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Compliance Insights May 2024

The May 2024 updates to standards and regulatory frameworks impacting the design, import or distribution of electrical products in Australia and New Zealand.

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June 13, 2024

New standard/amendment publications

AS/NZS CISPR 16.1.4:2020 Amendment 2

Specification for Radio Disturbance and Immunity Measuring Apparatus and Methods, Part 1.4: Radio Disturbance and Immunity Measuring Apparatus – Antennas and Test Sites for Radiated Disturbance Measurements (CISPR 16-1-4:2019 (ED 4.0) MOD)
Amendment 2 published on May 25, 2024
FYI only

AS/NZS 3000:2018 Rul 1:2024

Ruling to AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
Ruling 1 published on May 24, 2024
Ruling is applicable to Clause 2.6.3.2.3.2 (Australia only); exception to clause permits use of alternative location of an RCD in some cases; refer to published ruling for full details

Draft standards/amendments published

DR AS/NZS 3010:2017 Amd 2:2024

Electrical Installations – Generating Sets
FYI only

Closing date for comments: June 28, 2024

DR AS/NZS 3001.2:2022 Amd 1:2024

Electrical Installations – Connectable Electrical Installations and Supply Arrangements, Part 1: Site Supplies for Connectable Electrical Installations
FYI only

Closing date for comments: June 28, 2024

DR AS/NZS 3012:2019 Amd 2:2024

Electrical Installations – Construction and Demolition Sites
FYI only

Closing date for comments: June 28, 2024

DR AS/NZS 3002:2021 Amd 1:2024

Electrical Installations – Shows, Carnivals and Events
FYI only

Closing date for comments: June 28, 2024

DR AS/NZS 3100:2022 Amendment 2

Approval and Test Specification – General Requirements for Electrical Equipment
DR 24021 CP
AS/NZS variation only
Adds explanation to creepage and clearance distance measurement across grooves (Annex C)

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.4: Particular Requirements for Spin Extractors
DR 24002 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-4:2023, Ed. 8

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Application of Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) for some tests (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2, B22).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Clarification that 5 N force to be applied on Test Probe B and interlock shall not release.
  • Adds Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) with a force of 2.5 N also to be applied (Cl. 20.102).
  • Clarifies normal operation requirements for battery-operated appliances (Cl. 1, 11.7, B.11.1).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.7: Particular Requirements for Washing Machines
DR 24003 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-7:2024, Ed. 9

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Application of Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) for some tests (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2, B22).
  • Interlock switch not accessible by Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater 36 months) for drum washing machine (Cl. 20.101. 20.103).
  • Adds agitator and impeller washing machines to child entrapment prevention requirements (Cl. 20.108).
  • Additional requirements for remote operation for appliances with doors greater than 200 mm and drum sizes greater than 60 dm3 to reduce child entrapment risk (Cl. 22.51).
  • Requires two separate, independent means that control the drum movement, operated manually in turn less than 60 seconds for appliances with doors greater than 200 mm and drum sizes greater than 60 dm3 to reduce child entrapment risk (Cl. 22.106 ANZ variation).
  • Aligns battery-operated appliance assessment with mains-operated appliances (Annex B).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.11:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.11: Particular Requirements for Tumble Dryers
DR 24004 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-11:2024, Ed. 9

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Adds definitions for heat pump-type tumble dryers, cheesecloth and flammable refrigerants (Cl. 3.5).
  • Application of Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) for some tests (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2, B22).
  • Additional requirements for remote operation for appliances with doors greater than 200 mm and drum sizes greater than 60 dm3 to reduce child entrapment risk (Cl. 22.51).
  • Cooling period to be completed in event of remote-controlled pause/abort operation (Cl. 22.105).
  • Motor capacitor shall be S2 class protection, Class A or B operation and damp heat test at 40°C, 93% humidity for 21 days (Cl. 24.8); capacitor voltage measured when appliance is supplied at 1.1 x rated voltage shall not exceed 0.95 (Class A) or 0.8 (Class B) or 1.3 (starting capacity) of its rated voltage (Cl. 24.5).
  • Modifies Annex R.
  • Updates flammable refrigerants and nonsparking “n” electrical apparatus requirements (Annex AA, BB; alignment with new IEC 60079-5).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.27:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.27: Particular Requirements for Appliances for Skin Exposure to Optical Radiation
DR 24005 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-27:2024, Ed. 7

