BS EN 60335-2-2:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances
BS EN 60335-2-2 is an International Standard which deals with the safety of electric vacuum cleaners and watersuction cleaning appliances for household and similar purposes, including vacuum cleaners for animal grooming, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.
It also applies to centrally-sited vacuum cleaners and automatic battery-powered cleaners.
This standard also applies to motorized cleaning heads and current-carrying hoses associated with a particular vacuum cleaner.
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 and other premises for normal housekeeping purposes, are within the scope of this standard.
Contents of BS EN 60335-2-2:
2 Normative references
4 General requirement
5 General conditions for the tests
7 Marking and instructions
8 Protection against access to live parts
9 Starting of motor-operated appliances
10 Power input and current
13 Leakage current and electric strength at operating temperature
14 Transient overvoltages
15 Moisture resistance
16 Leakage current and electric strength
17 Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits
19 Abnormal operation
20 Stability and mechanical hazards
21 Mechanical strength
23 Internal wiring
25 Supply connection and external flexible cords
26 Terminals for external conductors
27 Provision for earthing
28 Screws and connections
29 Clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation
30 Resistance to heat and fire
31 Resistance to rusting
32 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards
Annex B (normative) Appliances powered by rechargeable batteries
Annex C (normative) Ageing test on motors