Internationale Norm-Publikationen

Deutsches Institut für Normung
(German Standardisation Institute).
Burggrafenstrasse 6, D-10787 Berlin, Germany. DIN does not perform any testing.
Telephone: 49 30 26 010.
Fax: 49 30 26 01 231.

Suggested DIN references:

DIN 41571:
5 x 20 mm quick-acting, low- and medium-time and time-lag fuse-links.

DIN 41660:
5 x 20 mm quick-acting, high-breaking capacity fuses.
DIN 41661:
5 x 20 mm quick-acting, low-breaking capacity fuses.

DIN 41664:
Describes a German standard post-type fuseholder with a screw cap.
DIN 41669:

DIN 46244:
Equipment-mounted male quick disconnect.

DIN 46247:
Uninsulated female quick disconnect for sizes 4.8, 6.3 and 9.5 mm.

DIN 46248:
6.3 mm uninsulated male quick disconnect.

DIN 46249:
Uninsulated male quick disconnect.

DIN 46330:
Uninsulated short female quick disconnect.

DIN 46342:
Straight and angle locking male quick disconnect.

DIN 46345:
Female quick disconnect with male quick disconnect for 6.3 mm size.

DIN standards are primarily available in German; however, translations of both standards and lists of standards are available in English from BSI/THE, Global Engineering Documents and VDE. (See each as they appear in alphabetical 
order for contact information.)

European Directives:
Council Directive (93/68/EEC) amending auch directives as the low voltage and EMC Directives
Conformity Assessment and Rules for Affixing the CE marking (Council Decision 93/465/EEC)
Electromagnetic Compatability (EMC) Directive (89/336/EEC)
Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC)
Machinery Directive (89/392/EEC)
Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC)
Product Safety Directive (92/59/EEC)
Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC)
Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (91/263/EEC)
Toys (88/378/EEC, Amended by 93/68/EEC)

To obtain Euopean Directives contact:
European Document Research,
Official Agents of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities,
1100 17th Street. N. W., Suite 301,
Washington, DC 20036.
Telephone: (202) 785-8594.
Fax: (202) 785-8589.

P. O. Box 378, 66 Summer Street,
Manchester, MA 01944.
VDE, IEC, EN, ISO standards in English.
Telephone: (978) 526-1687.
Fax (978) 526-7118.
Global Engineering Documents
(div. of Information Handling Services),15 Inverness Way East, Englewood,
CO 80112. Source for UL, VDE, DIN,
British Standards, ISO, and other international agency documents.
Telephone: (800) 854-7179.
Fax: (303) 397-2740.
The International Electrotechnical Commission. 3, Rue de Varembe, CH-1211,
Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Telephone: (41) 22 919 02 11.
Fax: (41) 22 919 03 0.

IEC writes and distributes consensus standards created through an elaborate network of world-wide committees made up of experts in the areas of concern. In effect, an IEC standard

is a treaty, signed by many nations to foster international standardisation. The standards on electrical products and components include references to safety and performance. The IEC does not perform any testing; this function is left to the national testing agencies. National standards are frequently based on IEC publications. Inquiries regarding IEC standards may also be made to the U. S. National Committee of the IEC, American National Standards Institutes (see previous reference to ANSI for address).

Suggested IEC references:
Note: When ordering IEC publications, always request a list of all amendments and supplements. Sometimes they will be quite detailed, so carefully check what you need before ordering.

IEC Catalogue of Publications
IEC Multilingual Dictionary of Electricity

IEC 60065:
Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements.

IEC 60068-2-7:
Concerns basic environmental testing procedures for electronic components and electronic equipment. Section 2–6 refers to vibration tests.

IEC 60083:
“Plugs and Sockets for Domestic and Similar Use.”

IEC 60127:
“Cartridge Fuse-Links for Miniature Fuses.” Several supplements have been published.

IEC 60227:
“Polyvinyl Chloride Insulated Cables of Rated Voltages Up To and Including 450/750 V.”

IEC 60228:
“Conductors of insulated cables.”

IEC 60245:
“Rubber Insulated Cables of Rated Voltages up to and including 450/750 V.”

IEC 60269:
“Low Voltage Fuses.”

IEC 60291:
“Fuse Definitions.”
IEC 60309:

“Plugs, Socket-Outlets and Couplers for Industrial Purposes.” (High power connectors)

IEC 60320:
“Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes.”

IEC 60384-14:
“Sectional Specification: Fixed Capacitors for Electromagnetic Interference Suppression. Selection of Methods of Test and General Requirements.” Supersedes IEC 161 (1965).

IEC 60417:
“Graphic Symbols for use on Equipment.”

IEC 60529:
“Classification of Degrees of Protection by Enclosures.” (IP Code System)

IEC 60536:
“Classification of Electrical and Electronic Equipment with Regard to Protection Against Electric Shock.”

IEC 60601-1:
“Safety of Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements.”

IEC 60664:
“Insulation Coordination Within Low-Voltage Systems.”

IEC 60799:
“Cord sets.”

IEC 60811:
“Test Methods for Insulating and Sheathing of Electric Cables.”

IEC 60947:
“Low Voltage Switchgear and Control Gear.”

IEC 60950:
“Safety of Information Technology Equipment including Business Equipment.”

IEC 61058:
“Switches for Appliances.”

IECEE – CB Scheme
is the same as the old CEE – CB Scheme that issued CEE standards. This is a world-wide program for reciprocal recognition of safety testing results of electrical equipment, among participating countries. Over 30 countries now 

have membership in the IECEE, including Japan, all members of CEN/CENELEC, and some Eastern European countries.
The IECEE is headquartered at the IEC, in Geneva (see IEC for address). A bulletin covering many issues including national deviations from the IECEE standards is available from the IEC.

Suggested IECEE – CB reference (Note: Most CEE publications have been superseded by more recently published IEC documents, however there continues to be a mixture of CEE and IEC standards in use.)

IECEE organisational documentation:

IECEE Nr. 1:
Basic rules and rules of procedure of the system.

IECEE Nr. 2:
Rules and procedures of the scheme of the IECEE for the recognition of results of testing to standards for safety of electrical equipment (CB Scheme)

Categories of products covered by the IECEE-CB Scheme and suggested IECEE references appear below. Note: items in parentheses () are standard, not yet in CB Scheme, or have been abandoned.

Category    CEE     IEC
and Cords    —    227
    —    245
    —    799
as Components    —    252, 384, 939,             1048

Switches for
automatic controls
& household
appliances    24    (691) 730, 934,             1058, 1095
Household &
Similar Equipment    (10, 11)    335, 342, 967