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Reference EN 60384-21:2012
Title Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 21: Sectional specification - Fixed surface mount multilayer capacitors of ceramic dielectric, Class 1
Project Number 23122
Abstract/Scope IEC 60384-21:2011 is applicable to fixed unencapsulated surface mount multilayer capacitors of ceramic dielectric, Class 1, for use in electronic equipment. These capacitors have metallized connecting pads or soldering strips and are intended to be mounted on printed boards, or directly onto substrates for hybrid circuits. Capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression are not included, but are covered by IEC 60384-14. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2004 and contains the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - The test voltage of 1,2 UR at UR greater or equal to 1 000 V has been added in 4.5.4 Voltage proof. - Detail test conditions have been added in 4.7 Shear test and 4.8 Substrate bending test. - Test conditions applying lead free solder alloy (Sn-Ag-Cu) have been included in 4.9 Resistance to soldering heat and 4.10 Solderability. - A selection of the test conditions according to marketing needs have been stated in 4.13 Damp heat, steady state. - The dimensions of 0402 M in Annex A have been added. - The code of the temperature coefficient and the tolerance of capacitance for the reference temperature of 25 °C have been added, see Annex B.


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 60384-21:2011 (EQV)
ICS 31.060.10 - Fixed capacitors
Keywords Capacitor; Fixed; Ceramic; Dielectric; Surface mount
Note 2011-12-20 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60384-21:2004
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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 2011-04-01 2011-05-31  
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 60384-21:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 3:1973
IEC 60063:1963
EN 60068-1:1994
EN 60068-2-58:2004
corr. December 2004
EN 60384-1:2009
EN 61193-2:2007

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