Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 4-6: Particular requirements for garden blowers, garden vacuums and garden blower/vacuums

This clause of Part 1 is applicable, except as follows: Addition: This document applies to hand-held and backpack - garden blowers; - garden vacuums; and - garden blower/vacuums. This document does not apply to - walk-behind garden blowers, walk-behind garden vacuums and walk-behind garden blower/vacuums; - robotic garden blowers, robotic garden vacuums and robotic garden blower/vacuums; and - vacuum cleaners intended primarily for use indoors, for water suction cleaning or animal grooming. NOTE 101 Vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances, including vacuum cleaners for animal grooming are covered by IEC 60335-2-2. NOTE 102 Vacuum cleaners for commercial use are covered by IEC 60335-2-69.

Elektrische motorbetriebene handgeführte Werkzeuge, transportable Werkzeuge und Rasen- und Gartenmaschinen - Sicherheit - Teil 4-6: Besondere Anforderungen für Gartenbläser, Gartensauger und Gartenbläser/-sauger

Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines pour jardins et pelouses - Sécurité - Partie 4-6: Exigences particulières pour souffleurs de jardin, aspirateurs de jardin et souffleurs/aspirateurs de jardin

La clause 1 de la IEC 62841-1:2014 est applicable, sauf dans les cas suivants: Ajout: Le présent document s’applique aux appareils portatifs et aux sacs à dos  
souffleurs de jardin;
aspirateurs de jardin; et
souffleur/aspirateurs de jardin.  Le présent document ne s’applique pas aux  
souffleurs de jardin à pied, aspirateurs de jardin à pied derrière et souffleurs de jardin à pied;
souffleurs de jardin robotisés, aspirateurs de jardin robotisés et souffleurs/aspirateurs de jardin robotisés;
les aspirateurs destinés principalement à être utilisés à l’intérieur, pour le nettoyage par aspiration d’eau ou le toilettage des animaux; et
soufflantes destinées principalement à une utilisation à l’intérieur ou au toilettage des animaux.

Elektromotorna ročna orodja, prenosna orodja ter stroji za trato in vrt - Varnost - 4-6. del: Posebne zahteve za vrtne pihalnike, vrtne sesalnike in vrtne pihalnike/sesalnike

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
01-julij-2024
Elektromotorna ročna orodja, prenosna orodja ter stroji za trato in vrt - Varnost - 4-
6. del: Posebne zahteve za vrtne pihalnike, vrtne sesalnike in vrtne
pihalnike/sesalnike
Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden
machinery - Safety - Part 4-6: Particular requirements for garden blowers, garden
vacuums and garden blower/vacuums
Elektrische motorbetriebene handgeführte Werkzeuge, transportable Werkzeuge und
Rasen- und Gartenmaschinen – Sicherheit – Teil 4-6: Besondere Anforderungen für
Gartenbläser, Gartensauger und Gartenbläser/-sauger
Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines pour jardins et pelouses -
Sécurité - Partie 4-6: Exigences particulières pour souffleurs de jardin, aspirateurs de
jardin et souffleurs/aspirateurs de jardin
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 62841-4-6:2024
ICS:
25.140.20 Električna orodja Electric tools
65.060.70 Vrtnarska oprema Horticultural equipment
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

EUROPEAN STANDARD EN IEC 62841-4-6

NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM May 2024
ICS 25.140.20
English Version
Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and
lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 4-6: Particular
requirements for garden blowers, garden vacuums and garden
blower/vacuums
(IEC 62841-4-6:2022)
Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines Elektrische motorbetriebene handgeführte Werkzeuge,
pour jardins et pelouses - Sécurité - Partie 4-6: Exigences transportable Werkzeuge und Rasen- und
particulières pour souffleurs de jardin, aspirateurs de jardin Gartenmaschinen - Sicherheit - Teil 4-6: Besondere
et souffleurs/aspirateurs de jardin Anforderungen für Gartenbläser, Gartensauger und
(IEC 62841-4-6:2022) Gartenbläser/-sauger
(IEC 62841-4-6:2022)
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European foreword
The text of document 116/622/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62841-4-6, prepared by IEC/TC 116
"Safety of motor-operated electric tools" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and
approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 62841-4-6:2024.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at national (dop) 2025-04-29
level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2028-04-29
document have to be withdrawn
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of
patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.
This document has been prepared under a standardization request addressed to CENELEC by the
European Commission. The Standing Committee of the EFTA States subsequently approves these
requests for its Member States.
For the relationship with EU Legislation, see informative Annex ZZ, which is an integral part of
Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national committee. A
complete listing of these bodies can be found on the CENELEC website.
Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 62841-4-6:2022 was approved by CENELEC as a
European Standard without any modification.
In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standard indicated:
IEC 60335-2-2 NOTE Approved as EN IEC 60335-2-2
IEC 60335-2-69 NOTE Approved as EN 60335-2-69

