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Reference EN 60704-2-4:2012
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for washing machines and spin extractors
Project Number 23262
Abstract/Scope IEC 60704-2-4:2011 These particular requirements apply to single unit electrical washing machines and the washing and spinning function of combined appliances for household and similar use and to spin extractors for household and similar use. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (2001). Main changes are: - measurement uncertainty and standard deviations are taken into account, - definitions of standard test load and standard test program are modified, - test enclosure was replaced by common test enclosure defined in Part 1 and - information to be reported is modified. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60704-1:2010.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-06-01
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Directive(s) ECOHWM (1015/2010)
Mandate(s) M/458
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60704-2-4:2011 (MOD)
ICS 17.140.20 - Noise emitted by machines and equipment
97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Household appliances; Airborne acoustical noise; Washing machine; Spin extractor
Note 2012-03-13 - CM vote approved - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60704-2-4:2001 * This Part 2-4 is to be used in conjunction with EN 60704-1:2010
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2012-06-01   export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2012-04-13    
5060 2011-05-27 2011-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-17 2011-05-20  
1090 2010-12-14 2010-12-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-04-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-06-01
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-10-13
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-04-13
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-04-13


Supersedes EN 60704-2-4:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60456:2011

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.