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IEC - 60335-2-98

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-98: Particular requirements for humidifiers

active, Most Current
Organization: IEC
Publication Date: 1 December 2023
Status: active
Page Count: 48
ICS Code (Domestic electrical appliances in general): 97.030
scope:

This part of IEC 60335 deals with the safety of electric humidifiers for household and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances, including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances.

Examples of appliances that are within the scope of the standard are

- appliances that atomize water;

- appliances that evaporate water by heating;

- appliances that blow air through a moist element.

Appliances that are not intended for normal household use, but that nevertheless can 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.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account

- persons (including children) whose

• physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or

• lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;

prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;

- children playing with the appliance.

Attention is drawn to the fact that

- for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements can be necessary;

- in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities.

This standard does not apply to

- appliances for heating liquids (IEC 60335-2-15);

- humidifiers intended for use with heating, ventilation or air-conditioning systems (IEC 60335-2-88);

- appliances for medical purposes (IEC 60601 series);

- appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes;

- appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas).

Document History

60335-2-98
December 1, 2023
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-98: Particular requirements for humidifiers
This part of IEC 60335 deals with the safety of electric humidifiers for household and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other...
September 1, 2008
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-98: Particular requirements for humidifiers
This International Standard deals with the safety of electric humidifiers for household and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other...
July 1, 2008
Amendment 2 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-98: Particular requirements for humidifiers
This International Standard deals with the safety of electric humidifiers for household and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other...
January 1, 2005
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-98: Particular requirements for humidifiers
This International Standard deals with the safety of electric humidifiers for household and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other...
November 1, 2002
Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-98: Particular Requirements for Humidifiers
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November 1, 2002
Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-98: Particular Requirements for Humidifiers
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September 1, 1997
Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Part 2-98: Particular Requirements for Humidifiers
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