Household electrical hair care appliances - Methods of measuring the performance

Applies to electrical appliances (including accessories) for household and similar use for drying and styling hair. Performance characteristics that are of interest to the user and specifies methods of measuring these characteristics are defined within this standard. The measuring procedures are developed for comparable tests. Requirements for performance are not specified within this standard. This standard does not cover hair care appliances with radiant heating, helmet-type dryers or cutting devices.

Elektrische Haarpflegegeräte für den Hausgebrauch - Verfahren zur Messung der Gebrauchseigenschaften

Appareils électrodomestiques destinés aux soins des cheveux - Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude à la fonction

Applies to electrical appliances (including accessories) for household and similar use for drying and styling hair. Performance characteristics that are of interest to the user and specifies methods of measuring these characteristics are defined within this standard. The measuring procedures are developed for comparable tests. Requirements for performance are not specified within this standard. This standard does not cover hair care appliances with radiant heating, helmet-type dryers or cutting devices.

Household electrical hair care appliances - Methods of measuring the performance (IEC 61855:2003) / Note: Endorsement notice

Nov standard, ki ga je pred kratkim izdal IEC pod oznako IEC 61855 je namenjen inženirjem v preskusnih laboratorijih in vsem organizacijam, ki se ukvarjajo s potrošniškimi testi, saj prinaša nov postopek za merjenje delovanja električnih aparatov za nego las. Postopek, ki je opisan v IEC 61855, ponuja različne poti za ocenjevanje delovanja aparatov za sušenje in oblikovanje pričesk (vključno z njihovimi nastavki), pri čemer upošteva geometrijske lastnosti, izhodno temperaturo zraka (standard kot najprimernejšo temperaturo za sušenje las opredeljuje 75 °C), stopnjo sušenja, preprostost rokovanja in podobno. Novi standard je lahko tudi primerna podlaga za primerjalno preskušanje aparatov za nego las. Varnostne zahteve za tovrstne aparate pa opredeljuje standard IEC 60335--2--23, ki obravnava tudi posebne zahteve za aparate za nego kože in las. Standard je pripravil tehnični odbor IEC/TC 59 Delovanje gospodinjskih električnih aparatov.

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SLOVENSKI SIST EN 61855:2003
STANDARD
november 2003
Household electrical hair care appliances - Methods of measuring the performance
(IEC 61855:2003) / Note: Endorsement notice
ICS 97.170 Referenčna številka
SIST EN 61855:2003(en)

© Standard je založil in izdal Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje ali kopiranje celote ali delov tega dokumenta ni dovoljeno

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 61855
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM April 2003
ICS 97.170
English version
Household electrical hair care appliances -
Methods of measuring the performance
(IEC 61855:2003)
Appareils électrodomestiques Elektrische Haarpflegegeräte
destinés aux soins des cheveux - für den Hausgebrauch -
Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude Verfahren zur Messung
à la fonction der Gebrauchseigenschaften
(CEI 61855:2003) (IEC 61855:2003)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2003-03-01. CENELEC members are bound to

comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and

notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic,

Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

CENELEC
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels

© 2003 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 61855:2003 E
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EN 61855:2003 - 2 -
Foreword

The text of document 59/307/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 61855, prepared by IEC TC 59,

Performance of household electrical appliances, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote

and was approved by CENELEC as EN 61855 on 2003-03-01.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2003-12-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2006-03-01
Annexes designated "normative" are part of the body of the standard.
Annexes designated "informative" are given for information only.
In this standard, annex ZA is normative and annexes A and B are informative.
Annex ZA has been added by CENELEC.
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Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 61855:2003 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following note has to be added for the standard indicated:

IEC 60335-2-23 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60335-2-23:1996 (not modified).
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

This European Standard incorporates by dated or undated reference, provisions from other

publications. These normative references are cited at the appropriate places in the text and the

publications are listed hereafter. For dated references, subsequent amendments to or revisions of any

of these publications apply to this European Standard only when incorporated in it by amendment or

revision. For undated references the latest edition of the publication referred to applies (including

amendments).

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant

EN/HD applies.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
1) 2)
IEC 60584-2 - Thermocouples EN 60584-2 1993
Part 2: Tolerances
IEC 60704-2-9 - Household and similar electrical - -
appliances - Test code for the
determination of airborne acoustical
noise
Part 2-9: Particular requirements for
electric hair care appliances
1) 2)
IEC 61254 - Electric shavers for household use - EN 61254 1994
Methods for measuring the performance
IEC 61592 - Household electrical appliances - - -
Guidelines for consumer panel testing
ISO 2267 1986 Surface active agents - Evaluation of - -
certain effects of laundering - Methods
of preparation and use of unsoiled
cotton control cloth
Undated reference.
Valid edition at date of issue.
To be published.
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INTERNATIONAL IEC
STANDARD 61855
First edition
2003-01
Household electrical hair care appliances –
Methods of measuring the performance
Appareils électrodomestiques destinés aux soins
des cheveux –
Méthodes de mesure de l'aptitude à la fonction
© IEC 2003 ⎯ Copyright - all rights reserved

No part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or

mechanical, including photocopying and microfilm, without permission in writing from the publisher.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD .......................................................................................................................... 3

INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................4

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 5

2 Normative references....................................................................................................... 5

3 Definitions ....................................................................................................................... 5

4 List of measurements and tests ....................................................................................... 6

5 General conditions for measurements.............................................................................. 7

5.1 General .................................................................................................................. 7

5.2 Test room ............................................................................................................... 7

5.3 Power supply.......................................................................................................... 7

