EN IEC 60335-2-97:2023

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-97: Particular requirements for drives for shutters, awnings, blinds and similar equipment EN IEC 60335-2-97:2023

Publication date:   Oct 16, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 12, 2023


CLC/TC 61 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances

European Norm

29.120.01   Electrical accessories in general | 91.060.50   Doors and windows



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IEC 60335-2-97:2016 deals with the safety of electric drives for shutters, blinds and awnings, intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase drives and 480 V for other drives. Battery-operated drives and other d.c. supplied drives are within the scope of this standard. Examples of equipment that can be driven are:

- spring controlled folding arm awnings;

- curtains;

- grilles covering doors and windows;

- projection screens;

- shutters covering doors and windows and draperies. Drives may be supplied with a driven part. Drives not intended for normal household use but that nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as drives intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry, on farms and on industrial premises, are within the scope of this standard. Attention is drawn to the fact that for drives intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary. This standard does not apply to

- drives intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);

- drives for vertically moving garage doors for residential use (IEC 60335-2-95);

- drives for rolling doors (IEC 60335-2-103);

- drives used in premises such as hangars or in heavy industry and drives for theatre curtains. As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account:

- persons (including children) whose physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction or

- children playing with the appliance. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002 including its Amendment 1 (2004) and its Amendment 2 (2008). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the second edition of IEC 60335-2-97 are as follows (minor changes are not listed):

- Deleted "rolling" from the title and modified the scope to cover appliance types other than shutters, awnings, and blinds that are operated in a rolling way;

- Revised 19.13 to allow drives to obtain a safe position;

- Added 19.101 to provide a new abnormal test for drives with rated operating time;

- Added 20.104.4 to establish a test intended to cover horizontal movement (non-rolling) drive parts;

- Added 20.104.5 to provide an additional test to cover rolling grills to address the risk of being lifted;

- Modified 22.46 and Annex R to introduce software requirements for programmable electronic circuits used to comply with Clause 20;

- Added 22.101 to introduce a requirement to prevent inadvertent adjustments that would lead to unsafe application of drives;

- Added examples of swing shutters and sliding shutters in Figure 101. 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 standard be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


EN IEC 60335-2-97:2023
60.60 Standard published
May 12, 2023


EN IEC 60335-2-97:2023/A1:2023

EN IEC 60335-2-97:2023/A11:2023


Adopted from IEC 60335-2-97:2016 IDENTICAL