Wearable electronic devices and technologies - Part 204-1: Electronic textile - Test method for assessing washing durability of leisurewear and sportswear e-textile systems

IEC 63203-204-1:2021 specifies a household washing durability test method for leisurewear and sportswear e-textile systems. This document includes testing procedures for leisurewear and sportswear products with electrically conductive components and sensors to collect the data of the user. This document does not cover safety or heat-generation test methods. Products containing other components than those listed in this clause are not covered by this document.

Technologies et dispositifs électroniques prêts-à-porter - Partie 204-1 : Textile électronique - Méthode d'essai pour l’évaluation de la durabilité au lavage des systèmes e-textiles des vêtements de sport et de loisirs

L'IEC 63203-204-1:2021 spécifie une méthode d'essai de la durabilité au lavage des systèmes e-textiles des vêtements de sport et de loisirs utilisable dans le cadre domestique. Le présent document contient des modes opératoires d’essai pour les vêtements de sport et de loisirs qui comportent des composants électriquement conducteurs et des capteurs destinés à recueillir des données de l’utilisateur. Le présent document ne traite pas des méthodes d'essai portant sur la sécurité ou la production de chaleur. Les produits qui comportent des composants autres que ceux énumérés dans cet article ne sont pas couverts par le présent document.

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IEC 63203-204-1
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INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
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INTERNATIONALE
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Wearable electronic devices and technologies –
Part 204-1: Electronic textile – Test method for assessing washing durability of
leisurewear and sportswear e-textile systems
Technologies et dispositifs électroniques prêts-à-porter –
Partie 204-1: Textile électronique – Méthode d'essai pour l’évaluation de la

durabilité au lavage des systèmes e-textiles des vêtements de sport et de loisirs

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IEC 63203-204-1
Edition 1.0 2021-05
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
colour
inside
Wearable electronic devices and technologies –
Part 204-1: Electronic textile – Test method for assessing washing durability of
leisurewear and sportswear e-textile systems
Technologies et dispositifs électroniques prêts-à-porter –
Partie 204-1: Textile électronique – Méthode d'essai pour l’évaluation de la

durabilité au lavage des systèmes e-textiles des vêtements de sport et de loisirs

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CONTENTS

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

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

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

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 5

4 Test method – General .................................................................................................... 6

4.1 Checklist before washability test ............................................................................. 6

4.2 Washability test conditions ...................................................................................... 6

4.3 Check of operation before/after washing test .......................................................... 6

5 Test procedure ................................................................................................................ 6

5.1 Pretreatment ........................................................................................................... 6

5.2 Washing.................................................................................................................. 6

5.3 Test after washing and drying ................................................................................. 7

6 Test report ....................................................................................................................... 7

Annex A (informative) Result of studies – Resistance measurement ...................................... 8

A.1 Test procedure ........................................................................................................ 8

A.2 Test results ............................................................................................................. 8

Figure 1 – Flow chart of test procedure ................................................................................... 7

Figure A.1 – Test results of resistance measurement after laundry test ................................... 9

Table A.1 – Test conditions and results .................................................................................. 8

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WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES –
Part 204-1: Electronic textile – Test method for assessing washing
durability of leisurewear and sportswear e-textile systems
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International Standard IEC 63203-204-1 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 124:

Wearable electronic devices and technologies.
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devices and technologies, can be found on the IEC website.
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WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES –
Part 204-1: Electronic textile – Test method for assessing washing
durability of leisurewear and sportswear e-textile systems
1 Scope

This document specifies a household washing durability test method for leisurewear and

sportswear e-textile systems. This document includes testing procedures for leisurewear and

sportswear products with electrically conductive components and sensors to collect the data of

the user.

This document does not cover safety or heat-generation test methods. Products containing

other components than those listed in this clause are not covered by this document.

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements 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.
ISO 139, Textiles – Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing
ISO 6330, Textiles – Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing

EN 16812:2016, Textiles and textile products – Electrically conductive textiles – Determination

of the linear electrical resistance of conductive tracks
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

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3.1
e-textile system
ETS

product made from textiles and integrated electronics that together perform one or more

functions
3.2
conductive textile
textile with electrical conductivity
3.3
leisurewear and sportswear

clothing worn to enjoy leisure and sports (excluding accessories such as watches and glasses)

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4 Test method – General
4.1 Checklist before washability test

Check the samples as described in the user manual and confirm that the samples are operating

properly according to the manufacturer-provided user manual. Then, measure the resistance

and mark the measurement area in accordance with EN 16812:2016, Figure 1, so that the same

area can be measured after each washability test. Since the shape of the product varies, select

the appropriate method to measure the resistance.
4.2 Washability test conditions

The washing test shall comply with the test procedure in ISO 6330. ISO 6330 offers various test

procedures. ETS leisurewear and sportswear for fitness contains a unit that connects the

modules and conductive textiles because of the nature of the product. Therefore, the inclusion

of a hand-washing condition in the procedure is considered appropriate because it causes less

damage to the product.

Conditions for washing the ETS leisurewear and sportswear for fitness are given as follows in

this Subclause 4.2 and in 4.3.

The type of washing machine, detergent, washing method, drying method and number of

repetitions are selected from methods standardized based on the manufacturer's designated

care label. If not specified, the washing machine type is an ISO 6330 reference washing

machine Type A, the washing procedure is 4H, and the drying method is procedure A – line dry.

If there is an agreement between the user and the supplier to apply the washing conditions as

specified in another international standard, those alternative washing conditions shall be

applied instead of those specified in this Subclause 4.2.
4.3 Check of operation before/after washing test

It is necessary to check the operation of the e-textile system under test after repeated washing

and drying of the product in accordance with the test conditions. Follow the procedure to check

the operation status before washing in accordance with the user manual, double-check the

operation status after washing and measure the resistance of the conductive textile to determine

whether there is any disconnection (see Annex A).
5 Test procedure
5.1 Pretreatment

5.1.1 The specimens shall be stored for at least 24 h in standard atmosphere conditions:

(20,0 ± 2,0) °C and (65,0 ± 5,0) % RH in accordance with ISO 139.

5.1.2 Start operating the product in the manner specified in the user manual. The product

shall be checked to ensure it is operating normally, and that it functions in accordance with the

user manual. If the features do not work as described, report malfunction.

5.1.3 All detachable components (e.g. connection module or batteries) shall be detached

before washing. All embedded components shall remain on the product during wash testing.

5.2 Washing

Wash and dry the specimens in accordance with one of the procedures specified in ISO 6330,

following the manufacturer's designated care label.
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5.3 Test after washing and drying

After the ETS leisurewear and sportswear for fitness has been processed with washing and

drying, prepare to check the performance of the product. Check the operation status and

function of the product according to the specified order in the user manual (see example in

Figure 1).
Figure 1 – Flow chart of test procedure
6 Test report

The test reports of every test based on this document shall contain the following information:

a) number and year of publication of this document;
b) product, intended use and type of (detachable) components;
c) operation status of the product in accordance with the user manual;
d) care label instructions (if applicable);
e) washing and drying method, the number of washes;
f) electrical resistance after washing;

g) operation status of the product in accordance with the user manual after the product has

been washed.
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Annex A
(informative)
Result of studies – Resistance measurement
A.1 Test procedure

1) Prepare the test specimen, except for electrical components incorporated with batteries for

the test pieces provided by the manufacturer.
2) Set measurement points at 100 mm each to the right and left
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