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Clarifies product risk and liability (Cl. 7.1).
  • QR code or web link required for UV emitters (Cl. 7.12.9).
  • Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not applicable to products used in tanning salons, beauty parlours and similar premises (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Radiation hazard assessment not applicable to appliances emitting UV for tanning function (Cl. 32.2).
  • Aligns battery-operated appliance assessments with mains-operated appliances (Annex B).
  • Updates UV exposure schedule (Annex DD).
  • In Australia, UV Type 2 appliances are now allowed for household or commercial use (ANZ variation — BB.2).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.31: Particular Requirements for Range Hoods and Other Cooking Fume Extractors
DR 24006 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-31:2024, Ed. 6

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not applicable to appliances installed 1.8 m above floor (Cl. 8.1.1. 20.2).
  • Clarifies downdraft system setup requirement for normal operation (Cl. 11.2).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Filters are not considered detachable parts during accessibility of moving parts assessments if a tool is required (Cl. 20.2)..
  • Introduces IEC TR 62854 for sharp edge assessment (Cl. 22.14).
  • Considered as not giving rise to hazard and assessment on remote operation not required (Cl. 22.40, 22.49, 22.51).
  • Differentiates odour extraction filter from grease filter (Cl. 30.101).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.41:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.41: Particular Requirements for Pumps
DR 24007 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-41:2024, Ed. 5

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Worst-case sludge density specified in IM is considered for vertical wet pit pumps’ normal operation (Cl. 3.1.9).
  • Adds definition for aquarium and garden pond pumps.
  • Adds marking for maximum operating depth and indoor use symbols (Cl. 7.1, 7.6, 7.12).
  • Adds solar radiation exposure on rating label requirement (Cl. 7.14.101) (Note: This is based on xenon arc test; previous AU/NZ-only requirement was carbon arc test with subsequent allowance to use xenon arc test per EESS notice 23-062).
  • Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not applicable to sludge, vertical wet pit, submersible and shower boost pumps (Cl. 8.1, 20.2).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Adds alternative compliance for shower-boost pumps by considering drain holes blocked if the drain hole does not meet the minimum dimensions (Cl. 22.6).
  • No remote control on submersible pumps for cleaning and maintenance of swimming pools unless they are Class III and rated voltage less than 12 V (Cl. 22.40).
  • Switch for remote operation is not required for pumps used in closed hydraulic systems, table fountain pumps, vertical wet pit pumps, submersible pumps or pumps that operate continuously without giving rise to hazards (Cl. 22.40, 22.49, 22.51).
  • Allows special connector (cannot be detached engaged) to be used for pumps for permanent fixed wiring; it shall comply with IEC 61984 and not be confused with other couplers (Cl. 22.107, 24.1.101, 25.3).
  • Aquarium pump’s cord shall be at least 1.5 m or specified operating depth + 0.5 m (Cl. 25.8).
  • Number of cord flexing is set to 2,000 for Type Z attachments and 1,000 for other attachments (Cl. 25.14).
  • Clarifies battery-operated pump (Annex B).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.43:2018 Amendment 1

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.43: Particular Requirements for Clothes Dryers and Towel Rails
DR 24022 CP
AS/NZS variation only

  • Allows separate connectors (cannot be detached once engaged) to be used for permanent fixed wiring to ease installation; it shall comply with IEC 61984 and not be confused with other couplers (Cl. 7.12.1, AZ 22.101, 24.1.5, AZ 24.1.101, 25.3).
  • Type Z attachment is allowed (Cl. 25.5).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.51:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.51: Particular Requirements for Stationary Circulation Pumps for Heating and Service Water Installations
DR 24008 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-51:2023, Ed. 5

