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Reference EN 60294:2012
Title Measurement of the dimensions of a cylindrical component with axial terminations
Project Number 23473
Abstract/Scope IEC 60294:2012 applies to cylindrical capacitors and resistors for use in electronic equipment. This standard gives methods for measurement of the body length and for checking the excessive protective coating extending onto the wire terminations of components with axial wire terminations. It further provides a method for checking the overall body diameter of cylindrical components with axial wire terminations. NOTE: A measuring method for components with unidirectional terminations is given in IEC 60717. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 1969, and constitutes a technical revision. The main technical changes with respect to the first edition are the following: - employment of SI units only, causing deletion of all imperial dimensions, - reduction of the tolerance on the chamfer depth in Figure 1 and Figure 2, - elaboration of the method for coating material extending onto wire terminations, - elaboration of the method for the overall body diameter, and - introduction of requirements on information to be given in a relevant specification.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-10-05
Current Stage code deadline 2013-05-17
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 40
Reference Document IEC 60294:2012 (EQV)
ICS 31.020 - Electronic components in general
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-10-05 2013-05-17 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-08-17 2012-09-14  
5060 2012-07-02 2012-07-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-04-27 2012-06-29  
5060 2011-09-12 2011-10-03 export to doc file  EN
3090 2011-09-09 2011-12-31  
5020 2011-04-08 2011-09-09  
1090 2011-04-05 2011-04-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-08-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-10-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-11-17
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-05-17
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-08-17


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) HD 349 S1:1977

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(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.