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Reference EN 60335-2-53:2011
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-53: Particular requirements for sauna heating appliances and infrared cabins
Project Number 22702
Abstract/Scope IEC 60335-2-53:2011 deals with the safety of electric sauna heating appliances and infrared emitting units having a rated power input not exceeding 20 kW, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. The appliances covered by this standard are intended for use in the home and in public saunas located in blocks of flats, hotels and similar locations. This standard also deals with the safety of electric sauna heating appliances provided with a humidifier unit, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. The room air is humidified by evaporating or atomising water. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2002 and its Amendment 1 (2007). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the third edition of IEC 60335-2-53 are as follows: - the scope is changed to cover infrared cabins; - additional requirements for recessed sauna heaters are added; - requirements of electronic interlocks are added (22.108). The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2010.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-12-16
Current Stage code deadline 2012-02-25
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 61
Reference Document IEC 60335-2-53:2011 (EQV)
ICS 97.100.10 - Electric heaters
Keywords Household; Sauna; Heating; Infrared; Cabin
Note Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60335-2-53:2003 + A1:2007 * To be used in conjunction with the latest edition of EN 60335-1 + AMDs
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6060 2011-12-16 2012-02-25 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2011-05-25 2011-06-22  
5060 2011-03-28 2011-04-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-01-21 2011-03-25  
3090 2011-01-18 2011-01-21  
3090 2010-04-09 2010-08-31  
5060 2010-04-06 2010-04-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-10-30 2010-04-02  
1090 2009-10-27 2009-10-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-05-25
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-12-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-08-25
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-06-16
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-05-25


Supersedes EN 60335-2-53:2003
EN 60335-2-53:2003/A1:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 3864-1:2002

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