IEC 60335-2-17:2012

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IEC 60335-2-17:2012 deals with the safety of electric blankets, pads, clothing and other flexible appliances that heat the bed or human body, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. This standard also applies to control units supplied with the appliance. Appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used in beauty parlours or by persons in cold ambient temperatures, are within the scope of this standard. As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account persons (including children) whose physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction or children playing with the appliance. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002 including its Amendment 1 (2006) and its Amendment 2 (2008). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the second edition are as follows (minor changes are not listed):
- The definition of PTC heating element has been deleted and the definition in Part 1 now applies. A definition of a heating element with PTC characteristics has been introduced instead (3.117). This has resulted in editorial changes to 5.7, 5.8.2, 7.1, 10.101, 11.2, 21.105, 21.111.1 and 21.112.
- The allowance for class I appliances has been deleted and requirements for appliances incorporating a functional earth have been incorporated (6.1, 7.1, 22.115).
- The working voltage of parts of class III construction is limited to 24 V (22.26).
- Some notes have been deleted or converted to normative text (3.107, 3.111, 3.113, 5.2, 5.3, 5.8.2, 11.8, 11.101, 11.102, 15.1, 15.101, 19.1, 19.13, 19.102, 19.103, 19.105, 19.106, 19.108, 19.109, 19.110, 19.111, 19.112, 21.1, 21.102, 21.103, 21.109, 21.110.3, 21.111.1, 21.111.2, 21.111.3, 21.112, 22.103, 22.114, 25.23, Annex AA, Annex CC 3.1.9, 19.201, 19.203).
- Modification of the marking requirements (7.1, 7.14, 7.15).
- Modification of the instructions (7.12).
- Clarification of the heat stroke test (11.101).
- The figure numbers have been updated to take into account deletion of Figure 103 in the previous edition.
The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication. Keywords: electric blanket: pad: heating element

This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.

Issue Date

2012-03-26

Category

HOUS

Included in IECEE System

2007-10-01

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Responsible National Certification Body

Beijing

China

Guangzhou,

China

Arnhem

Netherlands

Milano

Italy

Coquitlam, B.C.

Canada

Milton Keynes

United Kingdom

Shanghai

China

Guangzhou, Guangdong

China

Gyeonggi-do, 15809

Korea, Republic of

Guangzhou

China

Fontenay-Aux-Roses

France

Getafe - Madrid

Spain

Shanghai

China

Shunde District,

China

Wien

Austria

Shanghai

China

Köln

Germany

Nürnberg

Germany

Guangzhou 510656

China

Shenzhen, Guangdong

China

Auckland

New Zealand

Offenbach / Main

Germany

Id

Name

City

Country

13370

Madrid

Spain

13338

Beijing 100070

China

13360

Arnhem

Netherlands

13351

Milano

Italy

13371

Kista

Sweden

13375

Surrey

United Kingdom

13365

Singapore

Singapore

13358

Gunpo-si,Gyeonggi-do, 15809

Korea, Republic of

13749

NL - 7327 AC Apeldoorn

Netherlands

13343

Fontenay-Aux-Roses

France

13332

Vienna

Austria

13334

BRUSSELS 1070

Belgium

13342

Helsinki

Finland

13354

Yokohama

Japan

13345

Nürnberg

Germany

13427

Singapore 609937

Singapore

13340

Ballerup

Denmark

13344

Offenbach / Main

Germany