Codes & Standards - Purchase
The device can have one or more wheels, self-balancing provisions, provisions for the transport of cargo and can be for private, commercial, shared use or for hire.
Examples of devices that are within the scope of this standard are
– self-balancing transport devices with or without a seat (also known as hover boards);
– electric scooters without a seat including scooters with detachable seats;
– electric mono-wheels with or without a seat;
– electric skateboards.
This standard does not apply to
– appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes;
– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);
– electric mopeds with a seat;
– electric bicycles;
– electric motorcycles;
– devices exclusively intended for use by people with a physical disability such as electrically powered wheel chairs;
– devices with hybrid power mode such as Personal e-Transporters incorporating a small internal combustion motor where the internal combustion motor is the primary power source;
– ride-on or walk-behind commercial floor treatment machines (IEC 60335-2-72).
An electric scooter with a seat is classified as an electric moped and an electric moped without a seat is classified as an electric scooter.
As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common electrical safety hazards presented by Personal e-Transporters that are encountered by all users. 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 appliance safely without supervision or instruction;
– children playing with the appliance;
– safety of riding/driving the device including aspects such as maximum attainable speed, stability, acceleration, braking, visibility, ergonomics, and reliability of driving controls such as acceleration or braking controls.
Attention is drawn to the fact that
– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements can be necessary;
– in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national transport authorities and similar authorities.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2018. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) alignment with IEC 60335-1:2020;
b) change of title of the standard to reflect the expanded scope;
c) expansion of the scope to include a variety of Personal e-Transporters;
d) introduction of UV testing for markings on Personal e-Transporters for shared use in a public space (7.14);
e) introduction of test probe 19 (8.1.1, 20.2, B.22.3, B.22.4).
This part 2 is to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of IEC 60335-1 and its amendments unless that edition precludes it; in that case, the latest edition that does not preclude it is used. It was established on the basis of the sixth edition (2020) of that standard.