New Standard/Amendment Publications

SA/SNZ TR CISPR 16.3:2021

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods CISPR technical reports (CISPR TR 16-3:2020 (ED 4.0) MOD)
New Edition; Published on 07 May 2021
Supersedes AS CISPR 16.3:2013
FYI only.
Applicable upon publication.

Standard/Amendment Published but Pending Application

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

AS/NZS 3100 :2017

Approval and test specification – General requirements for electrical equipment
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019

  • Added definition for incorporated power supply
  • Until year 2024 USB power supply shall comply with
    1. appropriate part of AS/NZS 61558 series standard or
    2. AS/NZS 60950.1:2015 or
    3. AS/NZS 62368.1:2017
  • After year 2024, power supply transformer shall comply with the appropriate part of the AS/NZS 61558 series of standards.
  • Output voltage of power supplies shall not exceed the specified limit under single fault conditions
  • For incorporated power supply, the heating test shall be conducted in the host product (the assembly of the electrical accessory and the incorporated power supply). Temperature limit of AS/NZS 3100 or the relevant end product standard shall be applicable, whichever is more unfavourable.
  • Define incorporated power supply over voltage category.
  • Single Y1 capacitor is acceptable if it has qualification approval in accordance with IEC 60384.14 -2013.
  • Incorporated power supply shall comply with AS/NZS 3100 and the relevant end product standard.

Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 3190:2016 Amendment 1

Approval and test specification – Residual current devices (current operated earth-leakage devices)
Amendment 1; Published on 10 July 2020

  • Compliance requirements for power supply cord plug added (cl 5.7.7)
  • Additional requirements for varistors (MOVs) (cl 5.11)
  • Added for tolerances for test quantities (cl 8.8.5)
  • Added glow wire temperature of 850°C for SRCD (cl 8.22)

Date of application: 10 July 2021

AS/NZS 3820:2020

Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment
New edition; Published on 26 June 2020

Date of application: 26 June 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.6 : 2014 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.6: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-6 Ed 6 Amendment 1

  • Added operating condition for induction hob elements in a flexible induction cooking zone.
  • Included operation period for oven with rotating spit
  • Additional spillage test for hobs with controls mounted below the hob surface and built in ovens.( Cl 15.2).
  • Added requirement that remote operation shall not control a grill.
  • Additional software assessment required for the operation of the oven’s grill relying on the closure of oven door monitored by programmable electronic circuit.
  • Additional software assessment requirement for programmable electronic circuits controlling heating elements and motors (cl 22.138)

Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 60335.2.15 : 2013 incl. Amendment 1-4

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.15: Particular requirements for appliances heating liquids
Amendment 4; published 28 June 2019
AS/NZS variation only

  • Clarifying that 1 J impact hammer test is applied to kettles having a glass container (not any appliance with glass water container)
  • Specify that the glass of the water container shall not break (instead of the glass shall not break, which may be interpreted as any glass on the appliance).

Date of application: 28 June 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 60335.2.21 : 2013 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.21: Particular requirements for storage water heaters
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-21 Ed 6 Amendment 1

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

Date of application: 28 June 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 60335.2.75 : 2013 Amendment 3

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.75: Particular requirements for commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines
Amendment 3; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-75 Ed 3 Amendment 2

  • Clarifying that the applicable Standard for commercial refrigerating appliances is IEC 60335-2-89 instead of IEC 60335-2-75.

Date of application: 28 June 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

AS 60598.2.18:2019

Luminaires, Part 2.18: Luminaires – Particular requirements – Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications
New edition; Published on 03 June 2019
Modified adoption of IEC 60598-2-18:1993+AMD1:2011 ED.2.1

  • definition of luminaire clarified to exclude the replaceable lamp,
  • supply voltages limited to 12 VAC or 30 VDC. Internal voltages not to exceed 25 VAC or 60 VDC,
  • installation instructions must explain that external power sources are to conform with AS/NZS 61558 series or AS/NZS 61347 series

Date of application: 03 June 2021.

AS/NZS 61558.1 : 2018

Safety of power transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products – Part 1: General requirements and tests
New edition; Published on 30 November 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 61558.1:2008
Modified adoption of IEC 61558-1 Ed.3

  • Added assessment on fully insulated winding wires (FIW):
  • New symbols (altitude above 3000 m and plug pins) marking requirements added.
  • Alternative test methods may be used for loading tests (“Simulated load” and “back to back method”)
  • Additional vibration tests for transformers used in vehicles and railway applications.
  • Additional requirements for toroidal core constructions (Cl 19.12.3)
  • Creepage and clearance requirements referenced to over-voltage categories in addition to pollution degrees.

