IEC 60704-2-1:2020 is available as IEC 60704-2-1:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60704-2-1:2020 is applicable for the determination of airborne acoustical noise of mains operated and cordless dry vacuum cleaners for household use or under conditions similar to those in households. This part of IEC 60704 does not apply to vacuum cleaners for industrial or professional purposes. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) product scope is extended to cordless and similar vacuum cleaners;
b) definitions of "cleaning head", "active nozzle" and "standard Wilton test carpet" have been added;
c) specification of standard Wilton test carpet has been removed; reference is made to IEC/TS 62885-1;
d) specific requirements on equipping and pre-conditioning have been added;
e) topic ageing of test carpet is addressed.
This Part 2-1 supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses in IEC 60704-1:2010.

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IEC 60704-2-17:2020 describes the determination of the noise emission of dry-cleaning robots under normal operating conditions on carpet and hard floors.
This document applies to electrical dry-cleaning robots (including their accessories and their component parts) for household use or under conditions similar to those in households.
This document applies to electrical dry-cleaning robots operating in dry conditions only. Some additions and modifications for dry-cleaning robots operating in wet conditions are under consideration.
This document does not apply to dry-cleaning robots for industrial or professional purposes.
This document does not apply to
– manually operated vacuum cleaners, and
– dry-cleaning robots for outdoor use.
This Part 2-17 is intended to be used in conjunction with IEC 60704-1:2010. The relevant text of IEC 60704-1:2010 as amended by this publication establishes the test code for dry-cleaning robots.

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IEC/ASTM 62885-7:2020 is applicable to dry-cleaning robots for household use or under conditions similar to those in households.
The purpose of this document is to specify the essential performance characteristics of dry- cleaning robots that are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.
This document is neither concerned with safety requirements nor with performance requirements.
This first edition of IEC/ASTM 62885-7 cancels and replaces IEC 62929:2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 62929:2014:
a) the box test has been cancelled;
b) the set of straight-line tests have been extended to contain also tests on removal of different kinds of debris both from hard floors and carpets;
c) the set of straight-line tests also contains a test on the removal of fibres from carpets;
d) as a miscellaneous test, a method for the determination of energy consumption has been added;
e) a separate clause on test material and equipment has been added.

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IEC TS 62885-1:2020 is available as IEC TS 62885-1:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC TS 62885-1:2020 specifies the physical characteristics of test equipment and material used in tests common to several products covered by the IEC 62885 series for surface cleaning appliances. In addition, it provides guidance regarding the evaluation of Wilton and other types of carpets to determine their acceptability for testing and pre-treatment of test dust. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition:
a) Clauses 4 and 5 on test carpets have been combined into the new Clause 4;
b) a new Clause 5 has been added containing specifications and treatment of various kinds of test dust;
c) a level loop test carpet specification has been added.

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IEC 62885-4:2020 is applicable to measurements of the performance of cordless dry vacuum cleaners for household use or under conditions similar to those in households. The results obtained under this document are intended to be comparable to the results obtained under IEC 62885-2 for mains-connected vacuums.
The purpose of this document is to specify essential performance characteristics of cordless dry vacuum cleaners which are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.
This standard is to be read in conjunction with IEC 62885-2:2016, to which it refers, and which is applicable unless otherwise specified in this standard.

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IEC 62885-9:2019 lists the characteristic performance parameters for walk-behind and ride-on floor scrubbers and sweepers and other floor cleaning machines in accordance with IEC 60335-2-72:2016.
The intent is to serve the manufacturers in describing parameters for their manuals and their literature. This may include all or some of the parameters listed in this definition document.
This first edition of IEC 62885-9 cancels and replaces IEC 62826:2014 and constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 62826:2014
a) reference to a dated version of IEC 60335-2-72 to ensure consistency between the two standards;
b) a new calculation for the nominal current consumption in 22.1;
c) a new calculation for the maximum net run-time of commercial floor treatment machines in 22.2;
d) update of the Bibliography.

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IEC 62885-8:2019 is applicable for measurements of the performance of mains-operated dry vacuum cleaners, including water filter vacuum cleaners, for commercial use. The requirements for the construction and testing covered by this document are applied in addition to the requirements for commercial vacuum cleaners in IEC 60335-2-69.
The purpose of this document is to specify essential performance characteristics of dry vacuum cleaners for commercial use that are of interest to operators and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.
Due to the influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency of the operator, some 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.
The methods here can be applied with modifications for surface-cleaning product types or technologies not currently covered within the scope.
For safety requirements, reference is made to IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-69.
This first edition cancels and replaces IEC PAS 62611, published in 2009.

