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    Approval and test specification - Electric cooking appliances for household use

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  05-12-1996

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 3172:1996 APPROVAL AND TEST SPECIFICATION-ELECTRIC COOKING APPLIANCES FOR HOUSEHOLD USE
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - 1 SCOPE
    6 - 2 APPLICATION
    6 - 2.1 General requirements of AS 3100
    6 - 2.2 Specific requirements of this Standard
    6 - 2.3 Requirements of other Standards
    6 - 3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 4 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 4.1 Electric cooking appliance
    7 - 4.2 Deep fryer
    7 - 4.3 Fixed appliance
    7 - 4.4 Griller
    7 - 4.5 Griller hotplate
    7 - 4.6 Heating element
    7 - 4.7 Heating unit
    8 - 4.8 Hotplate
    8 - 4.9 Hot zone
    8 - 4.10 Induction hob element
    8 - 4.11 Oven
    8 - 4.12 Portable appliance
    8 - 4.13 Range
    8 - 4.14 Rotisserie
    8 - 4.15 Smooth-top cooking surface
    8 - 4.16 Warming plate
    8 - 4.17 Portable oven
    8 - 4.18 Portable cooker
    8 - 5 MEANS OF CONNECTION
    8 - 5.1 Connecting facilities
    9 - 5.2 Marking of terminals
    9 - 6 FLEXIBLE CORD AND CONNECTING PLUG
    9 - 6.1 General
    9 - 6.2 Cord anchorage
    9 - 6.3 Warning notice
    9 - 7 EARTHING
    9 - 7.1 Parts to be earthed
    9 - 7.2 Earthing conductors within the appliance
    10 - 7.3 Earthing connections
    10 - 7.3.1 Material
    10 - 7.3.2 Connections in a hot zone
    11 - 7.3.3 Spring and plug-in earth contacts
    11 - 8 SHELVES IN AN OVEN WITH A CAPACITY GREATER THAN 20 L
    12 - 9 GUARDING OF ELEMENTS, LIVE PARTS, LAMPS AND CONTROLS
    12 - 9.1 Above glass-sheathed elements
    12 - 9.2 Below glass-sheathed elements
    12 - 9.3 Side and bottom elements
    12 - 9.4 Material for guards
    13 - 9.5 Wire-mesh guards
    13 - 9.6 Fixing of guards
    13 - 9.7 Metal enclosures
    13 - 9.8 Insulated live parts
    13 - 9.9 Protection of lamps and associated parts
    13 - 9.10 Glass or ceramic materials
    13 - 9.10.1 General
    13 - 9.10.2 Glass or ceramic enclosed units
    14 - 9.10.3 Glass or ceramic material not enclosing live parts
    14 - 9.11 Protection of controls
    14 - 10 VESSELS SUBJECT TO IMMERSION IN WATER
    14 - 11 EQUIPMENT WIRING
    14 - 12 SWITCHES
    14 - 12.1 Marking
    14 - 12.2 Where required
    15 - 12.3 Identification
    15 - 12.4 Limitation on use of Category 1, 2 and 3 switches
    15 - 12.5 Protection from spillage
    15 - 13 TEMPERATURE-REGULATING DEVICES
    15 - 14 OVERHEATING PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    15 - 14.1 General
    15 - 14.2 Manually reset device
    15 - 14.3 Fusible plug
    15 - 15 PROTECTION
    15 - 15.1 Socket-outlets
    15 - 15.2 Protective devices
    16 - 15.3 Conditions
    16 - 15.4 Location
    17 - 16 MARKING
    17 - 16.1 Required marking
    17 - 16.2 Grouping of marks
    17 - 16.3 Built-in ranges and ovens-warning notice
