IEC TS 60695-2-20:2021 describes a test method that applies to solid electrical insulating materials of which test specimens can be provided. The test measures the time required to ignite a test specimen when it is affected by heat from an electrically heated wire wound around the test specimen. If the test specimen drips, the time at which this occurs is also recorded.
The test method can be used to provide classifications which can be used for quality assurance, the preselection of materials of products as described in IEC 60695-1-30, or to verify the required minimum classification of materials used in end products.
This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.
One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.
This third edition of IEC TS 60695-2-20 cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC TS 60695-2-20 published in 2004. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
– Contents page added
– Updated Scope (Clause 1)
– Updated Terms and Definitions, added new relevant terms (Clause 3)
– Updated Principle (Clause 4)
– Updated Apparatus (Clause 5; recommendation to change the power source from a.c. to d.c. with a constant current output. Reason for this recommendation: d.c. technology is easier to obtain and to handle, which has been found to improve the Repeatability and Reproducibility of the test.
– Updated Test specimen dimensions (6.2)
– Revised Test procedure (Clause 8)
– Revised Observations and measurements (Clause 9)
– Revised Evaluation of test results (Clause 10)
– Revised Test report (Clause 11)
– Revised Annex A: Deletion of conformational test; Guidance on verification of the heater wire winding before testing
– Addition of normative Annex B: HWCT PLC Classes
– Addition of informative Annex C: Calibration curve to determine test current (Ic) in a spreadsheet program
– Addition of informative Annex D: Precision data
It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.
This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.

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The recommendations of this technical report are applicable to electrical and electronic equipment with a rated input current exceeding 16 A per phase and intended to be connected to public low-voltage a.c. distribution systems of the following types:[
]- nominal voltage up to 240 V, single-phase, two or three wires;[
]- nominal voltage up to 600 V, three-phase, three or four wires;[
]- nominal frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz.[
]These recommendations specify the information required to enable a supply authority to assess equipment regarding harmonic disturbance and to decide wether or not the equipment is acceptable for connection with regard to the harmonic distortion aspect.[
]This document is not to be regarded as an International Standard.

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IEC 60695-6-2:2018 provides a summary of commonly used test methods for the assessment of smoke obscuration. It presents a brief summary of static and dynamic test methods in common use, either as international standards or national or industry standards. It includes special observations on their relevance to electrotechnical products and their materials and to fire scenarios, and gives recommendations on their use.
This basic safety publication is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies.
It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.
This standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60695-6-1.
This standard cancels and replaces IEC 60695-6-2 published in 2011. This second edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) updated introduction;
b) updated normative references;
c) new text in 4.1;
d) deletion of references to IEC 60695-6-30 and -31 (withdrawn)
e) updates with respect to ISO 5659-2;
f) deletion of references to BS 6853 and CEI 20-37-3 (superseded);
g) deletion of references to ISO/TR 5924 (withdrawn);
h) updated text with respect to EN 50399;
i) updated text with respect to ISO 5660-1;
j) addition of new Subclause 7.5
k) deletion of Annex B;
l) deletion of Annex E;
m) additional bibliographic references.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Smoke Obscuration

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IEC TS 60695-1-14:2017(E) provides guidance about the levels of power and energy that could cause ignition and fire in a low voltage electrotechnical product. It can be used by Product Committees to determine what fire hazard safeguards might be used, based on the electrical energy that could be dissipated as heat.
This document deals with products used in normal atmospheres commonly available in the home and does not deal with special locations such as those in explosive atmospheres. It is intended as guidance to IEC committees, and is intended be used with respect to their individual applications.
It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.
This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Probability of Ignition, Power and Energy Levels

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IEC 60695-11-2:2017 is also available as IEC 60695-11-2:2017 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60695-11-2:2017 gives the requirements for the production and confirmation of a nominal 1 kW propane/air pre-mixed flame for use in fire hazard testing. This basic safety publication is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies. It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. This third edition of IEC 60695-11-2 cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2013. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: addition of an alternative production of the test flame; deletion of Annex B.
In this standard, the following print types are used: terms defined within Clause 3: in bold type.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Pre-Mixed Flame, Standardized 1 kW Test Flame

