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IEC 61855:2022

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Household and similar use electrical hair care appliances - Methods for measuring the performance

IEC 61855:2022 applies to electrical appliances for household and similar use for drying and styling hair (including their accessories).
This document defines the main performance characteristics that are of interest to the user and specifies methods of measuring these characteristics.
Appliances to which this document applies include:
– Hair dryers;
– Hair curlers;
– Hair straighteners.
This document does not specify the requirements for performance.
This document does not deal with safety requirements (IEC 60335-2-23).
This document does not apply to electric hair clippers or trimmers.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) the definitions of hair dryers, hair curlers and hair straighteners are updated;
b) the measurement of temperature profile of the outlet air of hair dryers is added;
c) the measurement of temperature profile of the whole work area of hair curlers is added;
d) the measurement of temperature profile of the heating plate of hair straighteners is added;
e) the measurement method for air flow of hair dryers is introduced;
f) the measurement method for anion emission concentration of anion hair dryers is introduced;
g) the measurement method for tension of hair straighteners is introduced;
h) the service life test for hair dryers, hair curlers and hair straighteners is introduced.

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