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Reference EN 60512-20-3:2010
Title Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 20-3: Fire hazard tests - Test 20c: Flammability, glow-wire
Project Number 22395
Abstract/Scope IEC 60512-20-3:2010 when required by the detail specification, is used for testing connectors within the scope of technical committee 48. It may also be used for similar devices when specified in a detail specification. The object of this standard is to detail a standard test method to determine the flammability of a connector when exposed to a glow-wire test under specified conditions. The glow-wire test simulates thermal stresses which may be produced by such sources of heat or ignition as, for example, glowing elements or overloaded components, for short periods, in order to assess by a simulation technique the fire hazard or burning of a single electronic component.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-07-09
Current Stage code deadline 2011-04-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 48B
Reference Document IEC 60512-20-3:2010 (EQV)
ICS 31.220.01 - Electromechanical components in general
Keywords Connector; Measurement; Fire; Flammability; Glow-wire
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6060 2010-07-09 2011-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-07-01 2010-09-01  
5060 2010-05-18 2010-06-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-03-12 2010-05-14  
3090 2009-12-18 2010-02-28  
5060 2009-09-21 2009-10-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-04-17 2009-09-18  
1090 2009-04-15 2009-04-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-07-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-07-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60695-2-10:2001
EN 60695-2-11:2001

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