IEC Releases Third Edition of IEC 60384-19:2015 Standard for Fixed Capacitors

The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new edition of IEC 60384-19:2015.

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IEC 60384-19:2015 ed. 3.0 applies to “Fixed for use in electronic equipment – Part 19: Sectional specification: Fixed metallized polyethylene-terephthalate film dielectric surface mount d.c. capacitors.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.


“IEC 60384-19:2015 is applicable to fixed surface mount capacitors for direct current, with metallized electrodes and polyethylene-terephthalate dielectric for use in electronic equipment. These capacitors have metallized connecting pads or soldering strips and are intended to be mounted directly onto substrates for hybrid circuits or onto printed boards. These capacitors may have “self-healing properties” depending on conditions of use. They are primarily intended for applications where the a.c. component is small with respect to the rated voltage. Capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression are not included, but are covered by IEC 60384 14. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Revised all parts of the document based on the IEC Directives Part 2:2011 (sixth edition) to the extent practicable, and harmonization between other similar kind of documents.
b) Revised tables and Clause 4 so as to prevent duplications and contradictions.”

*Description from IEC website

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