IEC 60669-2-1:2021 applies to electronic control devices, a general term to cover electronic switches, home and building electronic systems (HBES) / building automation and control systems (BACS) switches and electronic extension units.
It applies to electronic switches and to HBES/BACS switches, for alternating current (AC) only with a rated switching voltage not exceeding 250 V and a rated current not exceeding 16 A, intended for household and similar fixed electrical installations, either indoors or outdoors.
It also applies to electronic extension units with a rated supply voltage not exceeding 250 V AC and 120 V DC, such as sensors and push buttons.
This document also applies to electronic remote control switches (RCS) and electronic time delay switches (TDS). Particular requirements are given in Annex FF.
This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2002, Amendment 1:2008 and Amendment 2:2015. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) incorporation of the requirements for HBES switches, previously included in IEC 60669-2-5;
b) modification of 19.106, test and requirements for switches for LEDs;
c) general indication to cover electronic control devices;
d) test for looping through.