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Reference EN 60068-2-10:2005
Title Environmental testing - Part 2-10: Tests - Test J and guidance: Mould growth
Project Number 16299
Abstract/Scope Provides a test method for determining the extent to which electrotechnical products support mould growth and how any mould growth may affect the performance and other relevant properties of the product. Since mould growth conditions include high relative humidity, the test is applicable to electrotechnical products intended for transportation, storage and use under humid conditions over a period of some days at least. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: - Two test fungi replaced by two others - Concentration of the spores defined for each test fungus - Spores suspension in mineral salt solution additionally introduced - Pre-conditioning of the specimens by damp heat storage prescribed - Supersonic aerosolization of the spores suspension as the preferred inoculation method introduced - Duration of incubation reduced from 84 days to 56 days - Extent of mould growth grade 2 split into grade 2a and grade 2b - Detailed information on methods of inoculation given in Annex B - Annex E: flow-chart deleted


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-07-15
Current Stage code deadline 2006-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 104
Reference Document IEC 60068-2-10:2005 (EQV)
ICS 19.040 - Environmental testing
Keywords Environmental testing; Mould growth
Note Supersedes HD 323.2.10 S3:1988
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Deadline Date
6060 2005-07-15 2006-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-06-01 2005-10-01  
5020 2005-03-11 2005-05-13  
4099 2005-01-14 2005-01-31  
4020 2004-04-02 2004-09-03  
3099 2004-03-30 2004-04-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-07-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-06-01


Supersedes HD 323.2.10 S3:1988
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) WHO, ISBN 92 4 1544503:1993
IEC :2000
ISO 846:1997
EN ISO/IEC 17025:2000

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