CENELEC - EN 60570
Electrical supply track systems for luminaires
|Publication Date:||1 July 2003|
|ICS Code (Connecting devices):||29.120.20|
|ICS Code (Luminaires):||29.140.40|
This International Standard applies to the following track systems with two or more poles for the connection of luminaires to the electrical supply consisting of, either
- a system with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V between poles (live conductors) with provision for earthing (class I) and a rated current not exceeding 16 A per conductor, or
- a SELV system without provision for protective earthing (class III) and a rated current notexceeding 25 A per conductor, or
- a combination of the two systems mentioned above (mixed supply system) for the connection of both mains voltage luminaires (class I or II) and SELV supplied luminaires (class III) simultaneously, but in different sector openings (mains or SELV).
The track systems may also provide for the mechanical support of the luminaires.
It applies to track systems designed for ordinary interior use for mounting on, or flush with, or suspended from walls and ceilings. These track systems are not intended for locations where special conditions prevail as in ships, vehicles and the like and in hazardous locations, for example, where explosions are liable to occur.
This document does not cover operational or performance compatibility between different track systems. Protection against unsafe compatibility between Class I and Class III circuit is covered by this document.
The track system can be provided with auxiliary circuits for the purpose of a control or audio signal other than supply.
NOTE 1 At present, the following types of control systems are available on the market:
- control signal, with basic insulation to LV supply (e.g. digital addressable lighting interface, 1 V to 10 V DC signal);
- control signal, SELV/PELV insulated to LV supply (e.g. DMX);
- control signal, not insulated to LV supply (e.g. push button control/phase cut/step dim).
Track systems can also be provided with conductors specifically identified for emergency lighting luminaires.
NOTE 2 Requirements for PELV are under consideration, pending modification in IEC 60598-1.