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Reference EN 60335-2-40:2003/A2:2009
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers
Project Number 14907
Abstract/Scope Deals with the safety of electric heat pumps, including sanitary hot water heat pumps, air-conditioners, and dehumidifiers incorporating sealed motor-compressors. The maximum rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single phase and 600 V for all other appliances. The referenced appliances may consist of one or more assemblies. If provided in more than one assembly, the assemblies are to used together, and the requirements are based on the use of matched assemblies. Supplementary heaters, or a provision for their seperate installation, are within the scope of this standard, but only heaters which are designed as a part of the appliance package, the controls being incorporated in the appliance.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-03-27
Current Stage code deadline 2010-03-01
Deadline date for vote 2008-09-13


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), MD (2006/42/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 61D
Reference Document IEC 60335-2-40:2002/A2:2005 (MOD)
ICS 23.120 - Ventilators. Fans. Air-conditioners
Keywords Household appliances; Heat pump; Air conditioner; Dehumidifier; Safety
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2009-03-27 2010-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-03-01 2009-07-01  
5061 2009-01-27 2009-03-01  
5091 2008-12-01 2008-12-03  
5061 2008-10-28 2008-12-01  
5060 2008-09-09 2008-10-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-06-27 2008-09-05 export to doc file  EN
3090 2005-09-13 2008-07-02  
5062 2005-07-01 2005-09-13  
5061 2005-05-30 2005-07-01  
5020 2005-02-25 2005-04-29  
4099 2003-03-14 2003-06-30  
4020 2001-11-30 2002-05-03  
3099 2001-11-27 2001-11-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-03-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-03-01


Superseded by FprEN 60335-2-40:2013
Normative reference (6)  

(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.