International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



  • Electropedia International Electrotechnical Vocabulary
    Access Electropedia, the world's most comprehensive online electrical and electronic terminology database containing more than 22 000 terms and definitions in English and French organized with equivalent terms in 11 languages.
  • IEC Glossary Glossary
    Consult a compilation of more than 51 000 electrotechnical terms in English and French extracted from IEC publications.
  • IEC 60061      Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety
    Contains the recommendations of the IEC in regard to lamp caps and holders in general use, together with relevant gauges, with the object of securing international interchangeability. Some 900 standard sheets in PDF format can be accessed from the various indexes and through the search facility.
  • IEC 60191-2      Mechanical standardization of semiconductor devices - Part 2: Dimensions
    Contains more than 220 standard sheets covering device outline drawings and the types of semiconductor devices generally mounted in the packages. The drawings represent the unification of national standards.
  • IEC 60417 and ISO 7000      Graphical symbols for use on equipment
    Contains more than 5 000 graphical symbols used to identify equipment or a part of equipment, indicate functional states, designate connections, provide information on packaging or provide instruction for the operation of the equipment. Various search and navigation facilities allow for easy retrieval of graphical symbols.
  • IEC 60617      Graphical symbols for diagrams
    Contains graphical symbols for use in electrotechnical diagrams. Parts 2 to 13 of IEC 60617 have been incorporated into this database that includes some 1 900 symbols. The database also provides classified views (by shape, function and application) and a search facility. Available in English, French and Japanese.
  • IEC 61355 Classification and designation of documents for plants, systems and equipment
    Provides rules and guidelines for the classification and designation of documents and document kinds. It serves as a basis for agreements about the preparation of a structured documentation, primarily required for larger installations.
  • IEC Common Data Dictionary (IEC 61360) Standard data element types with associated classification scheme for electric components
    Access the IEC reference collection of classes and associated characteristic properties (data element types or DETs) for electric/electronic components and materials used in electrotechnical equipment and systems. 440 classes and 1 400 characteristic properties are available.
  • IEC 62474 Material declaration for products of and for the electrotechnical industry
    Specifies the procedure, content, and form relating to material declarations for products of companies operating in and supplying the electrotechnical industry. The database contains the list of: declarable substance groups and declarable substances, reference substances, material classes and XML schema.
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