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IEC/ASTM 62885-6:2018 is applicable for measurements of the performance of wet hard floor cleaning appliances for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households. In the case of appliances with combined functionality, this document only addresses the wet cleaning functionality.
The purpose of this document is to specify essential performance characteristics of wet hard floor cleaning appliances that are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.
This document is not intended for cordless and robotic wet hard floor cleaning appliances.
For safety requirements, reference is made to IEC 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-2, IEC 60335-2-10, and IEC 60335-2-54.
A recommendation on information for the consumer at the point of sale is given in Annex B.

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IEC 62885-5:2018 lists the characteristic performance parameters for high pressure cleaners and steam cleaners in accordance with IEC 60335-2-79.
The intent is to serve the manufacturers in describing parameters that fit in their manuals and in their literature. This can include all or some of the parameters listed in this definition document.

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IEC TS 62885-1:2018(E) specifies the physical characteristics of test equipment and material used in tests common for several products covered by standards in the IEC 62885 series for surface cleaning appliances. In addition, it provides guidance regarding the evaluation of Wilton and other types of carpets to determine their acceptability for testing.
This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition:
a new clause (Clause 5) on the pre-treatment of carpets has been introduced.
This edition covers only the Wilton carpet and its treatment.

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IEC 62885-2:2016 is applicable for measurements of the performance of dry vacuum cleaners for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households. The purpose of this standard is to specify essential performance characteristics of dry vacuum cleaners which are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics. This standard is not intended for cordless vacuum cleaners. For safety requirements, reference is made to IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-2. This first edition of IEC 62885-2 cancels and replaces IEC 60312-1:2010 and Amendment 1:2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 60312-1:2010+AMD1:2011.
a) New terms and definitions have been added in Clause 3.
b) Subclauses 4.2 and 4.6 have been improved for better understanding.
c) Subclause 4.10 has been reviewed and renamed "Carpets for testing".
d) Subclause 5.1.6 has been improved.
e) Figure 1 in 5.4.1 has been improved.
f) Subclause 5.5.3.3 has been improved.
g) Subclauses of 5.7 have been renumbered.
h) Subclause 5.7.3, previously 5.7.2, has been improved.
i) Subclause 5.8.2 has been improved and renamed.
j) The test method in 5.9.2.3 has been updated.
k) A new subclause 5.10 on total emissions while vacuum cleaning has been included.
l) The method in 5.11.6 has been improved.
m) Subclause 6.10 has been renamed "Ability to maintain air flow performance".
n) Subclauses of 6.16 have been renumbered.
o) Subclause 6.16.2, previously 6.16.1, has been improved.
p) New subclauses 6.16.3.5, 6.16.3.6 and 6.16.3.7 have been added.
q) New subclauses 6.17 on operational motor life-time test and 6.18 on rated input power have been added.
r) A new paragraph has been added in 7.2.1.5.
s) In 7.3.2, the insert has been changed to aluminium.
t) A new subclause 7.3.14 on total emissions test has been added.
u) New Annexes D and E have been added.

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IEC 62885-3:2014 is applicable to wet cleaning appliances for household use for carpet cleaning in or under conditions similar to those in households. This part of IEC 62885 is not applicable to steam cleaning vacuums. The purpose of this standard is to:
- specify the essential performance characteristics of wet cleaning appliances being of interest to users
- describe methods for measuring these characteristics and
- be complementary to the methods for dry vacuum cleaners in IEC 60312-1.
Due to 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.
See IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-2 for safety requirements.
Wet hard floor tests are under consideration and are intended to be published in a separate standard.
This first edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60312-2 published in 2010. This edition constitutes a technical revision. Click here to access to information on suppliers of test materials and details of test equipment. This information is given for the convenience of users of this International Standard and does not constitute an endorsement by IEC of the suppliers named. This information will be continuously updated.

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IEC 62929:2014 is applicable to dry cleaning robots for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households. The purpose of this standard is to specify the essential performance characteristics of dry cleaning robots and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics. This standard is neither concerned with safety nor with performance requirements.

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IEC 60704-2-1:2014 applies to electrical vacuum cleaners (including their accessories and their component parts) for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households. This part of IEC 60704 applies as it is to electrical vacuum cleaners operating in dry conditions. Some additions and modifications for vacuum cleaners operating in wet conditions are under consideration. How to test robotic vacuum cleaners is under consideration for a future edition. This part of IEC 60704 does not apply to vacuum cleaners for industrial or professional purposes. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2000. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) introduction of a measuring method on hard floors;
b) inclusion of values for measurement uncertainty;
c) inclusion of values for standard deviation for declaration and verification;
d) update of the definition of the standard test carpet.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60704-1:2010.

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