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European Union Amends Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances

June 17, 2016

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has amended two standards pertaining to household and similar electrical appliances:

IEC 60335-1:2010+AMD1:2013+AMD2:2016 CSV Consolidated Version -Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements

IEC 60335-1:2010/AMD2:2016 – Amendment 2 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements

These amendments:

  • Update the text of the standard to align with the most recent editions of the dated normative references;
  • Modify the functional safety requirements using programmable electronic circuits including software validation requirements;
  • Update Clause 29 to cover insulation requirements subjected to high frequency voltages as in switch mode power supply circuits;
  • Update Subclause 30.2 to further align the pre-selection option with the end-product test option;
  • Delete some notes and convert many other notes to normative text; and
  • Clarify requirements for class III constructions

The amended standards were published on May 10, 2016.

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