IEC Publishes New Edition of IEC 60115-2

Resistors with reverse macro

The International Electrotechnical Committee has published a new edition of IEC 60115-2. IEC 60115-2 applies to “Fixed resistors for use in electronic equipment – Part 2: Sectional specification: Leaded fixed low power film resistors.” The edition is available on the IEC website.


“IEC 60115-2:2014 is applicable to leaded fixed low-power film resistors for use in electronic equipment. These resistors are typically described according to types (different geometric shapes) and styles (different dimensions) and product technology. The resistive element of these resistors is typically protected by a conformal lacquer coating. These resistors have wire terminations and are primarily intended to be mounted on a circuit board in through-hole technique. The object of this standard is to prescribe preferred ratings and characteristics and to select from IEC 60115-1, the appropriate quality assessment procedures, tests and measuring methods and to give general performance requirements for this type of resistor.”

*Description from IEC website