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Allows separate connectors (cannot be detached once engaged) to be used for circulation pumps for permanent fixed wiring; it shall comply with IEC 61984 and not be confused with other couplers (Cl. 7.12.1, 22.102, 24.1.5, 24.1.101, 25.3).
  • Switch for remote operation not required (Cl. 22.40, 22.49, 22.51).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.60:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.60: Particular Requirements for Whirlpool Baths and Whirlpool Spas
DR 24009 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-60:2023, Ed. 5

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Scope excludes field-engineered, non-self-contained, permanently installed whirlpool baths or whirlpool spas custom-designed to fit a specific location, being assembled or constructed at the final installation location.
  • Clarifies that whirlpool spas shall be Class I or III and whirlpool baths shall be Class I, II and III.
  • Adds hyperthermia instructions and installation instructions related to wiring rules (Cl. 7.12, 7.12.1).
  • Cover for appliance’s marking shall not be detachable without aid of tool (Cl. 7.15).
  • Additional requirement to limit temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Adds water temperature limit at suction/return openings to prevent hyperthermia (Cl. 11.8, 11.101).
  • Adds metal electrode with saline solution method for leakage current measurement for Class II appliances, construction and Class III appliances; also, Class I transportable whirlpool spas’ leakage current shall be less than 0.75 mA (Cl. 13.2, 16.2).
  • Additional Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) assessment on top of Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) assessment (Cl. 20.2).
  • Clarifies that user-accessible parts shall be safety extra-low voltage (SELV) less than 12 V; Class III appliances shall be less than 12 V.
  • Clarifies that transportable whirlpool spas shall not have underside openings to access live parts (Cl. 22.104).
  • Class I whirlpool spas’ metal parts in contact with water shall be earthed.
  • Parts intended to be immersed in water for portable appliances shall be SELV less than 12 V.
  • Thermal cutouts for 19.4 compliance shall have at least a Type 1.E trip-free mechanism (Cl. 24.101).
  • Transportable whirlpool spas and portable appliance cords shall be greater than 5 m and less than 8 m. Interconnection cords between Class III functional parts and detachable power supplies for portable appliances shall be greater than 5 m (Cl. 25.1).
  • Pressure and flow switches are rendered inoperative during 19.2 and 19.3 abnormal operation (ANZ variation).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.65:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.65: Particular Requirements for Air-Cleaning Appliances
DR 24010 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-65:2023, Ed. 3

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Scope excludes medical purposes appliance.
  • Updates air-cleaning appliance definition to include self-contained appliances having treatment systems other than filters (Cl. 3.5.101).
  • Adds ultraviolet (UV) radiation instructional safeguard symbol IEC 60417-6040 for UV radiation air-cleaning appliances in place of the substance of the marking (Cl. 7.1, 7.6, 7.12).
  • Additional warning statement for UV-C emitters and ozone-free UV-C emitters replacement and fixed appliances intended to be installed above 850 mm above the floor (Cl. 7.12, 7.12.1).
  • Additional Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) assessment for appliance situated less than 850 mm above the floor; Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not a.pplicable to appliances mounted more than 1.8 m above the floor (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2, B.22.3, B.22.4)
  • Adds temperature rise limits for accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Considered no hazard for continuous, automatic or remote operation; switch for remote operation is not required (Cl. 22.40, 22.49, 22.51).
  • Clarifies 10 N force to be applied on Test Probe B during interlock switches assessment (Cl. 22.102).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.73:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.73: Particular Requirements for Fixed Immersion Heaters
DR 24011 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-73:2024, Ed. 3

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.95: Particular Requirements for Drives for Vertically Moving Garage Doors for Residential Use
DR 24012 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-95:2023, Ed. 5

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Scope includes DC-supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances.
  • Additional Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) assessment for appliances situated less than 850 mm above the floor; Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not applicable to appliances mounted more than 1.8 m above the floor (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Test Probe B with circular stop face is not applicable for moving parts mounted greater than 2.5 m above the floor (Cl. 20.2).
  • Allows separate connectors (cannot be detached once engaged) to be used for permanent fixed wiring to ease the installation; it shall comply with IEC 61984 and not be confused with other couplers (Cl. 22.110, 24.1.5, 24.1.101, 25.3).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.97:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.97: Particular Requirements for Drives for Shutters, Awnings, Blinds and Similar Equipment
DR 24013 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-97:2023, Ed. 4

