New Standard/ Amendment Publications

AS/NZS CISPR 16.1.4:2020 Amendment 1

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements (CISPR 16-1-4:2019 (ED 4.0) MOD)
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-11-12
FYI only

AS/NZS CISPR 16.4.4:2012 Amendment 1

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling – Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-10-29
FYI only

AS 1670.1:2018 Amendment 1

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems System design, installation and commissioning
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-11-05
FYI only

AS 1670.4:2018 Amendment 1

Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems – System design, installation and commissioning, Part 4: Emergency warning and intercom systems
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-11-05
FYI only

AS/NZS 2442.2:2021 Amendment 2

Performance of household electrical appliances – Rotary clothes dryers Energy efficiency labelling requirements
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-11-12
FYI only

AS/NZS 3122:2021

Approval and test specification – Socket-outlet adaptors
New Edition; Published on 2021-11-19

  • Additional prohibited features for socket-outlet adaptor – cannot have more than one integral plug portion (cl 4).
  • Safety extra-low voltage outputs require to comply with safety Standard and the segregation of internal wiring clause of AS/NZS 3100 (cl 5).
  • Terminals, internal connections, pins and contacts metal material classification clarified (cl 8.1, 9.1).
  • Removed reference of AS/NZS 60884.1 Standard.
  • Clarified requirements for the two means of cord grips / anchorage (Cl 11.2).
  • Radio interference suppression devices compliance requirement referenced to AS/NZS 3100 instead of IEC 60384-14 (Cl 19).
  • Clarification to Appendix A Socket portion requirements. Also added Figure A.1 with examples of acceptable and unacceptable conjoining of pin apertures and additional warning statement for overloading current.

Date of application: 2022-11-19

AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2021 Amendment 1

Gas appliances Gas space heating appliances
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-11-12
FYI only

AS/NZS 5263.1.8:2021 Amendment 1

Gas appliances Decorative effect gas appliances
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-11-12
FYI only

AS/NZS 60335.1:2020 Amendment 1

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
Amendment 1; Published on 2021-11-26

  • 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.

Date of application: 2023-11-26

AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2021

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.4: Particular requirements for spin extractors
New Edition; Published on 2021-11-26
Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2010
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-4:2021 Edition 7.

  • Aligns the text with IEC 60335-1, Edition 5.2.
  • Include test probe 18 (child’s finger) assessment when defining accessible part.
  • Include test probe 18 (child’s finger) for accessibility of live parts (cl. 8).

Application date: 2024-11-26

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
New Edition; Published on 2021-11-26
Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2010
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-24:2020 Edition 8.

  • 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 that may be disregarded from the free space 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).

Date of application: 2024-11-26

AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2015 Amendment 4

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.30: Particular requirements for room heaters
Amendment 4; Published on 2021-11-26
Modified text adoption of IEC 60335-2-30:2009 Edition 5 Amendment 2.

  • 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 replace the wording “switched off” in clause 30.2.1 with “switched off or otherwise rendered inoperative.”

Date of application: 2023-11-26

AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2021

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors
New Edition; Published on 2021-11-26
Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2016
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-34:2021 Edition 6.

  • 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).

Date of application: 2024-11-26

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
Amendment 2; Published on 2021-11-26
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-53:2011 Edition 4 Amendment 2.

  • 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).

Date of application: 2023-11-26

AS/NZS 60335.2.115:2021

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.115: Particular requirements for skin beauty care appliances
New Edition; Published on 2021-11-26
Identical 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.

Applicable upon publication.

AS/NZS IEC 61000.4.3:2021

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Testing and measurement techniques – Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
New Edition; Published on 2021-10-22
FYI only

AS/NZS 61000.6.3:2021

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Generic standards – Emission standard for equipment in residential environments (IEC 61000-6-3:2020 (ED 3.0) MOD)
New Edition; Published on 2021-10-22
FYI only

AS/NZS 61000.6.8:2021

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Generic standards – Emission standard for professional equipment in commercial and light-industrial locations (IEC 61000-6-8:2020 (ED 1.0) MOD)
New Edition; Published on 2021-10-22
FYI only

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
Amendment 2; Published on 2021-11-26
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-3-1:2014 Edition 1 Amendment 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.

Date of application: 2023-11-26

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
New Edition; Published on 2021-11-26
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.77:2002
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-4-3:2020 Edition 1.

Date of application: 2024-11-26

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
New Edition; Published on 2021-11-26
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.91:2008

  • Identical adoption of IEC 62841-4-4:2020 edition 1.

Date of application: 2024-11-26

AS/NZS 62115:2018 Amendment 1

Electric toys – Safety

  • FYI only (minor change to UV-emitting lamp’s emission limit).

Applicable upon publication.

Draft Standards / Amendments

DR AS/NZS 3100:2017 Amendment 4

Approval and test specification – general requirements for electrical equipment
DR 21013 CP

  • Correction only for varistor abnormal operation assessment (Cl 8.15.9)

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 60335.1:2022

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
DR 21014 CP
Modified adoption of IEC 60335-1:2020 Edition 6.0.

