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Refrigeration Refrigeration standards address both the standard notion of a refrigerator, as well as a range of other related appliances such as ice-makers and frozen food storage. Developed by IEC, household refrigeration appliances rely on standardization due to often being components of other, larger appliances and therefore having to conform in order to be seamlessly integrated.

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IEC 60335-2-104 Ed. 1.0 b:2003

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-104: Particular requirements for appliances to recover and/or recycle refrigerant from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment

Deals with the safety of electrical appliances to recover and/or recycle refrigerant from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment incorporating open drive or motor-compressors. The maximum rated voltage being not more than 250V for single phase appliances and 600V for all other appliances.


IEC 60335-2-24 Ed. 7.0 b:2010

"Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers"

"IEC 60335-2-24:2010 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 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 themselfs for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication."

This standard is also available from: IEC Amendment 2012  /  CSA  /  BS  /  ON  /  AS  /  AS Amendment 2013


IEC 60335-2-24 Ed. 7.1 b:2012

"Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers"

"IEC 60335-2-24:2010+A1:2012 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 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 equipmen 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 themselfs for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content o this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication. This consolidated version consists of the seventh edition (2010) and its amendment 1 (2012). Therefore, no need to order amendment in addition to this publication. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010 ."


IEC 60335-2-89 Ed. 2.0 b:2010

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-89: Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or compressor

"IEC 60335-2-89:2010 specifies safety requirements for electrically operated commercial refrigerating appliances that have an incorporated compressor or that are supplied in two units for assembly as a single appliance in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions (split system). Appliances that are within the scope of this standard are: - refrigerated display and storage cabinets; - refrigerated trolley cabinets; - service counters and self-service counters; - blast chillers and blast freezers. The principal changes in the edition with respect to the first edition are as follows: - aligns the text with IEC 60335-1 and its Amendments 1 and 2; - introduces requirements for appliances using transcritical refrigerant systems; - introduces an enhanced flexing test. 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 themselfs for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication."

This standard is also available from: IEC Amendment 2012  /  BS  /  ON  /  AS  /  AS Amendment 2013


IEC 60335-2-89 Ed. 2.1 b:2012

Household and similar electrical appliances Safety Part 2 89 Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances withan incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or compressor

IEC 60335 2 89 2010 A1 2012 specifies safety requirements for electrically operated commercial refrigerating appliances that have an incorporated compressor or that are supplied in two units for assembly as a single appliance in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions split system Appliances that are within the scope of this standard are br refrigerated display and storage cabinets br refrigerated trolley cabinets br service counters and self service counters br blast chillers and blast freezers The principal changes in the edition with respect to the first edition are as follows br aligns the text with IEC 60335 1 and its Amendments 1 and 2 br introduces requirements for appliances using transcritical refrigerant systems br introduces an enhanced flexing test 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 themselfs for conducting new or revised tests It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication b This consolidated version consists of the second edition 2010 and its amendment 1 2012 Therefore no need to order amendment in addition to this publication b br br This publication is to be read in conjunction with a href http webstore iec ch webstore webstore nsf ArtNum PK 44013 IEC 60335 1 2010 a


IEC 60704-2-14 Ed. 2.0 b:2013

Household and similar electrical appliances Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise Part 2 14 Particular requirements for refrigerators frozen food storage cabinets and food freezers

IEC 60704 2 14 2013 specifies the measuring conditions to provide for sufficient accuracy in determining the noise emitted and comparing the results of measurements taken by different laboratories whilst simulating as far as possible the practical use of household refrigerators frozen food storage cabinets and food freezers It is recommended to consider the determination of noise levels as part of a comprehensive testing procedure covering many aspects of the properties and performance of household refrigerators frozen food storage cabinets and food freezers This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition br a the description of an appropriate test enclosure has been removed from this part of IEC 60704 and has been incorporated into Part 1 of IEC 60704 1 br b the values of standard deviations of sound power levels determined according to this part of IEC 60704 have been added br br This publication is to be read in conjunction with a href http webstore iec ch webstore webstore nsf ArtNum PK 43788 IEC 60704 1 2010 a

