Connecting Devices for Low-Voltage Circuits for Household and Similar Purposes - Part 2-5: Particular Requirements for Connecting Boxes (Junction and/or Tapping) for Terminals or Connecting Devices
|Publication Date:||1 January 2000|
|ICS Code (Connecting devices):||29.120.20|
This part of IEC 60998 applies to connecting devices as separate entities for the connection of two or more electrical copper conductors (complying with IEC 60228 or IEC 60344) rigid (solid or stranded) or flexible, having a cross-sectional area of 0,2 mm2 up to and including 35 mm2 and equivalent AWG conductors with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. up to and including 1 000 Hz and 1 500 V d.c. where electrical energy is used for household and similar purposes.
NOTE Rated connecting capacities lower than 0,5 mm2 are referred to IEC 60344 and rated connecting capacities equal to, or higher than, 0,5 mm2 are referred to IEC 60228.
Connecting devices that require the use of special tools other than for twist-on connecting devices and insulation piercing connecting devices do not comply with this standard.
This standard applies to connecting boxes (junction and/or tapping):
− with fixed (integrated or incorporated) terminals or connecting devices;
− intended to be used with fixed terminals or connecting devices;
− intended to be used with floating terminals or connecting devices.
This standard does not apply to:
− mounting boxes or enclosures for accessories for household and similar fixed installations which are covered by IEC 60670;
− ceiling roses used in the following countries: Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia;
− boxes only intended for drawing through cables in conduit systems.
In this standard connecting boxes are referred to as boxes.