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AS 3133:2020


Approval and test specification — Air-break switches

Provides electrical safety requirements and test methods for air-break switches. Does not apply to cord-line switches or electronic switches. KEYWORDS: air-break switches approval test specification
Published: 27/11/2020
Pages: 29
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
2 Terms and definitions
3 Conformance to Standards
3.1 General requirements of AS/NZS 3100
3.2 Specific requirements of this Standard
3.3 Requirements of other Standards
3.3.1 AS 60947.3 utilization categories
3.3.2 AS/NZS 60669 series
3.3.3 AS/NZS 61058.1 switches
4 Enclosure
5 Insulating materials
6 Form and action of contacts
7 Sequence of operation
8 Actuating mechanism
9 Earthing facilities
10 Prohibited arrangements
11 Lamp load rating
12 Marking
12.1 Information required
12.2 Location
12.3 Method of marking
12.4 Switches in equipment
13 Tests
13.1 General
13.1.1 Conformance
13.1.2 Containing cases
13.1.3 Switches in equipment
13.1.4 Auxiliary contacts
13.1.5 a.c. and d.c. switches
13.1.6 Earthing
13.1.7 Switches for special purposes
13.1.8 Screws
13.1.9 Test voltage
13.1.10 Conditioning
13.2 Mounting of switches for tests
13.3 Insulation resistance test
13.3.1 Preparation
13.3.2 Test
13.4 High voltage test No. 1
13.5 Endurance test
13.5.1 General
13.5.2 Test conditions
13.5.3 Number of operating cycles Test cycles Single-way switches Rotary switches Two-way switches Intermediate switches Multiple push-button switches Other switches
13.5.4 Rate of operation
13.5.5 Criteria
13.6 Temperature test
13.7 High voltage test no. 2
13.8 Earthing facilities
13.9 Inspection of switch
13.10 Determination of ignitability and combustion propagation
13.11 Resistance to heat test
13.12 Tests of IP ratings
13.12.1 General
13.12.2 Tests
13.13 Motor control test
13.13.1 General
13.13.2 Test
13.13.3 Criteria
13.14 Endurance test for switches intended for fluorescent lamp loads
13.14.1 General
13.14.2 Test load details
13.14.3 Procedure
13.15 Test for switches intended for self-ballasted lamp loads
13.15.1 General
13.15.2 Test load setup
13.15.3 Test and criteria
Appendix A
A.1 Scope
A.2 Marking
A.3 Construction
A.3.1 General
A.3.2 Indication
A.3.3 Unintentional closure
A.3.4 Contact gap
A.4 Procedures
A.4.1 General notes on tests
A.4.2 Leakage current
A.4.3 Test of contact gap by an impulse voltage
A.4.4 Mechanical strength of the actuating member and indication of the position of the contact(s)
Cited references in this standard
High-voltage test techniques, Part 1: General definitions and test requirements
Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear, Part 3: Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse combination units (IEC 60947-3:2020 (ED. 4.0) MOD)
Approval and test specification — General requirements for electrical equipment
Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations, Part 1: General Requirements (IEC 60669 1:2017 (ED. 4.0)/COR1:2020, MOD)
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