Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 2: Sectional specification - Fixed metallized polyethylene terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors

IEC 60384-2:2011 applies to fixed capacitors for direct current, with metallized electrodes and polyethylene-terephthalate dielectric for use in electronic equipment. 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. Two performance grades of capacitors are covered, Grade 1 for long-life application and Grade 2 for general application. Capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and surface mount fixed metallized polyethylene-terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors are not included, but are covered by IEC 60384-14 and IEC 60384-19 respectively. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2005 and contains the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.
- Table 1, Sampling plan together with numbers of permissible non-conformance for qualification approval test, has been adjusted.
- Table 3, Lot-by-lot inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.
- Table 4, Periodic inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.
- The preferred values of rated voltages have been updated in conformance with the basic series of preferred values R5 and R10 given in ISO 3.

Festkondensatoren zur Verwendung in Geräten der Elektronik - Teil 2: Rahmenspezifikation - Festkondensatoren mit metallisierter Kunststofffolie aus Polyethylen-Terephthalat für Gleichspannung

Condensateurs fixes utilisés dans les équipements électroniques - Partie 2: Spécification intermédiaire - Condensateurs fixes pour courant continu à diélectrique en film de téréphtalate de polyéthylène métallisé

La CEI 60384-2:2011 s'applique aux condensateurs fixes pour courant continu, avec des électrodes métallisées et des diélectriques en téréphtalate de polyéthylène et utilisés dans des équipements électroniques. Ces condensateurs peuvent posséder des 'propriétés autorégénératrices' selon les conditions d'utilisation. Ils sont principalement destinés aux applications dont la composante de courant alternatif est négligeable par rapport à la tension assignée. Deux classes de performance de condensateurs sont couvertes, la Classe 1 pour des applications longues durées et la Classe 2 pour une application courante. Les condensateurs d'antiparasitage et les condensateurs fixes pour courant continu à diélectrique en film de polytéréphtalate d'éthylène métallisé pour montage en surface n'en font pas partie, mais sont couverts par la CEI 60384-14 et la CEI 60384-19 respectivement. Cette quatrième édition annule et remplace la troisième édition parue en 2005 et inclut les modifications techniques significatives suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente:
- Le tableau 1, Plan d'échantillonnage avec nombre de non-conformités admissibles pour l'essai d'homologation, a été corrigé.
- Le tableau 3, Contrôle lot par lot, a été modifié, mise en évidence du niveau d'assurance EZ uniquement.
- Le tableau 4, Contrôle périodique, a été modifié, mise en évidence du niveau d'assurance EZ uniquement.
- Les valeurs préférentielles des tensions assignées ont été mises à jour conformément à la série de base des valeurs préférentielles R5 et R10 données dans l'ISO 3.

Fiksni kondenzatorji za uporabo v elektronski opremi - 2. del: Področna specifikacija: nespremenljivi kondenzatorji z dielektrikom iz metalizirane polipropilen-tereftalatne folije za enosmerne napetosti

Ta del standarda IEC 60384 se uporablja za fiksne kondenzatorje za enosmerne napetosti z metaliziranimi elektrodami in polipropilen-tereftalatnim dielektrikom za uporabo v elektronski opremi. Ti kondenzatorji imajo lahko »samoozdravljive lastnosti«, odvisno od pogojev uporabe. Namenjeni so predvsem uporabam, pri katerih je izmenična komponenta majhna glede na nazivno napetost. Zajeta sta dva razreda učinkovitosti kondenzatorjev, tj. razred 1 za dolgotrajno uporabo in razred 2 za splošno uporabo. Kondenzatorji za preprečevanje elektromagnetnih motenj in fiksni kondenzatorji za površinsko namestitev z dielektrikom iz metalizirane polipropilen-tereftalatne folije za enosmerne napetosti niso vključeni, vendar je prva vrsta kondenzatorjev zajeta v standardu IEC 60384-14, druga pa v standardu IEC 60384-19.

