New Standard / Amendment Publications

AS CISPR 16.1.1:2020

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 1.1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Measuring apparatus.
Modified adoption of CISPR 16-1-1:2019 (ED 5.0)

 

AS 4428.3:2020

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems – Control and indicating equipment – Fire brigade panel.
New Edition; Published on 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS 4428.3-2010

 

AS 4428.16:2020

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems – Control and indicating equipment – Emergency warning control and indicating equipment.
New Edition; Published on 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS 4428.16:2015

 

 AS/NZS 60076.3:2017 Amendment 1

Power transformers – Insulation levels, dielectric tests and external clearances in air (IEC 60076-3:2013 (ED.3.0) MOD)
Amendment 1; published 05 June 2020

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances
New Edition; Published on 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2018
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-2:2019 Ed 7

  • Vacuum cleaner may be class 0 if rated voltage is less than 150 V.
  • Ordinary PVC cord may be used for animal grooming appliance if the cord length is greater than 3 m.
  • Clarification that the locked rotor test (cl.19.7) is applicable to motorised brush or similar device
  • Additional requirement for automatic battery-operated vacuum cleaner (Annex S)

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.7: Particular requirements for washing machines.
New Edition; Published on 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2012
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-7:2019 Ed 8

  • Adds requirements for washing machines incorporating steam generators.
  • Definitions of washing machine types (agitator, impeller, drum) added to standard.
  • Added temperature limits for external accessible surfaces (table 101)
  • Clarifies that the spillage test should be conducted by pouring the test liquid rapidly to ensure that it flows over the surface incorporate controls. Also provided alternative option for rinsing agent.
  • Additional requirements for appliances that are controlled by programmable electronic circuits that limit the number of heating elements and motors from being energized at the same time (cl 22.108)

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.9:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking.
New Edition; Published on 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.9:2014
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-9:2019 Ed 7

  • For toasters that incorporate electronic switching the heating element must not become energized during electronic fault condition.
  • Clarification that the test of clause 19.102 (abnormal test on toaster) ends after the fire extinguished and all residual bread removed.

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.11:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers.
New Edition; Published on 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.11:2017
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-11:2019 Ed 8

  • Clarification on method for taking surface temperature measurements (cl 11.3)
  • Adds requirements for appliances incorporating steam generators. (cl 22.106, 22.107)
  • Additional requirement for appliances that are controlled by programmable electronic circuit that limit the number of heating elements and motors from being energized at the same time (Cl 22.108)

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

 AS/NZS 60335.2.14:2017 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines.
Amendment 1; published 26 June 2020, Identical adoption of Amendment 1:2019 to IEC 60335-2-14:2016 Ed 6

  • Grinding screws with a projection having a height less than 4 mm and some other additional specifications (refer to figure 104 in the standard for more details) are excluded from the accessibility to moving parts test  (cl 20.2) and protection against personal injury test (cl 20.106).

Date of application: 26 June 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.17:2012 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances.
Amendment 2; published 26 June 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 2:2019 to IEC 60335-2-17:2012 Ed 3

  • Replace “heatstroke” with “skinburn or heatstroke” and added additional instructions related to risk of skin burns and heat stroke.
  • Revise the operating ambient temperature for controlled blanket mattresses from the range of “0 °C to 15 °C” to “15 °C ± 5 °C”.
  • If the appliance has two means of connection to the supply, rated power shall be stated on each circuit separately and power measurement shall be measured separately for each circuit. (cl 7.1 and 10.1)
  • Revise the ambient temperature for testing maintained at 15C +/- 2C  (was previously 0C – 15C – clause 11.101) and requirements separated into “controlled appliance” and “other”. Controlled appliance’s temperature shall not exceed 50 °C during first hour (previously 60 °C) and other appliance’s temperature rise shall not exceed 33 K during the first hour.
  • During abnormal testing a failure of an electronic switch can occur provided that the appliance compliance with temperature limits. Controlled appliance’s temperature shall not exceed 60 °C (blankets and mattresses) or 85 °C (pads). Other appliance’s temperature rise shall not exceed 43 K (blankets and mattresses) or 60 K (pads). (cl 19.13 and 19.111).
  • Construction requirement – text change to manually operated switch (was manual switch).  Additional clarification that switches with little or no movement of the contact surface require two manual operations to switch on. (Cl 22.112)

Date of application: 26 June 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.23:2017 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care.
Amendment 1; published 26 June 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 1:2019  to IEC 60335-2-23:2016 Ed 6

  • Added foot care appliances to scope of standard.
  • Revised hair dryer abnormal test with fan speed reduced to include assessment of different heat setting.
  • Appliance, including hand-held appliance with charging station, shall not overturn during stability test (cl 20.1)
  • Revise drop test method (cl 21.1) – using cheesecloth and drop from height of 900 mm and the appliance is not operating.