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Scope includes DC-supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances.
  • Clarifies the use of artificial loads as driven parts and not to be used for entrapment test 22.104 (Cl. 5.10).
  • List of power supplies used for Class III construction to be listed in instructions (Cl. 7.12, 7.12.1).
  • Additional Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) assessment for appliances situated less than 850 mm above the floor; Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not applicable to appliances mounted more than 1.8 m above the floor (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Test Probe B with circular stop face is not applicable for moving parts mounted more than 2.5 m above the floor (Cl. 20.2).
  • Allows separate connectors (cannot be detached once engaged) to be used for permanent fixed wiring to ease the installation; it shall comply with IEC 61984 and not be confused with other couplers (Cl. 22.110, 24.1.5, 24.1.101, 25.3).
  • Adds alternative compliance for entrapment risk by considering the entrapment force and the gap space (Cl. 20.104.5).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.98:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.98: Particular Requirements for Humidifiers
DR 24014 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-98:2023, Ed. 3 (for AU)
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-98:2023, Ed. 3 (for NZ)

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Additional requirements for a humidifier shaped or decorated like a toy (Cl. 7.12, 8.1.1, 20.2, 21.101, 22.12, 22.44, 22.54, 22.105).
  • Additional instruction for fixed appliances intended for installation more than 850 mm above the floor (Cl. 7.12.1).
  • Additional Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) assessment for appliances situated less than 850 mm above the floor; Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not applicable to appliances mounted more than 1.8 m above the floor (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Adds alternative compliance by considering drain holes blocked if the drain hole does not meet the minimum dimensions (Cl. 22.6).
  • Considered no hazard for continuous, automatic or remote operation; switch for remote operation is not required (Cl. 22.40, 22.49, 22.51).
  • Additional requirement for evaporative cooler for installation (Annex ZAU — Australia only).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.103: Particular Requirements for Drives for Gates, Doors and Windows
DR 24015 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-103:2023, Ed. 4

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Scope includes DC-supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances Additional Test Probe 19 (child’s finger less than 36 months) assessment for appliances situated less than 850 mm above the floor; Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) not applicable to appliances mounted more than 1.8 m above the floor (Cl. 8.1.1, 20.2).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces and for loading accessible appliance outlets and socket outlets (Cl. 11).
  • Allows separate connectors (cannot be detached once engaged) to be used for permanent fixed wiring to ease the installation; it shall comply with IEC 61984 and not be confused with other couplers (Cl. 7.12, 22.108, 24.1.5, 24.1.101, 25.3).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.109:2024

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.109: Particular Requirements for UV Water Treatment Appliances
DR 24016 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-109, Ed. 2

  • Editorial and technical alignment with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Change of marking for maximum operating depth symbol (Cl. 7.1, 7.6, 7.12).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Cl. 11).
  • Considered no hazard for continuous, automatic or remote operation; switch for remote operation is not required (Cl. 22.40, 22.49, 22.51).
  • Clarifies voltage limitation for Class III appliances when immersed in water (12 Vdc/30 Vdc) and when persons are in the pool (12 V) (Cl. 22.106).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 62841.2.6:2021 Amendment 1

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2.6: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Hammers
DR 24019 CP

Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-7:2020, Ed. 1, AMD1:2024
Clarifies handle torque test setup with rotary hammers with soft-start function (Cl. 19.102.3)

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 62841.2.7:2024

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2.7: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Spray Guns
DR 24018 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-7:2024, Ed. 1
New standard; proposed to supersede AS/NZS 3160:2009 three years upon publication

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 62841.2.12:2024

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2.12: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Concrete Vibrators
DR 24017 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-12:2024, Ed. 1
New standard; proposed to supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.12:2009 three years upon publication

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

DR AS/NZS 62841.3.4:2017 Amendment 2

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 3.4: Particular Requirements for Transportable Bench Grinders
DR 24020 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-3-4:2016, Ed. 1, AMD2:2024

  • Adds definition for brush guard and wheel guard.
  • Adds separate brush guard assessment for wire brushes from grinding wheel guard and adds figure to provide clarification (Cl. 19.1.104).

