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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
British Standards Institution
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 - Start year: 2012+A11:2014
Location: Europe - United Kingdom

Description:

What is BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 gives general requirements to ensure the safety of electrical household appliances – providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances. These best practice recommendations for electrical safety look at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house. The use of appliances by unsupervised children, or young children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

How does it work?

BS EN 60335-1 looks at the general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electric household appliances. It also defines the classification and marking of electrical equipment, and demonstrates how to ensure protection against live parts. The standard explains heating, void as well as leakage currents and electric strength at operating temperatures. Other topics include moisture resistance, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and connections.

Who should buy it?

  • Electrical engineers
  • Manufacturers of electrical household equipment
  • Suppliers of components for household equipment
  • Organizations selling electrical household equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors

 

Notes:

Corrigendum, October 2013. Corrigendum, May 2014. Amendment, September 2014. Amends and replaces BS EN 60335-1:2012. Corrigendum, October 2014.

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 60335-1:2010 - Start year: 2010
Location: Global - Global

Description:

IEC 60335-1:2010 deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard. Appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard. Examples of such appliances are catering equipment, cleaning appliances for commercial use, and appliances for hairdressers. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the fourth edition are as follows:
- updated the text of the standard to align with the most recent editions of the dated normative references;
- modified the functional safety requirements using programmable electronic circuits including software validation requirements;
- updated Clause 29 to cover insulation requirements subjected to high frequency voltages as in switch mode power supply circuits;
- updated Subclause 30.2 to further align the pre-selection option with the end-product test option;
- deleted some notes and converted many other notes to normative text;
- clarified requirements for class III constructions.
 

Notes:

The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication. The contents of the corrigenda of July 2010 and April 2011 have been included in this copy.

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 60335-1:2010+AMD1:2013+AMD2:2016 CSV - Start year: 2016 CSV Consolidated version
Location: Global - Global

Description:

EC 60335-1:2010+A1:2013+A2:2016 deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard. Appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard. Examples of such appliances are catering equipment, cleaning appliances for commercial use, and appliances for hairdressers. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the fourth edition are as follows:
- updated the text of the standard to align with the most recent editions of the dated normative references;
- modified the functional safety requirements using programmable electronic circuits including software validation requirements;
- updated Clause 29 to cover insulation requirements subjected to high frequency voltages as in switch mode power supply circuits;
- updated Subclause 30.2 to further align the pre-selection option with the end-product test option;
- deleted some notes and converted many other notes to normative text;
- clarified requirements for class III constructions.

Notes:

The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication. The contents of the corrigenda of July 2010, April 2011, January 2014 and April 2014 have been included in this copy. This consolidated version consists of the fifth edition (2010), its amendment 1 (2013) and its amendment 2 (2016). Therefore, no need to order amendments in addition to this publication.

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
TUV Rheinland
EN 60335-1 Updates - Start year: 2013
Location: Global - Global

Description:

N 60335-1 is a standard that deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes.

EN 60335-1 is harmonised according to the LVD (2006/95/EC) and MD (2006/42/EC) directives. Within the scope of the LVD and MD directives, electrical appliances for household and similar purposes (including some products intended for commercial use) shall comply with their applicable particular requirements (EN 60335-2-x) together with EN 60335-1 to receive their CE markings.

TUV Rheinland offers consultancy on minimising your financial risks if your product is assessed against the standard. Products may be placed under a sales ban if they are found not to be in compliance. Furthermore, your company risks the penalties imposed by European authorities if it markets a product that does not comply with the statutory requirements.

The additional requirements of EN 60335-1:2012 may affect the compliance of products previously evaluated according to EN 60335-1:2002+A11+A1+A12+A2+A13+A14+A15.

Marking and instructions:

  • The class III appliance symbol and instruction requirements shall be applied. (7.1, 7.12)

  • Warnings shall prohibit the use of the appliance by children aged less than 8 years and by persons with reduced physical capability. (7.12)

  • Any devices used to start/stop the operational functions of the appliance shall be distinguished from other manual devices. An indication that the device has been operated shall be given via tactile or audible and visual feedback. (7.10)

  • The specific instructions related to the safe operation of the appliance shall be collated together in the front section of the user instructions. The height of the characters, measured according to the capital letters, shall be at least 3 mm. (7.12.Z1)

  • These instructions shall also be available in an alternative format such as a website. (7.12Z1)

Construction requirements:

  • Test probe 18 shall be used to check the appliance’s protection against access to live or moving parts. (8, 20.2)

  • The reinforced insulation is allowed contact with accessible conductive liquids. (22.33)

  • Motors running capacitors in unattended appliances should be at least class P2 or provide equivalent protection to the surroundings. (24.8)

  • Interpolation is allowed when checking creepage distances. Introduced insulation requirements are subject to high frequency voltages. (29)

  • UV appliances: material should be UV resistant, and additional warnings should be available. (Annex ZG)

Testing requirements:

  • General test condition: the updated test condition for the appliance shall have both a self-resetting feature and a non-self-resetting feature. (5.19)

  • Normal heating test: the temperature rise limit of motor-operated appliance enclosures has been revised. It is now 50 K for metal enclosures. (11)

  • Leakage current test: the peak value must be measured for class II, III and 0 appliances. (13)

  • Abnormal evaluation: the evaluation method for software protection circuits has been revised. (19)

  • Abnormal evaluation: main voltage selector switches must be set to the lowest voltage position, and the highest voltage value must be applied. (19.15)

  • Switch endurance test: if the switch operates a relay or contactor, the complete switching system is subject to the switch endurance test. (24.1.3)

  • The fire resistance requirements for small parts must be applied. (30.2.3)

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