This is the common CSA and UL standard for Switches for Appliances. It is the first edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61058-1-05, and the third edition of UL 61058-1.
This edition of UL 61058-1 will supersede the second edition of UL 61058-1A published in 2003.
This standard is based on IEC 61058-1, Edition 3.1 (Edition 3:2000 consolidated with amendment 1:2001).
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.
This standard also covers the INDIRECT ACTUATION of the switch when the operation of the actuating member or SENSING UNIT is provided by a remote control or a part of an appliance or equipment such as a door.