Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-69: Particular requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for commercial use

IEC 60335-2-69:2016 is available as IEC 60335-2-69:2016RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60335-2-69:2016 deals with the safety of electrical motor-operated vacuum cleaners, including back-pack vacuum cleaners, and dust extractors, for wet suction, dry suction, or wet and dry suction, intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use with or without attachments. They may be provided with a blowing or inflating function. It also deals with the safety of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners, excluding the installation of the system. Requirements on the safe installation of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners are not addressed by this standard but need to be taken into account. This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
- public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
- industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
- retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
- business premises, for example offices and banks and
- all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes. They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems are covered: mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances, and battery powered motors. This standard also applies to machines handling hazardous dust, such as asbestos. This standard does not apply to:
- vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household use;
- floor treatment machines for commercial use;
- spray extraction machines for commercial use;
- hand-held mains-operated electrical garden blowers, vacuums and blower vacuums;
- hand-held and transportable motor-operated electric tools;
- appliances for medical purposes;
- machines designed for use in corrosive environments;
- machines designed for picking up liquids with a flash point below 55 °C and machines designed for use in explosive environments (dust, vapour or gas), except those designed for use in zone 22. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2012. It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-69 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):
- the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;
- terms and definitions has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;
- the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes have been made to Clauses 15, 22 and 25;
- the standard has been aligned with the newest amendment of IEC 60335-1:2010+A1:2013;
- Annex AA was revised and restructured;
- Annex CC was revised;
- general additions for vacuum cleaners with blowing functions have been introduced and a new Annex GG 'Particular requirements for mobile wet vacuum cleaners for rescue and firefighting services (MWF)' was added. It was established on the basis of the fifth edition (2010) of that standard. 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 its publication. Key words: Vacuum Cleaner, Commercial Use, Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner, Power Brush
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.

Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues - Sécurité - Partie 2-69: Exigences particulières pour les aspirateurs fonctionnant en présence d'eau ou à sec, y compris les brosses motorisées, à usage commercial

L'IEC 60335-2-69:2016 traite de la sécurité des aspirateurs électriques à moteur, y compris les aspirateurs dorsaux et les extracteurs de poussière, pour aspiration d'eau, aspiration à sec, ou aspiration d'eau et à sec, destinés à un usage commercial en extérieur et en intérieur avec ou sans accessoires. Ils peuvent être fournis avec une fonction de soufflage ou de gonflage. Elle traite également de la sécurité des aspirateurs à unité centrale d'aspiration, à l'exception de l'installation du système. La présente norme s'applique aux machines destinées à un usage commercial. La liste suivante, bien que non exhaustive, fournit une indication des lieux inclus dans le domaine d'application:
- lieux publics tels que des hôtels, des écoles, des hôpitaux,
- sites industriels, par exemple des usines et des ateliers de fabrication,
- commerces de détail, par exemple des boutiques et des supermarchés,
- locaux commerciaux, par exemple des bureaux et des banques,
- toutes utilisations autres que l'entretien domestique normal. Ces appareils ne sont pas équipés d'un dispositif de transmission. Les systèmes d'alimentation suivants sont couverts, moteurs alimentés par secteur avec une tension assignée maximale de 250 V pour les appareils monophasés et 480 V pour les autres appareils, et les moteurs alimentés par batterie. La présente norme s'applique en outre aux machines manipulant de la poussière dangereuse, telle que de l'amiante. La présente norme ne s'applique pas
- aux aspirateurs et aux appareils de nettoyage à aspiration d'eau à usage domestique;
- aux machines de traitement des sols à usage commercial;
- aux machines de nettoyage par pulvérisation et aspiration à usage commercial;
- aux souffleurs, aspirateurs et aspiro-souffleurs portatifs pour le jardin, alimentés par le secteur;
- aux outils électroportatifs à moteur et portables;
- aux appareils destinés à des usages médicaux;
- aux machines destinées à être utilisées dans des environnements corrosifs;
- aux machines destinées à aspirer des liquides dont le point d'éclair est inférieur à 55 °C;
- aux machines destinées à être utilisées dans des environnements explosifs (poussière, vapeur ou gaz), à l'exception de celles destinées à être utilisées en zone 22. Cette cinquième édition annule et remplace la quatrième édition parue en 2012. Elle constitue une révision technique. Les principales modifications de cette édition, par rapport à la quatrième édition de l'IEC 60335-2-69, sont les suivantes (les modifications mineures ne sont pas mentionnées):
- le domaine d'application a été révisé sur le plan rédactionnel afin d'éviter toute incompréhension;
- les termes et définitions ont été révisés conformément à la révision des exigences;
- la norme a été révisée de manière générale et mise à jour concernant l'état de l'art, dans la mesure du nécessaire, en particulier quelques modifications ont été apportées aux Articles 15, 22 et 25;
- la norme a été alignée avec l'amendment le plus récent de l'IEC 60335-1:2010+A1:2013;
- l'Annexe AA a été révisée et restructurée;
- l'Annexe CC a été révisée; des additions générales pour les aspiraterus avec des fonctions de soufflage ont été introduites;
- une nouvelle Annexe GG 'Exigences particulières relatives aux aspirateurs mobiles fonctionnant en présence d'eau pour les services de sauvetage et de lutte contre l'incendie (MWF)' a été ajoutée. Elle a été établie sur la base de la cinquième édition (2010) de cette norme. L'attention des Comités Nationaux est attirée sur le fait que les fabricants d'appareils et les organismes d'essai peuvent avoir besoin d'une période transitoire après la publication d'une nouvelle publication IEC, ou d'une publication amendée ou révisée, pour fabriquer des produits conformes aux nouvelles exigences et pour adapter leurs équipements aux nouveaux essais ou aux essais révisés. Le comité recommande que le contenu de cette publication soit entériné au niveau national au plus tôt 12 mois et au pl