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Publication Date
29-Mar-2012
Technical Committee
Drafting Committee
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6060 - Document made available
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30-Mar-2012
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30-Mar-2012

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Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 2: Sectional specification: Fixed

metallized polyethyleneterephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors
Festkondensatoren zur Verwendung in Geräten der Elektronik - Teil 2:
Rahmenspezifikation: Festkondensatoren mit metallisierter Kunststofffolie aus
Polyethylen-Terephthalat für Gleichspannung

Condensateurs fixes utilisés dans les équipements électroniques - Partie 2: Spécification

intermédiaire: Condensateurs fixes pour courant continu à diélectrique en film de

polytéréphtalate d'éthylène métallisé
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60384-2:2012
ICS:
31.060.10 Fiksni kondenzatorji Fixed capacitors
SIST EN 60384-2:2012 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 60384-2:2012
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 60384-2
NORME EUROPÉENNE
March 2012
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 31.060.30 Supersedes EN 60384-2:2005
English version
Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment -
Part 2: Sectional specification -
Fixed metallized polyethylene terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors
(IEC 60384-2:2011)
Condensateurs fixes utilisés dans les Festkondensatoren zur Verwendung in
équipements électroniques - Geräten der Elektronik -
Partie 2: Spécification intermédiaire - Teil 2: Rahmenspezifikation -
Condensateurs fixes pour courant continu Festkondensatoren mit metallisierter
à diélectrique en film de téréphtalate de Kunststofffolie aus Polyethylen-
polyéthylène métallisé Terephthalat für Gleichspannung
(CEI 60384-2:2011) (IEC 60384-2:2011)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2012-01-13. CENELEC members are bound to comply

with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard

the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

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to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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EN 60384-2:2012 - 2 -
Foreword

The text of document 40/2129/FDIS, future edition 4 of IEC 60384-2, prepared by IEC TC 40, "Capacitors

and resistors for electronic equipment" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved

by CENELEC as EN 60384-2:2012.
The following dates are fixed:
(dop) 2012-10-13
• latest date by which the document has
to be implemented at national level by
publication of an identical national
standard or by endorsement
(dow) 2015-01-13
• latest date by which the national
standards conflicting with the
document have to be withdrawn
This document supersedes EN 60384-2:2005.

EN 60384-2:2012 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 60384-2:2005:

– Table 1, Sampling plan together with numbers of permissible non-conformance for qualification

approval test, has been adjusted.

– Table 3, Lot-by-lot inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.

– Table 4, Periodic inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.

– The preferred values of rated voltages have been updated in conformance with the basic series of

preferred values R5 and R10 given in ISO 3.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC [and/or CEN] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60384-2:2011 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards indicated:

IEC 60068-1 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-1.
IEC 60384-2-1 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60384-2-1.
IEC 60384-14 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60384-14.
IEC 60384-19 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60384-19.
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD

applies.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60063 1963 Preferred number series for resistors and - -
+ A1 1967 capacitors
+ A2 1977
IEC 60384-1 2008 Fixed capacitors for use in electronic EN 60384-1 2009
+ corr. November 2008 equipment -
Part 1: Generic specification
IEC 61193-2 2007 Quality assessment systems - EN 61193-2 2007
Part 2: Selection and use of sampling plans
for inspection of electronic components and
packages
ISO 3 1973 Preferred numbers - Series of preferred - -
numbers
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SIST EN 60384-2:2012
IEC 60384-2
Edition 4.0 2011-12
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment –

Part 2: Sectional specification – Fixed metallized polyethylene terephthalate film

dielectric d.c. capacitors
Condensateurs fixes utilisés dans les équipements électroniques –
Partie 2: Spécification intermédiaire – Condensateurs fixes pour courant continu
à diélectrique en film de téréphtalate de polyéthylène métallisé
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION
COMMISSION
ELECTROTECHNIQUE
PRICE CODE
INTERNATIONALE
CODE PRIX U
ICS 31.060.30 ISBN 978-2-88912-828-0
® Registered trademark of the International Electrotechnical Commission
Marque déposée de la Commission Electrotechnique Internationale
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