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IEC 60695-1-30:2017 provides guidance for assessing and choosing candidate materials, components or sub-assemblies for making an end product based upon preselection testing.
It describes how preselection provides comparative fire hazard test methods to evaluate the performance of a test specimen and how preselection can be used in the selection of materials, parts, components and sub-assemblies during the design stage of an end product. It further describes how standardized test methods may be used as one part in the decision making processes directed to minimize the fire hazards from electrotechnical equipment. It takes into account the desired reaction to fire properties of the end product, and the possible effects of environmental conditions on the behaviour of the end product.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Reference to IEC 60695-1-12;
- Modified Introduction;
- Clause 2: updated and additional normative references;
- Clause 3: updated and additional terms and definitions;
- Clause 4: updated text, with a requirement and normative reference to IEC 60695-1-10, IEC 60695-1-11 and IEC 60695-1-12;
- Clause 5: modified text;
- Annex A: updated references with additions and deletions;
- Annex B: Examples of materials used in attended appliances replaces the previous example of an ITE product and the Bibliographic references updated.
It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.
This standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60695-1-10:2016 and IEC 60695-1-11:2014.
This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.

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IEC 60695-11-5:2016 is also available as IEC 60695-11-5:2016 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60695-11-5:2016 specifies a needle-flame test to simulate the effect of a small flame which may result from fault conditions, in order to assess the fire hazard by a simulation technique. The results of this test may be used as elements of a fire hazard assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use. It is applicable to electrotechnical equipment, its sub-assemblies and components and to solid electrical insulating materials or other combustible materials. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2004. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- The scope has been broadened to allow this test method to also simulate the effects of small flames from outside the equipment;
- Propane and butane gas are the specified fuel source with a minimum purity of 95 %;
- A new concept has been added which allows the burner to be moved during the test to avoid dripping material from falling onto the tip of the burner tube;
- The burner tube material is now a referenced source;
- The reference for the copper block material has changed - the ISO publication (ISO 1337) has been withdrawn with no replacement. A new callout is now used and Informative Annex C and a bibliography have been added. This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.

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IEC 60695-1-10:2016 provides general guidance with respect to fire hazard testing on how to reduce to a tolerable level the risk of fire and the potential effects of fires involving electrotechnical products. It also serves as a signpost standard to the other guidance publications in the IEC 60695 series. It does not give guidance on the use of fire-resistant compartment boundaries or on the use of detection and suppression systems for the mitigation of fire risk. It describes the relationship between fire risk and the potential effects of fire, and provides guidance to IEC product committees on the applicability of qualitative and quantitative fire tests to the fire hazard assessment of electrotechnical products. Details of the calculation of fire risk are not included in the scope of this document. It emphasises the importance of the scenario approach to fire hazard and risk assessment and discusses criteria intended to ensure the development of technically sound hazard-based fire test methods. It discusses the different types of fire tests, in particular the nature of qualitative and quantitative fire tests. It also describes the circumstances under which it is appropriate for IEC product committees to maintain or develop qualitative fire tests. This standard is intended as guidance to IEC committees, and is to be used with respect to their individual applications. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- reference to IEC 60695-1-12;
- modified Introduction and Scope;
- updated normative references;
- updated terms and definitions;
- modified Table 1;
- addition of Table 2;
- new text in Subclauses 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4;
- mandatory text in Clause 8;
- Annex B changed to Annex A, and modified;
- new Annex B concerning common ignition sources.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-1-11:2014 and IEC 60695-1-12:2015.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Fire Risk, Fire Safety Engineering

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IEC 60695-8-2:2016 presents a summary of published test methods that are relevant to the determination of the heat released in fire tests on electrotechnical products or materials from which they are formed. It represents the current state of the art of the test methods and, where available, includes special observations on their relevance and use. The list of test methods is not to be considered exhaustive, and test methods that were not developed by the IEC are not to be considered as endorsed by the IEC unless this is specifically stated. Heat release data can be used as part of fire hazard assessment and in fire safety engineering, as discussed in IEC 60695-1-10, IEC 60695-1-11 and IEC 60695-1-12. This standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60695-8-1.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Heat Release, Fire Safety Engineering, Test Methods

