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Reference EN 60730-1:2011/FprAA:201X
Title Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 23882
Abstract/Scope IEC 60703-1:2010 applies to automatic electrical controls for use in, on, or in association with equipment for household and similar use, including controls for heating, air conditioning and similar applications. The equipment may use electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel, solar thermal energy, etc., or a combination thereof. This standard also applies to the inherent safety; to the operating values, operating times, and operating sequences where such are associated with equipment safety, and to the testing of automatic electrical control devices used in, or in association with, household or similar equipment. This standard is also applicable to controls for appliances within the scope of IEC 60335-1 as well as controls for building automation systems within the scope of ISO 16484-2. The principal changes in this edition as compared to the previous edition are as follows: - changes to the low temperature test requirements for in-line cords; - revision to the pollution degree for the environment surronding contacts; - addition of the use of screwless terminals on printed circuit boards and revisions to creepage distances; - additions of CISPR 11 EMC requirements; - incorporation of EMC test levels from IEC 60335 series; - additional testing for flexible cords; - revisions to the requirements for resistance to heat, fire and tracking including replacement of clause 21 and Annexes F and G; - new Annex T for additional requirements for non-SELV supplied sensor cable or cord; - new requirements in H.27.1 for first and second fault approach to ensure functional safety; - incorporation of software techniques from IEC 61508-3 in H.11.12; - replacement of Annex D (Canada and USA) with reference to UL 746C; - updates to the references and bibliography; - the keyword index was deleted.
Enquiry stage


Current Stage code 4099
Current Stage code date 2012-09-24
Current Stage code deadline 2012-10-05
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), RTTED (1999/5/EC), EMC (2004/108/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 72
Reference Document  
Keywords Household use; Automatic control
Note 2012-09-24 - UAP editing allocated to * D140/C066: NWI approved * Track: UAP * To be offered to IEC after publication * Negative assessment on draft delivered 2012-09-20
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Deadline Date
4099 2012-09-24 2012-10-05  
1099 2012-01-31    
1000 2011-10-18 2012-01-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 6 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 12 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Superseded by FprEN 60730-1:2014
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.