IEC 60311:2016 

Electric irons for household or similar use - Methods for measuring performance


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IEC 60311:2016 applies to electric irons for household or similar use.
The purpose of this document is to state and define the principal performance characteristics of electric irons for household or similar use which are of interest to the user and to describe the standard methods for measuring these characteristics. Electric irons covered by this standard include
- dry irons;
- steam irons;
- vented steam irons with motor pump;
- spray irons;
- steam irons with separate water reservoir or boiler/generator having a capacity not exceeding 5 l.
This document is concerned neither with safety nor with performance requirements. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) 5.3: introduction of clarifications on voltage and frequency to be applied for the tests;
b) 5.12: introduction of an anti-circumvention subclause;
c) 9.2.3: clarification on the procedure for measuring steaming rate;
d) 14.1 and 14.2: clarification on type of water used for the tests;
e) Figure 2: clarifications and alignment with the relevant formula.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2016-12-16
Available language(s)English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 59/SC 59L - Small household appliancesrss
ICS97.060 - Laundry appliances
Stability date  2024
File size2515 KB

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