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IEC 60695-8-1:2016 provides guidance on the measurement and interpretation of heat release from electrotechnical products and materials from which they are constructed. Heat release data can be used as part of fire hazard assessment and in fire safety engineering, as described in IEC 60695-1-11 and IEC 60695-1-12. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- a modified Introduction;
- reference to IEC 60695-1-12;
- updated normative references;
- revised terms and definitions;
- new text in 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1 and 6.4, including several mandatory statements and
- mandatory statements in a new Subclause 6.5. This standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60695-8-2.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Heat Release, Fire Safety Engineering

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IEC 60695-1-21:2016 provides a summary of test methods that are used to determine the ignitability of electrotechnical products or materials from which they are formed. It also includes test methods in which, by design, ignitability is a significant quantifiable characteristic. It represents the current state of the art of the test methods and, where available, includes special observations on their relevance and use. The list of test methods is not to be considered exhaustive, and test methods which were not developed by the IEC are not to be considered as endorsed by the IEC unless this is specifically stated. This basic safety publication is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies. This first edition of IEC 60695-1-21 cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC TR 60695-1-21 published in 2008. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Change from a TR to an international standard;
- Modified Introduction;
- Modified Scope;
- Updated normative references;
- Updated terms and definitions;
- Updates and new text in Clause 4;
- Addition of text concerning ASTM D 3638;
- Updates to Annex A and Updates to the bibliography. Key words: Fire Hazard, Fire Safety Engineering, Ignitability.

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IEC 60695-10-3:2016 specifies a mould stress relief distortion test. It is applicable to electrotechnical equipment including parts made from polymeric materials. This test method is intended to evaluate the effects caused by relief of the residual process-induced stress, set in a moulded polymeric assembly of an end product. This stress relief occurs when the sample (energized or not), is exposed to conditioning at a defined temperature for a defined period of time. The test specimen is considered to have satisfactorily withstood the test if, after conditioning to room temperature, it meets defined test criteria. This basic safety publication is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies. This second edition of IEC 60695-10-3 cancels and replaces the first edition issued in 2002. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Updated references;
- Updated equipment;
- Added terms and definitions;
- and added Bibliography. Key words: Fire Hazard, Abnormal Heat, Fire Safety Engineering, Mould Stress Relief Distortion Test.

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IEC TS 60695-11-11:2016 describes a test method used to determine the characteristic heat flux for ignition (CHFI) from a non-contacting flame source for materials used in electrotechnical products and sub-assemblies. It provides a relationship between ignition time and incident heat flux. A test specimen cut from an end-product or sub-assembly can be tested by this test method. This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. Keywords: Fire Hazard, Fire Test Method, Test Flames, Ignition
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-11-4:2011.

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IEC 60695-1-20:2016 provides guidance on the ignitability of electrotechnical products and the materials from which they are formed. It gives guidance on the principles of ignitability; the selection of appropriate test methods and the use and interpretation of results. This first edition of IEC 60695-1-20 cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC TS 60695-1-20 published in 2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- ISO 5660-1 has been added to the normative references;
- definitions of pyrolysis and short-circuit have been added to Clause 3;
- some text from the introduction has been moved to Clause 5 and is now part of the normative text and Clause 5 now contains several mandatory statements. This part of IEC 60695 is intended for use by technical committees in preparation of standards in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. Key words: Fire Hazard, Fire Test Method, Fire Safety Engineering, Ignitability.

