Tests Performed on Home Appliances :

  1. Safety Requirements
    1. Protection Against Elect. Shock
    2. Input
    3. Temperature Rise
    4. Operation Under Overload Conditions
    5. Elect. Insulation Leakage Current at Operating Temperature
    6. Moisture Resistance
    7. Electric Strength
    8. Abnormal Operation
    9. Stability Mechanical Hazards
    10. Mechanical Strength
    11. Construction
    12. Internal Wiring
    13. Components
    14. Cord Grip Cord Guard
    15. Terminal for External Conductor
    16. Provision for Earthing
    17. Screw Connection
    18. Creepage Distance Clearances
    19. Resistance to Heat, Fire Tracking
    20. Resistance to Rusting
    21. Endurance
    22. Insulation Resistance
  2. Measurement of Heating Up Time
  3. Measurement of Sole Plate Temperature
  4. Measurement of Temperature Distribution
  5. Measurement of Oversuing Temp. Heating Up Excess Temperature
  6. Measurement of Cyclic Fluctuation of Temperature of Hottest Point
  7. Measurement of thermostatic Stability
  8. Finish

Method of Test

General and Safety Requirement for Household and Similar Electric Appliances IS : 302-1-1979
Particular Requirements Electric Iron IS : 302-2-3-1992
Particular Requirements Electric Immersion Water Heater IS : 302-2-201-1992
IS : 302-2-21-1992
Electroplated Coating of Ni Cr on Iron Steel IS : 1068

Material Specification

Electric Iron IS : 366-1991
Electric Immersion Water Heaters IS : 368-1992
Mineral Filled Sheathed Heating Element IS : 4159-1983
Storage Water Heater IS : 2082-1993
Instantaneous Water Heaters IS : 8978-1992
Refrigerators IS : 1476-2000