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Reference EN 60068-2-83:2011
Title Environmental testing - Part 2-83: Tests - Test Tf: Solderability testing of electronic components for surface mounting devices (SMD) by the wetting balance method using solder paste
Project Number 22730
Abstract/Scope IEC 60068-2-83:2011 provides methods for comparative investigation of the wettability of the metallic terminations or metallized terminations of SMDs with solder pastes. Data obtained by these methods are not intended to be used as absolute quantitative data for pass - fail purposes. NOTE: Different solderability test methods for SMD are described in IEC 60068-2-58 and IEC 60068-2-69. IEC 60068-2-58 prescribes visual evaluation using solder bath and reflow method, IEC 60068-2-69 prescribes wetting balance evaluation using solder bath and solder globule method.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-10-14
Current Stage code deadline 2012-07-12
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 91
Reference Document IEC 60068-2-83:2011 (EQV)
ICS 19.040 - Environmental testing
31.190 - Electronic component assemblies
Keywords Environment; Solderability; SMD; Wetting balance; Solder paste
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2011-10-14 2012-07-12 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-10-12 2011-11-09  
5060 2011-08-08 2011-08-29 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-06-03 2011-08-05  
3090 2010-09-10 2010-11-30  
5060 2010-04-26 2010-05-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-11-20 2010-04-23  
1090 2009-11-17 2009-11-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-10-12
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-10-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-01-12
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-07-12
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-10-12


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60068-1
EN 60068-2-20:2008
EN 60068-2-58
EN 60194
EN 61190-1-3

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