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Background

In August 2019, the European Committee for Standardization had published the amendments EN 60335-1:2012/A1+A2.  Recently, EN 60335-1: 2012/A14 was published as well.  The mandatory date that all these 3 amendments need to be implied is 30 Jul, 2021. Thereafter, the older versions that conflict with these documents will be withdrawn.  

Standard / Clause Important Changes & Impacts Examples
EN 60335-1: 2012/A1 Clause 10 If the power input varies throughout the operating cycle and the maximum value of the power input exceeds, by a factor greater than two, the arithmetic mean value of the power input occurring during a representative period, then the power input is the maximum value that is exceeded for more than 10 % of the representative period Hair straighteners, etc
EN 60335-1: 2012/A1 Clause 24 The relevant standard for transformers in associated switch mode power supplies is Annex BB of IEC/EN 61558-2-16, not IEC/EN 61558-2-6 Detachable supply unit of shaver, etc
EN 60335-1: 2012/A1 Clause 29  Table 17 note 1 the creepage distance for Lacquered conductors of windings in class II appliance & construction cannot be reduced any more, shall be meet the basic insulation according to table 17  Fans, Blenders, etc 
EN 60335-1: 2012/A2 Clause 22.55  Devices that are operated by the user to stop the intended function of the appliance, if any, shall be distinguished from other manual devices by means of shape, or size, or surface texture, or position  Appliance with electronic control panels and buttons, stop button must be distinguished 
EN 60335-1: 2012/A2 Clause 22.57  The properties of non-metallic materials exposure to UV sources are checked by the conditioning and tests of Annex T  Air-cleaning appliance, etc
EN 60335-1: 2012/A14 Clause 7.10  A push-push button switch used for start and stop the operation shall not be used for other functions such as changing the motor speed  Massager, Humidifier, etc 
 

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