UL 60335-2-24
Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream Appliances and Ice-Makers

Edition Number:2SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2017-04-28DOD Approved: --
Price Code:FANSI Approved: 2019-05-22


    1 Scope

    This clause of part 1 is replaced by the following:

    This International Standard deals with the safety of the following appliances, their RATED VOLTAGE being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances, 480 V for other appliances and 24 V d.c. for appliances when battery operated:

    – REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES for household and similar use;

    – ICE-MAKERS incorporating a motor-compressor and ice-makers intended to be incorporated in frozen food storage compartments;

    – REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES and ice-makers for use in camping, touring caravans and boats for leisure purposes.

    These appliances may be operated from the mains, from a separate battery or operated either from the mains or from a separate battery.

    This standard also deals with the safety of ICE-CREAM APPLIANCES intended for household use, their RATED VOLTAGE being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

    It also deals with COMPRESSION-TYPE APPLIANCES for household and similar use, which use FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS.

    This standard does not cover features of the construction and operation of those REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES which are dealt with in other IEC standards.

    Refrigerating appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as

    − REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments,

    − REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments,

    − REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in bed and breakfast type environments, and

    − REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in catering and similar non-retail applications

    are within the scope of this standard.

    As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account

    – persons (including children) whose

    • physical, sensory or mental capabilities or

    • lack of experience and knowledge

    prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;

    – children playing with the appliance.

    NOTE 1 Attention is drawn to the fact that

    – for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;

    – in many countries, additional requirements are specified by national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities and similar authorities.

    NOTE 2 This standard does not apply to

    – appliances intended to be used in the open air;

    – appliances designed exclusively for industrial purposes;

    – appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);

    – appliances incorporating a battery intended as a power supply for the refrigerating function;

    – appliances assembled on site by the installer;

    – appliances with remote motor-compressors;

    – motor-compressors ( IEC 60335-2-34);

    – commercial dispensing appliances and vending appliances ( IEC 60335-2-75);

    – commercial refrigerators and freezers used for the display of food products, including beverages, for retail sale ( IEC 60335-2-89);

    – commercial ice-cream appliances.

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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • UL Harmonized Standard Title Page
    • Table of Contents
    • Deviations
    • IEC Foreword
    • Introduction
      • HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES – SAFETY – Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers
        • 1 Scope
        • 2 Normative references
        • 3 Terms and definitions
        • 4 General requirement
        • 5 General conditions for the tests
        • 6 Classification
        • 7 Marking and instructions
        • 8 Protection against access to live parts
        • 9 Starting of motor-operated appliances
        • 10 Power input and current
        • 11 Heating
        • 12 Void
        • 13 Leakage current and electric strength at operating temperature
        • 14 Transient overvoltages
        • 15 Moisture resistance
          • 15.106DV.1 Component washing test
          • 15.107DV.1 Overflow test
        • 16 Leakage current and electric strength
        • 17 Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits
        • 18 Endurance
        • 19 Abnormal operation
        • 20 Stability and mechanical hazards
        • 21 Mechanical strength
          • 21.103DV.1 Shelf and drawer impact and static load
          • 21.104DV.1 Component restraint
        • 22 Construction
          • 22.112DV.1 Door latch release test
          • 22.117DV.1 Separation of circuits
        • 23 Internal wiring
        • 24 Components
          • 24.103DV.1 Switches and controllers
        • 25 Supply connection and external flexible cords
        • 26 Terminals for external conductors
        • 27 Provision for earthing
        • 28 Screws and connections
        • 29 Clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation
        • 30 Resistance to heat and fire
        • 31 Resistance to rusting
        • 32 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards
    • Annexes
    • Annex A (informative)Routine tests
    • Annex C (normative)Ageing test on motors
    • Annex D (normative) Thermal motor protectors
    • Annex P (informative) Guidance for the application of this standard to appliances used in warm damp equable climates
    • Annex AA (normative) Locked-rotor test of fan motors
    • Annex BB (informative) Method for accumulation of frost
    • Annex CC(normative)Non-sparking “n” electrical apparatus
    • Annex DD(informative)Sound manufacturing practice for compression-type appliances which use flammable refrigerant
    • Annex DVA(normative)Component Standards Cross Reference
    • Annex 101.DVA (normative) Hazard Assessment for Moving Parts; and Probes to Simulate Access to Hazardous Parts by Children
    • Annex 101.DVB (normative) Ice Dispenser Durability
    • Annex 101.DVC(normative)Door Hinge Strength Test
    • Annex 101.DVD (normative) Resistance to Heat and Fire
    • Annex 101.DVE(informative)English and French Translations of Markings
    • Bibliography