Date of application: 26 June 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.27:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to optical radiation.
New Edition; published 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.27:2016
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-27:2019 Ed 6

  • Added definition for luminous transmission.
  • Added glow wire requirement for parts of appliance that are unattended. (Previously all the parts were considered as attended for glow wire testing)

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2017 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.29: Particular requirements for battery chargers.
Amendment 1; published 26 June 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 1:2019 to IEC 60335-2-29:2016 Ed 5

  • Categorise battery charger into two types: type 1 battery charger and type 2 battery charger. Type 1 battery charger has output through safety isolating transformer, which has output not exceeding 120 Vdc. Type 2 battery charger has output through isolating transformer only, which has output not exceeding 250 Vdc.
  • Additional warning statement requirement for the higher voltage output,
  • Additional requirement for type 2 battery charger (cl 8.1.4, 10.101, 22.26)
  • Relevant Standard for isolating transformer IEC 61558-2-4 or tested to Annex BB if needed.

Date of application: 26 June 2022

 

 AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2013 Amd 4:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety-Particular requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors.
Amendment 4; published 26 June 2020

  • Modified the warning statement regarding the back flow of combustion gases to highlight the risks associated with carbon monoxide poisoning where back flow of combustion gases..

Date of application: 26 June 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.51:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.51: Particular requirements for stationary circulation pumps for heating and service water installations.
New Edition; published 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.51:2012
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-51:2019 Ed 4

  • Added instruction regarding thermal insulation of circulation pumps: Thermal insulation of circulation pumps in heating systems, only supplied kit or a kit made available by the manufacturer shall be used
  • Leakage current limit for routine test (annex A) is increased from 30 mA to 70 mA.

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.54:2010 Amendment 3

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.54: Particular requirements for surface cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam.
Amendment 3; published 26 June 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 2:2019 to IEC 60335-2-54:2008 Ed 4

  • Mechanical hazard requirement revised to clarify that the appliance shall be operated by a switch (i.e. a switch is not optional) – cl 20.101
  • Revised construction requirement for pressurised appliances to include an exception for steam cleaners intended exclusively for floor cleaning. For this type of appliance the steam emission may continue after the switch is released – cl 22.102.

Date of application: 26 June 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.80:2016 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.80: Particular requirements for fans.
Amendment 1; published 26 June 2020

  • Added warning statement regarding the back flow of combustion gases to highlight the risks associated with carbon monoxide poisoning where back flow of combustion gases.

Date of application: 26 June 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.89:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.89: Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances and ice-makers with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or motor compressor.
New Edition; published 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.89:2010
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-89:2019 Ed 3

  • Scope expanded to include commercial ice-makers.  Includes appliances using flammable refrigerants and R-744 up to limits stated in cl 22.110. Excludes split systems with a flammable refrigerant charge exceeding 150 g in any circuit.
  • Additional requirements for ice makers (marking, operating condition).
  • Additional marking requirements for appliances incorporating larger volumes of flammable refrigerants (e.g. minimum room floor area).
  • Previous exemption relating to “persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities …” is removed.  Instructions now required to be included  (clause 7.12).
  • Additional warnings required for R-744 appliances with remote refrigerant units and for appliances incorporating flammable refrigerants (clause 7.12.1).
  • Normal operation test conditions revised to allow for remote refrigerant units. User adjustable temperature settings and controls set to give lowest temperatures and not short-circuited (clause 11).
  • Additional mechanical strength test (5 J impact test) for appliances incorporating more than 150 g of flammable refrigerant  (clause 21.103).
  • Additional pressure test for R-744 appliances (cl 22.7).
  • Updates to glass panel impact test to clarify when a panel is considered to be accessible (clause 22.103).
  • Revised constructional requirements related to “flammable refrigerant” to allow more than 150 g in certain situations.
  • Additional for appliances with flammable refrigerant charge exceed 150 g. (cl 22.116-121).
  • Software used in programmable electronic circuits requirements for detection of fault or errors added  (Annex R).
  • Additional annex for evaluating gas concentration outside of the appliance (Annex CC).

