Standard Update Released for IEC 60335 Part 2-24 Amendments for Household and Electrical Appliances

Untitled-1The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 60335-2-24:2010+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2017 for “Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers” and is now available on the IEC webstore.

Description: “IEC 60335-2-24:2010+A1:2012+A2:2017 deals with the safety of the following appliances, refrigerating appliances for household and similar use; ice-makers incorporating a motor-compressor and ice-makers intended to be used in frozen food storage compartments; refrigerating appliances and ice-makers for use in camping, touring caravans and boats for leisure purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances and 24 V d.c. for appliances when battery operated. These appliances may be operated from the mains, from a separate battery or operated either from the mains or from a separate battery. This standard also deals with the safety of ice-cream appliances intended for household use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. It also deals with compression-type appliances for household and similar use, which use flammable refrigerants.

The principal changes in this edition as compared with the previous edition are as follows:

– aligns the text with IEC 60335-1, and its amendments;
– clarifies the term “household and similar use”;
– updates marking requirements for supply terminals of battery operated appliances;
– introduces requirements for appliances using transcritical refrigerant systems;
– introduces an enhanced flexing test;
– introduces requirements for accessible glass panels;
– clarifies tests for appliances using flammable refrigerants.

The attention of national Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests.


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