New Standard/Amendment Publications

AS 3133:2020

Approval and test specification – Air-break switches
New edition; Published on 27 November 2020, supersedes AS/NZS 3133:2013. New requirement for self-ballasted lamp load rating introduced. Testing requirement will be same as those in AS/NZS 60669.1:2020 (electronic switches)

Date of application: 27 November 2022

 

AS/NZS 5263.1.11:2020

Gas appliances – small gas engine driven appliances
New edition; Published on 20 November 2020

 

AS/NZS 60335.1:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: general requirements
New edition; Published on 20 November 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.1:2011 + A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 + A5

  • AS/NZS 3112 Appendix J fully applicable for appliances incorporating plug pins (including number of samples for test as per AS/NZS 3112)
  • NZ appliance marking must include 230 V in the input voltage rating or voltage range (appliances marked 240 V only will not meet the NZ national differences in clause 7.1)

Applicable upon publication.

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.5:2014 Amendment 3

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for dishwashers
Amendment 3; Published on 27 November 2020
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-5:2012 Ed 6 interpretation sheet 1 – Added IEC interpretation sheet allowing the use of alternatives to “Plurafac” (refer table AA.1.)

Applicable upon publication.

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.31: Particular requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors.
New Edition; Published on 27 November 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2013

  • A warning regarding preventing backflow of combustion gases / carbon monoxide poisoning to be included the instructions for use (cl 7.12).
  • The minimum distance between supporting surface for cooking vessels and lower part of the range hood specified in the instruction manual shall be at least 60 cm instead of 65 cm previously with provision for < 60 cm in some scenarios (cl 7.12.1)

Date of application: 27 November 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.32:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.32: Particular requirements for massage appliances
New Edition; Published on 27 November 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.32:2014
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-32:2019 Ed 5

  • Additional requirements for accessible surface temperatures (Cl 11);
  • Alternative stability requirements for hand-held appliances (Cl 20.2);
  • new mechanical strength test (drop test) for hand-held appliances (Cl 21.101).

Date of application: 27 November 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.84:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for toilet appliances
New edition; Published on 27 November 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.84:2014
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-84:2019 Ed 3

  • Added installation instructions in IM for the placement of warning label regarding disposal of glowing cigarette or other burning material (7.12.1).;
  • Additional requirements for appliances that have programmable electronic circuits that limit the number of heating elements and motors from being energized at the same time (22.105, Annex R).

Date of application: 27 November 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.90:2017 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for commercial microwave ovens
Amendment 1; Published on 27 November 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 1 to IEC 60335-2-90:2015 Ed 4.

  • Clarification for normal operation that the last cycle excluded 1 minute rest period (cl 11).
  • Clarifies that winding temperature rise during abnormal conditions is measured “during the tests”  (cl 19.13).
  • Added alternative measurement method during abnormal operation if microwave leakage exceeds 100 W/m2 – (Cl 19.101);
  • Additional requirement that interlock switch operated by detachable part should not cause accidental operation (cl 22.117)
  • Additional requirement for simultaneous activation of heating elements and motors. (Cl 22.121, Annex R);

Date of application: 27 November 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for drives for vertically moving garage doors for residential use
New edition; Published on 27 November 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2012
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-95:2019 Ed 4

  • Minor revision to instruction requirements to separate between “substance of” items and more general information (7.12);
  • Added requirements for instructions to include safe handling details for drives over 20 kg (cl 7.12),
  • Added requirement for markings to be included in the instructions (cl 7.15)
  • Added allowance for Trademark and model name can be retrieved from label barcode, which should be visible on appliance after installation (cl 7.15)
  • Clarified requirements for mechanical safety tests (clause 20.101 – 20.106) during protective electronic circuit (PEC) fault testing. The driven part must also stop at safe position during these test (cl 19.13)
  • Added relaxations for class III appliance supply cords (cl 25.8, 25.15)

