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Reference EN 61121:1999
Title Tumble dryers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
Project Number 8263
Abstract/Scope Defines the principal performance characteristics and standard methods for measuring them for household electric tumble dyrers. Applies to automatic and non-automatic tumble dryers, with or without a cold water supply and incorporating a heating device.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-06-07
Current Stage code deadline 1999-10-01
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Directive(s) ELTD (95/13/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 61121:1997 (MOD)
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Dryer; Tumbler dryer; Household; Performance; Measurement
Note Supersedes EN 61121:1993 + A11:1995 * Corrigendum to EN issued February 2000 * Superseded by EN 61121:2005
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
10 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
101.1 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
10 Water consumption Use B2B
11 Water consumption Use B2B
101.2 Water consumption Use B2B
11 Energy use Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 1999-06-07 1999-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1999-05-01 1999-06-01  
5060 1999-03-25 1999-05-01  
5020 1998-11-30 1999-02-28  
4099 1998-03-26 1998-06-26  
4020 1997-09-26 1998-01-31  
3099 1997-06-17 1997-11-17  
2020 1996-10-08 1997-04-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-06-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1999-10-01


Supersedes EN 61121:1993
EN 61121:1993/A11:1995
Superseded by EN 61121:2005
Normative reference (6) ISO 5167-1:1991
EN 60456:1999
EN 60704-2-6:1995
EN 60704-3:1994
EN 60734:1993

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