1 General ............................................................................................................................ 6

1.1 Scope ...................................................................................................................... 6

1.2 Object ..................................................................................................................... 6

1.3 Normative references .............................................................................................. 6

1.4 Information to be given in a detail specification ....................................................... 6

1.5 Terms and definitions .............................................................................................. 7

1.6 Marking ................................................................................................................... 8

2 Preferred ratings and characteristics ................................................................................ 9

2.1 Preferred characteristics ......................................................................................... 9

2.2 Preferred values of ratings ...................................................................................... 9

3 Quality assessment procedures ...................................................................................... 10

3.1 Primary stage of manufacture ................................................................................ 10

3.2 Structurally similar components ............................................................................. 10

3.3 Certified records of released lots ........................................................................... 10

3.4 Qualification approval ............................................................................................ 10

3.5 Quality conformance inspection ............................................................................. 17

4 Test and measurement procedures ................................................................................. 19

4.1 Visual examination and check of dimensions ......................................................... 19

4.2 Electrical tests ....................................................................................................... 19

4.3 Robustness of terminations ................................................................................... 22

4.4 Resistance to soldering heat ................................................................................. 22

4.5 Solderability .......................................................................................................... 22

4.6 Rapid change of the temperature .......................................................................... 23

4.7 Vibration................................................................................................................ 23

4.8 Bump .................................................................................................................... 23

4.9 Shock .................................................................................................................... 24

4.10 Climatic sequence ................................................................................................. 24

4.11 Damp heat, steady state ........................................................................................ 25

4.12 Endurance ............................................................................................................. 26

4.13 Charge and discharge ........................................................................................... 26

4.14 Component solvent resistance ............................................................................... 27

4.15 Solvent resistance of the marking .......................................................................... 27

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 28

Table 1 – Sampling plan together with numbers of permissible non-conformance for

qualification approval test ..................................................................................................... 12

Table 2 – Test schedule for qualification approval................................................................. 13

Table 3 – Lot-by-lot inspection .............................................................................................. 18

Table 4 – Periodic inspection ................................................................................................ 19

Table 5 – Test points and voltages ....................................................................................... 19

Table 6 – Tangent of loss angle requirements ....................................................................... 20

Table 7 – Insulation resistance requirements ........................................................................ 21

Table 8 – Correction factors .................................................................................................. 22

Table 9 – Preferred severities ............................................................................................... 24

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Table 10 – Test conditions .................................................................................................... 26

Table 11 – Lead spacing ....................................................................................................... 27

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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FIXED CAPACITORS FOR USE IN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT –
Part 2: Sectional specification – Fixed metallized polyethylene
terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors
FOREWORD

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9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60384-2 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 40:

Capacitors and resistors for electronic equipment.

This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2005 and contains the

following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.

– Table 1, Sampling plan together with numbers of permissible non-conformance for

qualification approval test, has been adjusted.

– Table 3, Lot-by-lot inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.

– Table 4, Periodic inspection, has been changed, highlighting assessment level EZ only.

– The preferred values of rated voltages have been updated in conformance with the basic

series of preferred values R5 and R10 given in ISO 3.
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The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
40/2129/FDIS 40/2142/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC directives, Part 2.

A list of all the parts of the IEC 60384 series, under the general title Fixed capacitors for use

in electronic equipment, can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the stability date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data

related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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FIXED CAPACITORS FOR USE IN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT –
Part 2: Sectional specification – Fixed metallized polyethylene
terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors
1 General
1.1 Scope

This part of IEC 60384 applies to fixed capacitors for direct current, with metallized electrodes

and polyethylene-terephthalate dielectric for use in electronic equipment.

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. Two performance grades of capacitors are covered, Grade 1 for long-life application

and Grade 2 for general application.

Capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and surface mount fixed metallized

polyethylene-terephthalate film dielectric d.c. capacitors are not included, but are covered by

IEC 60384-14 and IEC 60384-19 respectively.
1.2 Object

The object of this standard is to prescribe preferred ratings and characteristics and to select

from IEC 60384-1 the appropriate quality assessment procedures, tests and measuring

methods, and to give general performance requirements for this type of capacitor. Test

severities and requirements prescribed in detail specifications referring to this sectional

specification should be of equal or higher performance level, because lower performance

levels are not permitted.
1.3 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.

For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition

of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60063:1963, Preferred number series for resistors and capacitors
Amendment 1 (1967)
Amendment 2 (1977)

IEC 60384-1:2008, Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment – Part 1: General

specification

IEC 61193-2:2007, Quality assessment systems – Part 2: Selection and use of sampling

plans for inspection of electronic components and packages
ISO 3:1973, Preferred numbers – Series of preferred numbers
1.4 Information to be given in a detail specification

Detail specifications shall be derived from the relevant blank detail specification.

Detail specifications shall not specify requirements inferior to those of the generic, sectional

or blank detail specification. When more severe requirements are included, they shall be

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listed in 1.9 of the detail specification and indicated in the test schedules, for example by an

asterisk.

NOTE The information given in 1.4.1 may, for convenience, be presented in tabular form.

The following information shall be given in each detail specification and the values quoted

shall preferably be selected from those given in the appropriate clause of this sectional

specification.
1.4.1 Outline drawing and dimensions

These shall be an illustration of the capacitor as an aid to easy recognition and for

comparison of the capacitor with others. Dimensions and their associated tolerances, which

affect interchangeability and mounting, shall be given in the detail specification. All

dimensions shall preferably be stated in millimetres.

Normally, the numerical values shall be given for the length of the body, the width and height

of the body and the wire spacing, or for cylindrical types, the body diameter, and the length

and diameter of the terminations. When necessary, for example, when a number of items

(capacitance values/voltage ranges) are covered by a detail specification, the dimensions and

their associated tolerances shall be placed in a table below the drawing.

When the configuration is other than described above, the detail specification shall state such

dimensional information as will adequately describe the capacitor. When the capacitor is not

designed for use on printed boards, this shall be clearly stated in the detail specification.

1.4.2 Mounting

The detail specification shall specify the method of mounting to be applied for normal use and

for the application of the vibration and the bump or shock tests. The capacitors shall be

mounted by their normal means. The design of the capacitor may be such that special

mounting fixtures are required in its use. In this case, the detail specification shall describe

the mounting fixtures and they shall be used in the application of the vibration and bump or

shock tests.
1.4.3 Rating and characteristics

The ratings and characteristics shall be in accordance with the relevant clauses of this

specification, together with the following.
1.4.3.1 Particular characteristics

Additional characteristics may be listed, when they are considered necessary to specify

adequately the component for design and application purposes.
1.4.3.2 Soldering

The detail specification shall prescribe the test methods, severities and requirements

applicable for the solderability and the resistance to solder heat test.
1.4.4 Marking

The detail specification shall specify the content of the marking on the capacitor and on the

package. Deviations from 1.6 of this sectional specification shall be specifically stated.

1.5 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in IEC 60384-1 and the

following apply.
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1.5.1
performance grade 1 capacitors (long-life)

capacitors for long-life applications with stringent requirements for the electrical parameters

1.5.2
performance grade 2 capacitors (general purpose)

capacitors for general application where the stringent requirements for Grade 1 capacitors are

not necessary
1.5.3
rated voltage

maximum d.c. voltage which may be applied continuously to a capacitor at the rated

temperature

NOTE The sum of the d.c. voltage and the peak a.c. voltage applied to the capacitor must not exceed the rated

voltage. The value of the peak a.c. voltage must not exceed the following percentages of the rated voltage at the

frequencies stated and must be not greater than 280 V:
50 Hz: 20 %
100 Hz: 15 %
1 000 Hz: 3 %
10 000 Hz: 1 %
unless otherwise specified in the detail specification.
1.6 Marking
See IEC 60384-1, 2.4 with the following details.
1.6.1 General

