IEC 60335-2-97 addresses the safety of electric drives for shutters, blinds, and awnings. These drives are intended for household and similar purposes, with a rated voltage of not more than 250 V for single-phase drives and 480 V for other drives. It also covers the hazards associated with the movement of equipment such as shutters, blinds and awnings.
IEC 60335-2-97 deals with the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by drives that are encountered by all persons in and around the installation place. However, in general, it does not take into account children playing with the drive. It is recognized that very vulnerable people can have needs beyond the level addressed in this standard.
Drives not intended for normal household use but that nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as drives intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry, on farms and on industrial premises, are within the scope of IEC 60335-2-97. This consolidated version consists of the main text and the amendment, which can also be found separately from the standards history.
Examples of equipment that can be driven are:
– spring-controlled folding arm awnings,
– grilles covering doors and windows,
– projection screens,
– shutters covering doors and windows,