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IEC 60695-11-20:2015 describes a test method consisting of two small-scale laboratory test procedures which is intended to compare the burning behaviour of different materials used in electrotechnical products. Vertically oriented bar specimens or horizontally oriented plate test specimens are exposed to a small flame ignition source with a nominal thermal power of 500 W. The test method uses two test specimen configurations to classify material performance. Rectangular bar-shaped test specimens are used to assess ignitability and burning behaviour, and square plate test specimens are used to assess the resistance of the test specimen to burn-through, as defined in 8.3.3. This test method only applies to materials that have been classified as V-0 or V-1 according to IEC 60695-11-10. This test method is only applicable to solid and cellular materials that have an apparent density of more than 250 kg/m3, determined in accordance with ISO 845. The method does not apply to materials that shrink away from the applied flame without igniting due to their thinness. The test method described provides classifications which may be used for quality assurance, the pre-selection of component materials of products, or to verify the required minimum flammability classification of materials used in end products. If used for pre-selection, then positive results shall be obtained at a test specimen thickness which equals the smallest thickness used in the product application. The results obtained provide some information about the behaviour of materials in service, but cannot by themselves assure safe performance in service. This second edition cancels and replaces the consolidated version of IEC 60695-11-20 published in 2003. This edition constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the first edition are as follows:
- The Part title has been modified to the singular - 500 W flame test method;
- Editorial changes have been made throughout the document for the purpose of aligning IEC 60695-11-10 with IEC 60695-11-20;
- The Introduction has been modified to clarify the description of the test method;
- The Scope has been modified for clarification;
- All occurrences of the term "fixture" have been deleted from the document;
- Preferred thickness values have been added to 7.2 and 7.3;
- 7.4.4: 'Thickness measurement' is now numbered 7.5 to which a new Table 1 - Thickness tolerances has been added;
- New Subclause 8.1.4 'Conditioning of the cotton pad' has been added;
- 8.2.3 clarifies the application of the test flame to distorted specimens;
- Explanatory notes have been added to Figures 5 and 6 and the Bibliography has been updated and references added. This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. Key words: Test flames,Fire Hazard, Fire Test Method
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-11-3:2012. The contents of the corrigendum of January 2016 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60695-1-12:2015 is intended as a general guideline for IEC Product Committees and provides:
- an explanation of the principles and uses of fire safety engineering;
- guidance on the use of fire safety engineering in the design of electrotechnical products;
- fire safety engineering terminology and concepts;
- an indication of properties, data and tests needed for input into fire safety engineering assessments and
- informative references. This international standard is not intended to be a detailed technical design guide, but is intended to provide guidance for product committees on fire safety engineering methods and performance based test information needs for use in performance based designs and fire hazard assessments of electrotechnical materials, assemblies, products and systems.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Fire Test Method, Fire Safety Engineering
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-1-10:2009 and IEC 60695-1-11:2014.

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IEC 60695-1-11:2014 provides guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products and for the resulting development of fire hazard testing as related directly to harm to people, animals or property. It outlines a hazard-based process to identify appropriate fire test methods and performance criteria for products. The principles of the methodology are to identify fire events (fire scenarios) which will be associated with the product, to establish how the measurable fire properties of the product are related to the possible occurrence and outcome of those events, and to establish test methods and performance requirements for those properties which will either result in a tolerable fire outcome or eliminate the event altogether. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60695-1-11 published in 2010, and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are:
- updated references;
- updated terms and definitions;
- added Figure 5 - Description of range of products and circumstances of use;
- and updated Bibliography.
Key words: Fire Hazard, Fire Test Method, Assessment
This publication is to be read in conjunction with  IEC 60695-1-10:2009.

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IEC 60695-9-2:2014 presents a summary of published test methods that are used to determine the surface spread of flame of electrotechnical products or materials from which they are formed. It represents the current state of the art of the test methods and, where available, includes special observations on their relevance and use. The list of test methods is not to be considered exhaustive, and test methods that were not developed by IEC TC89 are not to be considered as endorsed by IEC TC89 unless this is specifically stated. This summary cannot be used in place of published standards which are the only valid reference documents.
Key words: Fire hazard, Surface spread, Flame
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-9-1:2013.