Closing date for comments: July 18, 2024

Standards/amendments published but pending application

The following standards have an application date within the next six months.

AS/NZS 60320.1:2023

Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes, Part 1: General Requirements (IEC 60320-1:2015 (ED. 3.1) MOD)
New edition published on June 30, 2023
Modified adoption of IEC 60320‑1, Ed. 3.1

  • Adds interconnection coupler, plug connector and appliance outlet to the standard, along with different combination setup.
  • Adds interconnection parts definition.
  • Removes some terminal definitions.
  • Clarifies requirements for non-standardized appliance couplers considering end-use condition.
  • Part of the requirement of couplers complying with standard sheets is moved from IEC 60320-1 to IEC 60320-3 (including the countersunk requirement).
  • Test samples shall be conditioned for more than 168 hours before testing, and more sets of samples are required for testing (Cl. 5.3, Annex C).
  • Allows rated currents to be in ranges with maximum limit of 16 A (instead of set value, e.g., 0.2 A, 2.5 A, 6 A, etc.) (Cl. 6.2).
  • Removes 35°C ambient temperature testing condition (Cl. 9.4, 10.1).
  • Clarifies that external parts of appliance outlet and plug connectors are also required to be of insulating material.
  • Some clamping tests for rewireable connectors are removed and directed to the IEC 60999-1 standard (Cl. 12).
  • Nonstandardized, nonreversible couplers’ polarisation shall be verified for contact position (Cl. 13.2).
  • Adds a different insulation resistance limit and test voltage for functional, basic, supplementary and reinforced insulation during insulation resistance and electric strength assessment (Cl. 15).
  • Clarifies total mass calculation during maximum withdrawal force verification (Cl. 16.2).
  • Includes nonstandardised types during maximum and minimum withdrawal force verification (Cl. 16.2, 16.3).
  • Minor modification to heating test for connectors/plug connectors (not subject to Cl 23.7 and no need to measure temperature rise) (Cl. 18.2).
  • Considers rated current range for breaking capacity and temperature rise requirement, e.g., more than 0.2 A to less than 10 A, more than or equal to 10 A, etc.) (Cl. 19, 21).
  • Adds power factor for normal operation test current (Cl. 20).
  • Updates type of cord reference according to IEC 60245 standard (Cl. 22.1).
  • Adds table for list of torque and pull force required for different current rating connectors instead of applying 100 N and 0.25 Nm to all (Cl. 23.6).
  • Impact hammer, ball pressure and tracking test details are referenced to the relevant standard (Cl. 23.4, 24.1, 27.2).
  • Removes appliance inlet shroud pressure test (old Cl. 23.4, 23.8).
  • Removes one-hour 100°C heat resistance and 100°C pressure test (old Cl. 24.1.1, 24.1.3).
  • Removes nickel plating on pins of appliance inlet in very hot condition requirement (old Cl. 25.8).
  • Changes clearance, creepage and solid insulation assessment; introduces rated impulse voltage determination closer to IEC 60335 method (Cl. 26.2, 26.3).
  • Adds alternative resistance to rusting assessment (Cl. 28).
  • Adds accessible surface check that live parts are not coming through (Annex B.4.1).

Date of application: June 30, 2024

AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2021

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.4: Particular Requirements for Spin Extractors
New edition published on Nov. 26, 2021
Superses AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2010
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-4:2021, Ed. 7

  • Aligns the text with IEC 60335-1, Ed. 5.2.
  • Includes Test Probe 18 (child’s finger greater than 36 months) assessment when defining accessible parts.
  • Includes Test Probe 18 for accessibility of live parts (Cl. 8).

