BS EN 60335-2-30:2009+A11:2012 - Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for room heaters

BS EN 60335-2-30:2009+A11:2012

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for room heaters

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : March 2010



This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This European Standard deals with the safety of electric room heaters for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.


Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are

  • convector heaters;

  • fan heaters;

  • heaters for use in greenhouses;

  • liquid-filled radiators;

  • panel heaters;

  • radiant heaters;

  • tubular heaters;

  • ceiling mounted heat lamp appliances..

For extraction fans of ceiling mounted heat lamp appliances, EN 60335‑2‑80 is applicable as far as is reasonable.

Appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops and other premises for normal housekeeping purposes, are within the scope of this standard.


Examples of appliance for household environment are appliances for typical housekeeping functions used in the household environment that may also be used by non expert users for typical housekeeping functions:

  • in shops and other similar working environments;

  • in farm houses;

  • by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;

  • in bed and breakfast type environments.


Household environments include the dwelling and its associated buildings, the garden, etc.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in household and similar environments.

However, in general, it does not take into account:

  • children playing with the appliance;

  • the use of the appliance by very young children;

  • the use of the appliance by young children without supervision.

It is recognized that very vulnerable people may have needs beyond the level addressed in this European Standard.


Attention is drawn to the fact that

  • for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;

  • in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities;

  • for appliances intended to be used in the presence of combustible dust, for example in barns or stables, additional requirements may be necessary.


This European Standard does not apply to

  • appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes;

  • appliances intended to be used where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);

  • heaters that are built into air conditioners ( EN 60335‑2‑40);

  • clothes dryers and towel rails ( EN 60335‑2‑43);

  • heaters for saunas ( EN 60335‑2‑53);

  • thermal-storage room heaters ( EN 60335‑2‑61);

  • heating appliances for breeding and rearing animals ( EN 60335‑2‑71);

  • foot warmers and heating mats ( EN 60335‑2‑81);

  • flexible sheet heating elements for room heating ( EN 60335‑2‑96);

  • heated carpets;

  • central heating systems;

  • heating cables ( IEC 60800).

Standard NumberBS EN 60335-2-30:2009+A11:2012
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for room heaters
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 March 2010
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60335-2-5:2002/A2:2008, EN 60335-2-80:2003, IEC 60335-2-43, EN 60335-2-43:2003, ISO 3864-1, EN 60335-2-5:2003, IEC 60335-2-5:2002, EN 60335-2-5:2003/A2:2008, IEC 60335-2-80, EN ISO 2758:2003, IEC 60335-2-5:2002/A1:2005, EN 60335-2-5:2003/A1:2005, EN 60335-2-5:2003/A11:2009, ISO 2758
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60335-2-61, IEC 60335-2-96, IEC 60335-2-81, EN 60335-2-40:2003, IEC 60335-2-40, EN 60335-2-71:2003, IEC 60800, ISO 13732-1, IEC 60335-2-71, IEC 60335-2-53, EN 60335-2-61:2003, EN 60335-2-96:2002, EN ISO 13732-1:2008, EN 60335-2-81:2003, EN 60335-2-53:2003
ReplacesBS EN 60335-2-30:2003
International RelationshipsEN 60664-3:2003/A1:2010,IEC 60335-2-30:2009/COR1:2014
Amended ByCorrigendum, November 2014; Amendment, May 2012
DescriptorsClassification systems, Convection heaters, Electric heaters, Fire tests, Cut-out devices, Fire-resistant materials, Radiant heaters, Rated voltage, Electrical household appliances, Instructions for use, Impact testing, Temperature rise, Electric space heating, Mechanical testing, Air heaters, Protected electrical equipment, Thermal testing, Heating equipment, Stability, Fire guards, Marking, Household equipment, Heaters, Performance testing, Electrical safety
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité. Règles particulières pour les appareils de chauffage des locaux
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen für Raumheizgeräte
ISBN978 0 580 88994 3
File Size1.202 MB

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