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IEC 60695-10-2:2014 specifies the ball pressure test as a method for evaluating the softening temperature and accelerated material flow under load of polymeric materials and parts of end products in their ability to resist abnormal heat. It is applicable to the materials used in electrotechnical equipment, subassemblies and components, and to solid electrical insulating materials except ceramics. The Ball Pressure test method is not appropriate for certain elastomers, foamed materials, and other materials that tend to be soft at room temperature. Product Committees are encouraged to evaluate these materials using other methods such as IEC 60695-10-3. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60695-10-2 published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:
- The addition of an introduction introduces the user to the basic guidance documents published by TC 89,
- Addition of a reference to IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51 in the Scope,
- Additional relevant Terms and Definitions in new Clause 3,
- 5.2: Additional requirements to the test specimen support at the suggestion of IECEE-CTL to improve reproducibility,
- 5.3: Clarification of heating oven requirements at the suggestion of IECEE-CTL to improve reproducibility,
- 5.4: Specification of minimum resolution consistent with method requirements for optical measurement instrument,
- New Test Procedure in Clauses 6 and 8 which introduces separate methods for End Product proof testing (Method A) and material performance testing (Method B) and
- Updated Clause 11 Test Report to be consistent with other IEC 60695 documents.
Key words: Abnormal heat, Ball pressure test method, Fire hazard

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IEC 60695-2-11:2014 is available as IEC 60695-2-11:2014 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60695-2-11:2014 specifies a test method on an end product. It is intended to simulate the effects of thermal stresses produced by an electrically heated source to represent a fire hazard. This test method is used to check that, under defined test conditions, an end product exposed to an electrically heated source has either a limited ability to ignite or, if it ignites, a limited ability to propagate flame. However, the fire hazard analysis, the flammability aspects and the flame spreading to otherproducts are not covered by the present standard. This second edition of IEC 60695-2-11 cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60695-2-11 published in 2000. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are:
- the Introduction has been added to provide background and how it relates to the Scope,
- the Scope has been modified for greater clarity and reference to basic safety publications,
- numerous terms and definitions relevant to this Standard have been added to Clause 3,
- the application of "small parts" and "insignificant mass" have been introduced and clarified,
- the different types of specimens, how to specify them, and limitations of the test method have been further clarified in Clause 4,
- clarified in Clause 5 the distance to specified layer when unknown,
- the information from Clause 6 has been moved into the test procedure in Clause 8,
- the conditioning of the specified layer and the laboratory ambient test conditions were clarified in Clause 7,
- measurement of the maximum flame height was removed from Clause 9,
- the reference to this test as "GWEPT" was introduced along with an applicable title change and
- Annex A has been revised to reflect current practice by prominent product committees.
Key words: Glowing/hot-wire, Glow wire, Flammability, Fire hazard
This publication is to be read in conjunction with  IEC 60695-2-10:2013.

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IEC 60695-1-40:2013 provides guidance on the minimization of fire hazard arising from the use of electrical insulating liquids, with respect to:
- electrotechnical equipment and systems and
- people, building structures and their contents.
It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies. This first edition of IEC 60695-1-40 cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC/TS 60695-1-40 published in 2002. It constitutes a technical revision and now has the status of an International Standard. The main changes with respect to the first edition of IEC/TS 60695-1-40 are the integration of editorial and technical changes throughout the text. Key words: Fire testing, fire hazard, insulating liquids
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-1-10:2009.

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IEC 60695-11-10:2013 specifies small-scale laboratory test procedures intended to compare the burning behaviour of different materials used in electrotechnical products when vertically or horizontally oriented test bar specimens are exposed to a small flame ignition source with a nominal thermal power of 50 W. These test methods determine either the linear burning rate or the self-extinguishing properties of materials. These test methods are applicable to solid and cellular materials that have an apparent density of more than 250 kg/m3, determined in accordance with ISO 845. Two test methods are described. Method A is a horizontal burning test and is intended to determine the linear burning rate of materials under specific test conditions. Method B is a vertical burning test and is intended to determine whether materials self-extinguish under specific test conditions. This second edition cancels and replaces the consolidated version of IEC 60695-11-10 published in 2003 and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the first edition are listed below:
- Editorial changes have been made throughout the document for the purpose of aligning IEC 60695-11-10 with IEC 60695-11-20,
- Details on test specimen dimensions have been added to Clause 7,
- New Sublause 9.1.4 Conditioning of the cotton pad has been added,
- New Subclause 9.2.4 Evaluation of "burned to the holding clamp" has been added,
- New Annex C with examples of datasheets has been added,
- The Bibliography has been updated and references added.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-11-4:2011.
Key words: Test flames, Fire hazard, Fire test
The contents of the corrigendum of September 2014 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60695-9-1:2013 provides guidance for the assessment of surface spread of flame for electrotechnical products and the materials from which they are formed. It provides an explanation of the principles of flame spread for both liquids and solids, guidance for the selection of test methods, guidance on the use and interpretation of test results, and informative references. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60695-9-1 published in 2005, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- an expanded scope;
- updated references and
- updated terms and definitions.
Keywords: Surface spread, Flame
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-9-2:2005.

