New Standard/Amendment Publications

AS 3IEC 62217:2021

Polymeric HV insulators for indoor and outdoor use – General definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria
New edition; Published on 22 January 2021

 

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 classification 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 4587:2020

Water mist fire protection systems – System design, installation, and commissioning
New edition; Published on 18 December 2020

 

AS/NZS 4777.2:2020

Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Part 2: Inverter requirements
New edition; Published on 18 December 2020
Supersedes AS/NZS 4777.2:2015

Date of application: 18 December 2021

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.25:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens
New Edition; Published on 18 December 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.25:2011
Identical adoption of IEC 60335.2.25:2011

 

  • Clarification for normal operation that last cycles excluded 1 minute rest period.
  • Clarifies that winding temperature rise is measured “during the tests”.
  • 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 22.120)
  • Additional requirement for simultaneous activation of heating elements and motors. (Cl 22.121)

Date of application: 18 December 2023

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.107:2020

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers
New Edition; Published on 18 December 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.107:2013
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-107 Ed 2.1

  • Added definition for peripherals, automatic mode, cell, battery, fully charged, discharged, general purpose (battery/cell), switched circuit and power switch.
  • Additional requirement for rating label marking, warnings and instruction manual. (Cl 7)
  • Clarifying charging stations and perimeter delimiter are to be protected against live parts. (Cl 8)
  • New protection against electric shock requirement for hazardous battery voltages. (Cl 8.101)
  • Revise leakage and high voltage assessment to include all mains powered peripherals.
  • Remove motor lock rotor and running overload test (cl 19.7 and 19.9)
  • Clarification to electronic fault testing. (cl 19.11)
  • Revised stability and mechanical hazards requirements for manual controller, manual stop, cutting means stopping time, traction drive stopping and restart procedures, as well as a new standing and kneeling child foot probe test; (cl 20)
  • Revised construction requirements for disabling devices, working area, perimeter delimiter, sensors and manual controller, as well as new requirements for machine connectors used for charging and contact surfaces used as obstruction sensing devices (cl 22)
  • Revised switch component requirement to address the loading condition experienced by the machine.(Cl 24)
  • Revise creepage and clearance requirements for the machine and non-mains-powered peripherals (cl 29)
  • Additional information for operation of the lift sensor, tilt sensor, obstruction sensor and rollover sensor (Annex JJ)
  • Revised requirement for battery operation and charging (Annex KK replace Annex B and Annex S).

Date of application: 18 December 2023

 

AS/NZS 61058.1:2020

Switches for appliances – General requirements (IEC 61058-1:2016 (ED. 4.0) MOD)
New edition; Published on 18 December 2020; Supersedes AS/NZS 61058.1:2008

  1. Extends the scope of application for switches to be operated by –
    1. A person via an actuating member;
    2. Indirect actuation; and
    3. An actuating sensing unit.
  2. Includes significant technical changes –
    1. Requirements for mechanical switches will be given in AS/NZS IEC 61058-1-1 (when published); and
    2. Requirements for electronic switches will be given in AS/NZS IEC 61058-1-2 (when published).

 

AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 Amendment 1

Safety of toys – Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
Amendment 1; Published on 17 December 2020

 

AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 Amendment 2

Safety of toys – Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
Amendment 2; Published on 17 December 2020

 

 

Regulatory Changes

MEPS – New Zealand
Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2020

Published on 14 December 2020

Product schedules updated to include “Air Conditioner” and “Refrigerated Cabinets” – primarily aligning with the existing Australian GEMS requirements.

In force from 1 July 2021

 

EMC/RF – New Zealand

Published on 13 January 2021 (with an “in force” date of 18 December 2020)

Radiocommunications (Compliance) Notice 2020

  • Definition of “Supplier” changed from “a person in New Zealand who installs, sells, distributes, manufactures, or imports a product.” to “a person in New Zealand who installs, sells, distributes, manufactures or imports a product, and includes a person who, in trade, is acting as an agent for another, whether or not that other is supplying in trade”.
  • Allowance to waive marking “If it is not possible to apply a compliance label to the surface of a device because of the size or physical nature of the device”.   Applicable conditions in this situation are “the compliance label must be applied to:
    • the external surface of the packaging used for the device; and
    • the documentation (including any warranty or guarantee certificates) that accompanies the device when it is supplied to the user.”