The information given in the marking is normally selected from the following list; the relative

importance of each item is indicated by its position in the list:
– nominal capacitance;

– rated voltage (d.c. voltage may be indicated by the symbol or );

– tolerance on nominal capacitance;
– category voltage;
– year and month (or week) of manufacture;
– manufacturer’s name or trade mark;
– climatic category;
– manufacturer’s type designation;
– reference to the detail specification.
1.6.2 Marking of capacitors

The capacitor shall be clearly marked with a), b) and c) above and with as many as possible

of the remaining items as is considered necessary. Any duplication of information in the

marking on the capacitor should be avoided.
1.6.3 Marking of packaging

The package containing the capacitors shall be clearly marked with all the information listed

in 1.6.1.
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1.6.4 Additional marking
Any additional marking shall be so applied that no confusion can arise.
2 Preferred ratings and characteristics
2.1 Preferred characteristics

The values given in detail specifications shall preferably be selected from the following:

2.1.1 Preferred climatic categories

The capacitors covered by this specification are classified into climatic categories according

to the general rules given in IEC 60384-1.

The lower and upper category temperatures and the duration of the damp heat, steady-state

test shall be chosen from the following.
Lower category temperature: –55 °C, –40 °C and –25 °C
Upper category temperature: +85 °C, +100 °C, 105 °C and +125 °C
Duration of the damp heat, steady-state test: 4, 10, 21 and 56 days.

NOTE With continuous operation at 125 °C in excess of the endurance test time, accelerated ageing has to be

considered (see detail specification).

The severities for the cold and dry heat tests are the lower and upper category temperatures

respectively.
2.2 Preferred values of ratings
2.2.1 Nominal capacitance (C )

Preferred values of nominal capacitance are: 1; 1,5; 2,2; 3,3; 4,7 and 6,8 and their decimal

multiples.
These values conform to the E6 series of preferred values given in IEC 60063.
2.2.2 Tolerance on nominal capacitance
The preferred tolerances on the nominal capacitance are ±5 %, ±10 % and ±20 %.
2.2.3 Rated voltage (U )

The preferred values of rated voltages are: 40 V – 50 V – 63 V – 100 V – 160 V – 200 V –

250 V – 400 V – 630 V – 1 000 V – 1 600 V. These values conform to the basic series of

preferred values R5 and R10 given in ISO 3.
2.2.4 Category voltage (U )
The category voltage is equal to the rated voltage for T ≤ 85 °C.
For upper category temperature of 100 °C, the voltage is 0,8 U .
For upper category temperature of 105 °C, the voltage is 0,75 U .
For upper category temperature of 125 °C, the voltage is 0,5 U .
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2.2.5 Rated temperature
The standard value of rated temperature is 85 °C.
3 Quality assessment procedures
3.1 Primary stage of manufacture

The primary stage of manufacture is the winding of the capacitor element or the equivalent

operation.
3.2 Structurally similar components

Capacitors considered as being structurally similar are capacitors produced with similar

processes and materials, though they may be of different case sizes and values.
3.3 Certified records of released lots

The information required in Clause Q.9 of IEC 60384-1 shall be made available when

prescribed in the detail specification and when requested by a purchaser. After the endurance

test, the parameters for which information on variables is required are the capacitance change,

tan δ and insulation resistance.
3.4 Qualification approval

The procedure for qualification approval testing is given in Clause Q.5 of the generic

specification IEC 60384-1.

The schedule to be used for qualification approval testing on the basis of lot-by-lot and

periodic tests is given in Clause Q.5 of the same specification. The procedure using a fixed

sample size schedule is given in 3.4.1 and 3.4.2 below.
3.4.1 Qualification approval on the basis of the fixed sample size procedures

The fixed sample size procedure is described in item b) of Q.5.3 IEC 60384-1. The sample

shall be representative of the range of capacitors for which approval is sought. This may or

may not be the complete range covered by the detail specifica
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