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IEC 60695-2-10:2013 specifies the glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure to simulate the effects of thermal stresses which may be produced by heat sources such as glowing elements or overloaded resistors, for short periods, in order to assess the fire hazard by a simulation technique. The test procedure described in this standard is a common test procedure intended for the small-scale tests in which a standardized electrically heated wire is used as a source of ignition. It is a common part of the test procedures applied to end products and to solid electrical insulating materials or other solid combustible materials. A detailed description of each particular test procedure is given in the respective standards IEC 60695-2-11, IEC 60695-2-12 and IEC 60695-2-13. This second edition of IEC 60695-2-10 cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60695-2-10 published in 2000. This edition constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:
- A table of contents has been added.
- The introduction has been updated to align with other TC89 documents.
- The scope has been clarified to align with other documents in the IEC 60695-2 Glow-wire series.
- Terms and definitions relevant to this document have been added.
- Clause 4 has been deleted and the remaining clauses renumbered.
- The description of the power supply has been updated with additional details (see 4.1).
- The temperature measuring system (see 4.3) and the description of the specified layer has been updated (see 4.4).
- New guidance has been introduced to assist in the verification of the temperature measuring system (see 5.2 and Annex C).
- The common test produced has been clarified (see Clause 7).
- The tolerances have been changed for the dimensions of the glow-wire (see Figure 1).
- New guidance on flaming observations has been added (see Annex B).
Keywords: Glowing/hot-wire, Glow-wire.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC/TS 60695-2-11:2000, IEC 60695-2-12:2010, and IEC 60695-2-13:2010

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IEC 60695-11-3:2012 provides detailed requirements for the production of either of two 500 W nominal, pre-mixed type test flames. The approximate overall height of each flame is 125 mm. Two methods of producing a test flame are described:
- Method A uses methane.
- Method C can use either methane or propane.
This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. This first edition of IEC 60695-11-3 cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC/TS 60695-11-3 published in 2004. It constitutes a technical revision and now has the status of an International Standard. The main changes with respect to the second edition of IEC/TS 60695-11-3 are the integration of minor editorial and technical changes throughout the text.
Keywords: Fire hazard, Test flames, 500 W flames

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IEC 60695-4:2012 The terms and definitions in this standard are applicable to fire tests for electrotechnical products. This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications. This fourth edition of IEC 60695-4 cancels and replaces the third edition issued in 2005. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:
- The terms and definitions that are not specifically electrotechnical and that are either identical or equivalent to those in ISO 13943:2008 have been deleted.
- The terms and definitions that are specifically electrotechnical and that are in ISO 13943:2008 have been included for the convenience of the user.
- Some new terms have been included.
A list of all the parts in the IEC 60695 series, under the general title Fire hazard testing, can be found on the IEC website. Keywords: Fire Hazard Testing, Terminology.

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IEC 60695-11-4:2011 provides a description of the apparatus required to produce a 50 W test flame and a description of a calibration procedure to check that the test flame produced meets given requirements. Guidance on confirmatory tests for test flames is given in IEC 60695-11-40. This first edition of IEC 60695-11-4 cancels and replaces the second edition of technical specification IEC/TS 60695-11-4 published in 2004. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are the integration of minor editorial and technical changes throughout the text.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-11-4:2011.

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IEC 60695-7-2:2011 gives a brief summary of the test methods that are in common use in the assessment of acute toxic potency, and other toxicity tests. It includes special observations on their relevance to real fire scenarios and gives recommendations on their use. It advises which tests provide toxic potency data that are relevant to real fire scenarios, and which are suitable for use in fire hazard assessment and fire safety engineering. This first edition of IEC 60695-7-2 cancels and replaces the first edition of Technical Report IEC/TR 60695-7-2 published in 2002. It constitutes a technical revision and now has the status of an International Standard. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:
- editorial changes throughout; expanded normative references;
- revised terms and definitions;
- modifications to "Repeatability and reproducibility" data throughout;
- modifications to "Relevance of test data" throughout;
- modifications to Clause 5;
- new Table 1 and Figure 1;
- introduction of ISO test method in new Subclause 6.6;
- introduction of test method from EN 50305 in new Subclause 6.8;
- revised Annex A and new Table A.1;
- expanded Bibliography.

