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  • Draft for comment (8)

      • DR2 AS/NZS 2885.2:2019 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Part 2: Welding

        Comments are invited until 20/01/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS IEC 61724.1:2019 Photovoltaic system performance - Part 1: Monitoring

        Comments are invited until 17/01/2020

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      • DR SA/SNZ TS IEC 61724.2:2019 Photovoltaic system performance - Part 2: Capacity evaluation method

        Comments are invited until 17/01/2020

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      • DR SA/SNZ TS IEC 61724.3:2019 Photovoltaic system performance - Part 3: Energy evaluation method

        Comments are invited until 17/01/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS IEC 61730.1:2019 Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction

        Comments are invited until 17/01/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS IEC 61730.2:2019 Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing

        Comments are invited until 17/01/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS IEC 62894:2019 Photovoltaic inverters — Data sheet and name plate

        Comments are invited until 27/01/2020

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      • DR AS/NZS IEC 61829:2019 Photovoltaic (PV) array - On-site measurement of current-voltage characteristics

        Comments are invited until 17/01/2020

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  • Standards Published (2)

      • Amdt 2 to AS/NZS 60335.2.8:2013 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances

        Deals with the safety of electric shavers, hair clippers, and similar appliances intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Battery-operated appliances and other d.c.-supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard. Dual supply appliances, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as battery-operated appliances when operated in the battery mode. Examples of similar appliances are epilators and those appliances used for manicure and pedicure. Amendment No. 2 updates the Foreword and applies to clauses 3, 6, 7, 11, 20, 21, 22 and 25, and takes effect from 29 November 2021.  During this period the Standard AS/NZS 60335.2.8:2013 without this amendment will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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      • Amdt 2 to AS/NZS 60335.2.8:2013 (Inc. IEC Text) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances

        Deals with the safety of electric shavers, hair clippers, and similar appliances intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Battery-operated appliances and other d.c.-supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard. Dual supply appliances, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as battery-operated appliances when operated in the battery mode. Examples of similar appliances are epilators and those appliances used for manicure and pedicure. Amendment No. 2 updates the Foreword and applies to clauses 3, 6, 7, 11, 20, 21, 22 and 25, and takes effect from 29 November 2021.  During this period the Standard AS/NZS 60335.2.8:2013 without this amendment will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

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