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IEC Standards

About the International Electrotechnical Commission

Founded in 1906 in London, United Kingdom, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) came about in response to a lack of common measurements, ratings and measurements in the field of electrical science. Initially, this helped to standardise the various voltages, direct currents, plugs, connectors and frequencies used in electrical apparatus. Its continuously evolving standards are now adopted throughout the world.

This leading non-profit standards organisation covers electronic engineering and electrical sectors (collectively known as electrotechnology) in many parts of the world, bearing in mind the current marketplace and safety requirements.
International Electrotechnical Commission standards are used extensively across these sectors to help maintain high standards in product manufacturing and services.


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IEC 31010:2019
Risk management - risk assessment techniques
IEC 60068-2-38:2021 REDLINE
Environmental testing – Part 2-38: Tests – Test Z/AD: Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test
IEC 60068-1:7.0
Environmental testing - part 1: general and guidance
IEC 60479-1:2018
Effects of current on human beings and livestock - part 1: general aspects
IEC 62262 : 1.0
Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code)
IEC 60068-2-38:2021
Environmental testing - Part 2-38: Tests - Test Z/AD: Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test
IEC 62304:2006+AMD1:2015 CSV
Medical device software - Software life cycle processes
IEC 60204-1:2016
Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements
IEC 60906-2:2011
IEC system of plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes - Part 2
IEC 62132-2:2010
Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic immunity - Part 2
IEC 82304-1:2016
Health software - Part 1: General requirements for product safety
IEC 60747-15:2010
Semiconductor devices - Discrete devices - Part 15: Isolated power semiconductor devices
IEC 61000-6-4:2018
IEC 61056-1:2012
General purpose lead-acid batteries (valve-regulated types) - Part 1
IEC 62386-302:2017
Digital addressable lighting interface - Part 302: Particular requirements - Input devices - Absolute input devices
IEC 62443-4-1:2018
Security for industrial automation and control systems - Part 4-1: Secure product development lifecycle requirements
IEC 62353:2014
Medical electrical equipment - Recurrent test and test after repair of medical electrical equipment
IEC 60092-401:1980
Electrical installations in ships - Part 401: Installation and test of completed installation
IEC 60947-4-1:2023
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 4-1
IEC 61442:2023
Test methods for accessories for power cables with rated voltages from 6 kV (Um = 7,2 kV) up to 30 kV (Um = 36 kV)
IEC 60721-2-3:2013
Classification of environmental conditions - Part 2-3: Environmental conditions appearing in nature - Air pressure
IEC 62351:2024 SER
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - ALL PARTS
IEC TR 60479-4:2020
Effects of current on human beings and livestock – part 4: effects of lightning strokes
IEC TS 62862-3-3:2020
Solar thermal electric plants – part 3-3: systems and components – general requirements and test methods for solar receivers
IEC 61427-2:2015+AMD1:2024 CSV
Secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage - General requirements and methods of test - Part 2: On-grid applications
IEC 61427-2:2015/AMD1:2024
Amendment 1 - Secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage - General requirements and methods of test - Part 2: On-grid applications
IEC 60317-67:2017+AMD1:2024 CSV
Specifications for particular types of winding wires - Part 67: Polyvinyl acetal enamelled rectangular aluminium wire, class 105
IEC 61820-1-2:2024
Electrical installations for lighting and beaconing of aerodromes - Part 1-2
IEC 61000-5-6:2024
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 5-6
IEC 62282-6-107:2024
Fuel cell technologies - Part 6-107
IEC 60947-5-7:2024
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 5-7
IEC 61162-1:2024
Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital interfaces
IEC 61784-5-6:2024
Industrial networks - Profiles - Part 5-6: Installation of fieldbuses - Installation profiles for CPF 6
IEC SRD 63273-2:2024
Smart city use case collection and analysis - City information modelling - Part 2: Use case analysis
IEC 62862-1-5:2024
Solar thermal electric plants - Part 1-5: Performance test code for solar thermal electric plants
IEC 63171-1:2024
Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Part 1
IEC 60794-1-217:2024
Optical fibre cables - Part 1-217: Generic specification
IEC 61784-5-19:2024
Industrial networks - Profiles - Part 5-19: Installation of fieldbuses - Installation profiles for CPF 19
IEC SRD 63233-4:2024
Smart city standards inventory and mapping - Part 4
IEC 61526:2024
Radiation protection instrumentation - Measurement of personal dose equivalents for X
Electrical engineering
Environment. Health protection. Safety
Accident and disaster control
IECEE TRF 61010-031F:2024
This Test Report Form applies to: IEC 61010-031:2022
IEC 60947:2024 SER
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - ALL PARTS
IEC 61892:2024 SER
Mobile and fixed offshore units - Electrical installations - ALL PARTS
IEC 60071:2024 SER
Insulation co-ordination - ALL PARTS
IEC 60958:2024 SER
Digital audio interface - ALL PARTS
IEC 60502:2024 SER
Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages from 1 kV (Um = 1,2 kV) up to 30 kV (Um = 36 kV) - ALL PARTS
IEC 61131:2024 SER
Programmable controllers - ALL PARTS
IEC 60870-5:2024 SER
Telecontrol equipment and systems - Part 5: Transmission protocols - ALL PARTS
IEC 62841-2-7:2024
Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2-7
IEC 62057-3:2024
Electrical energy meters - Test equipment, techniques and procedures - Part 3: Automatic meter testing system (AMTS)
IECEE TRF 61508-3A:2024
This Test Report Form applies to: IEC 61508-3:2010
IEC 60793-1-45:2024
Optical fibres - Part 1-45: Measurement methods and test procedures - Mode field diameter
IECEE TRF 60884-1K:2024
This Test Report Form applies: IEC 60884-1:2022
IEC 61189-2-805:2024
Test methods for electrical materials, printed boards and other interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 2-805: X/Y CTE test for thin base materials by TMA
IEC SRD 63473:2024
Active assisted living (AAL) use case standards inventory and mapping

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a series of some of the most common questions about the International Electrotechnical Commission.  

The International Electrotechnical Commission issues IEC standards for electrotechnologies across a vast spectrum of applications, including medical technology, electromagnetics, multimedia, energy production and distribution right through to household appliances and equipment for the office. It does this by collaboratively developing international standards through its members across 170 countries.  

The International Electrotechnical Commission is an independent organisation. It comprises national committees (members) representing their country’s electrotechnical needs.

Membership to the IEC has three levels:

  • Full Members – full participation, including managerial and voting rights and the selling and dissemination of IEC international standards country-wide.
  • Associate Members – members have limited managerial and voting rights.
  • Affiliate Country Programme – this encourages developing countries' involvement and use of international standards.  

The International Electrotechnical Commission supports affordable quality infrastructure, sustainability, safety and global trade in electrotechnology. It draws on the knowledge and collaboration of 20 000 experts worldwide to administer best practice systems in relation to equipment, processes, installations and services.

Through approximately 10 000 IEC international standards, it provides a technical framework that enables governments and companies to buy and sell safe, dependable products worldwide.

The work of the IEC directly supports the UN’s 17
sustainable development goals. 

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