AS/NZS 3133:2013


Approval and test specification — Air-break switches

Specifies requirements for air-break switches having current ratings not exceeding 125 A for use in electrical circuits and equipment operating at low voltage but not exceeding 500 volt and intended for household or similar use and for use in indoor and outdoor electrical installations. To be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3100.
Published: 19/08/2013
Pages: 23
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and referenced documents
1.1 Scope
1.2 Referenced documents
2 Definitions
3 Compliance with 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/NZS 3947.3 utilization categories
3.3.2 IEC 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 Fluorescent 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 Compliance
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 Test
Appendix A
A1 Scope
A2 Marking
A3 Construction
A3.1 General
A3.2 Indication
A3.3 Unintentional closure
A3.4 Contact gap
A4 Tests
A4.1 General notes on tests
A4.2 Leakage current
A4.3 Test of contact gap by an impulse voltage
A4.4 Mechanical strength of the actuating member and indication of the position of the contact(s)
Amendment control sheet
Cited references in this standard
Household and similar electrical appliances — Safety, Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60335-1 Ed 5.2, MOD)
Switches for appliances, Part 1: General requirements (IEC 61058-1:2016 (ED. 4.0) MOD)
[Available Superseded]
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear, Part 3: Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units
Approval and test specification — Cord-line switches
Approval and test specification — Insulating mouldings
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