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Reference EN 60384-2:2012
Title Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 2: Sectional specification - Fixed metallized polyethylene terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors
Project Number 23120
Abstract/Scope IEC 60384-2:2011 applies to fixed capacitors for direct current, with metallized electrodes and polyethylene-terephthalate dielectric for use in electronic equipment. These capacitors may have 'self-healing properties' depending on conditions of use. They are primarily intended for applications where the a.c. component is small with respect to the rated voltage. Two performance grades of capacitors are covered, Grade 1 for long-life application and Grade 2 for general application. Capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and surface mount fixed metallized polyethylene-terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors are not included, but are covered by IEC 60384-14 and IEC 60384-19 respectively. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2005 and contains the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.
- Table 1, Sampling plan together with numbers of permissible non-conformance for qualification approval test, has been adjusted.
- Table 3, Lot-by-lot inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.
- Table 4, Periodic inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.
- The preferred values of rated voltages have been updated in conformance with the basic series of preferred values R5 and R10 given in ISO 3.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-03-30
Current Stage code deadline 2012-10-13
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 40
Reference Document IEC 60384-2:2011 (EQV)
ICS 31.060.30 - Paper and plastics capacitors
Keywords Capacitor; Fixed; Metallized; Polyethylene-terephthalate; d.c.
Note 2011-12-20 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60384-2:2005
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6060 2012-03-30 2012-10-13 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-01-13 2012-02-10  
5060 2011-11-21 2011-12-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-09-16 2011-11-18  
3090 2011-09-13 2011-09-16  
5060 2011-09-05 2011-09-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-06-17 2011-09-02  
3090 2011-03-25 2011-04-30  
5060 2011-02-21 2011-03-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-09-17 2011-02-18  
1090 2010-09-15 2010-09-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-01-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-03-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-04-13
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-10-13
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-01-13


Supersedes EN 60384-2:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 3:1973
IEC 60063:1963
EN 60384-1:2009
EN 61193-2:2007

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