BS EN 60335-1:2012+A13:2017 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements

BS EN 60335-1:2012+A13:2017

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements

Status : Superseded, Current   Published : May 2012 Replaced By : BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019



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What is this standard about?

BS EN 60335-1 provides best practice recommendations for safety testing household and similar electrical appliances. This amendment aligns the standard with the legislative framework of the new Low Voltage Directive.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of electrical household equipment
  • Suppliers of components for electrical household equipment
  • Organizations selling electrical household equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors (Test house engineers)
  • Trading Standards
  • Consumer groups

Why should you use this standard? 

Use of this standard will help make domestic electrical appliances safer. In addition, compliance with it, when used together with the relevant Part 2, means presumption of conformity to the latest Low Voltage Directive and Machinery Directive. 

The standard:

  • Specifies general requirements for the safety of household and similar electrical appliances providing their rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase and 480 V for other appliances
  • Looks at common hazards of household equipment or electrically-operated devices that could cause injury to persons in and around the house
  • Looks at the general requirements and conditions to test the domestic safety of electrical household appliances
  • Defines the classification and marking of electrical equipment
  • Demonstrates how to ensure protection against live parts
  • Explains heating and void, as well as leakage currents and electric strength at operating temperatures
  • Covers other topics including moisture resistance, stability and mechanical hazards, internal wiring and connections

NOTE 1: The use of appliances by unsupervised young children, or children playing with electrical household equipment, is not covered in this standard.

What’s changed since the last update?

Annex ZZ has been added so that the standard can be listed in the Official Journal of the European Union under the New Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU which came into force in April 2016, and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This aligns the standard with the new legislative framework of the Low Voltage Directive.

NOTE 2: This standard will supersede BS EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014 but the latter standard will not be withdrawn for three years during which time both standards will be current.

Standard NumberBS EN 60335-1:2012+A13:2017
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. General requirements
StatusSuperseded, Current
Publication Date31 May 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60061-1, IEC 60529:1989, ISO 7000:2004, EN 60309, IEC 61000-4-2, EN 60085:2008, IEC 60127, IEC 60309, IEC 60664-1:2007, IEC 60238:2004, IEC 60695-11-10, Corrigendum 1:2002, Corrigendum 1:2007, EN 41003, IEC 60320-2-3, A1:2000, IEC 60320-1, EN 60238:2004, A11:2008, Corrigendum 1:1993, IEC 60065:2001, IEC 60695-2-11:2000, IEC 62233, IEC 61770, IEC 61000-4-11:2004, ISO 2768-1, EN 60384-14:2005, EN 62233, IEC 60730-1:1999, Corrigendum 1:2005, IEC 60320-2-2, IEC 60664-3:2003, A1:2005, A1:2001, IEC 60691, A1:2002, IEC 60664-4:2005, IEC 60245, IEC 60112:2003, EN 60320-2-3, IEC 60598-1:2008, A11:2009, A2:2007, EN 60252-1, IEC 60695-2-13, EN 50525-3-11, IEC 60083:1975, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 60068-2-75, IEC 60417, A1:2009, EN 60127, IEC 60695-2-12, ISO 9772:2001, EN 60068-2-75, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 60990:1999, IEC 61032:1997, CLC/TR 50417:2010, IEC 60730-2-8:2000, IEC 61000-4-13:2002, IEC 60068-2-2:1974, IEC 60061-1, ISO 9773:1998, EN 60529:1991, EN 17085:2019, IEC 60068-2-31, BS EN 17085:2019, IEC 60068-2-78, EN 50525-3-21, EN 60320-2-2, IEC 61058-1:2000, IEC 60730-2-10:2006, IEC 60999-1:199
Informative References(Provided for Information)EC, IEC Guide 50, CISPR 14-1, IEC 82079-1, IEC Guide 14, IEC Guide 37, IEC Guide 110, IEC 60998-2-2, CISPR 14-2, EN 82079-1, ISO 13732-1, IEC 60601, IEC 60364, IEC 60745, IEC 60998-2-1, IEC 60034-1, IEC 60335-2-29, IEC 61508-3:1998, IEC Guide 104, IEC 61508-7:2000, ISO 1463, CISPR 11, CENELEC Guide 6, ISO 2178, IEC 60721-2-1, IEC Guide 71, IEC 60730, IEC 61029, IEC Guide 51, CENELEC Guide 29, IEC 60950-1, IEC 61000-3-2, IEC 61000-3-3
Replaced ByBS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019
International RelationshipsEN 60335-1:2012/A12:2017
Amended ByAmendment, December 2017; Corrigendum, October 2014
DescriptorsElectrically-operated devices, Domestic safety, Electrical safety, Rated voltage, Household equipment, Electrical household appliances, Protected electrical equipment
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité Exigences générales
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 98622 2
File Size6.713 MB

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