IEC - 60335-1
Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Part 1: General Requirements
|Publication Date:||1 January 1976|
This standard applies to electric heating appliances and electric motor-operated or magnetically-driven appliances for household and similar purposes.
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 appliances for hairdressers, soldering irons, glue pots, sterilizers, infra-red radiation appliances, feed boilers, water pumps and lawn mowers.
Except in so far as this standard deals with electric toys, it does not take into account the special hazards which exist in nurseries and other places where there are young children or aged and infirm persons without supervision; in such cases additional requirements may be necessary.
This standard does not apply to:
- appliances designed 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, vapor or gas);
- separate motors;
- appliances for high frequency heating except microwave ovens;
- fans (IEC Publication 342: Safety Requirements for Electric Fans and Regulators);
- radio and television receiving appliances (IEC Publication 65: Safety Requirements for Mains Operated Electronic and Related Apparatus for Household and Similar General Use);
- appliances for medical purposes.
Gramophones and similar motor-operated appliances intended to be used in, or in combination with, electronic equipment are tested together with such equipment, in accordance with IEC Publication 65.
For appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary.
For appliances intended to be used in tropical countries, special requirements may be necessary.
Attention is drawn to the fact that in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities and the authorities responsible for the protection of labour.
This standard is concerned with safety and takes into account the influence on safety of components necessary to achieve a required degree of radio and television interference suppression.