CENELEC - EN IEC 61058-2-6
Switches for appliances - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for switches used in electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
|ICS Code (Switches):||29.120.40|
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".
This part of IEC 61058 is a subset based on IEC 61058-1. The clauses outlined below are intended to address the specific requirements for switches incorporated into or integrated with electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery.
This document is intended for switches with an ambient temperature up to and including 55 °C. Switches tested according to IEC 61058-1 are considered to comply with this document and additional testing is not required provided ratings, loads, and endurance are correct.
NOTE This document takes into account the fact that tests are conducted as part of the end-product evaluation (e.g. products tested according to the IEC 60745 and IEC 62841 series, and lawn and gardening equipment tested according to the IEC 60335 series), and that tests are not conducted on the component switch.