Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances

Describes methods for the determination of water in insulating liquids and in oil-impregnated cellulosic insulation with coulmetrically generated Karl Fischer reagent.

Amendement 2 - Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues - Sécurité - Partie 2-2: Exigences particulières pour les aspirateurs et les appareils de nettoyage à aspiration d'eau

Décrit des méthodes de détermination de la teneur en eau des isolants liquides et des isolants cellulosiques imprégnés d'huile, par la méthode de titrage coulométrique de Karl Fischer.

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IEC 60335-2-2


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Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety –
Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction
cleaning appliances

Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues – Sécurité –
Partie 2-2: Exigences particulières pour les aspirateurs et les appareils
de nettoyage à aspiration d'eau

IEC 60335-2-2:2009-12/AMD2:2016-04(en-fr)

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IEC 60335-2-2


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Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety –

Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction

cleaning appliances

Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues – Sécurité –

Partie 2-2: Exigences particulières pour les aspirateurs et les appareils

de nettoyage à aspiration d'eau







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This amendment has been prepared by IEC technical committee 61: Safety of household and

similar electrical appliances.

The text of this amendment is based on the following documents:

FDIS Report on voting

61/5115/FDIS 61/5143/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this amendment can be found in the report
on voting indicated in the above table.
The committee has decided that the contents of this amendment and the base publication will
remain unchanged until the stability date indicated on the IEC web site under
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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.
1 Scope

Add the following as a new second paragraph.
Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances are within the scope of this
standard. Dual supply appliances, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as
battery-operated appliances when operated in the battery mode.
2 Normative references
Replace the reference to IEC 60312 by the following:
IEC 60312-1, Vacuum cleaners for household use – Part 1: Dry vacuum cleaners – Methods
for measuring the performance

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Add the following new references:

IEC 60584-1, Thermocouples – Part 1: EMF specifications and tolerances

ISO 216, Writing paper and certain classes of printed matter – Trimmed sizes – A and B

series, and indication of machine direction

ISO 7010:2011, Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs – Registered safety


ISO 14688-1, Geotechnical investigation and testing – Identification and classification of soil –

Part 1: Identification and description
3 Terms and definitions
3.1.9 Add the following text to the description of Pi:
If Pi cannot be measured due to the appliance suction motor stopping before 20 s, the air inlet
is gradually blocked to the extent that the motor stops after 20 s. In this case Pi is the
maximum value of power input in the last two seconds before the motor shuts off.
In the last paragraph replace IEC 60312 by IEC 60312-1.
Add the following new definition:
ash vacuum cleaner
vacuum cleaner intended to vacuum cold ash from fireplaces, chimneys, ovens, ash-trays and
similar places of ash accumulation
5 General conditions for the test
5.2 Add the following to the addition:
The test of 19.105 may be carried out on a separate appliance.
7 Markings and instructions

7.1 Add the following to the addition.
Ash vacuum cleaners shall be marked with symbol ISO 7000-0434A (2004-01), symbol
ISO 7000-0790 (2004-01) and symbol ISO 7010 W021.
7.6 Replace IEC 60417-5935 (2002-10) by IEC 60417-5935 (2012-09).

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Add the following new symbol:

[symbol ISO 7010 W021] warning; risk of fire / flammable materials

7.12 In the last paragraph of the addition replace IEC 60417-5935 (2002-10) by

IEC 60417-5935 (2012-09).

Add the following new subclause:
7.12.1 Addition:
The instructions for ash vacuum cleaners shall include the substance of the following:
This appliance is intended to pick up cold ash from fireplaces, chimneys, ovens, ash-trays,
and similar places of ash accumulation.
WARNING: Risk of fire
– do not pick up hot, glowing or burning ash. Pick up cold ash only;
– the dust container must be emptied and cleaned before and after each use;
– do not use paper dust bags or bags made from similar flammable materials;
– do not use any other vacuum cleaner to vacuum ash;
– do not rest the ash vacuum cleaner on flammable or polymeric surfaces, including
carpeting and vinyl tile.
7.14 Replace the first paragraph of the addition by the following:
The height of symbol IEC 60417-5935 (2012-09), symbol ISO 7000-0434A (2004-01), symbol
ISO 7000-0790 (2004-01) and symbol ISO 7010 W021 shall be at least 15 mm.
Add the following new subclause:
7.15 Addition:
Symbol ISO 7000-0434A (2004-01) shall be located next to symbol ISO 7000-0790 (2004-01).

7.101 In the last paragraph of the requirement delete “except those of class III
construction having a working voltage up to 24 V”.
11 Heating
11.3 Add the following to the addition:
Where the accessible external surfaces are suitably flat and access permits, then the test
probe of Figure 105 may be used to measure the temperature rises of accessible external
± 1 N to the surface
surfaces specified in Table 101. The probe is applied with a force of 4 N
in such a way that the best possible contact between the probe and the surface is ensured.
NOTE 102 The probe may be held in place using a laboratory stand clamp or similar device. Any measuring
instrument giving the same results as the probe can be used.

