EN IEC 60335-1 is the standard that deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. This standard can be used to show compliance to the EU Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU. Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard, and can be used to show compliance safety requirements identified in the EU Radio Equipment Directive.

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 catering equipment, cleaning appliances for commercial use, and appliances for hairdressers.

Recent changes to this standard include the following:

– updated the text of the standard to align with the most recent editions of the dated normative     references
– modified the functional safety requirements using programmable electronic circuits including    software validation requirements
– updated Clause 29 to cover insulation requirements subjected to high frequency voltages as      in switch mode power supply circuits
– updated Sub clause 30.2 to further align the pre-selection option with the end-product test          option
– deleted some notes and converted many other notes to normative text
– clarified requirements for class III constructions

To ensure that your products are complaint to the most current standards, and the recent updates, equipment manufacturers may need a transitional analysis following publication of the new, amended or revised IEC publications in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests.  

In addition to the EN IEC 60335-1 General Requirements for household appliances and similar devices, there are particular requirements and specific types of devices that have a reference as -2 standards. 

A partial list of these -2 particular standards is below:

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 5  Dishwashers

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 6  Stationary cooking ranges hobs ovens and similar appliances

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 7  Washing machines

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 8  Shavers hair clippers and similar appliances

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 11  Tumble dryers

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 12  Warming plates and similar appliances

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 13  Deep fat fryers frying pans and similar appliances

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 14  Kitchen machines

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 16  Food waste disposers

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 43  Appliances for clothes dryers and towel rails

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 44  Ironers

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 55  Electrical appliances for use with aquariums and garden ponds

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 56  Projectors and similar appliances

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 58  Commercial electric dishwashing machines

EN IEC 60335 – 2 – 91  Walk-behind and hand-held lawn trimmers and lawn edge trimmers

Full list of all the EN IEC 60335-2 particular standards

EN IEC 60335-1 also includes EMC immunity requirements for equipment that has electronically 
controlled safety related operating modes, or preventive safety controls, such as wireless stand by modes or electronically controlled run away controls. These tests and requirements are in addition to EMC compliance found in EN IEC  55014-2 and usually have different conditions of acceptability.

These tests include:

IEC 61000-4-2                     ESD

IEC 61000-4-3                     Radiated Immunity

IEC 61000-4-4                     Electrical Fast Transients

IEC 61000-4-5                     Surge

IEC 61000-4-6                     Conducted Immunity

IEC 61000-4-11                   Voltage Interruptions- Equipment  < 16 A

IEC 61000-4-13                   Harmonics and Inter-harmonics

IEC 61000-4-34                   Voltage Interruptions- Equipment > 16 A 

Additional compliance requirements for Household Appliances and Similar Electrical Devices

To determine how best to address these requirements, contact D.L.S. today at 847-724-3044 to ensure your products meet the most current regulatory requirements.