IEC 62885-3:2014 is applicable to wet cleaning appliances for household use for carpet cleaning in or under conditions similar to those in households. This part of IEC 62885 is not applicable to steam cleaning vacuums. The purpose of this standard is to:
- specify the essential performance characteristics of wet cleaning appliances being of interest to users
- describe methods for measuring these characteristics and
- be complementary to the methods for dry vacuum cleaners in IEC 60312-1.
Due to influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency of the operator, most of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for comparative testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.
See IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-2 for safety requirements.
Wet hard floor tests are under consideration and are intended to be published in a separate standard.
This first edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60312-2 published in 2010. This edition constitutes a technical revision. Click here to access to information on suppliers of test materials and details of test equipment. This information is given for the convenience of users of this International Standard and does not constitute an endorsement by IEC of the suppliers named. This information will be continuously updated.