This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.
This part of IEC 60335 deals with the safety of electric battery chargers for household and similar use having an output not exceeding 250 V ripple-free direct current, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.
Battery chargers intended for charging batteries in a household end use application outside the scope of the IEC 60335 series of standards are within the scope of this standard. Requirements for battery chargers for use by children at least 8 years old wit hout supervision are given in Annex AA. Battery chargers not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as battery chargers intended for use in garages, shops, light industry and on farms, are wi thin the scope of this standard.
This document deals with the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by appliances and
machines that are encountered by all persons. However, in general, it does not take into account:
• children playing with the appliance;
• the use of the appliance by very young children;
• the use of the appliance by young children without supervision.
It is recognized that very vulnerable people may have needs beyond the level addressed in this standard.
NOTE 101 Attention is drawn to the fact that:
– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;
– in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities.
NOTE 102 This standard does not apply to:
– built-in battery chargers, except those for installing in caravans and similar vehicles;
– battery chargers that are part of an appliance, the battery of which is not accessible to the user;
– battery chargers intended exclusively for industrial purposes;
– battery chargers intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);
– battery chargers for emergency lighting (IEC 60598-2-22);
– supply units for electronic equipment