428:2005
Title Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Collateral standard - Switches and related accessories for use in home and building electronic systems (HBES)
Project Number 12945
Abstract/Scope This clause of Part 2-1 is replaced by the following: This collateral standard applies to HBES switches with a working voltage not exceeding 250 V a.c. and a rated current up to and including 16 A. for household and similar fixed electrical installations either indoors or outdoors and to associated electronic extension units. It applies – to HBES switches for the operation of lamp circuits and the control of the brightness of lamps (dimmers) as well as the control of the speed of motors (e.g. those used in ventilating fans) and for other purposes (e.g. heating installations ), – to sensors, actuators, switched-socket-outlets, associated electronic extension units, etc In the following document the word " HBES switch " is applied to describe all kind of HBES devices e.g. switches, sensors, actuators, switched-socket-outlets, associated electronic extension units, etc. The operation and control are performed – intentionally by a person via an actuating member, a key, a card, etc., via a sensing surface or a sensing unit, by means of touch, proximity, turn, optical, acoustic, thermal, – by physical means, e.g. light, temperature, humidity, time, wind velocity, presence of people, – by any other influence; and transmitted – by an electronic signal via several media, e.g. powerline (mains), twisted pair, optical fibre, radio frequency, infra-red, etc… HBES Switches complying with this standard are suitable for use at ambient temperatures not normally exceeding 25 °C, but occasionally reaching 35 °C. Functional safety aspects of HBES switches are not covered by this standard. Functional safety requirements shall be covered by the standards of the devices which are controlled by the HBES. In locations where special conditions prevail, e.g. higher temperature, special constructions may be required.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-05-31
Current Stage code deadline 2006-01-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), EMC (2004/108/EC)
Mandate(s) M/404
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23B
Reference Document  
ICS 29.120.40 - Switches
97.120 - Automatic controls for household use
Keywords Switch; Accessories; Home and building electronic Systems; HBES
A-Deviation(s) DK
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2005-05-31 2006-01-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
export to doc file  DE
5099 2004-12-07 2005-04-07  
5062 2004-12-01 2004-12-07  
5061 2004-10-27 2004-12-01  
5020 2004-04-02 2004-10-01  
1090 2004-02-03 2004-08-03  
2020 2003-05-22 2003-12-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-12-07
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-05-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-01-01


Superseded by FprEN 60669-2-5:2013
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.