IEC 60335-2-103:2015+A1:2017 deals with the safety of electric drives for horizontally and vertically moving gates, doors, garage doors and windows for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase drives and 480 V for other drives. It also covers the hazards associated with the movement of the driven part. Battery-operated drives and other d.c. supplied drives are within the scope of this standard. Dual supply drives, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as battery-operated drives when operated in the battery mode. Drives not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as drives intended to be used by laymen in shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, in industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard. Requirements for drives for doors that may be used in emergency routes and exits are given in Annex AA. Examples of drives within the scope of this standard are drives for:
- folding doors;
- revolving doors;
- rolling doors;
- roof windows;
- sectional overhead doors;
- swinging and sliding gates or doors. As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by drives that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account persons (including children) whose physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the drive safely without supervision or instruction or children playing with the drive. It was established on the basis of the fifth edition (2010) of that standard. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006 and its Amendment 1 (2010). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the second edition of IEC 60335-2-103 are as follows (minor changes are not listed): modification of requirements in Clause 20 by introduction of new annexes. The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this standard be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of its publication. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60335-1:2013. This consolidated version consists of the third edition (2015) and its amendment 1 (2017). Therefore, no need to order amendment in addition to this publication.
Key words: Drives, Gates, Doors, Windows