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IEC publishes updated standard for appliance couplers

The IEC has published a commented version of IEC 60320-1 which provides the general requirements for the safety and interchangeability of appliance couplers.
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Standards for energy efficient and safe electrical accessories

IEC Technical Committee 23 Chair Nadine Bravais on energy efficiency, digitization and future challenges for the TC.
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IEC to host strategic dialogue on standards for UN Sustainable Development Goals

On 7 December, IEC is holding the Strategic Dialogue on the UN SDGs webinar.
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IECRE approves first renewable energy certification body for marine energy

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been accepted as the world’s first renewable energy certification body for marine energy by IECRE
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IEC 60335-2-37:2021 RLV
Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-37: Particular requirements for commercial electric doughnut fryers and deep fat fryers
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