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IEC 60335-2-69
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INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
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Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety –
Part 2-69: Particular requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including
power brush, for commercial use
Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues – Sécurité –
Partie 2-69: Exigences particulières pour les aspirateurs fonctionnant en
présence d'eau ou à sec, y compris les brosses motorisées, à usage commercial
IEC 60335-2-69:2016-06(en-fr)
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IEC 60335-2-69
Edition 5.0 2016-06
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
colour
inside
Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety –
Part 2-69: Particular requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including
power brush, for commercial use
Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues – Sécurité –
Partie 2-69: Exigences particulières pour les aspirateurs fonctionnant en
présence d'eau ou à sec, y compris les brosses motorisées, à usage commercial
INTERNATIONAL
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ......................................................................................................................... 4

INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 7

1 Scope ............................................................................................................................ 8

2 Normative references..................................................................................................... 9

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................... 9

4 General requirement .................................................................................................... 13

5 General conditions for the tests .................................................................................... 13

6 Classification ............................................................................................................... 13

7 Marking and instructions .............................................................................................. 14

8 Protection against access to live parts ......................................................................... 17

9 Starting of motor-operated appliances .......................................................................... 17

10 Power input and current ............................................................................................... 17

11 Heating ....................................................................................................................... 18

12 Void ............................................................................................................................ 19

13 Leakage current and electric strength at operating temperature .................................... 19

14 Transient overvoltages................................................................................................. 19

15 Moisture resistance ..................................................................................................... 19

16 Leakage current and electric strength ........................................................................... 21

17 Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits .......................................... 21

18 Endurance ................................................................................................................... 21

19 Abnormal operation ..................................................................................................... 22

20 Stability and mechanical hazards ................................................................................. 23

21 Mechanical strength ..................................................................................................... 24

22 Construction ................................................................................................................ 26

23 Internal wiring .............................................................................................................. 28

24 Components ................................................................................................................ 28

25 Supply connection and external flexible cords .............................................................. 29

26 Terminals for external conductors ................................................................................ 30

27 Provision for earthing ................................................................................................... 30

28 Screws and connections .............................................................................................. 30

29 Clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation .................................................... 30

30 Resistance to heat and fire .......................................................................................... 30

31 Resistance to rusting ................................................................................................... 31

32 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards ......................................................................... 31

Annexes ............................................................................................................................. 36

Annex A (normative) Routine tests ..................................................................................... 37

Annex B (normative) Appliances powered by rechargeable batteries that are

recharged in the appliance .................................................................................................. 38

Annex S (normative) Battery-operated appliances powered by batteries that are non-

rechargeable or not recharged in the appliance ................................................................... 39