  • Incorporated AS/NZS variation in Amendment 3 to IEC body.
  • Clarification to PELV circuits definition (Cl 3.4.4) and added supplementary insulation requirement (Cl 22.59).
  • Expanded definition of remote control (Cl 3.11) and battery system (Cl 3.6.9-12).
  • Redefine detachable power supply part (Cl 3.6.7).
  • Clarification of requirements on measurement of power input and rated current that vary throughout the operating cycle (Cl 10). Annex S was replaced as informative guidance for this.
  • Revised and added additional requirements for battery-operated appliances (cl 3.6.9, 8.3 new, 11.7 new, 19.11.2, 30.2.3 and Annex B).
  • Introduced new requirements for metal-ion batteries (cl 12, 19.17).
  • Introduced the application of test probe 18 (Cl 8, 20.2).
  • Exclude appliance using system with polarized plugs intended for connection to polarised socket outlet from cl 19.5 assessment.
  • Clarification that cl 19.11.4 not applicable for cl 19.7 for attended appliance.
  • Added drop test for appliance having pins for insertion (21.1).
  • Added mechanical stop requirement for appliance with pins for insertion and capable of rotation (21.3).
  • Cord set to be provided with appliance with non standard inlet of IEC 60320-3 (Cl 22.58, 24.1.11).
  • Revised and clarified requirements for appliances incorporating a functional earth (Cl 22.60).
  • Added requirement for appliance outlets/socket outlets which are accessible by users (Cl 22.61 – similar to AS/NZS variation AZ 22.202).
  • Added UV lamp radiation safety requirement (Cl 24.1.10).
  • Added motor run capacitor damp heat test temperature setting and duration (Cl 24.8).
  • Clarification of interconnection cord cross sectional area size requirement according to the measured current (25.23).
  • Added new requirement for optical radiation hazards (Cl 30.2.2).
  • Added moisture resistance test requirements for appliances that incorporate an automatic cord reel and that have a second numeral IP rating and integral pins for insertion into socket outlets (Cl 15.1.2).
  • Added external communication software management items into software evaluation (Annex R) and updated fault and error condition Table R.1 and Table R.2.
  • Added safety requirement for remote communication through public network (Cl 22.62). New normative Annex U cyber security requirements added to avoid unauthorized access and the effects of transmission failures via remote communication through public networks.

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.67:2022

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.67: Particular requirements for floor treatment machines, for commercial use
DR 21015 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-67:2021 Edition 5.0

  • Editorial and technical alignment with DR AS/NZS 60335.1:2022 – for requirements of socket outlet, appliance outlets and battery operated appliance (Cl 7.1.102 deleted, added 19.101 and Annex B modified).
  • Added clarification that machine for dry use shall comply with IPX4 if equipped with accessory for wet application (6.2).
  • Added requirements for electronic form IM (Cl 7.12.9).
  • Polarized socket outlets not exempted for cl 19.5.
  • Protective device is not required for attended appliance outlets/socket outlets (Cl 22.61).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.68:2022

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.68: Particular requirements for spray extraction machines, for commercial use
DR 21016 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-68:2021 Edition 5.0

  • Editorial and technical alignment with DR AS/NZS 60335.1:2022 – for requirements of socket outlet, appliance outlets and battery operated appliance (Cl 7.1.102 deleted, added 19.102 and Annex B modified).
  • Added requirements for electronic form IM (Cl 7.12.9).
  • Polarized socket outlets not exempted for cl 19.5.
  • Additional requirement for appliance with electronic speed control (Cl 19.103).
  • Protective device is not required for attended appliance outlets/socket outlets (Cl 22.61).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.79:2022

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.79: Particular requirements for high pressure cleaners and steam cleaners
DR 21018 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-79:2021 Edition 5.0

  • Editorial and technical alignment with DR AS/NZS 60335.1:2022 – for requirements of socket outlet, appliance outlets and battery operated appliance (Cl 7.1.104 deleted, added 19.104 and Annex B modified).
  • Clarification on hand-held and battery-operated high pressure cleaners (Cl 3.5.2, Annex B).
  • Clarification to mass of appliance and redefined as typical operational mass (Cl 3.126, 5.103).
  • Added requirements for electronic form IM (Cl 7.12.9).
  • Polarized socket outlets not exempted for cl 19.5.
  • Protective device is not required for attended appliance outlets/socket outlets (Cl 22.61).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21 

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.80:2016 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.80: Particular requirements for fans
DR 21024 CP
AS/NZS modification only.

