IEC > Webstore > Search > Register > Check out > Payment > Order confirmation

Publication detail

Reference IEC 61020-1 ed2.0 withdrawn corrigendum
> preview
Title Electromechanical switches for use in electrical and electronic equipment - Part 1: Generic specification
Publication date 2009-07-16
Format, price
(Swiss francs)
and language
280.- 139 pages
280.- 1576 Kb
Abstract IEC 61020-1:2009 provides consistency in detail specifications for electromechanical switches by specifying the terminology, symbols, test methods and other necessary information. Switches covered by this specification:
- are devices which open, close, or change the connection of a circuit by the mechanical motion of conducting parts (contacts);
- have a maximum rated voltage of 480 V;
- have a maximum rated current of 63 A.
This second edition constitutes a technical revision and includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- The requirements of the IEC 60512 series of standards have been integrated.
- Other necessary information concerning switches as specified in IEC 60512 have been implemented.
The following items have been updated with respect to the first edition:
- test methods were reviewed for detailed description;
- the explanation for the test method of the operating force was rewritten in more detail;
- the test voltage for measurement for contact bounce was reviewed;
- the electrical endurance "ON" duration in the duty cycle was harmonized with IEC 61058;
- the requirements for fire hazards have been deleted;
- testing methods of surface mounting switches based on the Japanese industrial standard were added.
Technical Committee 23J - Switches for appliances  RSS
ICS Codes
31.220.20 Switches
Replaced by
Stability date 2018
Work in progress
ProjectStage codeForecast publication date
No project under development--


>> Advanced search

Quick access by ref. number


Your basket is empty
Your country is :
Your TVA is : You must login...


Accepted credit cards:
Prices in CHF (Swiss francs)
Request a pro forma to pay by bank transfer or cheque
Learn how to share your publications with your colleagues, using networking options
Prices in CHF (Swiss francs)
We accept the following credit cards:
To pay by bank transfer: request a pro forma
If you purchase regularly through the IEC Webstore you can open a corporate account

Just Published

>> Published in the last 30 days


  1. IEC 60601-1-2 Ed. 4.0
  2. IEC 60529 Ed. 2.2
  3. IEC 62366-1 Ed. 1.0
  4. IEC 61000-4-5 Ed. 3.0
  5. IEC 60601-1-11 Ed. 2.0
  6. IEC 61010-1 Ed. 3.0
  7. IEC 61000-4-4 Ed. 3.0
  8. IEC 60079-0 Ed. 6.0
  9. IEC 60825-1 Ed. 3.0
  10. IEC 61000-4-2 Ed. 2.0