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    Approval and test specification - Safety of electrically heated blankets, pads and similar flexible heating appliances for household use

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1994

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 3164:1994 APPROVAL AND TEST SPECIFICATION-SAFETY OF ELECTRICALLY HEATED BLANKETS, PADS AND SIMILAR FLEXIBLE HEATING APPLI
    4 - PREFACE
    8 - CONTENTS
    11 - 1. Scope
    11 - 2. Definitions
    16 - 3. General requirement
    16 - 4. General notes on tests
    18 - 5. Rating
    18 - 6. Classification
    19 - 7. Marking
    23 - 8. Protection against electric shock
    25 - 9. Void
    25 - 10. Input
    25 - 11. Heating
    31 - 12. Operation under overload conditions
    31 - 13. Electrical insulation and leakage current at operating temperature
    34 - 14. Radio and television interference suppression
    34 - 15. Moisture resistance
    36 - 16. Insulation resistance and electric strength
    38 - 17. Overload protection
    39 - 18. Endurance
    39 - 19. Abnormal operation
    43 - 20. Stability
    43 - 21. Mechanical strength
    52 - 22. Construction
    58 - 23. Internal wiring
    58 - 24. Components
    62 - 25. Supply connection and external flexible cords
    69 - 26. Terminals for external conductors
    74 - 27. Provision for earthing
    74 - 28. Screws and connections
    77 - 29. Creepage distances, clearances and distances through insulation
    79 - 30. Resistance to heat, fire and tracking
    84 - 31. Resistance to rusting
    84 - 32. Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards
    104 - APPENDIX A - VOID
    105 - APPENDIX B - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
    105 - B1. Scope
    105 - B2. Definitions
    105 - B4. General notes on tests
    105 - B8. Protection against electric shock
    106 - B11. Heating
    106 - B13. Electrical insulation and leakage current at operating temperature
    107 - B16. Insulation resistance and electric strength
    107 - B19. Abnormal operation
    109 - B22. Construction
    110 - B29. Creepage distances, clearances and distances through insulation
    112 - APPENDIX C - Specification for the lagging material
    113 - APPENDIX D - APPARATUS FOR THE MECHANICAL STRENGTH TEST FOR BLANKETS
    116 - APPENDIX E - MEASUREMENT OF CREEPAGE DISTANCES AND CLEARANCES
    121 - APPENDIX F - VOID
    122 - APPENDIX G - CIRCUIT FOR MEASURING LEAKAGE CURRENTS
    124 - Appendix H - Selection and sequence of the tests of clause 30
    126 - Appendix J - Burning test
    127 - Appendix K - Glow-wire test
    128 - Appendix L - Bad-connection test with heaters
    130 - Appendix M - Needle-flame test
    131 - Appendix N - Proof tracking test
    132 - Appendix P - Severity of duty conditions of insulating material with respect to the risk of tracking
    133 - APPENDIX ZA - SCREW CAPS E10 LAMP CAPS
    134 - APPENDIX ZB - ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDER-BLANKETS

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    Specifies essential safety requirements for electrically heated blankets, pads and similar flexible heating appliances for approval and test purposes. This Standard is based on, and has been reproduced from, IEC 967:1988, including Amendment 1, and with the addition of Australian/New Zealand Appendix ZA and Australian Appendix ZB.

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    1.1 This standard applies to electrically heated flexible appliances designed for the application of heat to a bed, or to the human body, such as blankets, pads and mattresses for household purposes, and to control units delivered with them.This standard does not apply to:- rigid bed warmers, such as those of metal or ceramic material;- appliances specifically intended for use by persons under medical supervision (see IEC 601)- appliances for pets and other household animals.- heaters for water-beds.For appliances incorporating a massage function IEC Publication 335-2-32 is also applicable. Additional requirements are under consideration for:- appliances incorporating conductive sheet type heating elements;1.2 This standard is concerned with safety and takes into account the influence on safety of components necessary to achieve a required degree of radio and television interference suppression.

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    Committee EL-002
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note To run concurrently with part of AS/NZS 3350.2.81:1998 for 2 years
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    Amendment 4 to AS/NZS 3164:1994 see DR 96133. Amendment 5 to AS/NZS 3164:1994 see DR 96301. Amendment 6 to AS/NZS 3164:1994 see DR 98013 CP. Under Revision see DR 98241 CP (in part). Under Revision see DR 99230 CP First published in Australia in part as AS C149-1951.
    Second edition 1954.
    AS C164 first published 1960.
    Second edition 1963.
    Third edition 1965.
    Fourth edition 1967.
    Fifth edition 1971.
    AS C149-1954 revised and redesignated AS 3149-1974.
    AS C164-1971 revised and redesiganted AS 3164-1975.
    Second edition AS 3164-1981.
    Second edition AS 3149-1982.
    Third edition AS 3164-1985.
    Third edition AS 3149-1987.
    Fourth edition AS 3164-1989.
    First published in New Zealand as NZSS 1302:1957 (being BS 2612:1956 with amendments).
    Second edition 1962.
    Revised and redesignated NZS 6317:1988.
    AS 3149-1987, AS 3164-1989 and NZS 6317:1988 jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 3164:1994. First published in Australia in part as AS C149-1951. Second edition 1954. AS C164 first published 1960. Second edition 1963. Third edition 1965. Fourth edition 1967. Fifth edition 1971. AS C149-1954 revised and redesignated AS 3149-1974. AS C164-1971 revised and redesiganted AS 3164-1975. Second edition AS 3164-1981. Second edition AS 3149-1982. Third edition AS 3164-1985. Third edition AS 3149-1987. Fourth edition AS 3164-1989. First published in New Zealand as NZSS 1302:1957 (being BS 2612:1956 with amendments). Second edition 1962. Revised and redesignated NZS 6317:1988. AS 3149-1987, AS 3164-1989 and NZS 6317:1988 jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 3164:1994.

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