IEC Publishes IEC 60068-3-13:2016, Environmental Testing Guidance

SolderingThe International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 60068-3-13:2016. This standard covers “Environmental testing – Part 3-13: Supporting documentation and guidance on Test T – Soldering.” The first edition is now available on the IEC webstore.


IEC 60068-3-13:2016 provides background information and guidance for writers and users of specifications for electric and electronic components, containing references to the test standards IEC 60068-2-20, IEC 60068-2-58, IEC 60068-2-69, IEC 60068-2-83, and to IEC 61760-1, which defines requirements to the specification of surface mounting components. This first edition cancels and replaces IEC 60068-2-44:1995 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
– information for lead-free solders are added;
– technical update and restructuring.

*Description from the IEC website.

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