IEC 61010-1 specifies general safety requirements for electrical test and measurement equipment, industrial process-control equipment and laboratory equipment.
a) Electrical test and measurement equipment tests, measures, indicates or records one or more electrical or physical quantities. It can also be non-measuring equipment such as signal generators, measurement standards, power supplies for laboratory use, transducers, transmitters, etc. IEC 61010-1 also applies to test equipment integrated into manufacturing processes and intended for testing manufactured devices. machinery in this application.
b) Electrical industrial process-control equipment controls one or more output quantities to specific values. Each value is determined by manual setting, by local or remote programming, or by one or more input variables.
c) Electrical laboratory equipment measures, indicates, monitors, inspects or analyses materials, or is used to prepare materials, and includes in vitro diagnostic (IVD) equipment. This equipment may also be used in areas other than laboratories. Examples include self-test IVD equipment to be used in the home and inspection equipment to be used to check people or materials during transportation.
The text of IEC 61010-1:2010 has been approved in Europe as EN 61010-1:2010 without any changes.