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Performance of household and similar electrical appliances



Reference EN 60734:2012
Title Household electrical appliances - Performance - Water for testing
Project Number 23377
Abstract/Scope IEC 60734:2012 describes the preparation of four types of water of different hardness, conductivity and alkalinity, intended to be used for testing the performance of household appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers, steam irons etc. It defines the characteristics of these waters and establishes various methods to be used for obtaining them. It also includes specifications for required measurements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-09-28
Current Stage code deadline 2013-05-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60734:2012 (EQV)
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Household appliances; Hard water; Performance; Testing
Note 2012-07-18 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60734:2003
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6060 2012-09-28 2013-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-08-01 2012-08-29  
5060 2012-05-21 2012-06-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-03-16 2012-05-18  
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) 2012-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-09-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-08-01


Supersedes EN 60734:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 6059
ISO 7888
ISO 9963-1
ISO 10523

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