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Reference EN 61051-1:2008
Title Varistors for use in electronic equipment - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 20864
Abstract/Scope It is applicable to varistors with symmetrical voltage current characteristics for use in electronic equipment. It establishes standard terms, inspection procedures and methods of test for use in sectional and detail specifications for Qualification Approval and for Quality Assessment Systems for electronic components.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-11-05
Current Stage code deadline 2009-07-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 40
Reference Document IEC 61051-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 31.040.99 - Other resistors
Keywords Varistor; Electronic equipment
Note Supersedes CECC 42 000:1978 * Due to the modification of the CLC/TC 40XB scope (D133/047), project transferred to CLC/SR 40
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Deadline Date
6060 2008-11-05 2009-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-10-01 2008-12-01  
5061 2008-08-26 2008-10-01  
5060 2007-03-09 2007-03-27 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-08-18 2007-01-19  
1090 2006-08-15 2008-08-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-11-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-10-01


Supersedes CECC 42 000:1978
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1000:1992
IEC 60027-1:1992
IEC 60050-0:1979
EN 60060-2:1994
EN 60062:2005
corr. January 2007
EN 60068-1:1994
EN 60068-2-1:2007
EN 60068-2-2:1993
EN 60068-2-6:1995
EN 60068-2-13:1999
EN 60068-2-14:1999
HD 323.2.20 S3:1988
EN 60068-2-21:2006
EN 60068-2-27:1993
EN 60068-2-29:1993
EN 60068-2-30:2005
EN 60068-2-45:1992
EN 60068-2-54:2006
EN 60068-2-58:2004
corr. December 2004
EN 60068-2-69:1996
EN 60068-2-78:2001
IEC 60294:1969
IEC 60410:1973
EN 60695-11-5:2005
IEC 60717:1981
EN 61249-2-7:2002
corr. September 2005
IEC QC 001002-3:2005
IEC 60617-DB

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