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Reference EN 61587-1:2007
Title Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 - Part 1: Climatic, mechanical tests and safety aspects for cabinets, racks, subracks and chassis
Project Number 20535
Abstract/Scope Specifies mechanical tests, climatic tests and safety aspects for cabinets, racks, subracks and chassis as defined in the standards of the IEC 60917 series and the IEC 60297 series for indoor applications. Ensures physical integrity and environmental performance in cabinets, racks, subracks and chassis, taking into account the need for different levels of performance in different applications. Gives the user a level of confidence in the selection of performance levels to meet as close as possible the individual application requirements. Changes with respect to the previous edition include an extension of performance levels.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-05-04
Current Stage code deadline 2008-01-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 48D
Reference Document IEC 61587-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 31.240 - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment
Keywords Electronic equipment; Cabinet; Rack; Subrack; Chassis
Note Superseded by EN 61587-1:2012
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6060 2007-05-04 2008-01-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-04-01 2007-06-01  
5060 2007-02-07 2007-02-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-12-01 2007-02-02  
4099 2006-07-14 2006-10-06  
5060 2006-07-03 2006-07-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-01-27 2006-06-30  
1090 2006-01-24 2006-01-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-05-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-04-01


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