New edition of IEC 60335-2-80 & IEC 60335-2-103 for household and similar electrical appliances publ

IEC 60335-2-80:2015 for fans is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002, its Amendment 1 (2007) and its Amendment 2 (2011) and it constitutes a technical revision. Also IEC 60335-2-103:2015 for drives for gates, doors and windows is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006 and its Amendment 1 (2010) and it constitutes a technical revision.

IEC 60335-2-80:2015
IEC 60335-2-80:2015(E) deals with the safety of electric fans for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Examples of fans that are within the scope of this standard are ceiling fans; duct fans; partition fans; pedestal fans and table fans. This standard also applies to separate controls supplied with fans.

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. 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. It also does not take into account children playing with the appliance. It was established on the basis of the fifth edition (2010) of that standard.

IEC 60335-2-103:2015
IEC 60335-2-103:2015(E) deals with the safety of electric drives for horizontally and vertically moving gates, doors, garage doors and windows for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase drives and 480 V for other drives. It also covers the hazards associated with the movement of the driven part. Battery-operated drives and other d.c. supplied drives are within the scope of this standard. Dual supply drives, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as battery-operated drives when operated in the battery mode. Drives not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as drives intended to be used by laymen in shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, in industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard. Requirements for drives for doors that may be used in emergency routes and exits are given in Annex AA. Examples of drives within the scope of this standard are drives for:
- folding doors;
- revolving doors;
- rolling doors;
- roof windows;
- sectional overhead doors;
- swinging and sliding gates or doors.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by drives 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 drive safely without supervision or instruction or children playing with the drive. It was established on the basis of the fifth edition (2010) of that standard.


For both standards the committee recommends that the content of the standards be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of its
publication.

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