  • Allowing type Z attachment for partition fans intended to be installed in or upon the aperture of a partition in order to displace air from one side of the partition to the other side, both the sides being non-ducted free spaces. (Cl 25.5).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 61558.2.4:2022

Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2.4 Particular requirements and tests for isolating transformers and power supply units incorporating isolating transformers for general applications
DR 21019 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 61558-2-4:2021 Edition 3.0

  • Adjustment of structure and references in accordance with IEC 61558-1:2017, This version shall be used with latest version of part 1 (i.e. IEC 61558.-1:2017 , AS/NZ 61558.1:2018).
  • Description of constructions moved to IEC 61558-1:2017.
  • New symbol for power supply unit with linearly regulated output voltage (Cl 8.11).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 61558.2.6:2022

Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2.6: Particular requirements and tests for safety isolating transformers and power supply units incorporating safety isolating transformers for general applications
DR 21020 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 61558-2-6:2021 Edition 3.0

  • Adjustment of structure and references in accordance with IEC 61558-1:2017. This version shall be used with latest version of part 1 (i.e. IEC 61558.-1:2017 , AS/NZ 61558.1:2018).
  • Description of constructions(i.e. as per clause 19) moved to IEC 61558-1:2017 to align of part 1 and part 2.
  • New symbol for power supply unit with linearly regulated output voltage (Cl 8.11).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 61558.2.16:2022

Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2.16: Particular requirements and tests for switch mode power supply units and transformers for switch mode power supply units for general applications
DR 21021 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 61558-2-16:2021 Edition 2.0

  • Adjustment of structure and references in accordance with IEC 61558-1:2017, This version shall be used with latest version of part 1 (i.e. IEC 61558.-1:2017 , AS/NZ 61558.1:2018).
  • Definitions of different voltage characteristics.
  • Partial discharge and description of constructions moved to IEC 61558-1:2017 (Ed 3.0).
  • Alternative method for dimensioning of clearances.
  • Removal of requirements for homogeneous field conditions.
  • Clarify transformer to be tested at 0.9 and 1.1 times rated voltage (Cl 14.102).
  • Added example for determination of clearance and creepage distance (Annex CC).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS 62271.301:2021

High voltage switchgear and controlgear – Part 301: Dimensional standardization of terminals

FYI only

Closing date for comments 2021-12-13 

DR AS/NZS 62841.3.12:2018 Amendment 1

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3.12: Particular requirements for transportable threading machines
DR 21022 CP
Identical adoption of IEC 62841-3-12:2017 Edition 1 Amendment 1

  • Removed dust collection requirement (Cl 21.35).
  • Removed the requirement of protection devices (e.g overload/ over temperature protection devices) or circuit that switch off the tool shall be non self resetting (CL 23.3).

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21 

DR AS/NZS 62841.4.5:2022

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 4.5: Particular requirements for grass shears
DR 21023 CP
To supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.94:2008 three years from publication.

  • Identical adoption of IEC 62841-4-5:2021 edition 1.

Closing date for comments 2022-01-21

DR AS/NZS 62368.1:202x

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Safety requirements
Modified adoption of IEC 62368-1:2018 edition 3.0

Closing date for comments: 2021-12-22.

Regulatory Changes

EMC/RF – Australia

On 15th November the ACMA replaced the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling—Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2014 with the Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021 as part of a more general regulatory framework update and replaced Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2014 (the Human Exposure Standard) with direct references to the ARPANSA Standard.

Existing ACMA declarations are not affected by this change.

Electrical Safety – Australia

Upon the cancellation of 18 certifications of DC isolators, EESS officials issued 2 information bulletins for “Specific Configuration requirements for certification of dc isolators for use in solar PV installations” and “Approved Testing Entity for DC Isolator Testing”. The main changes are as shown below.

  • Modified to remove the arbitrary options of using IEC reports and provides guidance on the critical aspects of the testing requirements in AS 60947.3:2018 towards ensuring suitability of DC Isolators for Australian conditions.
  • Clarifying ‘approved testing entity’ criteria and removes the allowance to use facilities accredited to IEC 60947.3 for testing to AS 60947.3:2018 as approved testing entities.

EESS Notice – 21-042 Information Bulletin approved testing entity d.c. isolator

EESS Notice – 20-018 DC Isolators Specific Situations v1.2

Electrical Safety – New Zealand

  • WorkSafe NZ have issued a reminder that type B and type F RCDs are now declared high risk articles.
  • Upon the cancellation of 18 certifications of DC isolators, Worksafe also issued notified that these DC isolators are not allowed to be supplied and installed.
  • Prohibition of use of non-compliant and unsafe TPS (tough plastic sheathed) cable marked Certificate No. EESS-150102-0’ and manufactured by Shanghai Jiukai Wire & Cable Co Ltd, comes into effect on 2 May 2022.
  • WorkSafe NZ have issued a clarification that simple luminaires remain a high risk declared article in New Zealand (they have recently been re-classified in Australia).

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 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/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 60335-2-14:2016 Edition 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 is also exclude 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 60335-2-17:2012 Edition 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 requires 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 60335-2-23:2016 Edition 6 Amendment 1

  • Added foot care appliance requirement.
  • Revise hair dryer 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 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 60335-2-29:2016 Edition 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 Amendment 4

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

  • 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 60335-2-40:2018 edition 6.

  • 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 air flow 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 60335-2-54:2008 Edition 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 pressurised 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 60335-2-76:2018 edition 3.

  • 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 regarding back flow 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 60335-2-86:2018 Edition 3.

  • 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 60335-2-87:2016 Edition 3 including Amendment 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
Modified adoption of IEC 60669-2-1:2002 Edition 4 including Amendments 1 and 2.
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

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