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Reference EN 60068-2-5:2011
Title Environmental testing - Part 2-5: Tests - Test Sa: Simulated solar radiation at ground level and guidance for solar radiation testing
Project Number 21883
Abstract/Scope IEC 60068-2-5:2010 provides guidance for testing equipment or components under solar radiation conditions. The purpose of testing is to investigate to what extent the equipment or components are affected by solar radiation. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60068-2-5, published in 1975, and IEC 60068-2-9, published in 1975, and constitute a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: This second edition of IEC 60068-2-5 will make the reading much easier, partly because it includes guidance for solar radiation testing, previously published in a separate publication, IEC 60068-2-9, and partly because it now allows the use of all lamps specified in CIE 85 and published in 1985 by the International commission on Illumination.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-02-18
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 104
Reference Document IEC 60068-2-5:2010 (EQV) + corrigendum Dec. 2010 (EQV)
ICS 19.040 - Environmental testing
Keywords Environment;Solar;Radiation;Ground level;Test
Note Supersedes EN 60068-2-5:1999 & EN 60068-2-9:1999
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Deadline Date
6060 2011-02-18   export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-02 2011-01-30  
5060 2010-03-23 2010-04-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-01-15 2010-03-19  
3090 2009-11-20 2009-11-30  
5060 2008-10-28 2008-11-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-05-23 2008-10-24  
1090 2008-05-20 2008-05-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-02-18
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-02
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-10-02
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-02


Supersedes EN 60068-2-5:1999
EN 60068-2-9:1999
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60068-1:2014
EN 60068-2-1:2007
EN 60068-2-2:2007
EN 60068-2-78:2001
CIE 20
CIE 85

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