Date of application: 27 November 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.97:2017 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for drives for shutters, awnings, blinds and similar equipment
Amendment 1; Published on 27 November 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 1 to IEC 60335-2-97:2016 Ed 3

  • Added requirement for markings to be included in the instructions (cl 7.15) – allowance for tubular drive marking to be concealed after installation.
  • Added allowance for Trademark and model name can be retrieved from label barcode, which should be visible on appliance after installation (cl 7.15)
  • Clarified requirements for mechanical safety tests (clause 20.101 – 20.104) during protective electronic circuit (PEC) fault testing. The drive part must also stop at safe position during these test or the drive change to biased-off switch mode of operation. (cl 19.13)
  • The force shall not exceed 250 N for first 2 seconds during the obstacle test. (cl 20.104)
  • Added relaxations for class III appliance supply cords (cl 25.8, 25.15)

Date of application: 27 November 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.103:2016 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for drives for gates, doors and windows
Amendment 2; Published on 27 November 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 2 to IEC 60335-2-103:2015 Ed 3

  • Revision to instruction requirements to separate between “substance of” items and more general information (7.12)
  • Added requirement for markings to be included in the instructions (cl 7.15)
  • Added allowance for Trademark and model name can be retrieved from label barcode, which should be visible on appliance after installation (cl 7.15)
  • Clarification to operating time and cycles for drives not for continuous operation and added operating time/ cycles for drives rated in cycles per hour (cl 11.7).
  • Clarified requirements for mechanical safety tests during fault testing. The drive must continue to fulfil the requirements or it must also stop at safe position during these test or the drive change to biased-off switch mode of operation. (cl 19.13).
  • Additional requirement for class III appliance supply cord. (cl 25.8, 25.15)

Date of application: 27 November 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.105:2017 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for multifunctional shower cabinets
Amendment 1; Published on 27 November 2020
Identical adoption of Amendment 1 to IEC 60335-2-105:2016 Ed 2

  • Additional requirement for simultaneous activation of heating elements and motors. (Cl 22.103, Annex R)

Date of application: 27 November 2022

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.116:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for furniture with electrically motorised parts
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-116:2019 Ed 1.0

  • New Standard. Scope includes electrically operated/adjusted desks, tables, stands, wall mounts (for TV or monitor), seats, chairs, beds, kitchen units etc.
    “Furniture” is defined as “article intended to support human activities such as seating, eating, sleeping, working or storing things”.

Applicable upon publication.

 

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

 

AS/NZS IEC 60840:2020

Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages above 30 kV (Um = 36 kV) up to 150kV (Um = 170kV) – Test methods and requirements
New edition; Published on 23 October 2020; supersedes AS/NZS 60840:2006
Identical adoption of IEC 60840:2020

Applicable upon publication

 

AS/NZS 61558.1:2008 Amendment 3

Safety of power transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products – General requirements and tests
Amendment 3; Published on 27 November 2020, AS/NZS Variation only

  • AS/NZS 3112 Appendix J fully applicable for transformers incorporating plug pins (including number of samples for test as per AS/NZS 3112).
  • NZ transformer marking must include 230 V in the input voltage rating or voltage range (transformers marked with 240 V only not meet the NZ national differences in clause 8.1)

Applicable upon publication

 

AS/NZS 61558.1:2018 Amendment 2

Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – General requirements and tests
Amendment 2; Published on 26 November 2020, AS/NZS Variation only

  • AS/NZS 3112 Appendix J fully applicable for transformers incorporating plug pins (including number of samples for test as per AS/NZS 3112).
  • NZ transformer marking must include 230 V in the input voltage rating or voltage range (transformers marked with 240 V only not meet the NZ national differences in clause 8.1)

Applicable upon publication

 

AS/NZS 62386:2020 series

Digital addressable lighting interface
New editions; Published on 19 November 2020
Recently published 12 AS/NZS identical text adoptions of the IEC 62386 DALI related standards

 

