Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations – Part 1: General requirements
|Publication Date:||1 March 2015|
|ICS Code (Conduits for electrical purposes):||29.120.10|
This part of IEC 60670 applies to boxes, enclosures and parts of enclosures (hereafter called "boxes" and "enclosures") for electrical accessories with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. intended for household or similar fixed electrical installations, either indoors or outdoors.
Boxes and enclosures complying with this standard are suitable for use at ambient temperatures not normally exceeding +40 °C, but their average over a period of 24 h does not exceed +35 °C, with a lower limit of the ambient air temperature of −5 °C.
During the installation the temperature may be outside the above temperature range according to the classification of the boxes and the enclosures.
This International Standard is intended to apply to boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories within the scope of IEC technical committee 23.
This standard may be used as a reference document for other IEC technical committees and subcommittees.
A box or an enclosure which is an integral part of an electrical accessory and provides protection for that accessory against external influences (for example mechanical impact, ingress of solid objects or water, etc.) is covered by the relevant standard for such an accessory.
This standard does not apply to
- ceiling roses;
- luminaire supporting couplers;
- boxes, enclosures and parts of enclosures specifically designed to be used for cable trunking and ducting systems complying with IEC 61084 and which are not intended to be installed outside of these systems.