5.4 Steady conditions ................................................................................................... 7

5.5 Thermocouples ....................................................................................................... 7

6 Measurements ................................................................................................................. 7

6.1 Mass of the appliance............................................................................................. 7

6.2 Length of the flexible cord....................................................................................... 8

6.3 Power Input ............................................................................................................ 8

6.4 Heating-up times .................................................................................................... 8

6.5 Temperatures ......................................................................................................... 8

6.6 Air flow of hand-held hairdryers and hairstyling appliances with warm air ..............10

6.7 Drying rate.............................................................................................................10

6.8 Attachment of accessories.....................................................................................12

6.9 Drop test................................................................................................................12

7 Measurement of airborne acoustical noise ......................................................................13

8 Features .........................................................................................................................13

8.1 Control settings .....................................................................................................13

8.2 Accessories ...........................................................................................................13

8.3 Additional features.................................................................................................13

9 Instructions for use .........................................................................................................13

Annex A (informative) Additional information ........................................................................19

Annex B (informative) Test Cloth..........................................................................................20

Bibliography..........................................................................................................................21

Figure 1 – Graphical derivation of distance D ......................................................................11

Figure 2 – Temperature measuring device (based on UL 859)...............................................14

Figure 3 – Attachment of the thermocouples .........................................................................15

Figure 4 – Distance for temperature measurement ................................................................16

Figure 5 – Curling appliance, position of the measuring points ..............................................17

Figure 6 – Test equipment for measuring the drying rate.......................................................18

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL HAIR CARE APPLIANCES –
METHODS FOR MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE
FOREWORD

1) The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising

all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of the IEC is to promote

international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To

this end and in addition to other activities, the IEC publishes International Standards. Their preparation is

entrusted to technical committees; any IEC National Committee interested in the subject dealt with may

participate in this preparatory work. International, governmental and non-governmental organizations liaising

with the IEC also participate in this preparation. The IEC collaborates closely with the International

Organization for Standardization (ISO) in accordance with conditions determined by agreement between the

two organizations.

2) The formal decisions or agreements of the IEC on technical matters express, as nearly as possible, an

international consensus of opinion on the relevant subjects since each technical committee has representation

from all interested National Committees.

3) The documents produced have the form of recommendations for international use and are published in the form

of standards, technical reports or guides and they are accepted by the National Committees in that sense.

4) In order to promote international unification, IEC National Committees undertake to apply IEC International

Standards transparently to the maximum extent possible in their national and regional standards. Any

divergence between the IEC Standard and the corresponding national or regional standard shall be clearly

indicated in the latter.

5) The IEC provides no marking procedure to indicate its approval and cannot be rendered responsible for any

equipment declared to be in conformity with one of its standards.

6) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this International Standard may be the subject

of patent rights. The IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 61855 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 59:

Performance of household electrical appliances.
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
59/307/FDIS 59/318/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

2005-04. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed;
• withdrawn;
• replaced by a revised edition, or
ƒ amended.
A bilingual version of this publication may be issued at a later date.
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INTRODUCTION

This standard does not deal with hair care appliances with radiant heating or with helmet

dryers (see Scope) for the following reasons:

– the test methods are likely to be complicated and expensive and they might not be

sufficiently repeatable;
– suitable and or proven test methods are not known at present;
– developing of test methods for these appliances will incur considerable costs;
– the market shares of these appliances are rather small.

National Committees who consider that hair care appliances with radiant heating and helmet

dryers should be included into maintainance activities are requested to submit proposals

suitable for the corresponding test method.
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HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL HAIR CARE APPLIANCES –
METHODS FOR MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE
1 Scope

This International Standard applies to electrical appliances for household and similar use for

drying and styling hair (including their accessories).

This standard defines the main performance characteristics that are of interest to the user and

specifies methods of measuring these characteristics.
The measuring procedures are developed for comparable tests.
This standard does not specify requirements for performance.

This standard does not cover hair care appliances with radiant heating, helmet-type dryers or

cutting devices.
NOTE 1 This standard does not deal with safety requirements (IEC 60335-2-23).

NOTE 2 Due to the influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and

proficiency of the operator, most of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for

comparative testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.

For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition

of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60584-2, Thermocouples – Part 2: Tolerances

IEC 60704-2-9, Household and similar electrical appliances – Test code for the determination

of airborne acoustical noise – Part 2-9: Particular requirements for electrical hair care

appliances

IEC 61254, Electric shavers for household use – Methods for measuring the performance

IEC/TR 61592, Household electrical appliances – Guidelines for consumer panel testing

ISO 2267:1986, Surface active agents – Evaluation of certain effects of laundering- Methods

of preparation and use of unsoiled cotton control cloth
3 Definitions
For the purpose of this document, the following definitions apply.
3.1
hairstyling appliance
appliance for styling or curling hairs
NOTE Hairstyling appliances may comprise brushes and combs.
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To be published.
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3.2
hairstyling appliance with warm air

hairstyling appliance in which a stream of warm air is produced for drying and styling the hair

3.3
curling appliance
appliance in which heat is produced for styling dry hair.
NOTE The hair may contain a small quantity of residual moisture.
3.4
curling set
set of rollers that can be heated for styling hair.
3.5
concentrator
accessory for directing the air flow.
3.6
diffuser
accessory providing a wide distribution of the airflow.

NOTE For the purposes of this standard, a volumiser is considered to be a diffuser.

3.7
rated voltage
voltage assigned to the appliance by the manufacturer.
3.8
rated frequency
frequency assigned to the appliance by the manufacturer.
4 List of measurements and tests
Depending on the appliance,
...

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