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Reference FprEN 62841-1:2013
Title Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 24467
Abstract/Scope IEC 62841-1:2014 deals with the safety of electric motor-operated or magnetically driven: - hand-held tools (IEC 62841-2); - transportable tools (IEC 62841-3); - lawn and garden machinery (IEC 62841-4). The above listed categories are hereinafter referred to as 'tools' or 'machines'. The rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools are given in K.1 and L.1. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Tools with electric heating elements are within the scope of this standard. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This standard is scheduled to cancel and replace the fourth edition of IEC 60745-1, published in 2006, the first edition of IEC 61029-1, published in 1990, and the fifth edition of IEC 60335-1, published in 2010, only with respect to requirements concerning lawn and garden machinery. The latter publications remain valid until they are withdrawn. This standard constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the fourth edition of IEC 60745-1: - requirements in various clauses introduced or modified in order to include the requirements for transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery (formerly covered by IEC 61029-1 and IEC 60335-1); - leakage current test and electric strength test moved from former Clauses 13 and 15 to Annexes C and D; - former Clauses 29, 30 and 31 renumbered to become Clauses 6, 13 and 15; - requirements for electronic safety critical functions added to Clause 18; - requirements for switches revised and moved from Annex I to Clause 23; - clarifications in respect to soft materials (elastomers) added to Clauses 9, 19 and 13; - test finger in Figure 1 of IEC 60745-1 and test probe in Figure 2 of IEC 60745-1 replaced by references to basic IEC standards; - requirements for Li-Ion battery systems added to Annexes K and L and Annex M was removed. Key words: Tools, Electric-Motor-Operated, Hand held, Transportable, Lawn and Garden
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5091
Current Stage code date 2014-04-03
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MD (2006/42/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 116
Reference Document IEC 62841-1:2014 (EQV)
ICS 25.140.20 - Electric tools
Note Will supersede EN 60745-1:2009, EN 60745-1:2009/A11:2010, EN 61029-1:2009 and EN 61029-1:2009/A11:2010 and will partially supersede (for lawn and garden machinery) EN 60335-1:2012 and its amendments * 116/97/NP and 116/98/CDV circulated simultaneously at IEC level * Project to be cancelled if 116/97/NP is not approved * 116/98A/CDV cancels and replaces 116/98/CDV circulated on 2012-09-28; the document is reissued to include the project reference "IEC 62841". The voting deadline remains unchanged * 2012-11-09 (116/114/RVN): 116/97/NP approved * FprEN 62841-1:2013/FprAA:2013 covering common modifications to this document is circulated simultaneously. If approved, both projects will be merged and published as one single document, with the implementation dates of FprAA. (see PR=24491)
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Deadline Date
5091 2014-04-03    
5060 2014-01-13 2014-02-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-11-08 2014-01-10  
3090 2013-11-05 2013-11-08  
5060 2013-01-14 2013-02-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-10-05 2013-01-11  
1090 2012-09-25 2012-09-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 3 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 9 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Supersedes EN 60335-1:2012
EN 60335-1:2012/FprA1:2011 (fragment 7)
EN 60335-1:2012/FprA1:2013 (fragment 8)
EN 60335-1:2012/FprA1:2013 (fragment 9)
EN 60335-1:2012/FprAB:201X
EN 60335-1:2012/FprAC:201X
EN 60745-1:2009
EN 60745-1:2009/corrigendum Dec. 2009
EN 60745-1:2009/A11:2010
EN 61029-1:2009
EN 61029-1:2009/corrigendum Dec. 2009
EN 61029-1:2009/A11:2010
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1463
ISO 2178
ISO 2768-1
ISO 3744
ISO 3864-2
ISO 3864-3
ISO 4871:1996
ISO 5347 series
ISO 5349-1
ISO 5349-2
ISO 7000:2012
ISO 7010
ISO 7574-4
ISO 8041
ISO 9772:2012
ISO 11201
ISO 11203
ISO/TR 11690-3
EN 12096
ISO 12100
ISO 13849-1
ISO 13850
ISO 16063-1
EN 60065:2002
corr. March 2006
corr. August 2007
EN 60068-2-75:1997
IEC/TR 60083
EN 60085:2008
EN 60127 series
IEC 60227 series
EN 60238
IEC 60245 series
EN 60252 series
EN 60320-1
EN 60320 series
EN 60335-1:2012
EN 60384-14
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60664-1
EN 60695-2-11:2001
EN 60695-2-13:2010
EN 60695-10-2:2003
EN 60695-11-10:2013
EN 60730-1:2011
EN 60825-1:2007
IEC 60884 series
IEC 60906-1
EN 60990:1999
EN 60998-2-1
EN 60998-2-2
EN 60999-1:2000
EN 61000-4-2:2009
EN 61000-4-3:2006
EN 61000-4-4:2012
EN 61000-4-5:2006
EN 61000-4-6:2009
EN 61000-4-11:2004
EN 61032:1998
EN 61056-1
EN 61058-1:2002
EN 61210
HD 639 S1:2002
corr. July 2003
EN 61558-1
EN 61558-2-4
EN 61558-2-6
EN 61558-2-16
IEC 61951-1
EN 61951-2
EN 61960
EN 61984
EN 62133
EN 62233
EN 62471
IEC/TR 62471-2:2009
IEC 60061-DB

(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.