• EN 60312:2008

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    VACUUM CLEANERS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE - METHODS OF MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE

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    Superseded date:  29-01-2022

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    Published date:  12-01-2013

    Publisher:  European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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    Section 1: General
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Normative references
    1.3 Definitions
    1.4 General conditions for testing
         1.4.1 Atmospheric conditions
         1.4.2 Test equipment and materials
         1.4.3 Voltage and frequency
         1.4.4 Running-in of vacuum cleaner and attachments
         1.4.5 Equipment of the vacuum cleaner
         1.4.6 Operation of the vacuum cleaner
         1.4.7 Conditioning prior to tests
         1.4.8 Initial application of dust
         1.4.9 Mechanical operator
         1.4.10 Number of samples
         1.4.11 Reference cleaner system
    Section 2: Dry vacuum cleaning tests
    2.1 Dust removal from hard flat floors
         2.1.1 Test equipment
         2.1.2 Test area and stroke length
         2.1.3 Distribution of test dust
         2.1.4 Determination of track width and stroke width
         2.1.5 Test method
         2.1.6 Determination of dust removal ability
    2.2 Dust removal from hard floors with crevices
         2.2.1 Test equipment
         2.2.2 Distribution of test dust
         2.2.3 Determination of dust removal ability
    2.3 Dust removal from carpets
         2.3.1 Test carpet
         2.3.2 Test area and stroke length
         2.3.3 Cleaning cycle
         2.3.4 Conditioning of test carpet
         2.3.5 Distribution of test dust
         2.3.6 Embedding of dust into carpet
         2.3.7 Preconditioning of dust receptacle
         2.3.8 Determination of dust removal ability
    2.4 Dust removal along walls
         2.4.1 Test equipment and materials
         2.4.2 Distribution of test dust
         2.4.3 Determination of dust removal ability along walls
    2.5 Fibre removal from carpets and upholstery
         2.5.1 Fibre removal from carpets
         2.5.2 Fibre removal from upholstery
    2.6 Thread removal from carpets
         2.6.1 Test carpet
         2.6.2 Distribution of threads
         2.6.3 Determination of thread removal ability
    2.7 Maximum usable volume of the dust receptacle
         2.7.1 Conditions for measurement
         2.7.2 Introduction of moulding granules
         2.7.3 Determination of maximum usable volume of dust
                receptacle
    2.8 Air data
         2.8.1 Conditions for measurement
         2.8.2 Test equipment
         2.8.3 Determination of air data
    2.9 Performance with loaded dust receptacle
         2.9.1 General
         2.9.2 Suction with loaded dust receptacle
         2.9.3 Throttling to simulate loaded dust receptacle
         2.9.4 Determination of performance with loaded dust
                receptacle
    2.10 Dust emission of the vacuum cleaner
         2.10.1 Test procedure
         2.10.2 Pre-test
         2.10.3 Dust test
         2.10.4 Calculating emission
         2.10.5 Record
    Section 3: Wet vacuum cleaning tests
    3.1 Object of the test
    3.2 Wet cleaning effectiveness on carpet
         3.2.1 Test carpet samples
         3.2.2 Soiling of carpet sample
         3.2.3 Cleaning procedure
         3.2.4 Drying of the carpet sample
         3.2.5 Determination of wet cleaning effectiveness
         3.2.6 Colorimetric measurements
         3.2.7 Visual assessment
    Section 4: Miscellaneous tests
    4.1 Motion resistance
         4.1.1 Test carpet and test equipment
         4.1.2 Determination of motion resistance
    4.2 Cleaning under furniture
         4.2.1 Distribution of test dust
         4.2.2 Determination of free furniture height
    4.3 Radius of operation
         4.3.1 Conditions for measurement
         4.3.2 Determination of radius of operation
    4.4 Impact resistance
         4.4.1 Test equipment
         4.4.2 Determination of impact resistance
    4.5 Deformation of hose and connecting tubes
         4.5.1 Test equipment
         4.5.2 Determination of permanent deformation
    4.6 Bump test
         4.6.1 Test equipment
         4.6.2 Test cycle
         4.6.3 Test procedure
    4.7 Flexibility of the hose
         4.7.1 Preparation of test object
         4.7.2 Determination of the flexibility of the hose
    4.8 Repeated bending of the hose
         4.8.1 Test equipment
         4.8.2 Test method
    4.9 Operation with partly filled dust receptacle
    4.10 Mass
    4.11 Specific cleaning time
    4.12 Dimensions
    4.13 Noise level
    4.14 Energy consumption
         4.14.1 Energy consumption with vacuuming of carpets
         4.14.2 Energy consumption with vacuuming of hard
                floors with crevices
    Section 5: Test material and equipment
    5.1 Material for measurements
         5.1.1 Test carpets
         5.1.2 Standard test dust
         5.1.3 Fibre material
         5.1.4 Thread material
         5.1.5 Moulding granules
         5.1.6 Test cushion
    5.2 Equipment for measurements
         5.2.1 Floor test plate
         5.2.2 Test plate with crevice
         5.2.3 Carpet-beating machine
         5.2.4 Carpet hold-downs and guides
         5.2.5 Dust spreader
         5.2.6 Rollers for embedding
         5.2.7 Void
         5.2.8 Equipment for air data measurement
         5.2.9 Equipment for dust emission measurement
         5.2.10 Device for motion resistance test
         5.2.11 Device for impact test
         5.2.12 Device for determination of deformation of
                hoses and connecting tubes
         5.2.13 Mechanical operator
         5.2.14 Weighing machine
         5.2.15 Testing surface for wet cleaning tests
         5.2.16 Spectrophotometer
         5.2.17 Test soil mixer
    Annex A (informative) - Information on materials
    Annex ZA (normative) - Normative references to international
             publications with their corresponding European
             publications
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Applies to vacuum cleaners for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households.

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    Committee TC 59X
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher European Committee for Standards - Electrical
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    PREN 60335-2-72 : DRAFT 2008 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - SAFETY - PART 2-72: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC MACHINES FOR FLOOR TREATMENT FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL USE
    EN 50564 : 2011 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC HOUSEHOLD AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT - MEASUREMENT OF LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
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    ISO 2439:2008 Flexible cellular polymeric materials Determination of hardness (indentation technique)
    ISO 554:1976 Standard atmospheres for conditioning and/or testing Specifications
    EN 60704-1:2010/A11:2012 HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - TEST CODE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF AIRBORNE NOISE - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (IEC 60704-1:2010)
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