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Reference EN 62246-1:2011
Title Reed switches - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 22706
Abstract/Scope IEC 62246-1:2011 applies to all types of reed switches including magnetically biased reed switches of assessed quality for use in general and industrial applications. It lists the tests and measurement procedures which may be selected for use in detail specifications for such reed switches. It also specifies the quality assessment procedures to be followed. This new edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous one: - inclusion of the generic specifications for all types of reed switches, but mercury wetted reed switches have been removed from the scope due to their potential for environmental impact; - inclusion of three fundamental conformity assessment procedures for quality assessment.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-03-18
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 94
Reference Document IEC 62246-1:2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.70 - Relays
Keywords Reed; Contact unit
Note Supersedes EN 62246-1:2002 and EN 62246-2:2008
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2011-03-18   export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-03-17 2011-04-14  
5060 2011-01-17 2011-02-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-11-12 2011-01-14  
3090 2010-09-17 2010-10-31  
5060 2010-04-06 2010-04-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-10-30 2010-04-02  
1090 2009-10-27 2009-10-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-03-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-03-18
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-06-17
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-12-17
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-03-17


Supersedes EN 62246-1:2002
EN 62246-2:2008
Superseded by FprEN 62246-1:2013
Normative reference (6) EN 60068-1
EN 60068-2-1
EN 60068-2-2
EN 60068-2-6
EN 60068-2-7
EN 60068-2-11
EN 60068-2-13
EN 60068-2-14
EN 60068-2-17
EN 60068-2-20
EN 60068-2-21
EN 60068-2-27
EN 60068-2-30
EN 60068-2-78:2001
IEC 60096 series
IEC 60410:1973
EN 60947-5-1
IEC QC 001002-1
IEC QC 001002-3

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