Application date: Nov. 26, 2024

AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2021

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.24: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream Appliances and Ice-Makers
New edition published on Nov. 26, 2021
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2010
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-24:2020, Ed. 8

  • Multiple notes promoted to normative text throughout.
  • Clarifies definition of free space (Cl. 3.6.104) by suggesting that 150 mm sphere or 200 mm cube can be used to identify volumes to be disregarded from the calculation.
  • Includes measurement of the input current of refrigerating appliances using inverter-driven motor compressors (Cl. 10.2); duration of test is six hours (instead of one hour for conventional motor compressors).
  • Introduces compatibility tests for winding insulation of motor-compressors used with different types of refrigerants and oils (Cl. 22.9); not required if the motor compressor component complies with IEC 60335-2-34.
  • Multiple changes and clarifications to flammable refrigerant testing requirements (Cl. 22.108, 22.109) due to changes in the IEC 60079 series of standards.
  • Aluminium fins of heat exchangers and other aluminium parts in contact with outer surfaces of copper pipes excluded from galvanic assessment (Cl. 22.111).
  • Adds enhanced mechanical strength classification and test to accessible glass panel assessment (Cl. 22.116).
  • In refrigerating appliances, new requirements for material encasing and in contact with thermal insulation have been introduced and replace needle flame testing or V-0 or V-1 classified material (added Cl. 22.117 and Annex EE; removed Cl. 30.2.101); note: AU/NZ national differences replace Annex EE with “void” and only accept metallic material or 5VA polymeric materials.
  • Additional requirements for motor-running capacitors (capacitor simply housed within metallic or ceramic housing would not comply) (Cl. 24.5, 24.8).

Date of application: Nov. 26, 2024

AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2021

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.34: Particular Requirements for Motor-Compressors
New edition published on Nov. 26, 2021
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2016
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-34:2021, Ed. 6

  • Introduces use of a motorette for winding wire compatibility tests (Cl. 3.8.102, Annex BB).
  • Introduces optional pressure endurance test (Cl. 18.101, Annex EE).
  • Clarifies compatibility test for insulation inside the housing (Cl. 22.9).
  • Clarifies clearances inside the housing for motor-compressors suitable for use at altitudes exceeding 2,000 m (Cl. 29.1).
  • Updates breaking strength of tie cord after temperature heating cycle (Annex CC).

Date of application: Nov. 26, 2024

AS/NZS 60335.2.113:2017 Amendment No. 1

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.113: Particular Requirements for Cosmetic and Beauty Care Appliances Incorporating Lasers and Intense Light Sources
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 25, 2022
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-113, Ed. 1, Amendment 1

  • Removes definition for embedded laser and maximum permissible exposure.
  • Change of laser beam warning symbol (Cl. 7.6).
  • Adds different leakage current limit for applicator and additional leakage current assessment between applicator and piles of the supply with each supply conductor (Cl. 13.2, 13.101).
  • Adds mechanical strength against crushing and drop test for detachable power supply (Cl. 21.102, 21.103).
  • Adjusts laser type grouping/classification (Cl. 22.107).
  • Changes stray optical radiation exposure limit (Cl. 22.108, 22.109, 32.101, 32.102).
  • Considers beauty care appliances with lasers or intense light source as unattended appliance and others as attended appliances for glow wire (Cl. 30.2).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024

AS/NZS 62841.2.1:2018 Amendment No. 1  

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2.1: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Drills and Impact Drills
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 25, 2022
Identical adoption of IEC 602841-2-1, Ed. 1, Amendment 1

  • Clarifies that rotary screwdrivers, impact wrenches and rachet drivers are not within the scope of this standard but IEC 62841-2-2 (Cl. 1).
  • Splits the safety-critical function (SCF) for output speed prevention in Table 4 into two categories (greater than 150% of no-load speed less than 3,500 rpm, and greater than130% of no-load speed greater than 3,500 rpm) (Cl. 18.8).
  • Modification that no-load speed at rated voltage shall be less than 120% of rated no-load speed (Cl. 19.6).
  • Additional handle hazard assessment for electronically controlled torque (Cl. 19.102.3, 19.102.4, Annex K.18.8, K.19.102).
  • Power switch trigger and lock-off devices to prevent inadvertent starting is not applicable (Cl. 21.18.1.2).
  • Clarification for impact drills and diamond core drills during noise and vibration emissions (Annex I).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024

AS/NZS 62841.2.3:2021

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2.3: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Grinders, Disc-Type Polishers and Disc-Type Sanders
New edition published on June 25, 2021
Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.3:2011
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-3, Ed. 1
New edition replacing AS/NZS 60745.2.3:2011