    17 - 16.4 Cooking appliances with glass tops and halogen-lamp heating units-warning instruction
    17 - 16.5 Induction hob element-warning notice
    17 - 16.6 Instructions for installation of built-in appliances
    17 - 16.7 Built-in hotplate units (cooking hobs)
    18 - 16.8 Instructions for fixed ranges
    18 - 17 LOADING OF APPLIANCE
    18 - 18 TESTS
    18 - 18.1 General
    18 - 18.2 Insulation resistance test
    19 - 18.3 Test of earthing connection
    20 - 18.4 Cord anchorage test
    20 - 18.5 Loading
    20 - 18.6 Temperatures during normal operation
    21 - 18.7 Fire risk test
    21 - 18.7.1 Appliances tested in surroundings
    21 - 18.7.2 Other appliances
    21 - 18.7.3 Trays and reflectors
    21 - 18.8 Leakage current test
    21 - 18.9 Spillage test
    21 - 18.9.1 General
    21 - 18.9.2 Test for appliances incorporating hotplates
    22 - 18.9.3 Test for appliances that use liquids for cooking
    22 - 18.10 Test of overheating protective device
    22 - 18.11 Abnormal operation test
    22 - 18.11.1 General
    22 - 18.11.2 Test method for portable appliances
    23 - 18.11.3 Test method for ovens
    23 - 18.11.4 Test results
    23 - 18.11.5 Test method for induction hob elements
    24 - 18.11.6 Additional test for heated-air fan-forced portable cooking appliances with substantially non-metallic enclosures
    24 - 18.11.7 Test method for grillers
    24 - 18.12 Test of glass or ceramic material
    24 - 18.12.1 Application of tests
    25 - 18.12.2 Impact test
    25 - 18.12.3 Thermal shock and water ingress test
    25 - 18.12.4 Dispersion of fragments test
    25 - 18.13 Test of stability
    25 - 18.13.1 Application of test
    25 - 18.13.2 Test procedure
    26 - 18.13.3 Requirement
    26 - 18.14 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking
    26 - 18.15 Test for d.c. component
    26 - 18.16 Test of oven shelves
    29 - APPENDIX A - MAXIMUM NORMAL LOAD CONDITIONS
    29 - A1 GENERAL
    29 - A2 TEMPERATURE OBSERVATION
    29 - A3 RANGES (INCLUDING INDEPENDENT BUILT-IN OVEN AND HOTPLATE UNITS)
    30 - A3.2 Operation of hotplates (including griller hotplates) and induction hob elements
    30 - A3.3 Operation of oven
    31 - A3.4 Duration of test
    31 - A3.5 Operation of auxiliaries
    31 - A3.6 General purpose outlets
    31 - A3.7 Interlocked circuits
    31 - A3.8 Separate test of grillers and rotisseries
    32 - A3.9 Separate test on hotplates (including griller hotplates)
    32 - A4 GRILLER HOTPLATES AND PORTABLE HOTPLATES
    32 - A4.1 Surroundings
    32 - A4.2 Operation
    32 - A5 DEEP FRYERS
    32 - A6 FRYPANS
    32 - A7 ROTISSERIE COOKERS
    32 - A8 CAKE MAKERS
    33 - A9 CONTACT TYPE GRIDDLE AND TOASTING PLATES, WAFFLE IRONS AND THE LIKE
    33 - A9.1 Separation of items
    33 - A9.2 Test requirements
    33 - A10 HOTPLATES (EXCLUDING GRILLER HOTPLATES)
    33 - A11 PLATE AND FOOD WARMERS
    33 - A12 PORTABLE COOKERS AND OVENS
    33 - A13 OTHER APPLIANCES
    34 - APPENDIX B - REQUIREMENTS FROM THE 1993 EDITION

