Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-85: Particular requirements for fabric steamers

Deals with the safety of electric fabric steamers intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Appliances not intended for normal household use, such as appliances to be used by laymen in laundries and dry cleaners, are within the scope of this standard.

Sicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke -- Teil 2-85: Besondere Anforderungen für Dampfgeräte für Stoffe

Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues - Sécurité -- Partie 2-85: Règles particulières pour les appareils à vapeur pour tissus

Traite de la sécurité des appareils électriques à vapeur pour tissus, pour usages domestiques et analogues et dont la tension assignée n'est pas supérieure à 250 V.  Les appareils non destinés à un usage domestique normal, comme exemple, les appareils utilisés dans les teintureries et les boutiques de nettoyage à sec sont compris dans le domaine d'application de la présente norme.

Gospodinjski in podobni električni aparati - Varnost - 2-85. del: Posebne zahteve za parne aparate za tkanine (IEC 60335-2-85:2002)

Obravnava varnost električnih parnih aparatov za tkanine gospodinjsko in podobno uporabo, katerih nazivna napetost ne presega 250 V. Področje uporabe tega standarda zajema aparate, ki niso namenjeni za običajno gospodinjsko uporabo, kot so aparati za laično uporabo v pralnicah in kemičnih čistilnicah.

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december 2003
Gospodinjski in podobni električni aparati - Varnost - 2-85. del: Posebne
zahteve za parne aparate za tkanine (IEC 60335-2-85:2002)
Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-85: Particular
requirements for fabric steamers
ICS 97.060 Referenčna številka
SIST EN 60335-2-85:2003(en)
©  Standard je založil in izdal Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje ali kopiranje celote ali delov tega dokumenta ni dovoljeno

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ICS 97.060 Supersedes EN 60335-2-85:1998 + A1:2000

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Household and similar electrical appliances -
Part 2-85: Particular requirements for fabric steamers
(IEC 60335-2-85:2002)

Appareils électrodomestiques  Sicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den
et analogues - Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke
Sécurité Teil 2-85: Besondere Anforderungen
Partie 2-85: Règles particulières pour les für Dampfgeräte für Stoffe
appareils à vapeur pour tissus (IEC 60335-2-85:2002)
(CEI 60335-2-85:2002)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2003-05-01. 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
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Ref. No. EN 60335-2-85:2003 E

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EN 60335-2-85:2003 - 2 -
The text of the International Standard IEC 60335-2-85:2002 (61/2228/FDIS), prepared by IEC Technical
Committee 61, was submitted to the Unique Acceptance Procedure and was approved by CENELEC as
EN 60335-2-85 on 2003-05-01.
This European Standard replaces EN 60335-2-85:1998 + A1:2000.
The following dates are applicable:
- latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2004-05-01
- date on which national standards
conflicting with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2006-05-01
This part 2 has to be used in conjunction with EN 60335-1, Household and similar electrical appliances –
Safety – Part 1: General requirements. It was established on the basis of the 2002 edition of that standard.
Amendments and revisions of Part 1 have also to be taken into account and the dates when such
changes become applicable will be stated in the relevant amendment or revision of Part 1.
This part 2 supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses of EN 60335-1, so as to convert it into the
European Standard: Safety requirements for electric fabric steamers.
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 of
Part 1 is to be adapted accordingly.
NOTE 1 The following numbering system is used:
- subclauses, tables and figures that are numbered starting from 101 are additional to those in Part 1;
- unless notes are in a new subclause or involve notes in Part 1, they are numbered starting from 101, including those in a
replaced clause or subclause;
- additional annexes are lettered AA, BB, etc.;
- subclauses, notes and annexes that are additional to those in the IEC standard are prefixed with the letter Z.
NOTE 2 The following print types are used:
- requirements: in roman type;
- test specifications: in italic type;
- notes: in small roman type.
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.
Special national conditions causing a deviation from this European Standard are listed in annex ZA and
are in addition to those in EN 60335-1.
There are no national deviations from this European Standard, other than those listed in Annex ZB to
EN 60335-1.
p NOTE  In this document, p is used in the margin to indicate instructions for preparing the printed version.

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p Add:
An investigation by CENELEC TC 61 has shown that all risks from products within the scope of this
standard are fully covered by the Low Voltage Directive, 73/23/EEC. For products having mechanical
moving parts, a risk assessment in accordance with the Machinery Directive, 98/37/EC, has shown that
the risks are mainly of electrical origin and consequently this directive is not applicable. However, the
relevant essential safety requirements of the Machinery Directive are covered by this standard together
with the principal objectives of the Low Voltage Directive.
Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 60335-2-85:2002 was approved by CENELEC as a European
Standard without any modification.
p Add:
Annex ZA
Special national conditions
Clause Special national condition
25.3 Netherlands
 Class I electrode-type appliances and class I appliances with bare heating elements shall
only be intended to be permanently connected to fixed wiring.

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Appareils électrodomestiques et analogues –
Sécurité –
Partie 2-85:
Règles particulières pour les appareils
à vapeur pour tissus

Household and similar electrical appliances –
Safety –
Part 2-85:
Particular requirements for fabric steamers
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60335-2-85  IEC:2005 – 3 –


1 Scope.11
2 Normative references .11
3 Definitions .11
4 General requirement.13
5 General conditions for the tests .13
6 Classification.13
7 Marking and instructions.13
8 Protection against access to live parts.15
9 Starting of motor-operated appliances .15
10 Power input and current .15
11 Heating .15
12 Void.17
13 Leakage current and electric strength at operating temperature.17
14 Transient overvoltages .17
15 Moisture resistance .17
16 Leakage current and electric strength.17
17 Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits .17
18 Endurance.17
19 Abnormal operation .17
20 Stability and mechanical hazards .19
21 Mechanical strength .19
22 Construction .19
23 Internal wiring.21
24 Components .21
25 Supply connection and external flexible cords .21
26 Terminals for external conductors.21
27 Provision for earthing .21
28 Screws and connections .21
29 Clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation .23
30 Resistance to heat and fire.23
31 Resistance to rusting.23
32 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards.23

Annexes .25


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Part 2-85: Particular requirements for fabric steamers

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