BS EN IEC 61020-1:2019 Electromechanical switches for use in electrical and electronic equipment. Generic specification

BS EN IEC 61020-1:2019

Electromechanical switches for use in electrical and electronic equipment. Generic specification

Status : Current   Published : March 2019



What is this standard about?

This part of IEC 61020 specifies the terminology, symbols, test methods and other necessary information to provide consistency in detail specifications for electromechanical switches.

This document relates to electromechanical switches intended for use in electrical and electronic appliances. Switches covered by this document:

a) are devices which open, close, or change the connection of a circuit by the mechanical motion of conducting parts (contacts);

b) have a maximum rated voltage of 480 V;

c) have a maximum rated current of 63 A.

This document does not include keyboards and keypads which are intended for use in information-handling systems. Electromechanical key switches can be included under the scope of this document.

Switch families will be described in any detail specifications that reference this document.

This document is a performance standard intended to describe evaluation methods to better clarify the capabilities of a switch.

NOTE 1 Safety requirements for switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations are given in IEC 60669 (all parts).

NOTE 2 Safety requirements for appliance switches are given in IEC 61058 (all parts).

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 61020-1:2019
TitleElectromechanical switches for use in electrical and electronic equipment. Generic specification
Publication Date26 March 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60068-2-21, EN 60068-2-2, EN IEC 60027 series, IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-43, EN 60068-2-78, IEC 60050-581, IEC 60068-2-46, ISO 80000-1, IEC 60068-2-45, IEC 60050-581, EN 60068-2-10, IEC 60617, HD 323.2.46 S1, IEC 60068-2-61:1991, EN 60068-2-20:2008, IEC 60068-1:2013, IEC 60068-2-68:1994, EN 60068-2-58:2015, IEC 61058-1-1:2016, IEC 60068-2-38:2009, EN 61058-1-1:2016, IEC 60068-2-30:2005, EN 60068-1:2014, IEC 60068-2-20:2008, EN 60068-2-38:2009, EN 60068-2-30:2005, EN 60068-2-58:2015/A1:2018, IEC 61058-1:2016, EN IEC 61058-1:2018, IEC 60068-2-58:2015, IEC 60068-2-58:2015/AMD1:2017, EN 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-10, IEC 60529, EN 60068-2-17, EN 60721-3-3, EN 60068-2-13, IEC 60068-2-42, IEC 60721-3-3, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-77, EN 60068-2-21, IEC 60027 (all parts), IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-11, EN 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-13, EN 60068-2-1, EN 60068-2-42, IEC 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-2-49, IEC 60068-2-78, EN 60068-2-11, IEC 60027 series, EN 60068-2-45, EN 60068-2-77, EN 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-17, EN 60068-2-43, IEC 60068-2-21
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO/IEC 17050-2, ISO/IEC 17050-2, IEC 60512 (series), EN 60664-1, IEC 61190-1-3, EN 60068-3-13, IEC 60068-3-13, EN ISO 9001, EN 60065, ISO 9001, ISO 286-1, EN ISO 286-1
ReplacesBS EN 61020-1:2009
International RelationshipsEN IEC 61020-1:2019,IEC 61020-1:2019
Draft Superseded By16/30353588 DC
DescriptorsLever switches, Inspection, Thermal testing, Testing conditions, Marking, Electrical components, Switches, Electromechanical devices, Environmental testing, Rotary switches, Specification (approval), Switchgear, Performance testing, Watertightness tests, Rated current, Leak tests, Pushbutton switches, Pressure switches, Approval testing, Microswitches, Detail specification, Electrical testing, Rated voltage, Impact testing, Environment (working), Assessed quality, Electronic equipment and components, Quality assurance systems, Mechanical testing
Title in FrenchInterrupteurs électromécaniques pour équipements électriques et électroniques Spécification générique
Title in GermanElektrisch-mechanische Schalter zur Verwendung in Geräten der Elektrotechnik und Elektronik Fachgrundspezifikation
ISBN978 0 580 96851 8
File Size2.405 MB

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