Date of application: 30 November 2021

AS/NZS 62115: 2018

Electric toys – Safety
New edition; Published on 29 June 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 62115:2011
Identical text adoption of IEC 62115 Ed.2

  • Warnings for toys using button batteries or coin batteries have been added (7.3.3.2, 7.3.3.3);
  • Warnings on ride-on toys have been added (7.5);
  • The requirements concerning accessibility of batteries have been updated (13.4.1 and 13.4.2);
  • Added requirements to cover toys placed above a child (13.4.4);
  • Added requirements to cover toys connected to other equipment (13.9);
  • Modified the requirements for safety of toys incorporating optical radiation sources (Annex E), to include requirements for using the technical LED data sheet for checking compliance with the specified accessible emission limits (AEL);
  • Updated the details for measurements of the optical radiation from the toy (Annex E);
  • Introduced an informative Annex I concerning measurement methods for toys with an integrated field source generating EMF;
  • Included a normative Annex J concerning safety of remote controls for electric ride-on toys.

Date of application: 29 June 2021

AS/NZS 62841.2.1 : 2018

Particular requirements for hand-held drills and impact drills
New edition; Published on 29 June 2018
Identical text adoption of IEC 62841-2-1 Ed.1

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.1:2009

Date of application: 29 June 2021

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 62841.2.21 : 2018

Particular requirements for hand-held drain cleaners
New edition; Published on 29 June 2018
Identical text adoption of IEC 62841-2-21 Ed.1

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60745.2.21:2009

Date of application: 29 June 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

AS/NZS 4417.2:2017 Amendment 2

Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Part 2: Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications
Amendment 2; published 25 June 2020

Date of application: 26 June 2021 (for EESS Jurisdictions only)

Draft Standards /Amendments

DR AS/NZS 2007.1:2021 Amendment 1:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances – Dishwashers – Methods of measuring performance, energy and water consumption
FYI only.
Closing date for comments: 2021-07-28

DR AS/NZS 2442.1:2021 Amendment 1:2021

Performance of household electrical appliance – Rotary clothes dryers – Part 1: Energy consumption and performance
FYI only.
Closing date for comments: 2021-07-28

DR AS/NZS 60335.1:2020 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
DR 21011 CP

  • Amendment 1 proposed to take effect 2 years from the date of publication.
  • For AS variation only: Defines the “rated voltage” for the purposes of testing to be “230-240 V” for appliances intended to be connected to mains supply if the marked supply voltage does not include 230 V or 240 V.

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2021

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers
DR 21002 CP
modified text adoption of IEC 60335-2-24:2020 edition 8.
AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2021 proposed to supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2010 three years from the date of publication.

  • multiple notes promoted to normative text throughout;
  • definition of free space has been clarified (3.6.104) by suggesting that 150 mm sphere or 200 mm cube can be used to identify volumes to be disregarded from the calculation;
  • measurement of the input current of refrigerating appliances using inverter driven motor compressors is included (10.2) – duration of test is 6 hours (instead of 1 hour for conventional motor compressors);
  • compatibility tests for winding insulation of motor-compressors used with different types of refrigerants and oils have been introduced (22.9) – not required if the motor compressor component complies with IEC 60335-2-34;
  • multiple changes and clarifications in the flammable refrigerant testing requirements (22.108, 22.109) due to changes in the IEC 60079 series of standards;
  • aluminium fins of heat exchangers and other aluminium parts in contact with outer surfaces of copper pipes excluded from galvanic assessment (22.111);
  • added enhanced mechanical strength classification and test to accessible glass panel assessment (22.116);
  • in refrigerating appliances, new requirements for material encasing and in contact with thermal insulation have been introduced and replaced needle flame testing or V-0 or V-1 classified material. (Added 22.117 and Annex EE, removed 30.2.101) – note: AU/NZ national differences replace Annex EE with “void” and only accept metallic material or 5VA polymeric materials;
  • additional requirements for motor running capacitors (capacitor simply housed within metallic or ceramic housing would not comply) (24.5, 24.8) ;

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2015 Amendment 4

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.30: Particular requirements for room heaters
DR 21003 CP
modified text adoption of IEC AMD2:2021 of IEC 60335-2-30:2009 edition 5.

  • Amendment 1 proposed to take effect 2 years from the date of publication.
  • Adds surface temperature probe specification for accessible surface measurement (11.3, 11.8 and table 101 updated).
  • Requires supply cord for outdoors heaters to be polychloroprene sheathed or equivalent synthetic elastomer.