Date of application: June 25, 2024

AS/NZS 62841.2.6:2021

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2.6: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Hammers
New edition published on June 25, 2021
Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.6:2009
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-6, Ed. 1
New edition replacing AS/NZS 60745.2.6:2009

Date of application: June 25, 2024

AS/NZS 62841.3.10:2017 Amendment No. 1

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 3.10: Particular Requirements for Transportable Cut-Off Machines
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 25, 2022
Identical adoption of IEC 602841-3-10, Ed. 1, Amendment 1

  • Updates safety-critical function (SCF) Table 4 by including SCF for “Prevent exceeding thermal limits” and “Function to have two separate actions before motor start” and removes “lock-off function” and “prevent self-resetting SCF;” also changes the “desired switched off power switch” minimum performance level to 50 years (Cl. 18.8).
  • Removes the recording requirement of wheel speed during wheel guard strength test (Cl. 20.102.1).
  • The dust collection requirement (Cl. 21.35) and non-self-resetting protection devices or circuits (Cl. 23.3) are not applicable.
  • Clarifies the steel bar type for cutting during noise test (Annex I.2.5).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024

AS/NZS 62841.4.2:2018 Amendment No. 1

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 4.2: Particular Requirements for Hedge Trimmers
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 15, 2022
Identical adoption of IEC 602841-4-2, Ed. 1, Amendment 1

  • Clarifies that maximum speed is attained when adjusted in accordance with manufacturer’s spec and/or instruction; when maximum speed is not attended under no-load condition, manufacturer shall provide special hardware or software to attain this (Cl. 3.11, 5.103).
  • Minor modification to marking and instructions (Cl. 8.2, 8.14).
  • After IPX testing, appliance should not start with power switch in off position; creepage distance of insulation shall not be reduced by traces of water; if creepage distances can be reduced, it will be short-circuited and evaluated for fire risk and loss of SCF (Cl. 14.2.2).
  • Adds warning for overheating of cutting device during continuous operation (Cl. 17.2).
  • Minor change to handle perimeter dimension (Cl. 19.101.1.1).
  • Additional requirement for 25 mm clearance around blade control (Cl. 19.101.1.2, 19.101.1.3, 19.101.2.1, 19.101.2.2, 19.101.2.3).
  • Adds torque (2 Nm) used for adjustable handle assessment (Cl. 19.101.3.2).
  • Additional requirement for hand protection for single-sided hedge trimmers (Cl. 19.102.2.1).
  • Blunt extension exempted for Category 4 hedge trimmer with a blade configuration where there are only two handles and the front handle is a stick-type handle that is permanently fixed to the smooth side of a single-sided cutting device (Cl. 19.103.2.4).
  • Clarifies that the same sample can be reused for drop tests if without failure (Cl. 20.3.1).
  • Changes the measurement point for deflection/deform strength from blade control and cutter blade to power switch and cutter blade (Cl. 20.101.3.3).
  • Additional requirement for operator presence sensor whose motion is mechanically obstructed; response time of returning to locked state upon release of blade control extended from one second to five seconds (Cl. 21.17.1, 21.18.102.3).
  • Minor modification to handle and shaft of extended-reach hedge trimmer (Cl. 21.30.101).
  • Non-self-resetting protection devices not applicable for machines fitted with two blade controls that require simultaneous actuation and extended-reach hedge trimmers (Cl. 23.3).
  • Considers cr/cl requirement for transient overvoltages originating in equipment not exceeding 4,000 V and clarifies method of protection against deposition (Cl. 28.1).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024

AS/NZS 62841.4.3:2021

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 4.3: Particular Requirements for Pedestrian Controlled Walk-Behind Lawnmowers
New edition published on Nov. 26, 2021
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.77:2002
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-4-3:2020, Ed. 1

Date of application: Nov. 26, 2024

AS/NZS 62841.4.4:2021

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 4.4: Particular Requirements for Lawn Trimmers, Lawn Edge Trimmers, Grass Trimmers, Brush Cutters and Brush Saws
New edition published on Nov. 26, 2021

Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.91:2008
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-4-4:2020, Ed. 1

Date of application: Nov. 26, 2024

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