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The European Union has released a new standard for heat pumps, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers - EN IEC 60335-2-40: 2023+A11:2023


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2023-10-19

The European Union has released a new standard for heat pumps, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers - EN IEC 60335-2-40: 2023+A11:2023

The European Union has released a new version of the special requirements standard for heat pumps, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers - EN IEC 60335-2-40: 2023+A11: 2023- on September 1, 2023.
Among them, EN IEC 60335-2-40:2013 is equivalent to IEC 60335-2-40:2018 (Edition 8.0).


EN IEC 60335-2-40: 2023+A11: 2023 has made some modifications based on the IEC standard.


New standard implementation date: March 1, 2026

 


Main changes

▶ Add requirements for A2L combustible refrigerant:
Add requirements for A2L combustible refrigerant nameplate and fire symbol;
Add requirements for A2L combustible refrigerant structure;
Regarding the change in the filling amount (m1) of A2L combustible refrigerant, the original standard of 4 LFL has been changed to 6 LFL.

 

▶ Add requirements for UV-C lamps:
Add requirements for instructions and nameplates;
Add requirements for the structure of UV-C lamps;
Add 32 chapters on the requirements for UV C lamp spectral illuminance.

 

▶ Changes to Abnormal Testing in Chapter 19 of the Standard:
Chapter 19 of the original standard replaces the content of Chapter 19 of EN 60335-1, and the testing is carried out in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 19 of EN 60335-2-40;
The new version of Chapter 19 of the standard needs to be evaluated together with Chapter 19 of EN 60335-1;
The testing terms and content have been added, such as the addition of section 19.7 on complete machine stall testing.

 

▶ Add requirements for transportation vibration testing:
In the original standard, products that use combustible refrigerants do not require vibration testing except for mobile air conditioning dehumidifiers;
The new version of the standard requires products using combustible refrigerants to undergo transportation vibration testing.

 

▶ Add requirements for refrigerant detection systems.
▶ Add requirements for enhanced refrigerant detection systems.
▶ Added testing requirements for internal lines radiated by UV-C light.

 
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