AU/NZ national differences replaces the wording “switched off” in clause 30.2.1 with “switched off or otherwise rendered inoperative”

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2021

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors
DR 21004 CP
direct text adoption of IEC 60335-2-34:2020 edition 6.

  • AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2021 proposed to supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2016 three years from the date of publication of this Standard.
  • use of a motorette for winding wire compatibility tests introduced (3.8.102, Annex BB);
  • optional pressure endurance test introduced (18.101, Annex EE);
  • compatibility test for insulation inside the housing clarified (22.9);
  • clarification of clearances inside the housing for motor-compressors suitable for use at altitudes exceeding 2 000 m (29.1);
  • breaking strength of tie cord after temperature heating cycle has been updated (Annex CC).

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.53:2011 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.53: Particular requirements for sauna heating appliances and infrared cabins
DR 21005 CP
direct text adoption of IEC AMD2:2021 of IEC 60335-2-53:2011 edition 4.

  • Amendment 2 proposed to take effect 2 years from the date of publication
  • Minor changes to warning statements for instruction manual – enhancing the supervision/inspection requirements.
  • Added setup and temperature rise requirement for sauna room of Annex AA, prefabricated sauna and prefabricated infrared cabin during cl. 11 normal operation.
  • Clarification to type of sauna heaters subject to cl 19.101 and 19.102 abnormal operation.
  • Enhanced limitations on maximum operational duration for timers or programmable timer. (22.103).
  • Additional requirement that sauna heating appliances shall have indication light or display option when switched on. (22.110)

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.115:2021

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.115: Particular requirements for skin beauty care appliances
DR 21006 CP
direct text adoption of IEC 60335-2-115:2021 edition 1.

  • New Standard. AS/NZS 60335.2.115:2021 takes effect from the date of publication. Partially replaces AS/NZS 3130:1995 – Approval and test specification – Beauty therapy equipment.

Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are battery-operated appliances and other DC supplied appliances for skin beauty care; appliances with high frequency outputs including equipment for heat-producing effects on the skin; appliances with medium frequency outputs including interferential outputs, for skin stimulation or muscle stimulation; appliances with low frequency outputs (e.g. faradic currents) for application such as skin stimulation or muscle stimulation; appliances with extra-low voltage DC outputs (e.g. galvanic currents), such as electro-epilation (hair removal); skin beauty care appliances with ultrasonic outputs; appliances having vacuum-pressure functions; skin beauty care appliances for melting wax; appliances intended to produce surface cooling effect on the skin; facial cleaning appliances; micro-needling appliances; plasma pens.

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 62115:2018 Amendment 1

Electric toys – Safety
DR 21007 CP
FYI only.
Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 62841.3.1:2015 Amendment 2

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3.1: Particular requirements for transportable table saws
DR 21008 CP
direct text adoption of IEC AMD1:2021 of IEC 62841-3-1:2014 edition 1.

  • Additional statements to be added in instruction manual.
  • Added minimum performance level for “provide run-down time as required by 19.105” as part of requirement for electronics circuit providing safety critical functions (18.8).
  • Clarification to saw blade guard and guarding below table abnormal operation in clause 19.101.2.8 and 19.102.
  • Replaced “rupture resistance” wording to “ultimate tensile strength” (19.102).
  • Added limit for ultimate tensile strength and Izod notched impact strength required for saw blade guard’s other non metallic material.
  • Changes to depth of cut and bevel angle setting construction assessment (21.103.2).
  • Extra warning statement for battery tools.

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 62841.4.3:2021

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 4.3: Particular requirements for pedestrian controlled walk-behind lawnmowers
DR 21009 CP
direct text adoption of IEC 62841-4-3:2020 edition 1.

  • AS/NZS 62841.4.3:2021 proposed to supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.77:2002 three years from the date of publication of this Standard.

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

DR AS/NZS 62841.4.4:2021

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 4.4: Particular requirements for lawn trimmers, lawn edge trimmers, grass trimmers, brush cutters and brush saws
DR 21010 CP
direct text adoption of IEC 62841-4-4:2020 edition 1.

  • AS/NZS 62841.4.4:2021 proposed to supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.91:2008 three years from the date of publication of this Standard.

Closing date for comments: 2021-07-23

 

Regulatory Changes

Australia – Button / Coin batteries.

The ACCC have provided additional guidance documents in relation to the Mandatory Standards for Button / Coin Batteries that come into force 2022-Jun-22.

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/publication/button-coin-battery-safety-a-guide-for-business-on-the-application-of-mandatory-standards

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/publication/button-coin-batteries-and-consumer-goods-containing-button-coin-batteries-fact-sheet

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