IEC 60311:2016 ED5

Electric irons for household or similar use - Methods for measuring performance

Publication date:   Dec 16, 2016

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60.60 Standard published   Dec 16, 2016


TC 59/SC 59L

International Standard

97.060   Laundry appliances



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IEC 60311:2016 applies to electric irons for household or similar use.
The purpose of this document is to state and define the principal performance characteristics of electric irons for household or similar use which are of interest to the user and to describe the standard methods for measuring these characteristics. Electric irons covered by this standard include
- dry irons;
- steam irons;
- vented steam irons with motor pump;
- spray irons;
- steam irons with separate water reservoir or boiler/generator having a capacity not exceeding 5 l.
This document is concerned neither with safety nor with performance requirements. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) 5.3: introduction of clarifications on voltage and frequency to be applied for the tests;
b) 5.12: introduction of an anti-circumvention subclause;
c) 9.2.3: clarification on the procedure for measuring steaming rate;
d) 14.1 and 14.2: clarification on type of water used for the tests;
e) Figure 2: clarifications and alignment with the relevant formula.

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IEC 60311:2016 ED5
60.60 Standard published
Dec 16, 2016