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Reference EN 60335-2-79:2012
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-79: Particular requirements for high pressure cleaners and steam cleaners
Project Number 23206
Abstract/Scope IEC 60335-2-79:2012(E) deals with the safety of high-pressure cleaners without traction drive, intended for household and commercial indoor or outdoor use, having a rated pressure not less than 2,5 MPa and not exceeding 35 MPa. It also applies to steam cleaners and those parts of hot water high pressure cleaners incorporating a steam stage which have a capacity not exceeding 100 l, a rated pressure not exceeding 2,5 MPa and a product of capacity and rated pressure not exceeding 5 MPa x l. They are not equipped with a traction drive. The following power systems of the drive for the high pressure pump are covered: - mains powered motors up to a rated voltage of 250 V for single-phase machines and 480 V for other machines, - battery powered motors, - internal combustion engines and - hydraulic or pneumatic motors. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002 and its Amendments 1 (2004) and 2 (2007). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the second edition of IEC 60335-2-79 are as follows (minor changes are not listed): - the scope has been revised editorially to avoid misunderstandings; - terms and definitions has been revised with regard to the requirements revised; - the standard has been revised in general and updated regarding state-of-the-art, as far as necessary, in particular some changes have been made to Clauses 15, 22, and 25; - a new Annex CC 'Emission of acoustical noise' was added; - a new Annex DD 'Emission of vibration' was added and - a new Annex EE with a model test report for vibration emission was added. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-08-24
Current Stage code deadline 2013-04-03
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Directive(s) MD (2006/42/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 61J
Reference Document IEC 60335-2-79:2012 (MOD)
ICS 97.080 - Floor treatment appliances
Keywords Household; Industrial; High-pressure; Cleaner; Steam
Note Supersedes EN 60335-2-79:2009 * Incorporates FprAA (PR=23935) covering CMs *2012-03-14: Publication editing allocated to
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Deadline Date
6060 2012-08-24 2013-04-03 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2012-04-03 2012-05-01  
5060 2012-02-13 2012-03-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-09 2012-02-10  
3090 2011-04-15 2011-09-30  
5060 2011-04-11 2011-05-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-11-05 2011-04-08  
1090 2010-11-02 2010-11-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-04-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-08-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-10-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-04-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-04-03


Supersedes EN 60335-2-79:2009
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) HD 60364-1
EN 61558-2-3
EN 61770:2009

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