The objective of AS/NZS 3820:2020 is to provide a set of criteria for the safety of electrical equipment before being placed on the market. For electrical equipment that is required to be approved/certified/registered by electrical safety legislation before being placed on the market, there are specific regulatory requirements additional to the requirements given in this Standard.
This standard applies to electrical equipment
- designed for use with a supply voltage; or
- that has an output voltage; not exceeding 1000 Volts for alternating current and 1500 Volts for direct current and intended for the purposes of generation, conversion, transmission, distribution, storage or utilisation of electricity.
This Standard sets out requirements for electrical equipment, to ensure that electrical equipment is constructed in accordance with good engineering practice in regard to safety such that it does not endanger the safety of persons (including children, the elderly and people with disabilities), domestic animals or property, when properly installed and maintained and used in applications for which it was made.
Medical electrical equipment and electrical equipment used in hazardous areas are subject to essential safety requirements in addition to those included in this standard..
Originated in Australia and New Zealand as AS/NZS 3820:1998.
Second edition AS/NZS 3820:2009.
Third edition AS/NZS 3820:2020. Originated as AS/NZS 3820:1998. Second edition AS/NZS 3820:2009. Third edition AS/NZS 3820:2020.
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