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Reference EN 60335-2-34:2013
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors
Project Number 23353
Abstract/Scope IEC 60335-2-34:2012 deals with the safety of sealed (hermetic and semi-hermetic type) motor-compressors, their protection and control systems, if any, which are intended for use in equipment for household and similar purposes and which conform with the standards applicable to such equipment. It applies to motor-compressors tested separately, under the most severe conditions that may be expected to occur in normal use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase motor-compressors and 480 V for other motor-compressors. Examples of equipment which contain motor-compressors are: - refrigerators, food freezers and ice makers (IEC 60335-2-24); - air-conditioners, electric heat pumps and dehumidifiers (IEC 60335-2-40); - commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines (IEC 60335-2-75); - factory-built assemblies for transferring heat in applications for refrigerating, air-conditioning or heating purposes or a combination of such purposes. This standard does not supersede the requirements of standards relevant to the particular appliance in which the motor-compressor is used. However, if the motor-compressor type used complies with this standard, the tests for the motor-compressor specified in the particular appliance standard may not need to be made in the particular appliance or assembly. If the motor-compressor control system is associated with the particular appliance control system, additional tests may be necessary on the final appliance. Keywords: Motor compressor, hermetic; semi-hermetic


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-06-14
Current Stage code deadline 2013-12-14
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 61C
Reference Document IEC 60335-2-34:2012 (EQV)
ICS 97.040.30 - Domestic refrigerating appliances
Keywords Household appliances; Motor compressor; Safety
Note Supersedes EN 60335-2-34:2002 + A1:2005 + A2:2009 + A11:2004 * DOP = DAV + 6 months (D139/C142) * To be used with EN 60335-1:2012
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6060 2013-06-14 2013-12-14 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-06-27 2012-07-25  
5060 2012-04-23 2012-05-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-02-17 2012-04-20  
3090 2011-08-05 2011-10-31  
5060 2011-07-18 2011-08-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-11 2011-07-15  
1090 2011-02-08 2011-02-11  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-06-27
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-06-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-09-14
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-12-14
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-06-27


(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.