IEC 60312

Description of the test
Vacuum cleaners for household use - Part 1: Dry vacuum cleaners - Methods for measuring the performance

Products that can be tested
Household vacuum cleaners (dry)

Below, you will find a summary of the IEC 60312 part 1 test method, along with features and benefits of the test.

The test summary is for educational purposes only - a copy of the current, detailed IEC 60312 part 1 can be purchased from the International Electrotechnical Commission Webstore

The purpose of this standard is to specify essential performance characteristics of vacuum cleaners being of interest to the users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.

Due to influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency of the operator, most of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for comparative testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.

This test method provides an indication of the capability essential performance characteristics of the vacuum.

Sample required
6 SKUs of the vacuum cleaner to be tested.

Turnaround Time
4 weeks from receipt of sample 

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