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Reference EN 61121:2013
Title Tumble dryers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
Project Number 23182
Abstract/Scope IEC 61121:2012(E) is applicable to household electric tumble dryers of the automatic and non-automatic type, with or without a cold water supply and incorporating a heating device. This excludes tumble dryers which use gas or other fuels as a heating source. The object is to state and define the principal performance characteristics of household electric tumble dryers of interest to users and to describe standard methods for measuring these characteristics. This edition includes significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition and content has been reorganised into a more logical and simple structure.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-02-15
Current Stage code deadline 2013-12-31
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) EL (2010/30/EU), ECOTUD (932/2012), ELTUMB (392/2012)
Mandate(s) M/495
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 61121:2012 (MOD)
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Tumble; Dryer; Tumble dryer; Household
Note 2012-11-28 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 61121:2005 * FprAA (pr=23181), covering common modifications towards 59D/385/CDV has been stopped on 2011-07-26
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-02-15 2013-12-31 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2012-12-31 2013-01-28  
5060 2012-11-26 2012-12-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-06-22 2012-11-23 export to doc file  EN
3090 2012-05-31    
5060 2012-01-23 2012-02-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-11-18 2012-01-20  
3090 2011-08-12 2011-11-30  
5060 2011-07-25 2011-08-15 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-18 2011-07-22  
1090 2011-02-15 2011-02-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-12-31
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-02-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-06-30
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-12-31
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-12-31


Supersedes EN 61121:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 5167-1:2003
EN 60335-2-11:2010
EN 60456
EN 60734
EN 62053-21:2003
EN 50564:2011
EN ISO 80000-1:2013

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