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:
5 x 20 mm quick-acting, low- and medium-time and time-lag fuse-links.
5 x 20 mm quick-acting, high-breaking capacity fuses.
5 x 20 mm quick-acting, low-breaking capacity fuses.
Describes a German standard post-type fuseholder with a screw cap.
Equipment-mounted male quick disconnect.
Uninsulated female quick disconnect for sizes 4.8, 6.3 and 9.5 mm.
6.3 mm uninsulated male quick disconnect.
Uninsulated male quick disconnect.
Uninsulated short female quick disconnect.
Straight and angle locking male quick disconnect.
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.)
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
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
Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements.
Concerns basic environmental testing procedures for electronic components and electronic equipment. Section 2–6 refers to vibration tests.
“Plugs and Sockets for Domestic and Similar Use.”
“Cartridge Fuse-Links for Miniature Fuses.” Several supplements have been published.
“Polyvinyl Chloride Insulated Cables of Rated Voltages Up To and Including 450/750 V.”
“Conductors of insulated cables.”
“Rubber Insulated Cables of Rated Voltages up to and including 450/750 V.”
“Low Voltage Fuses.”
|“Plugs, Socket-Outlets and Couplers for Industrial Purposes.” (High power connectors)
“Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes.”
“Sectional Specification: Fixed Capacitors for Electromagnetic Interference Suppression. Selection of Methods of Test and General Requirements.” Supersedes IEC 161 (1965).
“Graphic Symbols for use on Equipment.”
“Classification of Degrees of Protection by Enclosures.” (IP Code System)
“Classification of Electrical and Electronic Equipment with Regard to Protection Against Electric Shock.”
“Safety of Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements.”
“Insulation Coordination Within Low-Voltage Systems.”
“Test Methods for Insulating and Sheathing of Electric Cables.”
“Low Voltage Switchgear and Control Gear.”
“Safety of Information Technology Equipment including Business Equipment.”
“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
as Components — 252, 384, 939, 1048
appliances 24 (691) 730, 934, 1058, 1095
Similar Equipment (10, 11) 335, 342, 967