Annex AA (normative) Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and dust

extractors for the collection of hazardous dusts ................................................................... 40

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Annex BB (informative) List of dusts which present an explosion risk when subject to

ignition conditions ............................................................................................................... 52

Annex CC (informative) Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and dust

extractors providing equipment protection level Dc for the collection of combustible

dusts .................................................................................................................................. 58

Annex DD (normative) Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners for use in ESD

protected areas .................................................................................................................. 68

Annex EE (informative) Emission of acoustical noise .......................................................... 71

Annex FF (informative) Emission of vibration ...................................................................... 80

Annex GG (normative) Particular requirements for mobile wet vacuum cleaners for

rescue and firefighting services (MWF) ................................................................................ 81

Bibliography ....................................................................................................................... 86

Figure 101 – Impact test apparatus ..................................................................................... 32

Figure 102 – Apparatus for testing the abrasion resistance of current-carrying hoses .......... 33

Figure 103 – Apparatus for testing the resistance to flexing of current-carrying hoses ......... 34

Figure 104 – Configuration of the hose for the freezing treatment ....................................... 34

Figure 105 – Flexing positions for the hose after removal from the freezing cabinet ............. 35

Figure 106 – Probe for measuring surface temperatures ...................................................... 35

Figure AA.1 – Warning label for dust class H machines ....................................................... 48

Figure AA.2 – Warning label for dust class L and dust M machines ..................................... 49

Figure AA.3 – Test method for essential filter material ......................................................... 49

Figure AA.4 – In situ essential filter element test ................................................................. 50

Figure AA.5 – Assembled machine test ............................................................................... 50

Figure AA.6 – Sequence and selection of tests according to Clause 22 ................................ 51

Figure CC.1 – Non-metallic parts enclosing collected combustible dust ................................ 67

Figure CC.2 – Areas considered free of combustible dust .................................................... 67

Figure EE.1 – Position of vacuum cleaners and its accessories............................................ 76

Figure EE.2 – Position of upright machines ......................................................................... 78

Figure EE.3 – Position of back-pack vacuum cleaners ......................................................... 79

Figure GG.1 – MWF symbol: wet vacuum cleaners intended for rescue and firefighting

services .............................................................................................................................. 85

Figure GG.2 – Warning label for flammable or combustible liquids ....................................... 85

Table 101 – Maximum temperature rises for specified accessible external surfaces

under normal operating conditions ....................................................................................... 18

Table 12 – Pull force and torque ......................................................................................... 30

Table AA.1 – Penetration limits ........................................................................................... 43

Table BB.1 – Explosion parameters ..................................................................................... 52

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including power brush, for commercial use
FOREWORD

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International Standard IEC 60335-2-69 has been prepared by subcommittee 61J: Electrical

motor-operated cleaning appliances for commercial use, of IEC technical committee 61:

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.

This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2012. It constitutes a

technical revision.

The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-69 are

as follows (minor changes are not listed):
– the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings;

– terms and definitions has been revised with regard to the requirements revised;

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– the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as

necessary, in particular some changes have been made to Clauses 15, 22 and 25;

– the standard has been aligned with the newest amendment of IEC 60335-1:2010+A1:2013;

– Annex AA was revised and restructured;
– Annex CC was revised;

– general additions for vacuum cleaners with blowing functions have been introduced;

– a new Annex GG ‘Particular requirements for mobile wet vacuum cleaners for rescue and

firefighting services (MWF)’ was added.
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
61J/637/FDIS 61J/646/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.

This part 2 is to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of IEC 60335-1 and its

amendments. It was established on the basis of the fifth edition (2010) of that standard..

NOTE 1 When “Part 1” is mentioned in this standard, it refers to IEC 60335-1.

This part 2 supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses in IEC 60335-1, so as to

convert that publication into the IEC standard: Safety requirements for wet and dry vacuum

cleaners, including power brush, for commercial use.

When a particular subclause of Part 1 is not mentioned in this part 2, that subclause applies

as far as is reasonable. When this standard states “addition”, “modification” or “replacement”,

the relevant text in Part 1 is to be adapted accordingly.
NOTE 2 The following numbering system is used:

– sub clauses, tables and figures that are numbered starting from 101 are additional to those in Part 1;

– unless notes are in a new sub clause or involve notes in Part 1, they are numbered starting from 101, including

those in a replaced clause or sub clause;
– additional annexes are lettered AA, BB, etc.
NOTE 3 The following print types are used:
– requirements: in roman type;
– test specifications: in italic type;
– notes: in small roman type.

