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    Approval and test specification - Hand-held portable electric tools (Reconfirmed 2020)

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    Published date:  30-10-2009

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    This Standard applies to hand-held portable electric tools as defined in Clause 4.1, which are intended 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' except where such term is associated with an implement required to remove covers, brush caps and the like which guard live parts.

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    Committee EL-002
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 14/02/2020.
    This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2020 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 14/02/2020
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    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.
    Eighth edition 2009.
    Reconfirmed 2020. Originated in Australia as AS C160-1959. Previous Australian edition AS 3160-1989. Originated in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3160:1989. Jointly revised and redesignated AS/NZS 3160:1993. Sixth edition 1996. Seventh edition 2001. Eighth edition 2009. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (October 2012).

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