DS/EN 61058-1:2003 (Valid to: 25-05-2021)

Switches for appliances - Part 1: General requirements

Valid to: 25-05-2021
Replaced by:
Price from:
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Harmonized under:
  • Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits Text with EEA relevance

Harmonized standards:


This International Standard applies to 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 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 63 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 with or arranged separately, either physically or electrically, from the switch and may involve transmission of a signal, for example electrical, optical, acoustic or thermal, between the actuating member or sensing unit and the switch. Switches which incorporate additional control functions governed by the switch function are within the scope of this standard.

Number of pages: 4

Published: 2003-11-07

Date of approval: 2003-08-28

International relationships : EN 61058-1:2002 IDT IEC 61058-1:2000 MOD

ICS: 29.120.40 - Switches

Item number: 34779

*Expected revoked date: 25-05-2021



  • CLC/SR 23J
  • IEC/TC 23/SC 23J

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