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IEC60456 is expected to be revised in 2020
- Mar 29, 2018 -

In recent years, washing machine technology continues to innovate and new products emerge in an endless stream. At the same time, as consumer demand continues to increase, users are increasingly demanding performance requirements for washing, rinsing, and dewatering of washing machines. Under this circumstance, the current standard IEC 60456-2010 "Household washing machine performance test method" has been unable to meet the market demand, so the standard working group has already started to revise the new standard.

On October 9-13, 2017, the latest revision of the IEC 60456 Standard for Testing the Performance of Household Washing Machines was held in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting updated and discussed the preparation of the 6th edition of IEC 60456 on the basis of the 5th Edition standard of ICE 60456. Standards, the "washing machine rinsing performance test method" "washing machine sterilization test method" and other contents were discussed. According to the current meeting plan, the new standard will be revised in 2020.

China mainly participates in two revisions. It is known that the IEC 60456 " Clothes washing machines for household use -- Methods for measuring the performance " is under the responsibility of the IEC/SC 59D subcommittee and is the basis for relevant national and regional standards. The China Household Electrical Appliances Research Institute and Haier, Midea and other Chinese home appliance companies participated in the revision of this standard.