New Standard/ Amendment Publications

AS/NZS 3000:2018 Amendment 2:2021

Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
Amendment 2; Published on 30 April 2021
FYI only.
Applicable upon publication in Australia – For New Zealand refer consultation in last section.

NZS 4514:2021

Interconnected smoke alarms for houses
New Edition; Published on 06 May 2021
Supersedes NZS 4514:2009
FYI only.
Applicable upon publication

 

Standard/ Amendment Published but Pending Application

The following standards have an application date within the next 6 months.

AS/NZS 3100 :2017

Approval and test specification – General requirements for electrical equipment
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019

  • Added definition for incorporated power supply.
  • Until year 2024 USB power supply shall comply with
    1.    appropriate part of AS/NZS 61558 series standard or
    2.    AS/NZS 60950.1:2015 or
    3.    AS/NZS 62368.1:2017
  • After year 2024, power supply transformer shall comply with the appropriate part of the AS/NZS 61558 series of standards.
  • Output voltage of power supplies shall not exceed the specified limit under single fault conditions.
  • For incorporated power supply, the heating test shall be conducted in the host product (the assembly of the electrical accessory and the incorporated power supply). Temperature limit of AS/NZS  3100 or the relevant end product standard shall be applicable, whichever is more unfavourable.
  • Define incorporated power supply over voltage category.
  • Single Y1 capacitor is acceptable if it has qualification approval in accordance with IEC 60384.14 -2013.
  • Incorporated power supply shall comply with AS/NZS 3100 and the relevant end product standard.

 Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 3190:2016 Amendment 1

Approval and test specification – Residual current devices (current operated earth-leakage devices)
Amendment 1; Published on 10 July 2020

  • Compliance requirements for power supply cord plug added (cl 5.7.7)
  • Additional requirements for varistors (MOVs) (cl 5.11)
  • Added for tolerances for test quantities (cl 8.8.5)
  • Added glow wire temperature of  850°C for SRCD (cl 8.22)

 Date of application: 10 July 2021

AS/NZS 3820:2020

Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment
New edition; Published on 26 June 2020

Date of application: 26 June 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.6 : 2014 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.6: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-6 Ed 6 Amendment 1

  • Added operating condition for induction hob elements in a flexible induction cooking zone.
  • Included operation period for oven with rotating spit.
  • Additional spillage test for hobs with controls mounted below the hob surface and built in ovens.( Cl 15.2).
  • Added requirement that remote operation shall not control a grill.
  • Additional software assessment required for the operation of the oven’s grill relying on the closure of oven door monitored by programmable electronic circuit.
  • Additional software assessment requirement for programmable electronic circuits controlling heating elements and motors (cl 22.138).

Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 60335.2.15 : 2013 incl. Amendment 1-4

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.15: Particular requirements for appliances heating liquids
Amendment 4; published 28 June 2019
AS/NZS variation only

  • Clarifying that 1 J impact hammer test is applied to kettles having a glass container (not any appliance with glass water container).
  • Specify that the glass of the water container shall not break (instead of the glass shall not break, which may be interpreted as any glass on the appliance).

Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 60335.2.21 : 2013 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.21: Particular requirements for storage water heaters
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-21 Ed 6 Amendment 1

  • Additional requirement for external accessible surfaces temperature (cl 11)

Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 60335.2.75 : 2013 Amendment 3

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.75: Particular requirements for commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines
Amendment 3; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-75 Ed 3 Amendment 2

  • Clarifying that the applicable Standard for commercial refrigerating appliances is IEC 60335-2-89 instead of IEC 60335-2-75.

Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS 60598.2.18:2019

Luminaires, Part 2.18: Luminaires – Particular requirements – Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications
New edition; Published on 03 June 2019
Modified adoption of  IEC 60598-2-18:1993+AMD1:2011 ED.2.1

  • definition of luminaire clarified to exclude the replaceable lamp,
  • supply voltages limited to 12 VAC or 30 VDC.  Internal voltages not to exceed 25 VAC or 60 VDC,
  • installation instructions must explain that external power sources are to conform with AS/NZS 61558 series or AS/NZS 61347 series

Date of application: 03 June 2021.

AS/NZS 62115: 2018

Electric toys – Safety
New edition; Published on 29 June 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 62115:2011
Identical text adoption of IEC 62115 Ed.2

  • warnings for toys using button batteries or coin batteries have been added (7.3.3.2, 7.3.3.3);
  • warnings on ride-on toys have been added (7.5);
  • the requirements concerning accessibility of batteries have been updated (13.4.1 and 13.4.2);
  • added requirements to cover toys placed above a child (13.4.4);
  • added requirements to cover toys connected to other equipment (13.9);
  • modified the requirements for safety of toys incorporating optical radiation sources (Annex E), to include requirements for using the technical LED data sheet for checking compliance with the specified accessible emission limits (AEL);
  • updated the details for measurements of the optical radiation from the toy (Annex E);
  • introduced an informative Annex I concerning measurement methods for toys with an integrated field source generating EMF;
  • included a normative Annex J concerning safety of remote controls for electric ride-on toys.