IEC 62841-4-6 ®
Edition 1.0 2022-10
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and

garden machinery – Safety –
Part 4-6: Particular requirements for garden blowers,

garden vacuums and garden blower/vacuums

Outils électroportatifs à moteur, outils portables et machines pour jardins et

pelouses – Sécurité –
Partie 4-6: Exigences particulières pour souffleurs de jardin, aspirateurs de

jardin et souffleurs/aspirateurs de jardin

INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION
COMMISSION
ELECTROTECHNIQUE
INTERNATIONALE
ICS 25.140.20 ISBN 978-2-8322-5688-6

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CONTENTS
FOREWORD . 4
1 Scope . 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Terms and definitions . 7
4 General requirements . 11
5 General conditions for the tests . 11
6 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards . 11
7 Classification . 12
8 Marking and instructions . 12
9 Protection against access to live parts . 15
10 Starting . 15
11 Input and current . 15
12 Heating . 16
13 Resistance to heat and fire . 16
14 Moisture resistance . 16
15 Resistance to rusting . 17
16 Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits . 17
17 Endurance . 17
18 Abnormal operation . 18
19 Mechanical hazards . 19
20 Mechanical strength . 28
21 Construction . 33
22 Internal wiring . 34
23 Components . 34
24 Supply connection and external flexible cords . 37
25 Terminals for external conductors . 38
26 Provision for earthing . 38
27 Screws and connections . 38
28 Creepage distances, clearances and distances through insulation . 39
Annexes . 43
Annex I (informative) Measurement of noise and vibration emissions . 43
Annex K (normative) Battery tools and battery packs . 50
Annex L (normative) Battery tools and battery packs provided with mains connection
or non-isolated sources . 61
Annex AA (normative) Product safety labels which can be used on machines . 64
Annex BB (informative) Example of a material and construction for fulfilling the
requirements for an artificial surface . 67
Bibliography . 69

Figure 101 – Example of a hand-held garden blower . 9
Figure 102 – Example of a backpack garden blower . 10
Figure 103 – Example of a hand-held garden vacuum . 10

IEC 62841-4-6:2022 © IEC 2022 – 3 –
Figure 104 – Young adult arm probe . 22
Figure 105 – Adult arm probe . 23
Figure 106 – Measurement of handle dimensions . 26
Figure 107 – Minimum radial clearance around the power switch . 27
Figure 108 – Hand-held garden blower positions for drop test . 30
Figure 109 – Hand-held garden vacuum positions for drop test . 31
Figure 110 – Backpack machine position for drop test . 32
Figure 111 – Test piece . 33
Figure 112 – Test assembly for accessibility of attachment plug blades . 38
Figure I.101 – Microphone positions on the hemisphere (see Table I.101) . 44
Figure AA.1 – Product safety label illustrating – "Keep bystanders away" . 64
Figure AA.2 – Product safety labels illustrating – "Wear eye protection". 64
Figure AA.3 – Product safety label illustrating – "Wear ear protection" . 65
Figure AA.4 – Product safety label illustrating – "Do not expose to rain" . 65
Figure AA.5 – Product safety label illustrating – "Remove plug from the mains
immediately if the cable is damaged or cut" . 65
Figure AA.6 – Optional product safety label illustrating – "Wear eye and ear protection" . 66
Figure BB.1 – Sketch of the measurement surface covered with an artificial surface . 68

Table 4 – Required performance levels . 19
Table 12 – Minimum creepage distances and clearances . 40
Table I.101 – Co-ordinates of microphone positions . 46
Table I.102 – Absorption coefficients . 46
Table K.301 – Pull and torque value . 58
Table K.1 – Minimum creepage distances and clearances between parts of different

potential . 59
Table K.2 – Minimum total sum of creepage distances and clearances to accessi
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