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Spin Extractors and Washing Machines Washing machine and spin extractor standards define safety guidelines for household and commercial washing, and describe methods for measuring performance and efficiency. These standards serve to establish technical and safety specifications for domestic and commercial use. This selection of standards applies to appliances with single-phase voltages of under 250 volts or 480 volts for other appliances.

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IEC 60335-2-4 Ed. 6.0 b:2008

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for spin extractors

"IEC 60335-2-4:2008 deals with the safety of spin extractors incorporated in washing machines that have separate containers for washing and spin extraction for household and similar purposes that have a capacity not exceeding 10 kg of dry cloth and a drum peripheral speed not exceeding 50 m/s, their rated voltages being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. The principal changes in the this edition as compared with the fifth edition of IEC 60335-2-4 are as follows: aligns the text with 60335-1:2001, and its Amendments 1 clarifies criteria for the protection against mechanical hazards for double lid appliances (20.103 and 20.104); some notes have been converted to normative text (clause 1, 20.102 and Annex AA). "

This standard is also available from: IEC Amendment 2012  /  BS Amendment 2015  /  AS


IEC 60335-2-4 Ed. 6.1 b:2012

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-4:Particular requirements for spin extractors

IEC 60335-2-4:2008+A1:2012 deals with the safety of spin extractorsincorporated in washing machines that have separate containers for washing and spin extraction for household and similar purposes that have a capacity not exceeding 10 kg of dry cloth and a drum peripheral speed not exceeding 50 m/s, their rated voltages being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. The principal changes in the this edition as compared with the fifth edition of IEC 60335-2-4 are as follows: aligns the text with 60335-1:2001, and its Amendments 1 clarifies criteria for the protection against mechanical hazards for double lid appliances (20.103 and 20.104); some notes have been converted to normative text (clause 1, 20.102 and Annex AA). This consolidated version consists of the sixth edition (2008) and its amendment 1 (2012). Therefore, no need to order amendment inaddition to this publication. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010 .


IEC 60335-2-7 Ed. 7.0 b:2008

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines

"IEC 60335-2-7:2008 deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use, that are intended for washing clothes and textiles, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. This standard also deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use employing an electrolyte instead of detergent. Additional requirements for these appliances are given in Annex CC.

This standard is also available from: IEC Amendment 2011  /  IEC Redline  /  BS


IEC 60335-2-7 Ed. 7.1 b:2012

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines

"IEC 60335-2-7:2008+A1:2011 deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use, that are intended for washing clothes and textiles, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. This standard also deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use employing an electrolyte instead of detergent. Additional requirements for these appliances are given in Annex CC. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010 . This consolidated version consists of the seventh edition (2008) and its amendment 1 (2011). Therefore, no need to order amendment in addition to this publication. "

This standard is also available from: IEC Corrigendum 2012  /  AS


IEC 60704-2-4 Ed. 3.0 b:2011

Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for washing machines and spin extractors

"IEC 60704-2-4:2011 These particular requirements apply to single unit electrical washing machines and the washing and spinning function of combined appliances for household and similar use and to spin extractors for household and similar use. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (2001). Main changes are: - measurement uncertainty and standard deviations are taken into account, - definitions of standard test load and standard test program are modified, - test enclosure was replaced by common test enclosure defined in Part 1 and - information to be reported is modified. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60704-1:2010 ."

This standard is also available from: BS  /  ON


IEC 60734 Ed. 4.0 b:2012

Household electrical appliances - Performance - Water for testing

IEC 60734:2012 describes the preparation of four types of water of different hardness, conductivity and alkalinity, intended to be used for testing the performance of household appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers, steam irons etc. It defines the characteristics of these waters and establishes various methods to be used for obtaining them. It also includes specifications for required measurements.

This standard is also available from: BS  /  ON