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Most of the people, who want a good lifestyle, will agree that having modern electrical appliances are not a luxury but a necessity.  The advantages of modern appliances have good impacts on your hectic lifestyles.  Improvements in the modern technology of the electrical appliances indicate that we can consume less time and more time completing other duties.

Recently, various countries had drafted updated safety standards for different types of electrical home appliances in order to ensure our daily lives are safe from unexpected malfunctions.

 

Country: Kenya

Product Standard Main Changes
Refrigerator DKS 2464-2:2019
Performance of household electrical Appliances - Refrigerating appliances Part 2: Minimum energy performance standard requirements
  • Test according to:
  1. IEC 62552-2:2015 Household refrigerating appliances — Characteristics and test methods
  2. Part 2: Performance requirements IEC 62552-3:2015 Household refrigerating appliances — Characteristics and test methods
  3. Part 3: Energy consumption and volume
  • Rating calculation aligning with AS/NZS 4474:2018

 

Country: Australia

Product Standard Main Changes

Washing Machine
DR AS/NZS 2040.1:2019
Performance of household electrical appliances-clothes washing machine, part 1: Methods of measuring performance, energy and water consumption
  • Extension of the loading table from 10 kg up to 20 kg, aligning with market offerings and AS/NZS 2442 series, Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers
  • Inclusion of multi-compartment clothes washing machines
  • The test voltage specified as 230V
  • References to legislation clarified
DR AS/NZS 2040.2:2019
Performance of household electrical appliances-clothes washing machine, part 2 energy efficiency labeling requirements
  • Addition of a super-efficiency 10-star label
  • Extension of the loading table from 10 kg up to 20 kg, aligning with market offerings and AS/NZS 2442 series, Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers
  • Inclusion of multi-compartment clothes washing machines
  • The test voltage is specified as 230V
  • The relevant legislation is described
Drying Machine DR AS/NZS 2442.1:2019
Performance of household electrical appliances-Rotary clothes dryers, part 1 Methods of measuring performance, energy and water consumption
  • Extension of the loading table from 10 kg up to 20 kg, aligning with market offerings and AS/NZS 2442.2
  • The definition of relevant heating methods now includes electric resistance elements, heat pumps or radio frequency devices
  • The test voltage is specified as 230V
  • The relevant legislation is described
DR AS/NZS 2442.2:2019
Performance of household electrical appliances-Rotary clothes dryers, part 2 energy efficiency labeling requirements 
  • Addition of a super-efficiency 10-star label
  • Extension of a loading table from 10 kg up to 20 kg, aligning with market offerings and AS/NZS 2040.2
  • The scope of the standard now specifically includes condenser dryers, heat pump dryers and the dryer function of combination washer/dryer
  • The test voltage is specified as 230V
  • The relevant legislation is described

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