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Add the following new subclause:

11.8 Addition:

During the test, the temperature rises are monitored continuously and shall not exceed the

values shown in Table 101.

The temperature rise limits in Table 3 specified for “External enclosure of motor-operated

appliances except handles held in normal use” and the corresponding footnotes are not


Add the following new table:

Table 101 – Maximum temperature rises for specified
accessible external surfaces under normal operating conditions

c f
Surface Temperature rise of accessible external surfaces
Surfaces of portable Surfaces of hand held Surfaces of centrally

appliances situated on appliances and other sited vacuum cleaners

d e
the floor appliances

Bare metal 38 42 48
Coated metal 42 49 59
Glass and ceramic 51 56 65
Plastic and plastic coating > 0,4 mm 58 62 74
Metal is considered coated when a coating having a minimum thickness of 90 µm made by enamel or non-
substantially plastic coating is used.
The temperature rise limit of plastic also applies for plastic material having a metal finish of thickness less than
0,1 mm.
When the thickness of the plastic coating does not exceed 0,4 mm, the temperature rise limits of the coated metal or
of glass and ceramic material apply.
Within 25 mm from air outlets the above values can be increased by 10 K.
Within 25 mm from air outlets the above values can be increased by 5 K.
Surfaces that are inaccessible to a 75 mm diameter probe having a hemispherical end are not measured.

15 Moisture resistance

15.101 In the third paragraph of the test specification replace “free-fall test procedure 1 of
IEC 60068-2-32” by “test Free fall – Procedure 1 of IEC 60068-2-31”.
19 Abnormal operation
19.1 Add the following as a new last paragraph:
Vacuum cleaners that stop automatically when there is a blockage are also subject to the test
of 19.4.
Add the following new subclause:
19.4 Addition:

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The appliance is tested under the conditions specified in Clause 11 with the inlet blocked.

Any control that is allowed to disconnect the suction motor during the Pi determination of

3.1.9 is short-circuited.

Add the following new subclause:

19.105 Ash vacuum cleaners shall not cause a risk of fire or electric shock when operated

under the following test conditions:

The ash vacuum cleaner is prepared for operation according the instruction for use, but

switched off.

The empty container of the ash vacuum cleaner is filled up to two-thirds of its useable
volume with paper balls. Each paper ball is made out of crumpled sheets of A4 copy paper
2 2
having a weight in the range 70 g/m to 120 g/m in accordance with ISO 216. Each paper
sheet shall be crumpled to a size so that it fits into a cube having sides of 10 cm.
The paper balls are ignited with a burning paper strip positioned in the centre of the paper
balls top layer. After 1 min the container is closed and kept in this position until steady
conditions are reached.
During the tests, the appliance shall not emit flames or molten material.
Afterwards, this test is repeated with a new sample but with all suction motors switched on
immediately after the closing of the container. If the ash vacuum cleaner has a control for air
flow adjustment, the test shall be done with minimum and maximum air flow settings.
After the test the appliance shall comply with 19.13.
21 Mechanical strength
Add the following new subclause:
21.106 A handle intended for carrying an appliance shall be constructed to withstand the
weight of the appliance without damage. This requirement is not applicable to hand-held
vacuum cleaners or automatic battery operated cleaners.
Compliance is checked by the following test.
The load, consisting of the weight of the appliance with its dust receptacle filled with dry

medium grade sand according to ISO 14688-1 shall be uniformly applied over a 75 mm width
at the centre of the handle without clamping. If the receptacle is marked with a maximum dust
level then the sand is added to this level. The load shall be started at zero and gradually
increased so that the test value is reached in 5 s to 10 s and shall be maintained for 1 min.
When more than one handle is furnished on an appliance, and the appliance is unable to be
carried by one handle, the force shall be distributed between the handles. The distribution of
force shall be determined by measuring the percentage of the appliance weight sustained by
each handle with the appliance in the normal carrying position.
When an appliance is furnished with more than one handle and can be carried by only one
handle, each handle shall sustain the total force. A water-suction cleaning appliance that is
completely supported in the hand or by the body during use shall be filled to maximum normal
capacity with water when determining the weight of the appliance and during the test. For an
appliance with separate tanks for clean solution and recovery, only the largest tank shall be
filled to maximum.

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After the test, there shall be no damage to the handle, its securing means, or that portion of

the appliance to which the handle is attached. Damage to the finish, small dents and small

chips are ignored.

22 Construction

Add the following new subclauses:

22.102 Ash vacuum cleaners shall be equipped with a finely woven metal pre-filter or a

pre-filter manufactured using flame retardant material with a GWFI as specified in 30.2.101.

All parts including accessories in direct contact with ash located before the pre filter shall be
made out of metal or made of a non-metallic material complying with 30.2.102. Metal
containers shall have a minimum wall thickness of 0,35 mm.
Compliance is checked by inspection, by measurement, by the t

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