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IEC 60695-7-3:2011 concerns laboratory tests used to measure the toxic components of the fire effluent from either electrotechnical products or materials used in electrotechnical products. It provides guidance on the use and interpretation of results from such tests. It discusses currently available approaches to toxic hazard assessment consistent with the approach of ISO TC 92 SC 3, as set out in ISO 13344, ISO 13571, ISO 16312-1, ISO 16312-2, ISO 19701, ISO 19702 and ISO 19706. It also provides guidance on the use of toxic potency data in fire hazard assessment and on principles which underlie the use of combustibility and toxicological information in fire hazard assessment. The methods described are applicable to data concerning both the incapacitating effects and the lethal effects of fire effluents. This first edition cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC/TS 60695-7-3 published in 2004. It constitutes a technical revision and now has a status of an International Standard. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:
- change of designation from a Technical Specification to an International Standard;
- the Foreword, Introduction, and Clauses 1, 2 and 3 have been updated;
- expanded in all areas to further clarify the alignment with ISO/TC 92 Fire Safety and in particular with ISO 13344, ISO 13571, ISO/IEC 13943, ISO 16312-1, ISO 16312-2, ISO 19701, ISO 19702 and ISO 19706.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-7-1:2010 and IEC 60695-7-2:2002.

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IEC 60695-2-13:2010 specifies the details of the glow-wire test to be applied to test specimens of solid electrical insulating materials or other solid materials for ignitability testing to determine the glow-wire ignition temperature (GWIT). The GWIT is the temperature which is 25 K (or 30 K) higher than the maximum test temperature, determined during this standardized procedure, at which the tested material does not ignite, or if sustained and continuous flaming combustion does not occur for a time longer than 5 s for any single flame event and the specimen is not totally consumed. This second edition of IEC 60695-2-13 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2000. It also constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are:
- modified title;
- addition of an Introduction;
- clarification of Scope;
- expansion of Clause 2: Normative references;
- expansion of Clause 3;
- revision of Clause 4 to alignment with the IEC 60695-11 series to introduce guidance on test programs for material variations;
- clarification of Clause 8: Conditioning (now Clause 7);
- deletion of Clause 9: Initial measurement;
- expansion of Clause 10: Test procedures (now Clause 8);
- expansion of Clause 11: Observation and measurement (now Clause 9);
- clarification of Clause 12: Evaluation of test results (now Clause 10);
- expansion of Clause 13: Test report (now Clause 11).
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-2-10:2000. The contents of the corrigendum of February 2012 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60695-2-12:2010 specifies the details of the glow-wire test to be applied to test specimens of solid electrical insulating materials or other solid materials for flammability testing to determine the glow-wire flammability index (GWFI). GWFI is the highest temperature, determined during this standardized procedure, at which the tested material; does not ignite or, if it does, extinguishes within 30 s after removal of the glow-wire and is not totally consumed, and molten drips, if they occur, do not ignite the wrapping tissue. This second edition includes the following significant technical changes from the previous edition:
- modified title;
- addition of an Introduction;
- clarification of Scope;
- expansion of Clause 2: Normative references;
- definitions added to Clause 3;
- revision of Clause 4 to alignment with the IEC 60695-11 series to introduce guidance on test programs for material variations;
- clarification of Clause 8: Conditioning (now Clause 7);
- deletion of Clause 9 "Initial measurements";
- expansion of Clause 10: Test procedures (now Clause 8);
- expansion of Clause 11: Observation and measurement (now Clause 9);
- clarification of Clause 12: Evaluation of test results (now Clause 10);
- expansion of Clause 13: Test report (now Clause 11).
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-2-10:2000 and IEC 60695-2-13:2010.