AS/NZS 62841.3.9:2020

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Particular requirements for transportable mitre saws
New edition; Published on 26 November 2020; supersedes AS/NZS 62841.3.9:2015
Identical adoption of the IEC 62841.3.9:2020 Ed 2.0

  • Increase the maximum saw blade diameter to 410 mm
  • Minor changes to abnormal operation of mitre saw. (19.101.7)
  • Clarification to guard material requirement (20.1)
  • Modification to table top dimension requirement. (21.102.1)

Date of application: 27 November 2023

 

AS 8005:2020

Accessories for child restraints used in motor vehicles
New edition; Published on 30 October 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 8005:2013

 

AS/NZS CISPR 16.4.2:2020

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling – Measurement instrumentation uncertainty
New edition; Published on 30 October 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS CISPR 16.4.2:2013

 

 

Draft Standards/Amendments

AS/NZS 4417.2: 2018 Amendment 4

Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Part 2: Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications

  • 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” and “submersible pump”. These two new classification will be listed as level 3 for risk classification.

Closed for comments.

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.23: 2017 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care
DR 20026 CP, AS/NZS Variation only – Australian requirements only

  • Minor editorial changes to hand-held hair dryer cord tag warning label clause numbering – adopting “AZ” as national differences indication

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.35: 2013 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.35: Particular requirements for instantaneous water heaters
DR 20018 CP, Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-35 Ed 5 A2

  • Added accessible surface temperature requirements (Cl 11.8)

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.81: 2015 Amendment 3

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.81: Particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats
DR 20019 CP, Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-81 Ed 3 A2.

  • Clarifies the orientation of foot warmer during IP test. (Cl 15.1.2)
  • Clarifies coupler connections should fully comply with IEC 60320-1 except the relevant Standard for the connectors is IEC 60320-3
  • Additional pressure test on connectors of resilient plastic material. (cl 30.1)

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.82: 2018 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.82: Particular requirements for amusement machines and personal service machines
DR 20020 CP, Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-82 Ed 3 A1.

  • Replace “saline solution” with “spillage solution”. (Aligning with part 1 Standard – cl 15.2)

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 60745.1: 2009 Amendment 1

Hand-held motor-operated electric Tools – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
DR 20021 CP, AS/NZS Variation only.

  • NZ appliance marking must include 230 V in the input rating (appliances marked with 240 V only fail clause 8.1)

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 62841.1: 2015 Amendment 2

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
DR 20022 CP, AS/NZS Variation only.

  • NZ appliance marking must include 230 V in the input rating (appliances marked with 240 V only fail clause 8.1).

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 62841.2.3: 2021

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.3: Particular requirements for hand-held grinders, disc-type polishers and disc-type sanders
DR 20023 CP, Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-3 Ed 1.

  • New edition. Replacing AS/NZS 60745.2.3:2011

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 62841.2.6: 2021

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.6: Particular requirements for hand-held hammers
DR 20024 CP, Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-6 Ed 1.

  • New edition. Replacing AS/NZS 60745.2.6:2009

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

AS/NZS 62841.3.7: 2021

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.6: Part 3.7: Particular requirements for transportable wall saws
DR 20024 CP, Identical adoption of IEC 62841-3-7 Ed 1.

  • New edition. Replacing AS/NZS 60745.2.6:2009

Closing date for comments: 5 February 2021

 

Link to Standards New Zealand to make public comments on a joint AS/NZS draft standard.

Link to Standards New Zealand to make public comments on a NZ only draft standard.

Link to Standards Australia to make public comments on AS and AS/NZS draft standards.

 

 

Regulatory Changes

Electrical Safety – Australia – New South Wales “REAS” Certifiers

Requirement for product approval marking on certified equipment is now in effect.
i.e. NEW certificates that UL issues for use in NSW (Certificates of Approval and Certificates of Conformity/Approval) will include instructions to mark the certified product with the approval marking ULL-xxxxxx-EA.
EXISTING certificates (modifications and renewals) are NOT affected at this time.

Refer to  https://newzealand.ul.com/news/updated-reas-conditions/   for more information.