International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

TC 23

Electrical accessories


TC 23 Scope

TC 23

To prepare standards for electrical accessories for household and home and building electronic systems and similar purposes, the word “similar” including locations such as offices, commercial and industrial premises, hospitals, public buildings, etc.

These accessories:

- are intended for fixed installations (including HBES installation), or for use in or with appliances and other electrical or electronic equipment, and may include electronic components.

- are normally installed by instructed or skilled persons and are normally used by ordinary persons.

Include, in particular:

- conduit systems

- cable trunking systems

- cable ducting systems

- cable support systems

- switches (mechanical and electronic)

- Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES)

- HBES switches and related accessories for use in Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES)

- plugs and socket-outlets

- cable reels

- cord extension sets and cord sets

- Devices for the Connection of Luminaires (DCLs)

- adaptors

- circuit breakers for overcurrent protection

- devices protecting against electric shock

- contactors

- connecting devices

- enclosures for accessories

- appliance couplers

- electrical Energy Efficiency products.

Note 1) For the terms "instructed persons", "skilled persons", and "ordinary persons" see Publication IEC 61140; 3.30, 3.31 and 3.32.

Further information

Strategic Business Plan
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TC 23 Officers