UL 61058-1
Switches for Appliances - Part 1: General Requirements

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Edition Date:2017-11-03DOD Approved: --
Price Code:HANSI Approved: 2017-11-03
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  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    This part of IEC 61058 applies to switches for appliances. The switches are intended to control electrical appliances and other equipment for household or similar purposes with a rated voltage not exceeding 480 V and a rated current not exceeding 63 A.

    Switches for appliances are intended to be operated by

    – A person via an actuating member,

    – Indirect actuation,

    – An actuating sensing unit.

    Transmission of a signal between the actuating member or sensing unit and the switch may be connected by optical, acoustic, thermal, electrical or other relevant connection and may include remote controlled units.

    This part of IEC 61058 applies to switches for appliances provided with additional control functions governed by the switch provided with electronic circuits and devices that are necessary for the intended and/or correct operation of the switch.

    This part of IEC 61058 applies to circuitry when evaluated with a switch and necessary for the switching function.

    This part of IEC 61058 applies in general to switches for appliances in conjunction with the following parts:

    Part 1-1: Requirements for mechanical switches, and/or

    Part 1-2: Requirements for electronic switches.

    This part of IEC 61058 does not apply to devices covered by:

    – IEC 60669 (all parts), Switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations, and

    – IEC 60730 (all parts), Automatic electrical controls.

    This part of IEC 61058 does not contain requirements for safety isolating switches ( IEC 60050-811:1991, 811-29-17).

    NOTE 1 For switches used in tropical climates, additional requirements may be necessary.

    NOTE 2 Attention is drawn to the fact that the end product standards for appliances may contain additional or alternative requirements for switches.

    NOTE 3 Throughout this part of IEC 61058, the word "appliance" means "appliance or equipment".

    1DV.1 Modification of Clause 1 to add the following to indicate which switches do not apply:

    These requirements do not cover switches that are covered by an existing standard such as those constructed so that they can be installed readily in a flush-device box intended to be used in a wiring system that complies with CSA C22.1 and NFPA 70. This part does not apply to switches intended to be covered within the scope of CSA C22.2 No. 111, UL 20, CSA C22.2 No. 4, UL 98, CSA C22.2 No. 205, or UL 773A.

    1DV.2 Modification of Clause 1 to add the following note:

    NOTE 4 The term "earthing" as used in this standard relates to "bonding."

