SNZ AS/NZS 3820
Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment
|Publication Date:||11 December 2009|
This Standard sets out requirements for electrical equipment, to ensure that electrical equipment is constructed in accordance with good engineering practice in regard to safety such that it does not endanger the safety of persons (particularly children, the elderly and people with disabilities), domestic animals or property, when properly installed and maintained and used in applications for which it was made.
Electrical equipment within the scope of this standard is any equipment designed for use with a supply or output voltage not exceeding 1000 Volts for alternating current and 1500 Volts for direct current and intended for the purposes of generation, conversion, transmission, distribution or utilisation of electricity.
Medical electrical equipment and electrical equipment used in hazardous areas are subject to essential safety requirements in addition to those included in this standard.