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Reference EN 60695-4:2012
Title Fire hazard testing - Part 4: Terminology concerning fire tests for electrotechnical products
Project Number 23566
Abstract/Scope IEC 60695-4:2012 The terms and definitions in this standard are applicable to fire tests for electrotechnical products. This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications. This fourth edition of IEC 60695-4 cancels and replaces the third edition issued in 2005. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows: - The terms and definitions that are not specifically electrotechnical and that are either identical or equivalent to those in ISO 13943:2008 have been deleted. - The terms and definitions that are specifically electrotechnical and that are in ISO 13943:2008 have been included for the convenience of the user. - Some new terms have been included. A list of all the parts in the IEC 60695 series, under the general title Fire hazard testing, can be found on the IEC website. This standard has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. Keywords: Fire Hazard Testing, Terminology.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-08-03
Current Stage code deadline 2013-03-13
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 89
Reference Document IEC 60695-4:2012 (EQV)
ICS 01.040.13 - Environment and health protection. Safety (Vocabularies)
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Fire; Hazard; Terminology
Note Supersedes EN 60695-4:2006
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6060 2012-08-03 2013-03-13 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-06-13 2012-07-11  
5060 2012-04-02 2012-04-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-01-27 2012-03-30  
3090 2011-11-18 2011-12-31  
5060 2011-10-24 2011-11-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-05-20 2011-10-21  
1090 2011-05-17 2011-05-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-06-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-08-03
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-09-13
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-03-13
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-06-13


Supersedes EN 60695-4:2006
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
IEC Guide 104:2010
ISO 13943:2008
IEC 60050-447:2010

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