Devices for the connection of luminaires for household and similar purposes Part 1: General requirements
|Publication Date:||1 March 2005|
|ICS Code (Connecting devices):||29.120.20|
|ICS Code (Luminaires):||29.140.40|
This part of IEC 61995-1 applies to devices for the connection of luminaires (DCL) intended for household and similar purposes, for the electrical connection of fixed luminaires to final circuits rated at not more than 16 A without providing mechanical support for the luminaire. DCLs are intended for use according to their IP rating per IEC 60529.
Outlets have an earthing contact and a rated current of 6 A, plugs are rated at 6 A, unless otherwise specified in the relevant part 2.
The rated voltage is 125 V or 250 V at 50/60 Hz.
NOTE 1 This standard does not cover integrated DCL-plugs (under consideration). This standard can also be applied to types other than those with standardised interface.
NOTE 2 In the following countries only types with a standardised interface according to IEC 61995-2 (under consideration) are allowed: IT.
DCL plugs and DCL outlets complying with this standard are suitable for use under the following conditions:
- an ambient temperature not normally exceeding 25 °C, but occasionally reaching 35 °C; NOTE 3 The effect of the heat generated by the luminaire may affect the ambient temperature local to the DCL.
- a temperature not exceeding 70 °C at the terminals of the DCL outlet including the effect of heat generated by the luminaire and the passage of current.
NOTE 4 The requirements and tests of this standard may also be used as a guide when testing DCL's which have different interface configurations or ratings.