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IEC 60061 - Lamp caps and holders

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Welcome to the IEC 60061 database

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.

The standard consists of four parts:

Part 1: Lamp caps
Part 2: Lampholders
Part 3: Gauges
Part 4: Guidelines and general information

There are some 750 standard sheets in PDF format that can be accessed individually from the various indexes and through the search facility.

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The database provides categorized views (by sheet number, type, designation and date) and a general search facility allowing to search for specific terms or combination of terms in the designation or type of each sheet.


The database is maintained by SC 34B: Lamp Caps and Holders, of TC 34: Lamps and Related Equipment.

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