IEC 62885-2:2019 PRV 
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Surface cleaning appliances - Part 2: Dry vacuum cleaners for household or similar use - Methods for measuring the performance


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IEC 62885-2:2019 is applicable for measurements of the performance of mains-operated dry vacuum cleaners, including water filter vacuum cleaners for use under conditions similar to those in households.
The purpose of this document is to specify essential performance characteristics of dry vacuum cleaners which are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.
Due to the influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency of the operator, some of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for comparative testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.
The methods here can be applied with modifications for surface-cleaning product types or technologies not currently covered within the scope.
For safety requirements, reference is made to IEC 60335-1, IEC 60335-2-2 and IEC 60335-2-69.
A recommendation on information for the consumer at the point of sale is given in Annex B.
This second edition of IEC 62885-2 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This second edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Inclusion of requirements for water filter vacuum cleaners throughout standard
b) Add new paragraph 4.11, consolidating test area and stroke length from 5.1.2, 5.3.2, 6.2.2 and Added new 4.12 for stroke speed.
c) A new subclause 5.10 on total emissions while vacuum cleaning has been included.
d) Subclause 5.11 has been completely rewritten. Added note regarding laboratory testing.
e) Clause 6.2.2 – Clarify the carpet to be used; reference 4.11 for test area. Remove restriction limiting carpets to motion resistance only. Clarify the use of a mechanical operator.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2019-02-22
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 59/SC 59F - Surface cleaning appliancesrss
ICS97.080 - Cleaning appliances
Stability date  2021
File size5578 KB

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