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Reference EN 61969-3:2012
Title Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Outdoor enclosures - Part 3: Environmental requirements, tests and safety aspects
Project Number 23233
Abstract/Scope IEC 61969-3:2011 specifies a set of basic environmental requirements and tests, as well as safety aspects for outdoor enclosures under conditions of non-weatherprotected locations above ground. The purpose of this standard is to define a minimum level of environmental performance in order to meet requirements of storage, transport and final installation. It is the intention to establish basic environmental performance criteria for outdoor enclosure compliance. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition issued in 2001. It constitutes a technical revision. The main technical changes with regard to the previous edition are as follows. Table 1 and Table 6 have been extended with requirements and tests, relevant for outdoor conditions.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-02-10
Current Stage code deadline 2012-09-22
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 48D
Reference Document IEC 61969-3:2011 (EQV)
ICS 31.240 - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment
Keywords Electronic; Mechanical structure; Outdoor; Enclosure; Environment
Note Supersedes EN 61969-3:2001 * 2011-11-24: Publication editing allocated to
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Deadline Date
6060 2012-02-10 2012-09-22 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-12-22 2012-01-19  
5060 2011-10-10 2011-10-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-08-05 2011-10-07  
3090 2011-06-03 2011-08-31  
5060 2011-05-02 2011-05-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-03 2011-04-29  
1090 2010-11-24 2010-11-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-12-22
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-02-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-03-22
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-09-22
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-12-22


Supersedes EN 61969-3:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 2533
ISO 3744
ISO 3864
ISO 4892-2
EN 60068 series
IEC 60529
EN 60695-11-10
EN 60721-3-2
EN 60721-3-4
EN 60825-1
EN 60950 series
EN 61010-1
EN 61140
EN 61439-5:2011
EN 61587-1
EN 61587-2
EN 61587-3
EN 62194
EN 62262
EN 62305-4
IEC 60417-DB
ETSI EN 300019-2-2

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