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EN 61058-2-1:2011 Standard



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Low voltage (LVD) Directive (2014/35/EU)

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Switches for appliances - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for cord switchesIEC 61058-2-1:2010


This International Standard applies to cord switches (mechanical or electronic) for appliances actuated by hand, by foot or by other human activity, to operate or control electrical appliances and other equipment for household or similar purposes with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V and a rated current not exceeding 16 A. These switches are intended to be operated by a person, via an actuating member or by actuating a sensing unit. The actuating member or sensing unit can be integral or arranged separately from the switch. The transmission of a signal between the actuating member or sensing unit and the switch may be made either physically or electrically (for example electrical, optical, acoustic or thermal). Switches which incorporate additional control functions governed by the switch function are within the scope of this standard. This standard also covers the indirect actuation of the switch when the operation of the actuating member or sensing unit is provided by a remote control or a part of an appliance or equipment such as a door.


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