UL 60335-2-3
Standard for Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2: Particular Requirements for Electric Irons

Edition Number:5SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2004-07-14DOD Approved: --
Price Code:GANSI Approved: 2016-05-11


    1 Scope

    This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

    This International Standard deals with the safety of electric dry irons and STEAM IRONS, including those with a separate water reservoir or boiler having a capacity not exceeding 5 l, for household and similar purposes, their RATED VOLTAGE being not more than 250 V.

    Appliances not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.

    As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances which 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.

    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 the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities.

    – additional requirements for pressure vessels may be specified by the national authorities responsible for the safety of pressure vessels.

    This standard does not apply to

    – ironers ( IEC 60335-2-44);

    – 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).

    1DV.1 Modification of 1DV.1 of the UL part 1:

    The articulate probe of figure 12DV shall replace the test finger of figure 1 for these products.

    1DV.2 Modification to add the following to the second paragraph of Clause 1 of the part 2:

    These requirements apply to electric irons and cordless irons rated 250 V or less. These irons are intended to be employed in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. Annex DVD of Part 1 provides examples of and references for regulatory requirements that may apply to appliances.

    1DV.3 Add the following to Note 101 of the part 2:

    – additional requirements applicable to equipment intended for use in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, are not included in the standard.

    1DV.4 Add the following to Note 102 of the part 2:

    – ironing machines, ironing presses, or other garment finishing appliances that are covered by the Standard for Garment Finishing Appliances, UL 141.

    1.101DV Addition to the part 2:

    Values stated without parentheses are the requirement. Values in parentheses are explanatory or approximate information.

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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
    • UL Preface
    • Deviations
    • IEC Foreword
    • IEC Preface
    • IEC Introduction
      • HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES – SAFETY – Part 2-3: Particular requirements for electric irons
        • Section
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Normative references
          • 3 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
          • 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
          • 22 Construction
          • 23 Internal wiring
          • 24 Components
          • 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
        • Bibliography