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.96:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.96: Particular requirements for flexible sheet heating elements for room heating.
New Edition; published 26 June 2020, Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.96:2002
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-96:2019 Ed 2

  • Scope revised to specifically include heating elements incorporated into floor and walls (below 1.2 m or above 2.3 m) and ceiling. (Previous wording was “incorporated into the building to heat the room in which they are located”).
  • Scope exclusion for heating appliances intended to be used under a carpet is revised to reference 60335-2-106.
  • Standard now considers installation in a concrete “wall” or ceiling as well as concrete “floor”.
  • Additional marking requirement for the flexible heating element to be marked with e reference number or other means of identification if the appliance is supplied  with separate controls, with detachable controls or without a control. (cl 7.1)
  • Additional instructions warnings.
  • Additional instructional and constructional requirements for heating units to be installed into a wall; They EITHER must incorporate a metallic shield, OR be class III, OR be constructed with a base material and metallically screened electrically insulated heating wires, OR must be installed with an electrical conductive screen that is installed towards the covering materials and connected to earth of fixed installation. (cl 7.12.106).
  • Additional constructional requirement for heating units that are intended to be installed below 1.2 m. They need to be either Class III or fitted with an earthed conductive screen (clause 22.106).  Additional tests to verify effectiveness of the protection system (clause 22.106.1).   Protective controls or components needed to meet these requirements shall be supplied with the appliance (cl 24.102).
  • Additional normal operation test conditions for heating units to be installed in timber walls (cl 11.2.105 and 11.2.106) or concrete walls (cl 11.2.107).
  • Additional abnormal test conditions for wall installations (cl 19.2).
  • Figures 110 and 111 added to show set up configuration for timber wall testing. Figures 112 and 113 added to show set up configuration for concrete wall testing.

Date of application: 26 June 2023

 

AS/NZS 62841.3.4:2017 Amendment 1

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3.4: Particular requirements for transportable bench grinders.
Amendment 1; published 26 June 2020

  • Added clarification to type 1 grinding wheels.

Applicable upon publication

 

 

Draft Standards / Amendments

DR AS 3133:202X

Approval and test specification – Air-break switches

  • New requirement for self ballasted lamp load rating introduced. Testing requirement will be aligned with the requirements proposed for AS/NZS 60669.1  (electronic switches)

Closing date: 29 July 2020

 

DR AS 4234:2020

Heated water systems – Calculation of energy consumption
Closing date: 07 August 2020

 

DR AS/NZS 4234 Sup 1:2020

Heated water systems – Calculation of energy consumption – Parameters and outcomes for software simulations (Supplement to AS/NZS 4234:202x)
Closing date: 07 August 2020

 

DR SA/SNZ MP 104:2020

Modelling of heated water systems in accordance with AS/NZS 4234:2xxx, using TRNSYS
Closing date: 07 August 2020

 

DR AS/NZS 4777.2:2020

Grid connection of energy systems via inverters, Part 2: Inverter requirements
Closing date: 10 September 2020

 

 

Regulatory Changes

A number of Regulatory Guidance documents have been uploaded to the EESS website.

 

20-006 Standards for portable UPS devices

This document recommends the use of AS 62040.1 for simple portable UPS devices and the combination of AS/NZS 60335.2.29 + AS 62040.1 for portable UPS devices that also may charge external batteries.

 

20-007 Recessed Luminaires and Independent LED drivers classified as NON IC

This document introduces some limitations for voluntary certificates issued for NON-IC luminaries and drivers.  Such certificates cannot be uploaded to the EESS certificate database.

 

20-008 Recessed luminaire with detachable power supply or controlgear

This document provides clarification that some recessed luminaires are outside the scope of the EESS within Australia.  NOTE: this document does not address NZ regulatory requirements and UL would like to note that the NZ importer will require a WorkSafe SDoC for recessed luminaires intended for residential installation.

 

20-009 Medical equipment and the EESS

This document reminds suppliers that power supply units for household medical equipment are within the scope of the EESS and will require certification and registration.

 

20-010 Certification of Air Conditioners

This document provides details regarding the testing and certification for Air Conditioners including scenarios where the refrigerant may be changed to a different type.

 

New Zealand Government to regulate eWaste

The NZ Government has declared six priority products for regulated product stewardship under the Waste Minimisation Act including electrical and electronic products (e-waste) and refrigerants. Public consultations on proposed frameworks and regulation to follow.