• 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


    Consult a compilation of 50 000 electrotechnical terms in English 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

    System with a structured collection of data dictionaries representing product ontologies for ISO and IEC industrial/technical related-domains.

    The data dictionaries comply with the data model specified in IEC 61360-2/ISO 13584-42, and implemented according to IEC 61360-1 and IEC 62656-1.
  • 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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