New Standard/Amendment Publications

AS/NZS 2293.1:2018 Amd 1:2021

Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings – System design, installation and operation
Amendment 1; Published on 14 May 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS 2293.3:2018 Amd 1:2021

Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings – Emergency luminaires and exit signs
Amendment 1; Published on 14 May 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS 61786.1:2021

Measurement of DC magnetic, AC magnetic and AC electric fields from 1 Hz to 100 kHz with regard to exposure of human beings – Requirements for measuring instruments (IEC 61786-1:2013(ED.1.0) MOD)
New edition; Published on 21 May 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS 61786.2:2021

Measurement of DC magnetic, AC magnetic and AC electric fields from 1 Hz to 100 kHz with regard to exposure of human beings – Basic standard for measurements (IEC 61786-2:2014(ED. 1.0) MOD)
New edition; Published on 21 May 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS 62110:2021

Electric and magnetic field levels generated by AC power systems – Measurement procedures with regard to public exposure (IEC 62110:2009/COR1: 2015, MOD)
New edition; Published on 21 May 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS IEC 62226.1:2021

Exposure to electric or magnetic fields in the low and intermediate frequency range – Methods for calculating the current density and internal electric field induced in the human body – General
New edition; Published on 21 May 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS IEC 62226.2.1:2021

Exposure to electric or magnetic fields in the low and intermediate frequency range – Methods for calculating the current density and internal electric field induced in the human body – Exposure to magnetic fields – 2D models
New edition; Published on 21 May 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS IEC 62226.3.1:2021

Exposure to electric or magnetic fields in the low and intermediate frequency range – Methods for calculating the current density and internal electric field induced in the human body Exposure to electric fields – Analytical and 2D numerical models
New edition; Published on 04 June 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS 62233:2021

Measurement methods for electromagnetic fields of household appliances and similar apparatus with regard to human exposure (IEC 62233:2005 (ED.1.0) MOD)
New edition; Published on 21 May 2021
FYI only

Standard/Amendment Published but Pending Application

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

AS/NZS 4417.2:2020

Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications
New edition; Published on 18 December 2020

  • Clarified definition for portable for B.2.12 Control or conditioning device now includes equipment for permanent installation but manifestly complete with cord and plug (i.e. fixing the equipment to a wall or table does not exclude it from scope).
  • Correction to include festoon lighting as a “lighting chain” in B.2.17 decorative lighting outfit.
  • Regulatory definition for B.2.23 Fan now includes Duct fans.
  • Added 2 new regulatory definitions and classification of equipment for “socket-outlet with supply flexible cord” (B.2.61) and “submersible pump” (B.2.63). These two new classifications will be listed as level 3 for risk classification. Numbering changes for subsequent regulatory categories.
  • New Zealand definitions removed and reference now made directly to the NZ regulatory notices.

Date of application: 18 December 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.8:2013 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances
Amendment 2; Published on 05 December 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-8 Ed 6 Amendment 2

  • Relaxation on the temperature limit for parts of hair clippers or trimmers’ that may contact hair or skin for short periods of time (handles held for short periods in normal use).
  • Relaxation instability and addition of alternative tests for SELV constructions (Cl 20.1).
  • Added drop test requirement for hand-held parts (cl 21.101).

Date of application: 06 December 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids
New edition; Published on 05 December 2019
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2013
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-15 Ed.6.2

  • Additional warning statement for feeding bottle heaters.
  • Revise cl 19.101 kettle abnormal test by adding electric strength assessment.
  • Revise cl 22.110 to include feeding-bottle heaters with a control to set a pre-determined temperature or time.
  • Clarify that all self-resetting thermal cut-outs in the appliance are by-passed during clause 19.4 assessment (unless they are a kettle or a fixed water boiler)

Date of application: 06 December 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.43:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.43: Particular requirements for clothes dryers and towel rails
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.43:2005
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-43 Ed 4.0

  • Additional requirements for clothes dryers intended for drying footwear or gloves

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.58:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.58: Particular requirements for commercial electric dishwashing machines
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.58:2015
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-58 Ed 4.0

  • Clarification for vertical-lift doors and without a counterbalance system (cl 20.103 and 20.104)

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.60:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.60: Particular requirements for whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.60:2006
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-60 Ed 4.0

  • Additional requirements for transportable whirlpool spas (all metal in contact with water shall be resistance to corrosion and connected to protective earth, heating element in contact with water shall be double insulation, must be fitted with supply plug and cord. The cord shall be at least 5 m length and not lighter than rubber sheathed cord.

