Dryers – scope and exclusions
The Standard specifies the method of determining the performance characteristics of electric rotary clothes dryers intended for household and similar use. Examples of appliances covered by the Standard include vented dryers, condenser dryers and the drying function of combination washer/dryer units.
In particular, the Standard specifies the following:
a. The principal performance characteristics of electric rotary clothes dryers which are:
- moisture removal
- energy consumption
- the maximum temperature reached by clothes
- the ability to dry clothes to the test requirements in one setting.
b. The standard methods of measuring the characteristics in Item (a)
c. Levels of acceptable performance for the characteristics in Item (a).
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