New Standard/ Amendment Publications

AS 2419.1:2021

Fire hydrant installations System design, installation and commissioning
New Edition; Published on 20 August 2021
FYI only

AS/NZS 3112:2017 Amendment 1

Approval and test specification – Plugs and socket-outlets

Amendment 1; Published on 17 September 2021

  • updating the Whitworth screw drawing,
  • general revision to include “plug portion” throughout ( in addition to “plugs and sockets”),
  • revision in clause 3.8.2 regarding removable covers (tests conducted with and without cover in place).
  • revisions/ clarification to the “worktop socket outlet” requirements
  • Appendix J  – addition of test J4.3.2 – 1 J lateral impact test,
  • Updated Appendix J to require several tests (tumbling barrel, plug portion detachment, access to live parts, construction) to be evaluated with the detachable plug portion attached to the assembled equipment AND on the detachable plug portion on its own.

Date of application: 17 June 2022

Draft Standards / Amendments

DR AS/NZS 3001.1:2021

Electrical installations — Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 1: Site supplies for connectable electrical installations
FYI only.

Closing date for comments: 2021-10-18.

DR AS/NZS 3001.2:2021

Electrical installations — Connectable electrical installations and supply arrangements, Part 2: Connectable electrical installations
FYI only.

Closing date for comments: 2021-10-18.

Standard/ Amendment Published but Pending Application

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

AS/NZS 3199:2020

Approval and test specification – Cord extension sets
New Edition; Published on 24 January 2020
Supersedes AS/NZS 3199:2007

  • Added additional standards (AS/NZS 60227.5 and AS/NZS 60245.4) for flexible cords (in addition to AS/NZS 3191),
  • Warning requirement for caravan inlets been removed (was in clause 6.3 (b) )
  • Flexing test, attachment of sheath, attachment of insulated cores and attachment of conductor now refers to AS/NZS 3112 for the test methods (previously were contained within AS/NZS 3199).
  • Overtemperature protection (abnormal operation) now refers to AS/NZS 3105 for the test methods (previously was contained within AS/NZS 3199).

Date of application: 24 January 2022

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 in stability 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 boilers)

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 resistant 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 in 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 up on 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

AS 60669.2.1:2020

Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations – Particular requirements – Electronic switches
New Edition; Published on 27 March 2020
Supersedes AS/NZS 60669.2.1:2013

  • Replace standard references from IEC to AS/NZS
  • Clarification provided for Motor rating marking (cl 8.1)
  • Clarification provided for assessment access to live part (cl 10.101)
  • New temperature limit added for non-metallic parts which may come into contact with cable insulation when installed (Table 102) during normal operation
  • New requirement added for varistors

Date of application: 27 March 2022

AS/NZS 62368.1:2018

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Safety requirements
New edition; Published on 14 February 2018
Modified adoption of IEC 62368-1:2014 edition 2.
Supersedes AS/NZS 60065:2018 and AS/NZS 60950.1:2015

Date of application: 14 February 2022

AS/NZS 62841.2.17 : 2018

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.17: Particular requirements for hand-held routers
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.17:2011
Identical text adoption of IEC 62841-3-17 Ed.1
FYI

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 62841.4.1 : 2018

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 4.1: Particular requirements for chain saws
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.13:2010
Identical text adoption of IEC 62841-4-1 Ed.1
FYI

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 62841.4.2 : 2018

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 4.2: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.15:2010
Identical text adoption of IEC 62841-4-2 Ed.1
FYI

Date of application: 30 November 2021