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Reference EN 60335-2-40:2003
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers
Project Number 13575
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 2003-03-21
Current Stage code deadline 2004-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), MD (2006/42/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 61D
Reference Document IEC 60335-2-40:2002 (MOD)
ICS 23.120 - Ventilators. Fans. Air-conditioners
Keywords Household appliances; Heat pump; Air conditioner; Dehumidifier; Safety
Note To be read with EN 60335-1:2002 * D126/C024: dow postponed to 2007-03-01 (corrigendum April 2006) * Corrigendum to EN issued August 2010
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
22.22 Hazardous substances - Asbestos Manufacturing B2B
Annex B.7.12 Hazardous substances - Batteries Disposal B2C
22.41 Hazardous substances - Heavy metals Use B2B
22.23 Hazardous substances - PCB Manufacturing B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2003-03-21 2004-03-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2003-03-01 2003-07-01  
5061 2003-01-27 2003-03-01  
5020 2002-07-26 2002-09-27  
4099 2002-07-23 2002-07-26  
4098 2001-11-30    
4020 1999-12-17 2000-05-01  
3099 1999-12-13 1999-12-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-03-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-03-01


Supersedes EN 60335-2-40:1997
EN 60335-2-40:1997/A1:2000
EN 60335-2-40:1997/A11:2004
Superseded by FprEN 60335-2-40:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO 5149:1993
EN 60068-2-52:1996
EN 60335-2-34:2002

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