A Draft AS/NZS Electric Water Heater Standard is now open for public comment:

  • DR AS/NZS 4692.1:2005 Amd 2:2014 Electric water heaters – Energy, consumption, performance and general requirement

Changes to the standard include amendments to the standardised test conditions, as well as to the method of test for determining standing heat loss. Sacrificial anodes are also addressed, and the direction is for AS 1056.1 to be superseded once AS/NZS 4692.1 is updated.

If you wish, you may participate in the public comment process. Please note the closing date for comment is 13th February 2015.

To participate in the public comment process:

  1. Visit Standards Australia
  2. Click on the relevant standard and follow the instructions
  3. If you are new to this process you will need to create an account, specifying a username and password.

Once you have submitted your comments, they are sent to the EL-20 Electric Water Heating Appliances Committee for review.

Vipac is a NATA accredited laboratory and provides testing of electric storage water heaters in accordance with AS 1056 and AS/NZS 4692, NZS 4602 and NZS 4606.


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