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You must test your wall switches by 16 February 2019!EN 60669-1:2018 was published on 16 Aug 2018, due to the phasing out of traditional incandescent lamps and the replacement of these lamps by self ballasted lamps (SBL), e.g. LED lamps, you must test your wall switches by 16 Feb 2019!
EN 60669-1:2018 Highlights
EN 60669-1:2018 was published on 16 August 2018 with the date of withdrawal (DOW) on 16 February 2019, i.e. it is mandatory for LVD and you comply to this new standard by the DOW.
EN 60669-1:2018 details the definitions, requirements, test methods, ratings, classification and marking for manually operated general purpose functional a.c. switches, intended for household and similar fixed electrical installations, either indoors or outdoors.
One of the main impacts for switches is the change in inrush currents when switching these SBL in comparison to incandescent lamps
New normal operation test requirement for 5,000-20,000
cycles based on loads simulating SBL, e.g. 100W, 150W, 200W and 250W for
switches rated 10A, 13A, 16A and 20A respectively.
Significant Technical Changes
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
It also applies to switches such as:
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