Date of application: 29 June 2021

AS/NZS 62841.2.1 : 2018

Particular requirements for hand-held drills and impact drills
New edition; Published on 29 June 2018
Identical text adoption of IEC 62841-2-1 Ed.1

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.1:2009

Date of application: 29 June 2021

AS/NZS 62841.2.21 : 2018

Particular requirements for hand-held drain cleaners
New edition; Published on 29 June 2018
Identical text adoption of IEC 62841-2-21 Ed.1

– Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.21:2009

Date of application: 29 June 2021

AS/NZS 4417.2:2017 Amendment 2

Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Part 2: Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications
Amendment 2; published 25 June 2020

Date of application: 26 June 2021   (for EESS Jurisdictions only)

 

Draft Standards / Amendments

DR AS/NZS 5601.1:2021

Gas installations – Part 1: General installations
FYI
Closing dates for comments: 2021-06-10

DR AS ISO 7240.3:2021

Fire detection and alarm systems – Part 3: Audible alarm devices
FYI
Closing dates for comments: 2021-05-27.

DR AS 7240.13:2021

Fire detection and alarm systems – Part 13: Compatibility assessment of system components (ISO 7240-13:2018 (ED.2.0) MOD)
FYI
Closing dates for comments: 2021-05-27.

DR AS ISO 7240.17:2021

Fire detection and fire alarm systems – Part 17: Transmission path isolators
FYI
Closing dates for comments: 2021-05-27.

DR AS/NZS 60598.2.23:2021

Luminaires – Part 2.3: Particular requirements – Extra- low-voltage lighting systems for ELV light sources
Adoption of IEC 60598-2-23:2020 (edition 2) with national differences (being the replacement of IEC standards with AS/NZS standards).
IEC 60598-2-23:2020 was a “maintenance” release allowing for more general lighting sources (edition 1.1 was limited to “filament lamps” – replaced by the more general term “light sources” in edition 2.0).
Closing dates for comments: 2021-05-28

DR AS/NZS 62386.105:2021

Digital addressable lighting interface – Part 105: Particular requirements for control gear and control devices – Firmware Transfer
FYI
Closing dates for comments: 2021-05-28

DR AS/NZS IEC 63129:2021

Determination of inrush current characteristics of lighting products
FYI
Closing dates for comments: 2021-05-13

 

Regulatory Changes

Electrical Safety – New Zealand

Public comment is open for a proposal to update New Zealand electricity and gas safety regulation’s Standards reference to reflect the latest international certification and conformance regimes. The website link is as per below.

https://www.mbie.govt.nz/have-your-say/updating-references-to-standards-in-electricity-gas-safety-regulations/

The draft proposal generally includes an adoption of latest standards with limited or no transition timing.  This could have a significant impact on New Zealand suppliers who have not reviewed their compliance documentation recently.

Some examples of these include:

  • Appliances – newer standards include surface touch temperature requirements that will need to be considered,
  • Kitchen appliances – the latest edition of IEC 60335-2-14 includes a more onerous test with respect to input rating,
  • Pool pumps – the latest amendment to AS/NZS 60335.2.41 includes a requirement that exterior labels must be resistant to UV aging,
  • Refrigeration – the latest edition of IEC 60335-2-24 and AS/NZS 60335.2.24 include requirements for the enclosure materials used in appliances incorporating flammable refrigerants.

NOTE: In many cases these requirements are already in place for Australia and are therefore unlikely to have a significant impact on suppliers that are meeting their obligations for both countries.

IT equipment – the proposal includes adoption of the latest IEC 62368-1:2018 (edition 3.0) version of the standard.  In Australian currently only IEC 62368-1:2014 (edition 2.0) is adopted as AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 and Standards Australia are still working on preparing a draft based on the 3rd edition (probably will be issued as AS/NZS 62368.1:2022). This has the potential to cause a regulatory mismatch between Australia (who can only accept compliance on the basis of IEC 62368-1:2014) and New Zealand (who only cite IEC 62368-1:2018)  until AS/NZS 62358.1:2022 is finalised and in widespread use.

Several new standards were added to address new technology especially in area of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Consultation will close at 5pm on 1 June 2021.