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

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

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard applies to electric cooking appliances, as defined in Clause 4.1, which are designed for connection to low voltage supply.It applies to electric cooking appliances such as electric ranges, ovens, cooking tables, hotplate hob units, grill boiler units, deep fryers, frypans, rotisserie cookers, cake makers, contact type griddle and toasting plates, waffle irons, some steam pressure cookers, plate and food warmers and grillers.This Standard does not apply to the following:(a) Electric bread toasters within the scope of AS 3101 (NZS/AS 3101).(b) Electric portable immersion heaters within the scope of AS 3104.(c) Electric jugs within the scope of AS 3106.(d) Appliances for heating liquids within the scope of AS 3313/NZS 6315.For the purpose of this Standard, an electric cooking appliance for household use is referred to as an appliance.NOTE: An appliance in the form of a container incorporating a sheathed element with provision for earthing the sheath is within the scope of this Standard even though it may have a non-metallic body and may resemble an electric jug.

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    Committee EL-002
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 3172:1996 see DR 96302. Amendment 2 to AS/NZS 3172:1996 DR 97049 CP. Under Revision See DR 97062. Amendment 3 to AS/NZS 3172:1996 see DR 98600 First published in Australian in part as AS C102-1937.AS C105 first published in Australia in 1937.AS C102 redated 1938. Redated 1939.AS C105 redated 1938. Redated 1939.Second edition AS C102-1940.Second edition AS C105-1940.AS C102 redated 1947.AS C105 redated 1947. Redated 1948.Redated 1950. Redated 1952.Third edition AS C102-1949.AS C146 first published in Australia in 1949.Second edition 1954.AS C102-1949, AS C105-1952 and AS C146-1954 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS C172-1963.Revised and redesignated AS 3172-1976.Second edition 1980.Third edition 1984.Fourth edition 1986.Fifth edition 1990.First published in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3172:1990.Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 3172:1993.Seventh edition 1996. First published in Australian in part as AS C102-1937. AS C105 first published in Australia in 1937. AS C102 redated 1938. Redated 1939. AS C105 redated 1938. Redated 1939. Second edition AS C102-1940. Second edition AS C105-1940. AS C102 redated 1947. AS C105 redated 1947. Redated 1948. Redated 1950. Redated 1952. Third edition AS C102-1949. AS C146 first published in Australia in 1949. Second edition 1954. AS C102-1949, AS C105-1952 and AS C146-1954 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS C172-1963. Revised and redesignated AS 3172-1976. Second edition 1980. Third edition 1984. Fourth edition 1986. Fifth edition 1990. First published in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3172:1990. Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 3172:1993. Seventh edition 1996.

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

    AS 3158-1994 Approval and test specification - Electric cables - Glass fibre insulated for working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV
    AS/NZS 3161:1995 Approval and test specification - Thermostats and energy regulators
    AS 3106-1993 Approval and test specification - Electric jugs (with non-metallic bodies)
    AS 3190-1994 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS 3000-1986 Electrical installations - Buildings, structures and premises (known as the SAA Wiring Rules)
    AS 3140-1994 Approval and test specification - Edison-type screw lampholders
    AS 3109.1-1987 Approval and test specification - Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes - General requirements
    AS 3104-1995 Approval and test specification - Electric portable immersion heaters
    AS/NZS 3108:1994 Approval and test specification - Particular requirements for isolating transformers and safety isolating transformers
    AS 3111-1994 Approval and test specification - Miniature overcurrent circuit-breakers
    AS 3135-1997 Approval and test specification - Semi-enclosed fuses for a.c. circuits
    AS/NZS 3112:1993 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS 2005.30-1991 Low voltage fuses - Fuses with enclosed fuse-links - Supplementary requirements for fuses for use by unskilled persons (fuses mainly for household and similar applications)

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    AS 1549-1983 Performance of household electrical appliances - Ranges, built-in cooking tops and wall-mounted ovens
    AS 3313-1998 Approval and test specification - Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids
    AS 1550-1983 Performance of household electrical appliances - Hotplates for use in ranges and built-in cooking tops
    AS/NZS 3350.2.9:1996 Approval and test specification - Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Particular requirements - Toasters, grills, roasters and similar appliances
    AS/NZS 3130:1995 Approval and test specification - Beauty therapy equipment
    AS 1551-1983 Performance of household electrical appliances - Manually operated controls for heating units in ranges, built-in cooking tops and wall-mounted ovens
    AS/NZS 3350.2.25:1997 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Particular requirements - Microwave ovens
    SAA HB37.2-1993 Handbook of Australian fire Standards Electrical equipment (Reconfirmed 2016)
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