This standard is also available from: BS


IEC 62552-1 Ed. 1.0 b:2015

Household refrigerating appliances - Characteristics and test methods - Part 1: General requirements

IEC 62552-1:2015 specifies the essential characteristics of household refrigerating appliances, cooled by internal natural convection or forced air circulation, and establishes test methods for checking the characteristics. For the purposes of declaration, the tests defined in this part of IEC 62552 are considered to be type tests to assess the fundamental design and operation of a refrigerating appliance. This part of IEC 62552 does not define requirements for production sampling or conformity assessment or certification. This part of IEC 62552 does not define a regime for verification testing as this varies by region and country. When verification of the performance of a refrigerating appliance of a given type in relation to this standard is necessary, it is preferable, wherever practicable, that all the tests specified be applied to a single unit. The tests can also be made individually for the study of a particular characteristic. IEC 62552-1, -2 and -3 cancel and replace the first edition of IEC 62552 published in 2007. IEC 62552-1, -2 and -3 constitute a technical revision and includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 62552:2007: a) All parts of the standard have been largely rewritten and updated to cope with new testing requirements, new product configurations, the advent of electronic product controls and computer based test-room data collection and processing equipment. b) In Part 1 (this part) there are some changes to test room equipment specifications and the setup for testing to provide additional flexibility especially when testing multiple appliances in a single test room.


IEC 62552-2 Ed. 1.0 b:2015

Household refrigerating appliances - Characteristics and test methods - Part 2: Performance requirements

IEC 62552-2:2015 specifies the essential characteristics of household refrigerating appliances cooled by internal natural convection or forced air circulation, and specifies test methods for checking the characteristics. This part of IEC 62552 describes the methods for the determination of performance requirements. Although there is some commonality in the set-ups for different tests (and so it may be an advantage to apply them all to one sample), these are separate tests to evaluate specific characteristics of the sample being tested. This part of IEC 62552 does not specify a procedure to generalise the results from sample test results to a prediction of the characteristics of the whole population from which that sample was selected. IEC 62552-1, IEC 62552-2 and IEC 62552-3 cancel and replace the first edition of IEC 62552 published in 2007. IEC 62552-1, IEC 62552-2 and IEC 62552-3 together constitute a technical revision and include the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 62552:2007: - A cooling capacity test has been added in Part 2 (this part). - A pull-down test has been added in Part 2 (this part). - Performance tests have been added for wine storage appliances in Part 2 (this part).


IEC 62552-3 Ed. 1.0 b:2015

Household refrigerating appliances - Characteristics and test methods - Part 3: Energy consumption and volume

IEC 62552-3:2015 specifies the essential characteristics of household and similar refrigerating appliances cooled by internal natural convection or forced air circulation, and establishes test methods for checking these characteristics. This part of IEC 62552 describes the methods for the determination of energy consumption characteristics and defines how these can be assembled to estimate energy consumption under different usage and climate conditions. This part of IEC 62552 also defines the determination of volume. - All parts of the standard have been largely rewritten and updated to cope with new testing requirements, new product configurations, the advent of electronic product controls and computer based test-room data collection and processing equipment. - For more efficient analysis and to better characterise the key product characteristics under different operating conditions, the test data from many of the energy tests in Part 3 (this part) is now split into components (such as steady state operation and defrost and recovery). The approach to determination of energy consumption has been completely revised, with many internal checks now included to ensure that data complying with the requirements of the standard is as accurate as possible and of high quality. - Part 3 (this part) now provides a method to quantify each of the relevant energy components and approaches on how these can be combined to estimate energy under different conditions on the expectation that different regions will select components and weightings that are most applicable when setting both their local performance and energy efficiency criteria while using a single set of global test measurements. - For energy consumption measurements in Part 3 (this part), no thermal mass (test packages) is included in any compartment and compartment temperatures are based on the average of air temperature sensors (compared to the temperature in the warmest test package). There are also significant differences in the position of temperature sensors in unfrozen compartments. - The energy consumption test in Part 3 (this part) now has two specified ambient temperatures (16░C and 32░C). - A load processing energy efficiency test has been added in Part 3 (this part). - Tests (both performance (Part 2) and energy (Part 3 (this part)) have been added for wine storage appliances.