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IEC 60947-5-2:2019 applies to inductive and capacitive proximity switches that sense the presence of metallic and/or non-metallic objects, ultrasonic proximity switches that sense the presence of sound reflecting objects, photoelectric proximity switches that sense the presence of objects and non-mechanical magnetic proximity switches that sense the presence of objects with a magnetic field. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2007 and Amendment 1:2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
  • update of the scope;
  • adaptation and update of the construction requirements according to IEC Guide 116 (e.g. material requirements, artificial optical radiation, instruction requirements, hot surface, unattended operation, foreseeable misuse');
  • modification of the specifications concerning the sensing range and operating distance;
  • new definitions for photoelectric proximity switch type D with background suppression;
  • integration of the requirements and test procedures of photoelectric proximity switch type D with background suppression;
  • update of EMC requirements in Table 9 and Table 10;
  • integration of environmental information requirements and environmental condition by referencing Annexes O, W and Q of IEC 60947-1:2007, IEC 60947-1:2007/AMD1:2010 and IEC 60947-1:2007/AMD2:2014;
  • modification of impulse withstand voltage test (,;
  • modification of the references in the (normative) standard body to the (informative) Annex A;
  • major update of Annex A (definitions update, new dimensions and shapes);
  • update of C.9.1.1;
  • update of Annex D in order to consider new connector types and normative references;
  • update of Annex F (additional symbols for photoelectric proximity switches).
Class  C
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Status Registered trilingual Belgian standard EN or FR or DE
Situation Currently active
Replaces  NBN EN 60947-5-2:2008
Replaces  NBN EN 60947-5-2:2008/A1:2013
Committee CLC/TC 121A
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear
BEC Approval 2019-11-22
NBN Approval 2020-04-29
Numbers identifying the european directives 2014/30/EU  (Electromagnetic compatibility (Ex 2004/108/CEE))
2014/35/EU  (2014/35/EU Low Voltage Directive (ex 2006/95/EC (Ex 73/23/EC (LVD 5)))
ICS-Code (International Standards Classification) 29.120.40 , 29.130.20
NBN Status New
Date of ratification (d.o.r.) 2019-11-22
Date of availability (d.a.v.) 2020-03-27
Date of announcement (d.o.a.) 2020-06-27
Date of publication (d.o.p.) 2020-09-27
Date of withdrawal former edition (d.o.w.) 2023-03-27
Correspondences with international standards
Relation International standard Date
is identical to EN IEC 60947-5-2:2020 2020-03-27
is identical to IEC 60947-5-2:201X
Relations to belgian/foreign publications
Type Origin Code Date
Standard Belgium EN 60947-5-3
Standard Belgium EN 61076-2 series
Standard Belgium EN 62471 series
Document Foreign HD 243 S12
Document Foreign HD 60364 series
Standard Foreign IEC 60445:2017
Standard Foreign IEC Guide 117:2010
Document Foreign IEC/TR 62471-2:2009
Standard Belgium NBN EN 55011:2016
Standard Belgium NBN EN 55011:2016/A1:2017
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60068-2-14:2009
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60068-2-27:2009
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60068-2-30:2007
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60068-2-6:2008
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60695-2-10:2013
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60695-2-11:2014
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60695-2-12:2011
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60695-2-12:2011/A1:2014
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60825-1:2014
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60947-1:2007
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60947-1:2007/A1:2011
Standard Belgium NBN EN 60947-1:2007/A2:2015
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-11:2004
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-11:2004/A1:2017
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-2:2009
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-3:2006
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-3:2006/A1:2008
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-3:2006/A3:2010
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-4:2013
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-6:2014
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61000-4-8:2010
Standard Belgium NBN EN 61140:2016