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IEC 60695-6-1:2005+A1:2010 Gives guidance on:
a) optical measurement of smoke obscuration;
b) general aspects of optical smoke test methods;
c) consideration of test methods;
d) expression of smoke test data;
e) relevance of optical smoke data to hazard assessment.
The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:
- Modified title.
- Updated normative references.
- Expanded terms and definitions.
- Numerous editorial changes of a technical nature throughout the publication.
- A flowchart has been added for the evaluation and consideration of smoke test methods.
Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with  IEC 60695-6-2:2005.
This consolidated version consists of the second edition (2005) and its amendment 1 (2010). Therefore, no need to order amendment in addition to this publication.

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IEC 60695-7-1:2010 provides guidance on the factors which affect the toxic hazard from fires involving electrotechnical products, and provides information on the methodologies recommended by ISO TC 92 (SC 3) for estimating and reducing the toxic hazard from fires, as expressed in ISO 19706, ISO 13344 and ISO 13571. There is no single test to realistically assess toxic hazard in fires. Small-scale toxic potency tests are not capable on their own of assessing the toxic hazard in fires. Current toxicity tests attempt to measure the toxic potency of a laboratory generated fire effluent. Toxic potency should not be confused with toxic hazard. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:
- minor editorial and technical changes throughout;
- references to the ISO 9122 series have been deleted and the text throughout has been updated;
- definitions have been updated in accordance with ISO/IEC 13943:2008;
- dispersal volume is stated to be an important parameter in the assessment of toxic hazard;
- table 2 has been updated;
- figures 1 and 2 have both been updated.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60695-7-2:2002.

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Applies to capacitors and resistors with unidirectional terminations intended for use in electronic equipment.

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ISO 13943:2008 defines terminology relating to fire safety as used in International Standards and other documents of the International Standardization Organization and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

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IEC 60695-6-1:2005 Gives guidance on:
a) optical measurement of smoke obscuration;
b) general aspects of optical smoke test methods;
c) consideration of test methods;
d) expression of smoke test data;
e) relevance of optical smoke data to hazard assessment.
The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:
- Modified title.
- Updated normative references.
- Expanded terms and definitions.
- Numerous editorial changes of a technical nature throughout the publication.
- A flowchart has been added for the evaluation and consideration of smoke test methods.

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IEC 60695-5-1:2002 Provides guidance on the following:
a) general aspects of corrosion damage test methods;
b) methods of measurement of corrosion damage;
c) consideration of test methods;
d) relevance of corrosion damage data to hazard assessment.
The structure of this second edition remains essentially the same as the first edition with the following additions:
- Information on fire scenarios and fire models has been added along with an update on the latest advances in the analysis of the fire effluent.
- The general classification of fires from ISO TR 9122-1 has been added.
- A new clause on the general aspects of the corrosivity of fire effluent which describes the types of corrosion damage effects and the factors affecting corrosivity.
- A new clause on the principles of corrosion damage measurement has been added describing the assessment of the corrosive potential and the consideration of the corrosivity test methods.
- A new table describing a summary of corrosion test methods.
- A new flowchart detailing the evaluation and consideration of corrosion damage test methods.
- The bibliography has been expanded.

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IEC TS 60695-5-2:2002 Gives a summary of the test methods that are used in the assessment of the corrosivity of fire effluent. It presents a brief summary of test methods in common use, either as international standards or national or industry standards. It includes special observations on their relevance, for electrotechnical products and their materials, to real fire scenarios and gives recommendations on their use.

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IEC TS 60695-11-40:2002 Presents a general characterization of small-scale test flames and associated confirmatory tests based on copper block calorimetry, and defines theoretical modelling for the associated dynamics. Guidance is presented for the selection of critical parameters in confirmatory test designs. A theory is presented to define additional performance parameters for confirmatory tests, enabling a precise implicit mathematical characterization of confirmatory test heating curves.

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Reviews the work of IEC SC 50D, and latterly IEC TC 89, in the development of higher quality, more reproducible small test flames. It examines the series of elements that together make up a small laboratory scale test for the examination of burning behaviour and shows how these parameters have been more closely specified in an attempt to obtain more precise and reproducible results.

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