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Reference EN 60352-5:2012
Title Solderless connections - Part 5: Press-in connections - General requirements, test methods and practical guidance
Project Number 23482
Abstract/Scope IEC 60352-5:2012 is applicable to solderless press-in connections for use in telecommunication equipment and in electronic devices employing similar techniques. The press-in connection consists of a termination having a suitable press-in zone which is inserted into a plated-through hole of a double-sided or multilayer printed board. Information on materials and data from industrial experience is included in addition to the test procedures to provide electrically stable connections under prescribed environmental conditions. The object of this part of IEC 60352 is to determine the suitability of press-in connections under mechanical, electrical and atmospheric conditions as specified by the manufacturer of the press-in termination and to provide a means of comparing test results when the tools used to make the connections are of different designs or manufacture. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - enhancement of Annex A and further application remarks are added; - editorial changes throughout the standard to prevent the document from being misunderstood as specification for establishing press-in connection in total; - deletion of all tables with hole dimensions. Historically the hole dimensions were constrained because of the dimensions of the wire wrap and clip connections posts. Since these connection technologies are no longer commonly used, the design requirements are no longer practical; - inclusion of additional figures and one table in 4.4.4 to define tolerance ranges for holes in test-boards and to illustrate them; - inclusion of a requirement for the thickness of the test-board in 4.4.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-05-04
Current Stage code deadline 2012-12-28
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 48B
Reference Document IEC 60352-5:2012 (EQV)
ICS 31.220.10 - Plug-and-socket devices. Connectors
Keywords Solderless; Connection; Press-in connection
Note Supersedes EN 60352-5:2008 * 2012-03-09: Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2012-05-04 2012-12-28 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-03-28 2012-04-25  
5060 2012-01-31 2012-02-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-11-25 2012-01-27  
3090 2011-10-14 2012-02-28  
5060 2011-09-19 2011-10-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-04-15 2011-09-16  
1090 2011-04-12 2011-04-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-03-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-05-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-06-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-12-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-03-28


Supersedes EN 60352-5:2008
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-581:2008
EN 60068-1:1994
EN 60352-1:1997
EN 60512 series
EN 60512-1-100
EN 61188-5-1
EN 61249 series
EN 62326-4:1997

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