SNZ AS/NZS 60335.2.81
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.81: Particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats
|Publication Date:||30 November 2015|
This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EL-002- Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances and Small Power Transformers to supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.81:2012 three years from the date of publication.
The objective of this Standard is to provide manufacturers, designers, regulatory authorities, testing laboratories and similar organizations with safety requirements designed to give the user protection against hazards that might occur during normal operation and abnormal operation of the appliance and which may be used as the basis for approval for sale or for connection to the electricity supply mains in Australia and New Zealand
The text of IEC 60335-2-81 Ed 3, prepared by IEC Technical Committee TC 61, was submitted to the Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Combined Procedure (dual public comment and committee vote) for adoption of the IEC standard as a Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand joint standard.
The principal changes in this edition as compared with the 2012 edition of AS/NZS 60335.2.81 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):
− Requirements for washable appliances (5.3, 7.1, 7.6, 7.12);
− Requirements for controls in flexible cords (15.1.1, 24.2, 25.14);
− Requirements for appliance inlets (22.105, 24.1.5, 29.1.3);
The text of IEC 60335-2-81 edition 3 amendment 1, prepared by IEC Technical Committee TC 61, was submitted to the Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Combined Procedure (dual public comment and committee vote) for adoption as an amendment to the Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand joint standard AS/NZS 60335.2.81:2015.
This standard incorporates Amendment No.1 (February 2017) and Amendment No. 2 (November 2018). The changes introduced by the amendments are indicated in the text by a marginal bar and amendment number against the part affected. Where an application date other than immediate is applicable to an amendment the date of application (DOA) and the date of withdrawal (DOW) if relevant, is indicated by the marginal bar against the part affected. Unless otherwise indicated, the application date of the changes introduced by Amendment No. 1 is 3 February 2019.
NOTE: Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these amendment requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements
This standard is an adoption with national modifications of the third edition of IEC 60335-2-81, Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-81: Particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats including its amendment 1 (2017). It has been varied as indicated to take account of Australian and New Zealand conditions.
This part 2 has to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of AS/NZS 60335.1 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements and its Amendments. It was established on the basis of AS/NZS 60335.1:2011.
This part 2 supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses of AS/NZS 60335.1 so as to convert it into the Australian/New Zealand Standard: Safety requirements for foot warmers and heating mats.
When a particular subclause of Part 1 is not mentioned in this part 2, that subclause applies as far as is reasonable. When this standard states "addition", "modification" or "replacement", the relevant text of Part 1 is to be adapted accordingly.
NOTE 1 The following numbering system is used:
- subclauses, tables and figures that are numbered starting from 101 are additional to those in Part 1;
- unless notes are in a new subclause or involve notes in Part 1, they are numbered starting from 101, including those in a replaced clause or subclause;
- additional annexes are lettered AA, BB, etc.;
- subclauses, notes and annexes that are additional to those in the IEC standard are prefixed with the letters AZ.
NOTE 2 The following print types are used:
- requirements: in roman type;
- test specifications: in italic type;
- notes: in small roman type. Words in bold in the text are defined in Clause 3.
NOTE 3 In this document, p is used in the margin to indicate instructions for preparing a consolidated version.
The essential safety requirements in AS/NZS 38201 that could be applicable to requirements for foot warmers and heating mats are covered by this standard.
The national variations to IEC 60335-2-81 Ed 3.1 form the Australian and New Zealand national variations for purposes of the IECEE scheme for recognition of results of testing to standards for safety of electrical equipment (the CB scheme).