NOTE 4 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.

The following differences exist in the countries indicated below.

– 22.207: A mobile power generator in accordance with DIN 14685 is required (Germany)

– 25.6: A safety plug in accordance with DIN 49443 is required. (Germany)

Words in bold in the text are defined in Clause 3. When a definition concerns an adjective, the adjective and the

associated noun are also in bold.
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IEC 60335-2-69:2016 © IEC 2016 – 7 –
INTRODUCTION

It has been assumed in the drafting of this International Standard that the execution of its

provisions is entrusted to appropriately qualified and experienced persons.

This standard recognizes the internationally accepted level of protection against hazards such

as electrical, mechanical, thermal, fire and radiation of appliances when operated as in

normal use taking into account the manufacturer's instructions. It also covers abnormal

situations that can be expected in practice and takes into account the way in which

electromagnetic phenomena can affect the safe operation of appliances.

This standard takes into account the requirements of IEC 60364 as far as possible so that

there is compatibility with the wiring rules when the appliance is connected to the supply

mains. However, national wiring rules may differ.

If an appliance within the scope of this standard also incorporates functions that are covered

by another part 2 of IEC 60335, the relevant part 2 is applied to each function separately, as

far as is reasonable. If applicable, the influence of one function on the other is taken into

account.

When a part 2 standard does not include additional requirements to cover hazards dealt with

in Part 1, Part 1 applies.

NOTE 1 This means that the technical committees responsible for the part 2 standards have determined that it is

not necessary to specify particular requirements for the appliance in question over and above the general

requirements.

This standard is a product family standard dealing with the safety of appliances and takes

precedence over horizontal and generic standards covering the same subject.

NOTE 2 Horizontal and generic standards covering a hazard are not applicable since they have been taken into

consideration when developing the general and particular requirements for the IEC 60335 series of standards. For

example, in the case of temperature requirements for surfaces on many appliances, generic standards, such as

ISO 13732-1 for hot surfaces, are not applicable in addition to Part 1 or part 2 standards.

An appliance that complies with the text of this standard will not necessarily be considered to

comply with the safety principles of the standard if, when examined and tested, it is found to

have other features that impair the level of safety covered by these requirements.

An appliance employing materials or having forms of construction differing from those detailed

in the requirements of this standard may be examined and tested according to the intent of

the requirements and, if found to be substantially equivalent, may be considered to comply

with the standard.
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including power brush, for commercial use
1 Scope
This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This part of IEC 60335 deals with the safety of electrical motor-operated vacuum cleaners,

including back-pack vacuum cleaners, and dust extractors, for wet suction, dry suction, or

wet and dry suction, intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use with or without

attachments. They may be provided with a blowing or inflating function.

It also deals with the safety of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners, excluding the installation of

the system.

NOTE 101 Attention is drawn to the fact that additional requirements on the safe installation of centrally-sited

vacuum cleaners are not addressed by this standard but need to be taken into account.

NOTE 102 This standard applies to machines for commercial use. The following list, although not

comprehensive, gives an indication of locations that are included in the scope:
– public use areas such as hotels, schools, hospitals;
– industrial locations, for example factories and manufacturing shops;
– retail outlets, for example shops and supermarkets;
– business premises, for example offices and banks;
– all uses other than normal housekeeping purposes.

They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems are covered:

– mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase appliances and

480 V for other appliances,
– battery powered motors.

This standard also applies to machines handling hazardous dust, such as asbestos.

NOTE 103 Additional requirements for machines handling hazardous dust are given in Annex AA. Attention is

drawn to the fact that in many countries additional requirements on hazardous substances might apply.

NOTE 104 Radioactive substances are not covered by definition of hazardous dust for the purposes of this

standard.
This standard does not apply to
– vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household use
(IEC 60335-2-2);
– floor treatment machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-67, IEC 60335-2-72);
– spray extraction machines for commercial use (IEC 60335-2-68);
– hand-held mains-operated electrical garde
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