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Reference EN 60670-1:2005
Title Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 15355
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 60670 applies to boxes, enclosures and parts of enclosures (hereafter called boxes and enclosures) for electrical accessories with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. intended for household or similar fixed electrical installations, either indoors or outdoors. This edition cancels and replaces the second edition of EN 60670 published in 1989 and its amendment 1 (1994). This edition constitutes a technical revision.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-03-31
Current Stage code deadline 2005-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23B
Reference Document IEC 60670-1:2002 (MOD) + corrigendum Feb. 2003 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.10 - Conduits for electrical purposes
Keywords Box; Enclosure; Accessories; Household
Note Corrigendum to EN issued November 2007
A-Deviation(s) GB, MT
Special National Condition(s) CZ, DE, DK, ES, GB, NL, NO, SE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2005-03-31 2005-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2004-09-22 2005-04-01  
5091 2004-07-06 2004-09-22  
5062 2004-04-27 2004-07-06  
5020 2003-08-22 2004-02-20  
3090 2003-07-21 2004-01-21  
2020 2003-05-22 2003-11-30  
3099 2002-12-03 2003-05-03  
2020 2002-07-02 2003-01-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-09-22
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-03-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-07-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60068-2-75:1997
HD 214 S2:1980
EN 60423:1994
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60695-2-11:2001
IEC 60695-10-2:1995
IEC 60981:1989
EN 61032:1998
IEC 61084-2-1:1996
EN 61140:2002

(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.