IEC Test Methods and Standards Testing

The International Electrotechnical Commission is a non-profit, non-governmental international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as "electrotechnology". IEC standards cover a vast range of technologies from power generation, transmission and distribution to home appliances and office equipment, semiconductors, fibre optics, batteries, solar energy, nanotechnology and marine energy as well as many others. The IEC also manages three global conformity assessment systems that certify whether equipment, system or components conform to its International Standards.

The IEC charter embraces all electrotechnologies including energy production and distribution, electronics, magnetics and electromagnetics, electroacoustics, multimedia, telecommunication and medical technology, as well as associated general disciplines such as terminology and symbols, electromagnetic compatibility (by its Advisory Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility, ACEC), measurement and performance, dependability, design and development, safety and the environment.

Globally Relevant

The IEC is one of three global sister organizations (IEC, ISO, ITU) that develop International Standards for the world. When appropriate, IEC cooperates with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) or ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to ensure that International Standards fit together seamlessly and complement each other. Joint committees ensure that International Standards combine all relevant knowledge of experts working in related areas.

IEC Test Methods

Name Document Title
IEC 60112 Method for the determination of the proof and the comparative tracking indices of solid insulating materials
IEC 60695-10-2 Fire hazard testing - Part 10-2: Abnormal heat - Ball pressure test
IEC 60695-2-10 Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure
IEC 60695-2-11 Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products
IEC 60695-2-12 Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire flammability index (GWFI) test method for materials
IEC 60695-2-13 Fire hazard testing – Part 2-13: Glow/hot-wire base test methods - Glow-wire ignition temperature (GWIT) test method for materials
IEC 60068-2-2 High Temperature Endurance
IEC 60068-2-14 Change of Temperature
IEC 60068-2-54 Solderability Testing of Electronic Components by Wetting Balance Method
IEC 60068-2-78 Humidity Storage
IEC 60068-2-69 Solderability Testing of Electronic Components for Surface Mounted Devices (SMD) by Wetting Balance Method
IEC 60068-2-83 Solderability testing of Electronic Components for Surface Mounted Devices (SMD) using Solder Paste
IEC 61189-2 Test Methods for Material for Interconnection Structures
IEC 61189-2 Test Methods for Electronic Materials, Printed Boards and other Interconnection Structures
IEC 61189-2-719 Permittivity and Loss Tangent
IEC 61189-2-721 Measurement of Relative Permittivity and Loss Tangent
IEC 61189-3 Test Methods for Interconnection Structures (Printed Boards)
IEC 61189-3-319 Test Methods for Electronic Circuit Board for High-Brightness LEDs
IEC 61189-3-6 Visual Test Methods
IEC 61189-3-7 Dimensional Test Methods
IEC 61189-3-9 Mechanical Test Methods
IEC 61189-3-10 Electrical Test Methods
IEC 61189-3-11 Environmental Test Methods
IEC 61189-5 Test Methods for Printed Board Assemblies