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • UL Harmonized Standard Title Page
    • Table of Contents
    • Deviations
    • IEC Foreword
      • SWITCHES FOR APPLIANCES – PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
        • 1 Scope
        • 2 Normative References
        • 3 Terms and Definitions
          • 3.1 General terms and definitions
          • 3.2 Terms and definitions relating to voltage and current
          • 3.3 Terms and definitions relating to the different types of switches
          • 3.4 Terms and definitions relating to the operation of the switch
          • 3.5 Terms and definitions relating to connections to the switch
          • 3.6 Terms and definitions relating to terminals and terminations
          • 3.7 Terms and definitions relating to insulation
          • 3.8 Terms and definitions relating to pollution
          • 3.9 Terms and definitions relating to manufacturers’ tests
        • 4 General Requirements
        • 5 General Information on Tests
          • 5.1 Testing shall be performed according to the general guideline information provided in Clause
          • 5.2 Electrical information
          • 5.3 Test loads on multiway switches
          • 5.4 Test specimens
        • 6 Rating
        • 7 Classification
          • 7.1 According to nature of supply
          • 7.2 According to type of load to be controlled by each circuit of the switch
          • 7.3 According to ambient temperature
          • 7.4 According to number of operating cycles
          • 7.5 Degree of protection against solid foreign objects
          • 7.6 Degree of protection against ingress of water
          • 7.7 According to degree of protection against electric shock for an incorporated switch for use in
          • 7.8 According to degree of pollution inside the switch
          • 7.9 According to degree of pollution outside the switch
          • 7.10 According to marking
          • 7.11 According to resistance to ignitability by the glow wire temperature
          • 7.12 According to the rated impulse withstand voltage
          • 7.13 According to the rated overvoltage category
          • 7.14 According to type of disconnection
          • 7.15 According to the type of coating for rigid printed board assemblies
          • 7.16 According to type and/or connection of switches
          • 7.17 According to configuration of switching device
          • 7.18 According to duty type
          • 7.19 According to linkage between contact and actuator speed
          • 7.20 According to the type of terminals
          • 7.21 According to the type of built in protection
          • 7.22 According to the type of forced cooling
          • 7.23 According to the capacitor provided with the switch
        • 8 Marking and Documentation
          • 8.1 Switch information
          • 8.2 Symbols
          • 8.3 Load rating
          • 8.4 Temperature rating
          • 8.5 Operating cycles
          • 8.6 Switches intended for use in Class II equipment or appliances
          • 8.7 Required marking
          • 8.8 Legibility and durability of marking
          • 8.9 Switches with their own enclosure
        • 9 Protection Against Electric Shock
        • 10 Provision for Earthing
        • 11 Terminals and Terminations
          • 11.1 Common requirements to terminals
          • 11.2 Fixing of terminals
          • 11.3 Location and shielding of terminals
          • 11.4 Terminals for interconnection of more than one conductors
          • 11.5 Thermal stress
          • 11.6 Test sequences
          • 11.7 Conductor escape test (TT1)
          • 11.8 Terminal displacement test (TT2)
          • 11.9 Strand escape test (TT3)
          • 11.10 Multiple conductors (TT4)
        • 12 Construction
          • 12.1 Constructional requirements relating to protection against electric shock
          • 12.2 Constructional requirements relating to safety during mounting and normal operation of the switch
          • 12.3 Constructional requirements relating to the mounting of switches and to the attachment of cords
        • 13 Mechanism
        • 14 Protection Against Ingress of Solid Foreign Objects, Ingress of Water and Humid Conditions
          • 14.1 Protection against ingress of solid foreign objects
          • 14.2 Protection against ingress of water
          • 14.3 Protection against humid conditions
        • 15 Insulation Resistance and Dielectric Strength
          • 15.1 General requirements
          • 15.2 Measurement of insulation resistance
          • 15.3 Insulation test voltage
        • 16 Heating
          • 16.1 General requirements
          • 16.2 Contacts and terminals
          • 16.3 Other parts
          • 16.4 Heating test
        • 17 Endurance
        • 18 Mechanical Strength
          • 18.1 General requirements
          • 18.2 Impact
          • 18.3 Pull
          • 18.4 Push
        • 19 Screws, Current-Carrying Parts and Connections
          • 19.1 General requirements for electrical connections
          • 19.2 Screwed connections
          • 19.3 Current-carrying parts
        • 20 Clearances, Creepage Distances, Solid Insulation and Coatings of Rigid Printed Board Assemblies
          • 20.1 General requirements
          • 20.2 Clearances
          • 20.3 Clearances for disconnection
          • 20.4 Creepage distances
          • 20.5 Solid insulation
          • 20.6 Coatings of rigid printed board assemblies
        • 21 Fire Hazard
          • 21.1 Resistance to heat
          • 21.2 Resistance to abnormal heat
        • 22 Resistance to Rusting
        • 23 Abnormal Operation and Fault Conditions for Switches
        • 24 Components for Switches
          • 24.1 General requirements
          • 24.2 Protective devices
          • 24.3 Capacitors
          • 24.4 Resistors
        • 25 EMC Requirements
          • 25.1 General
          • 25.2 Immunity
          • 25.3 Emission
    • Annex A (normative) Measurement of clearances and creepage distances
    • ANNEX B(informative)Diagram for the Dimensioning of Clearances and Creepage Distances
    • ANNEX C(normative)Proof Tracking Test
    • ANNEX D(informative)Switch Application Guide
    • ANNEX E(normative)Relation Between Rated Impulse Withstand Voltage, Rated Voltage and Overvoltage Category
    • ANNEX F(normative)Pollution Degree
    • ANNEX G(normative)Impulse Voltage Test
    • ANNEX H(normative)Altitude Correction Factors
    • ANNEX I(normative)Types of Coatings for Rigid Printed Board Assemblies
    • ANNEX J(normative)Measuring the Insulation Distance of a Coated Printed Board with Type 1 Coating
    • ANNEX K(normative)Routine Tests
    • ANNEX L(informative)Sampling Tests
    • ANNEX M(normative)Switch Families
    • ANNEX N(informative)Dimensions of Tabs Forming Part of a Switch
    • ANNEX O(informative)Common End Product Standards
    • Annex DVA(informative) Television rating for switches
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY