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  • AS/NZS 3160:2001

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    Approval and test specification - Hand-held portable electric tools

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    Superseded date:  24-06-2021

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    Published date:  11-06-2001

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies essential safety requirements for approval and test purposes. It is to be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3100.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard applies to hand-held portable electric tools as defined in Clause 4.1, which areintended for electrical operation at low voltage operating at not more than 60 Hz.For the purpose of this Standard, a hand-held portable electric tool is called a 'tool' exceptwhere such term is associated with an implement required to remove covers, brush caps andthe like which guard live parts.This Standard does not deal with separate motors with or without capacitors, or with toolscovered by separate Standards, or with equipment intended for the control of electric motorsother than equipment which is built into the tool.NOTE: The following list is typical of tools to which the Standard applies:BlowersChainsaws and circular sawsCloth cutters, electric scissorsCord-line trimmersdrillsHammersHedge clippersImpact wrenches, nut runnersMortisersPolishers, buffersReciprocating saws, sabre saws, jig sawsRouters, planers, shapersSanding machines, grinders and abrasive cuttersScrewdriversShears and nibblers

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    First published in Australia as AS C160-1959.Revised and redesignated AS 3160-1974.Second edition 1981.Third edition 1987.Fourth edition 1989.First published in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3160:1989.Jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 3160:1993.Sixth edition 1996.Seventh edition 2001. First published in Australia as AS C160-1959. Revised and redesignated AS 3160-1974. Second edition 1981. Third edition 1987. Fourth edition 1989. First published in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3160:1989. Jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 3160:1993. Sixth edition 1996. Seventh edition 2001.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 3109.1:1996 Approval and test specification - Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes General requirements
    AS/NZS 3112:2004 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS/NZS 61558.2.4:2001 Safety of power transformers, power supply units and similar Particular requirements for isolating transformers for general use (IEC 61558-2-4:1997, MOD)
    AS 1788.1-1987 Abrasive wheels Design, construction, and safeguarding
    AS/NZS 3112:2000 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS/NZS 60320.1:2004 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes General requirements (IEC 60320-1, Ed. 2.0 (2001) MOD)
    AS/NZS 3100:2002 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 3190:2002 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS 2726-1984 Chainsaws - Safety requirements
    AS/NZS 3108:1994 Approval and test specification - Particular requirements for isolating transformers and safety isolating transformers
    AS 1473-1991 Guarding and safe use of woodworking machinery
    AS/NZS 3100:1997 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS 2726.1-2004 Chainsaws - Safety requirements Chainsaws for general use
    AS 60529-2004 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code) (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 3191:1996 Approval and test specification - Electric flexible cords
    AS 1895-1977 Code of practice for guarding and safe use of portable electric tools for domestic use
    AS 1939-1990 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment (IP Code)
    AS 3190-1994 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 3191:2003 Electric flexible cords
    AS/NZS 3121:2002 Approval and test specification - Insulating mouldings (Reconfirmed 2020)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 3575-1995 Clearing saws, brushcutters and grass trimmers - Safety requirements
    AS 1485-1983 Safety and health in workrooms of educational establishments
    AS 2467-2008 Maintenance of electrical switchgear
    AS 2726.1-2004 Chainsaws - Safety requirements Chainsaws for general use
    AS 2467-1981 Maintenance of electrical switchgear
    AS 2243.7-1991 Safety in laboratories - Electrical aspects
    SAA HB37.2-1993 Handbook of Australian fire Standards Electrical equipment (Reconfirmed 2016)
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