EN 60335-2-34:2013

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors EN 60335-2-34:2013

Publication date:   Oct 14, 2013

General information

60.60 Standard published   Jun 14, 2013


CLC/TC 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances

European Norm

97.040.30   Domestic refrigerating appliances



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IEC 60335-2-34:2012 deals with the safety of sealed (hermetic and semi-hermetic type) motor-compressors, their protection and control systems, if any, which are intended for use in equipment for household and similar purposes and which conform with the standards applicable to such equipment. It applies to motor-compressors tested separately, under the most severe conditions that may be expected to occur in normal use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase motor-compressors and 480 V for other motor-compressors. Examples of equipment which contain motor-compressors are: - refrigerators, food freezers and ice makers (IEC 60335-2-24); - air-conditioners, electric heat pumps and dehumidifiers (IEC 60335-2-40); - commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines (IEC 60335-2-75); - factory-built assemblies for transferring heat in applications for refrigerating, air-conditioning or heating purposes or a combination of such purposes. This standard does not supersede the requirements of standards relevant to the particular appliance in which the motor-compressor is used. However, if the motor-compressor type used complies with this standard, the tests for the motor-compressor specified in the particular appliance standard may not need to be made in the particular appliance or assembly. If the motor-compressor control system is associated with the particular appliance control system, additional tests may be necessary on the final appliance. Keywords: Motor compressor, hermetic; semi-hermetic

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (codified version)


Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits


Life cycle


EN 60335-2-34:2013
60.60 Standard published
Jun 14, 2013


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