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Reference EN 60393-1:2009
Title Potentiometers for use in electronic equipment - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 20978
Abstract/Scope IEC 60393-1:2008(E) is applicable to all types of resistive potentiometers, including lead-screw actuated types, presets, multi-turn units, etc. to be used in electronic equipment. It establishes standard terms, inspection procedures and methods of test for use in sectional and detail specifications of electronic components for quality assessment or any other purpose. It has been mainly written, and the test methods described, to conform to the widely used single-turn rotary potentiometer with an operating shaft . This edition contains the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: implementation of Annex H which replaces Section 3 of the previous edition. It also includes minor revisions related to tables, figures and references.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-07-30
Current Stage code deadline 2010-04-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 40
Reference Document IEC 60393-1:2008 (EQV)
ICS 31.040.20 - Potentiometers, variable resistors
Keywords Potentiometer; Electronic equipment
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2009-07-30 2010-04-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2009-07-01 2009-09-01  
5061 2009-05-27 2009-07-01  
5060 2008-04-14 2008-04-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-02-08 2008-04-11  
3090 2007-07-06 2007-08-31  
5060 2007-04-10 2007-04-24 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-11-03 2007-04-06  
1090 2006-10-31 2006-11-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-07-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-07-01


Supersedes CECC 41 000:1976
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1000:1992
ISO 9000:2005
EN 60027-1:2006
IEC 60050-0:1979
EN 60062:2005
corr. January 2007
IEC 60063:1963
EN 60068-1:1994
EN 60068-2-1:1993
EN 60068-2-2:1993
EN 60068-2-6:2008
EN 60068-2-13:1999
EN 60068-2-14:1999
EN 60068-2-17:1994
HD 323.2.20 S3:1988
EN 60068-2-21:2006
EN 60068-2-27:2009
EN 60068-2-29:1993
EN 60068-2-30:2005
EN 60068-2-45:1992
EN 60068-2-58:2004
corr. December 2004
EN 60068-2-78:2001
IEC 60410:1973
EN 60915:2007
corr. March 2008
corr. April 2009
EN 61249-2-7:2002
corr. September 2005
IEC QC 001002-3:2005
IEC QC 001005:2003
IEC 60617-DB

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