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Reference EN 60068-2-48:1999
Title Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - Guidance on the application of the tests of IEC 60068 to simulate the effects of storage
Project Number 13086
Abstract/Scope In this guidance, the term storage describes the keeping of components, equipment or other articles for relatively long periods of time (ranging from some weeks to many years) in a non-operating mode.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-11-17
Current Stage code deadline 2000-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 104
Reference Document IEC 60068-2-48:1982 (EQV)
ICS 19.040 - Environmental testing
Keywords Environmental testing; Storage effect; Test; Guidance
Note Former HD 323.2.48 S1 * SR 104 invited to advise on possible withdrawal of EN further to withdrawal of IEC 60068-2-48:1982
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1999-11-17 2000-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1999-10-01 2000-02-01  
5062 1999-08-18 1999-10-01  
5020 1999-04-06 1999-06-30  
1090 1999-03-09 1999-06-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-11-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2000-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2000-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60068-1:1978
IEC 60068-2-1:1974
EN 60068-2-2:1993
HD 323.2.3 S2:1987

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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