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Reference EN 60669-1:1995
Title Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 3351
Abstract/Scope This part of IEC 669 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, intended for household and similar fixed-electrical installations, either indoors or outdoors. The rated current is limited to 16 A for switches provided with screwless terminals. Unless otherwise specified in subsequent parts, this standard applies to switches intended to be used at 50 Hz. The standard also applies to boxes for switches, with the exception of flush mounting boxes for flush-type switches. Switches complying with this standard are suitable for use at ambient temperatures not normally exceeding 25 °C, but occasionally reaching 35 °C. In locations where special conditions prevail and in hazardous locations, special constructions may be required.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1995-08-11
Current Stage code deadline 1996-01-15
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23B
Reference Document IEC 60669-1:1981 (EQV) + A1:1987 (EQV) + A2:1992 (EQV) + A3:200X (EQV) + IEC 60669-1:1993 (MOD)
ICS 29.120.40 - Switches
Keywords Switch; Household installation
Note Superseded by EN 60669-1:1999
A-Deviation(s) BE
Special National Condition(s) BE, CH, DE, DK, FI, GB, NL, NO, SE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1995-08-11 1996-01-15 export to doc file  EN
5099 1995-07-04 1995-08-04  
5062 1995-06-07 1995-07-04  
5020 1995-01-30 1995-04-30  
4099 1994-07-06 1994-10-06  
4020 1993-08-24 1994-02-28  
3099 1993-03-17 1993-08-17  
3020 1992-01-15 1992-07-15  
1599 1991-10-24 1992-11-30  
1520 1990-11-19 1991-02-28  
1000 1987-11-17 1987-12-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1995-07-04
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1995-08-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1995-10-15
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1996-01-15
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-10-15


Superseded by EN 60669-1:1999
Normative reference (6) HD 437 S1:1984
HD 384.4.46 S2:2001
HD 365 S3:1985
IEC 60670:1981

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