IEC 62885-2:2016 is applicable for measurements of the performance of dry vacuum cleaners for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households. The purpose of this standard is to specify essential performance characteristics of dry vacuum cleaners which are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics. This standard is not intended for cordless vacuum cleaners. For safety requirements, reference is made to IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-2. This first edition of IEC 62885-2 cancels and replaces IEC 60312-1:2010 and Amendment 1:2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 60312-1:2010+AMD1:2011.
a) New terms and definitions have been added in Clause 3.
b) Subclauses 4.2 and 4.6 have been improved for better understanding.
c) Subclause 4.10 has been reviewed and renamed Carpets for testing.
d) Subclause 5.1.6 has been improved.
e) Figure 1 in 5.4.1 has been improved.
f) Subclause 22.214.171.124 has been improved.
g) Subclauses of 5.7 have been renumbered.
h) Subclause 5.7.3, previously 5.7.2, has been improved.
i) Subclause 5.8.2 has been improved and renamed.
j) The test method in 126.96.36.199 has been updated.
k) A new subclause 5.10 on total emissions while vacuum cleaning has been included.
l) The method in 5.11.6 has been improved.
m) Subclause 6.10 has been renamed Ability to maintain air flow performance.
n) Subclauses of 6.16 have been renumbered.
o) Subclause 6.16.2, previously 6.16.1, has been improved.
p) New subclauses 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 have been added.
q) New subclauses 6.17 on operational motor life-time test and 6.18 on rated input power have been added.
r) A new paragraph has been added in 18.104.22.168.
s) In 7.3.2, the insert has been changed to aluminium.
t) A new subclause 7.3.14 on total emissions test has been added.
u) New Annexes D and E have been added.