Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular Requirements for Room Heaters
|Publication Date:||1 September 2004|
|ICS Code (Electric heaters):||97.100.10|
|ICS Code (Domestic safety):||13.120|
This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.
This International Standard deals with the safety of electric room heaters for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.
NOTE 101 Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are
- convector heaters;
- fan heaters;
- heaters for use in greenhouses.
- liquid-filled radiators;
- panel heaters;
- radiant heaters;
- tubular heaters;
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 the 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 which are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account
- the use of appliances by young children or infirm persons without supervision;
- playing with the appliance by young children.
NOTE 102 Attention is drawn to the fact that
- for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may 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;
- for appliances intended to be used in the presence of combustible dust, for example in barns or stables, additional requirements may be necessary.
NOTE 103 This standard does not apply to
- appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes;
- appliances intended to be used where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);
- heaters that are built into air conditioners (IEC 60335-2-40);
- clothes dryers and towel rails (IEC 60335-2-43);
- heaters for saunas (IEC 60335-2-53);
- thermal-storage room heaters (IEC 60335-2-61);
- heating appliances for breeding and rearing animals (IEC 60335-2-71);
- foot warmers and heating mats (IEC 60335-2-81);
- flexible sheet heating elements for room heating (IEC 60335-2-96);
- heated carpets;
- central heating systems;
- heating cables (IEC 60800).