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.71:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.71: Particular requirements for electrical heating appliances for breeding and rearing animals
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.71:2002
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-71 Ed 3.0

  • Added colour requirement for symbols.

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.78: Particular requirements for outdoor barbecues
New edition; Published on 05 December 2019
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2005
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-78 Ed.2.2

  • Additional requirement for external accessible surfaces temperature (cl 7, 11)

Date of application: 06 December 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.82:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.82: Particular requirements for amusement machines and personal service machines
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.82:2015
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-82 Ed.3

  • Clarification that amusement machines can be shaped or decorated like a toy (previously limited to “kiddie rides” – clause 22.44)

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.102:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.102: Particular requirements for gas, oil and solid-fuel burning appliances having electrical connections
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.102:2013
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-102 Ed.2.0

  • A spillage test is introduced for appliances that have a flat surface on which a cup may be placed (15.101)

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.114:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.114: Particular requirements for self-balancing personal transport devices for use with batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.201:2016
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-114 Ed.1.0

This standard originated from Australia as AS/NZS 60335.2.201 and some changes were made during the IEC adoption process including:

  • Additional requirements for batteries
  • charging circuits
  • IP5X requirements for outdoor use and enhanced software evaluation where software is relied upon for safety

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 60598.1:2017 Amendment 2

Luminaires – General requirements and tests (IEC 60598-1, Ed. 8.0 (2014)
Amendment 1; Published on 26 November 2020
AS/NZS Variation only

  • Additional cord tag warning requirement for luminaires intended to be fixed to the wall and supplied with a plug and cord
  • Allowed two independent movements to be applied simultaneously to open the compartment for battery removal. (cl 4.101)
  • Modify references to metal oxide varistor. (Cl 4.32)
  • Added overvoltage protective devices and controlgear that conforms with IEC 61347 to be disconnected during insulation resistance and electric strength test. (Cl 10.2)
  • Correction to needle flame test requirement

Date of application: 27 November 2021

Draft Standards/Amendments

DR AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2021 Amd 1:2021

Gas Appliances Part 1.3: Gas space heating appliances
FYI

Closing date for comments 2021-08-03

DR AS/NZS 5263.1.8:2021 Amd 1:2021

Gas appliances, Part 1.8: Decorative effect gas appliances
FYI

Closing date for comments 2021-08-03

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2021

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.4: Particular requirements for spin extractors
DR 21001 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-4:2021 Ed 7.0

AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2021 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2010 three years from the date of publication.

  • Aligns the text with IEC 60335-1, Ed 5.2;
  • Include test probe 18 (child’s finger) assessment when defining accessible part;
  • Include test probe 18 (child’s finger) for accessibility of live parts (cl. 8).

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

Regulatory Changes

Electrical Safety – Australia

EESS jurisdictions have finalised the regulatory requirements for external power supply units/battery chargers.

The requirement is to allow “by default” only the following standards for certification purposes;

  • Switch Mode Power Supplies to be certified to AS/NZS 61558.2.16 and
  • Battery Chargers to be certified to AS/NZS 60335.2.29

Certification to product-specific standards (e.g. AS/NZS 60065, AS/NZS 60950.1, AS/NZS 62368.1, AS/NZS 61347 etc) will only be permitted under the following conditions;

  • The instructions provided with the power supply must include the BRAND and TYPE of the equipment that the power supply will be used with,
  • The certificate must list the BRAND and TYPE of the equipment that the power supply (or battery charger)  will be used with,
  • The online EESS certification portal information must list the BRAND and TYPE of the equipment that the power supply will be used with.

There is a 12-month transition timing ending 2022-06-15.

During this time reports to “the incorrect standards” can be accepted under the following conditions;

  • No safety incidents have occurred with the power supply,
  • The instructions provided with the power supply must list the BRAND and TYPE of equipment it is to be used with,
  • The certificate must list the BRAND and TYPE of equipment it is to be used with.

Refer to information bulletin 21-030 at the following link for further details.

https://www.eess.gov.au/news-and-notifications/information-and-advisory-notes/

MEPS – New Zealand

There is current public consultation on Energy Efficient Products and Services – A Regulatory Reform Discussion Document. It contains a range of proposals relating to both the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 and the Energy Efficiency (Vehicle Fuel Economy Labelling) Regulations 2007. Submission should be made by 5 pm on Wednesday 28 July.

https://www.mbie.govt.nz/have-your-say/energy-efficient-products-and-services/