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Reference EN 60704-2-6:2012
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for tumble dryers
Project Number 23393
Abstract/Scope IEC 60704-2-6:2012 is applicable to the methods of determination of airborne acoustical noise emitted by tumble dryers for household and similar use. This standard applies to single unit electric tumble dryers intended for placing on the floor against a wall, for building in or placing under a counter, a kitchen work-top or under a sink, for wall-mounting or for mounting on a counter. For the purpose of this standard, washer-dryer combinations, when operated as a dryer, are considered as a tumble dryer. This standard is also applicable for gas-fired electric tumble dryers. Key words: tumble dryers, airborne acoustical noise, dryers, noise


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-10-19
Current Stage code deadline 2013-02-01
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Directive(s) ERP (2009/125/EC), ELTUMB (392/2012)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60704-2-6:2012 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.20 - Noise emitted by machines and equipment
97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Household; Dryer; Tumble dryer; Noise; Determination
Note Supersedes EN 60704-2-6:2004 * This EN is to be read in conjunction with EN 60704-1:2010 * DOP= DAV + 6 months (D139/C142)
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Deadline Date
6060 2012-10-19 2013-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2012-05-01 2012-05-29  
5060 2012-02-27 2012-03-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-23 2012-02-24  
3090 2011-09-16 2011-11-30  
5060 2011-08-08 2011-08-29 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-03-04 2011-08-05  
1090 2011-03-01 2011-03-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-10-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-04-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-05-01


Supersedes EN 60704-2-6:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 7235:2003
EN 60456:2011
EN 61121:2013

(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.