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Reference EN 61340-5-1:2007
Title Electrostatics - Part 5-1: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena - General requirements
Project Number 17177
Abstract/Scope Applies to activities that: manufacture, process, assemble, install, package, label, service, test, inspect, transport or otherwise handle electrical or electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges greater than or equal to 100 V human body model (HBM). Provides the requirements for an ESD control program. The user should refer to IEC 61340-5-2 for guidance on the implementation of this standard. Does not apply to electrically initiated explosive devices, flammable liquids, gases and powders. The purpose of this standard is to provide the administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD control program (hereinafter referred to as the 'program'). The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: This version of IEC 61340-5-1 focuses on the requirements for an ESD control program. In addition, this version of IEC 61340-5-1 has been aligned with other major ESD control program standards used throughout the world.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-10-31
Current Stage code deadline 2008-07-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 101
Reference Document IEC 61340-5-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Electrostatics; Electronic device; Protection
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6060 2007-10-31 2008-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-10-01 2007-12-01  
5061 2007-08-28 2007-10-01  
5060 2007-07-31 2007-08-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-05-25 2007-07-27  
4099 2006-07-14 2006-08-10  
5060 2006-05-30 2006-06-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-12-23 2006-05-26  
1090 2005-12-20 2005-12-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-10-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-10-01


Supersedes EN 61340-5-1:2001
EN 61340-5-1:2001/corrigendum Apr. 2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ANSI/ESD STM11.31:2001
ANSI/ESD STM3.1:2000
ANSI/ESD STM2.1:1997
ANSI/ESD S1.1:1998
HD 60364-1:2008
IEC/TS 60479-1:2005
IEC/TS 60479-2:2007
EN 60749-26:2006
EN 61010-1:2001
corr. June 2002
EN 61140:2002
EN 61340-2-3:2000
EN 61340-4-1:2004
EN 61340-4-3:2001
EN 61340-4-5:2004
CLC/TR 61340-5-2:2008

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(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.