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Reference EN 61058-2-1:2011
Title Switches for appliances - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for cord switches
Project Number 22427
Abstract/Scope IEC 61058-2-1:2010 applies to cord switches (mechanical or electronic) for appliances actuated by hand, by foot or by other human activity, to operate or control electrical appliances and other equipment for household or similar purposes with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V and a rated current not exceeding 16 A. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1992 and its amendment 1 (1995) and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes from the first edition are as follows: - Scope, Definitions; - Protection against electric shock; - Provision for earthing; - Construction; - Fire hazard; - Abnormal operation and fault conditions for electronic switches; - Components for electronic switches; - EMC requirements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-01-07
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23J
Reference Document IEC 61058-2-1:2010 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.40 - Switches
Keywords Switch; Cord
Note Supersedes EN 61058-2-1:1993 + A1:1996 + A11:2002
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-01-07   export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-03 2011-01-31  
5060 2010-07-23 2010-08-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-05-08 2009-10-09  
1090 2009-05-05 2009-05-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-01-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-01


Supersedes EN 61058-2-1:1993
EN 61058-2-1:1993/A1:1996
EN 61058-2-1:1993/A11:2002
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60227 series
IEC 60227-5
IEC 60245 series
EN 60335-2-17

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