New Standard/ Amendment Publications

AS/NZS 62606 : 2022

General requirements for arc fault detection devices
New edition; Published on 18 February 2022
Modified adoption of IEC 62606-1:2013+AMD1:2017 (edition 1.1)
FYI only.

Draft Standards / Amendments

DR AS/NZS 3000 : 2018 Amendment 3 : 2022

Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-28

DR AS/NZS 60336 : 2022

Medical electrical equipment – X-ray tube assemblies for medical diagnosis – Focal spot dimensions and related characteristics
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-17

DR AS/NZS IEC 60601.2.11

Medical electrical equipment, Part 2.11: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of gamma beam therapy equipment
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-17

DR AS/NZS IEC 60601.2.35 : 2022

Medical electrical equipment, Part 2.35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices using blankets, pads and mattresses and intended for heating in medical use
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-17

DR AS/NZS 60601.2.36 : 2022

Medical electrical equipment, Part 2.36: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of equipment for extracorporeally induced lithotripsy
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-17

DR AS/NZS IEC 60601.2.39 : 2022

Medical electrical equipment, Part 2.39: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of peritoneal dialysis equipment
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-17

DR AS/NZS 60601.2.46 : 2022

Medical electrical equipment, Part 2.46: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of operating tables
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-17

DR AS/NZS IEC 60601.2.62 : 2022

Medical electrical equipment, Part 2.62: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of high-intensity therapeutic ultrasound (HITU) equipment
FYI only.

Closing date for comments 2022-03-17

Regulatory Changes

Energy Efficiency (GEMS/MEPS)

Implementation date of GEMS for Air Conditioners above 65kW is delayed by 6 months until 2022-10-01.

Standard/Amendment Published but Pending Application

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

AS/NZS 3123 : 2005 Amendment 1

Approval and test specification – Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for general industrial application
Amendment 1; Published on 17 July 2020

  • New warning requirement is introduced for key ways of standard sheets 9 and 10,
  • The Keyway warning “ENSURE CORRECT INSERTION OF KEYS” or symbol shall be visible and symbol shall be the size of 5 x 5 mm minimum.

Date of application: 17 July 2022

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 IEC 60335-2-14 Ed 6 Amendment 1

  • Test probe accessibility to moving part (cl 20.2)  now also excludes grinding screws with a projection having a height less than 4 mm and some other additional specifications (see figure 104),
  • Grinding screws as shown in figure 104 are also excluded from cl 20.106 assessment for protection against personal injury.

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 IEC 60335-2-17 Ed 3 Amendment 2

  • 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 IEC 60335-2-23 Ed 6 Amendment 1

  • Added foot care appliance requirement,
  • Revise hairdryer abnormal test with fan speed reduced to include different heat setting setup,
  • Appliance, including hand-held appliance with charging station, shall not overturn during stability test (cl 20.1),
  • Revise drop test method (cl21.1) – using cheesecloth and drop from a height of 900 mm and the appliance is not operating.

Date of application: 26 June 2022

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 IEC 60335-2-29 Ed 5 Amendment 1

  • 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,
  • 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 And 4 : 2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety-Particular requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors (IEC 60335-2-31 Ed 5.2, MOD)
Amendment 4; published 26 June 2020
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-

  • Modified the warning statement regarding the back flow of combustion gases.

Date of application: 26 June 2022

AS/NZS 60335.2.40 : 2019

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers
New edition; Published on 28 June 2019
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2015
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-40 Ed. 6.0

  • Additional requirements for A2L refrigerants(cl 7, 22, Annex BB, DD, GG, HH, JJ, KK, LL, NN),
  • Additional requirements for UV-C systems and transcritical refrigerating systems (cl 7, 21, 22, 23.101, 24 and 32.101 and OO),
  • Additional marking and instruction manual requirement for pre-charge pipe sets, detection systems, ventilation and the resulting charge,
  • Added test setup and conditions for evaluation and testing of partial units (condensing units and evaporating units) during normal operation. (cl 11.2.3),
  • Pressure limit device or equivalent is required for condensing units and evaporating units (cl 22.119),
  • Additional requirements for detection systems and airflow control (cl 22, 24.1.4, Annex LL and MM),
  • Added requirements for enhanced tightness refrigerating systems (cl 22.125),
  • Added surface temperatures to refrigerants information (Annex BB).

Date of application: 28 June 2022

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 IEC 60335-2-54 Ed 4 Amendment 2

  • 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 pressurized 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 60335.2.76 : 2019

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.76: Particular requirements for electric fence energizers
New edition; Published on 28 June 2019
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.76:2003
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-76 Ed. 3.0

  • Additional requirements for security fence energizers have been introduced (Clauses 3, 7, 19, 22, Figures and Annex BB),
  • Specific requirements for battery-operated energizers have been moved to Annex S.

Date of application: 28 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

  • Additional warning statement for exhaust fan in regards to backflow of combustion gases.

Date of application: 26 June 2022

AS/NZS 60335.2.86 : 2019

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.86: Particular requirements for electric fishing machines
New edition; Published on 28 June 2019
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.86:2013
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-86 Ed. 3.0.

  • Requirements for battery-operated electric fishing machines have been moved to Annex S.

Date of application: 28 June 2022

AS/NZS 60335.2.87 : 2019

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.87: Particular requirements for electric animal stunning equipment
New edition; Published on 28 June 2019
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.87:2002
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-87 Ed. 3.1.

  • Additional requirements for battery-operated stunning have been transferred to Annex S.

Date of application: 28 June 2022

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 reference 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