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Reference EN 50425:2008
Title Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Collateral standard - Fireman's switches for exterior and interior signs and luminaires
Project Number 13193
Abstract/Scope This clause of Part 1 applies with the following modifications: Replacement of the first paragraph: This collateral standard applies to fireman's switches used for the breaking of the low voltage circuits for exterior and interior signs and luminaires e.g. neon signs for a.c. only with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 125 A. NOTE 1 The working voltage for the signs and luminous-discharge-tube installations is higher than 1 kV but lower than 10 kV and these should be in accordance with EN 50107 series. Renumbering of the subsequent notes. Replacement of the 6th paragraph and the new Note 6 by: Fireman’s switches complying with this standard are suitable for use between –20 °C and +70 °C. NOTE 6 Fireman’s switches are designed for overvoltage category III and used in environment of pollution degree 2 according to EN 60664-1.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-02-20
Current Stage code deadline 2008-10-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-01-31


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34C
Reference Document  
ICS 29.120.40 - Switches
Keywords Breaking device; Emergency; Fireman's switch
Note To be read in conjunction with EN 60669-1:1999 * Superseded by EN 60669-2-6:2012
Special National Condition(s) FR, GB


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-02-20 2008-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2007-10-01 2008-02-01  
5061 2007-08-28 2007-10-01  
5060 2007-07-16 2007-07-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-02-16 2007-07-13 export to doc file  EN
3090 2006-12-19 2007-01-19  
3020 2006-01-16 2006-06-21  
3099 2003-12-02 2004-05-02  
3020 2003-04-22 2003-10-22  
2020 2002-06-28 2002-09-27  
1000 2000-07-04    
1099 1999-07-08 2000-01-08  
1000 1998-11-20 1999-02-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-02-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-10-01


(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.